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The technical characteristics of the advanced French self-propelled guns that Ukraine will receive have been revealed

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun22,2024

Open technical characteristics of the advanced French self-propelled artillery, which Ukraine will receive

The Armed Forces of Ukraine will receive 54 of the latest RCH 155 wheeled self-propelled artillery installations (ACS) from the French-German defense giant KNDS (KMW+Nexter Defense Systems) ). This was reported by the company's press service, although the details of the agreement regarding the supply of these self-propelled guns were not disclosed, Militarny informs.

The RCH 155 wheeled self-propelled artillery installation was created by the German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, which is now part of&nbsp of the KNDS composition. The system has an automated rotating turret artillery module AGM (Artillerie-Geschütz-Modul) with an artillery part from the German self-propelled howitzer PzH 2000. The length of the gun barrel is 52 calibers (L52), i.e. 8 meters.

Module AGM weighing 12.5 tons does not provide a place for the crew, the main emphasis in it is on automation of charging. In general, the crew of the RCH 155 ACS consists of only two people — commander and driver. The ammunition of the module is 30 shells and 144 modular projectile charges. It is important to note that Ukraine became the first country to receive these latest artillery installations.

The first batch in the amount of 18 of units was ordered at the end of 2022 at the expense of the German Federal Government in the amount of 216 million euros. In February 2024, the German government announced the delivery of a second batch of 18 RCH 155 self-propelled guns as part of military aid to Ukraine. effective on the battlefield.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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