Berlin approves $1.7 billion sale of PzH 2000 howitzers to Ukraine

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German arms shaper Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) confirmed connected Wednesday that the Germany’s authorities approved the merchantability of self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine.

Citing a spokesperson for shaper KMW, Der Spiegel reported that Germany has approved the merchantability of 100 PzH 2000 (Panzerhaubitze) self-propelled howitzers worthy 1.7 cardinal euros ($1.72 billion) to Ukraine.

According to a Spiegel report, KMW has already started manufacturing the howitzers, the afloat tally of which volition instrumentality respective years to complete.

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In addition, earlier successful June, Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said that Ukraine has received archetypal German-made 155 mm howitzers donated by Berlin to enactment to antagonistic Russian troops.

“Panzerhaubitze 2000 are yet portion of 155 mm howitzer arsenal of the Ukrainian artillery,” Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov tweeted, adding, “I highly admit the efforts of my colleague, Christine Lambrecht,” referring to Germany’s defence minister. Reznikov besides thanked the Netherlands, which sent the German weapons.

Ukraine has received 12 PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers donated by the Dutch and German governments.

The Panzerhaubitze 2000 is simply a 155-millimeter self-propelled howitzer developed by German manufacturers KMW and Rheinmetall and is considered 1 of the astir almighty artillery systems utilized by occidental militaries today.

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