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Croatia completes PzH 2000 test firing

4th July 2017 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Croatian armed forces has successfully completed live test firing of three PzH 2000 howitzers at the Eugen Kvaternik training range near Slunj, the Croatian Ministry of Defence announced on 29 June.

All recently integrated systems, including software translated into the Croatian language and ballistic computer, were also tested during the firings.

The howitzers were tested in charging and shooting fire positions to check hit accuracy.

The Croatian armed forces is receiving 16 howitzers from the German armed forces under an agreement initiated in 2014. Of these, 12 will enter operational service, one will be used for driver training and the remaining three for the spare parts.

The self-propelled PzH 2000 will enhance the Croatian armed forces' capability to deter and fight threats, contributing to regional security and helping to fulfil NATO capability targets. 

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