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DSEI 2023: New Slovak artillery system begins firing trials

14th September 2023 - 09:00 GMT | by Christopher F Foss in London


A rear view of the Bia 155mm/52cal 6x6 self-propelled artillery system with stabilisers lowered to the ground. (Photo: author)

Konstrukta Defence of Slovakia has unveiled its latest Bia 155mm/52cal 6x6 self-propelled (SP) artillery system at DSEI 2023 and this has already started its initial firing trials.

The 155mm ordnance has a 23l chamber that meets the NATO Joint Ballistic Memorandum of Understanding (JBMoU) and when firing an Extended Range Full Bore – Base Bleed (ERFB) projectile a maximum range of over 41km is claimed which can be extended to 50km using a Velocity Enhanced Artillery Projectile (VLAP).

The system is based on a proven Tatra 6x6 cross-country chassis which gives a high level of mobility with the crew of at

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Christopher F Foss


Christopher F Foss

Christopher F Foss is an internationally recognised authority on armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and other weapon systems, …

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