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IDEX 2023: Ukraine accelerates shift to Western artillery systems

28th February 2023 - 09:00 GMT | by Christopher F Foss in Abu Dhabi


A scale model of the new Ukrainian 155mm/52cal 8x8 self-propelled artillery system in travelling configuration displayed at IDEX 2023. (Photo: author)

Details are emerging of new Ukrainian 155mm self-propelled artillery systems and 300mm mobile rocket launcher.

Traditionally Ukraine has used Russian 122mm and 152mm rounds but is now moving towards the NATO standard 155mm calibre.

This is also driven by the large number of 155mm artillery systems being supplied to Kyiv by the West, including PzH 2000 tracked, CAESAR wheeled, M109 series tracked and M777 series towed guns.

Ukraine has completed development of a new artillery system based on an 8x8 wheeled platform fitted with a fully protected four-door cab with seats for the crew of five.

Mounted at the rear of the platform is a 155mm/52cal ordnance with a 23l chamber that meets Joint Ballistic Memorandum of

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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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