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Malaysian Army self-propelled howitzer acquisition programme faces a blurry future

27th February 2024 - 15:40 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira


The Malaysian Army has been operating ASTROS self-propelled rocket launchers but does not have 155mm SPH systems in its inventory. (Photo: Avibras)

The schedule, number of platforms and total estimated cost of the Malaysian Army’s 155mm self-propelled howitzer (SPH) acquisition programme has remained undefined despite the procurement effort having been announced back in the 2010s.

The future of the Malaysian Army 155mm SPH acquisition programme has remained blurry amid rumours of cancellation. Although the effort was announced in the 2010s, its schedule, number of platforms and total estimated cost have still to be defined.

The final selection of a system/platform has been expected to be made this year, with the new wheeled vehicles likely to be deployed in Eastern Malaysia.

Currently, the army does not operate 155mm SPH systems and has been equipped with ASTROS 2 self-propelled rocket launcher, as well as towed howitzers of 105mm and 155mm calibres.

Approached by Shephard, the Malaysian MoD could not provide details on the

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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