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Rwanda fields Chinese SH3 self-propelled howitzer

15th November 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Erwan de Cherisey in Paris


New photos have revealed that the Rwandan Army operates the Chinese-made Norinco SH3 122mm self-propelled howitzer (SPH), in the first confirmed export of the platform.

The images were from the combined arms field training exercise Hard Punch II FTX 2017, which took place at the Rwanda Defence Force’s (RDF) Combat Training Centre in Gabiro.

According to the Rwandan presidency, the exercise took place on 10 November and concluded with ‘a final operational demonstration on how different military capabilities are integrated and synchronised during a military operation at the level of an infantry division’.

This demonstration included live firing conducted

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Erwan de Cherisey


Erwan de Cherisey

Erwan de Cherisey is a writer on international affairs and defence.

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