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Swiss move forward on enhancing indirect firepower

29th May 2024 - 08:59 GMT | by Christopher F Foss


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The Swiss Army will select a new self-propelled artillery system to replace its aging Pz Hb 88/95 155mm tracked units in a bid to modernise its artillery capabilities.

The Swiss Army will be expected to decide which self-propelled (SP) artillery system will replace its remaining Pz Hb 88/95 155mm tracked SP artillery systems in the not-too-distant future.

Details of Swiss Army indirect fire capability were given by a senior Swiss Army officer at Defence IQ’s Future Artillery conference, held in Paris, France, last week.

The Swiss Army was one of the largest users of the US M109 series of 155mm SP artillery systems and took delivery of 581 units. Of these, 348 were upgraded by RUAG to the Pz Hb 88/95 standard, with final deliveries in 2004.

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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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