Germany begins production of RCH 155 howitzers for Ukraine

4 January, 12:56 AM
SAU RCH 155 (Photo:kmweg.com)

SAU RCH 155 (Photo:kmweg.com)

Germany has begun to produce RCH 155 self-propelled artillery systems intended for Ukraine, spokesman of the gun’s manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, Nicholas Drummond, said in a Twitter post on Dec. 31, 2022.

“Sometimes combining two proven solutions in a new concept can be revolutionary while avoiding significant risk; Boxer RCH155 production for Ukraine has commenced,” Drummond said, referring to the howitzer’s design.

“You can fire maximum charge with the gun pointed at a 90 degrees angle. With its chassis, you can even do so on a slope of up to 10 degrees.”

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In September, the German government approved the sale of 18 RCH 155 self-propelled artillery systems to Ukraine, with deliveries expected in 2025. Krauss-Maffei Wegmann didn’t want to start production until the government signed off on the deal.

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