Germany sells the most powerful guns to Ukraine .. How did Russia respond?

Germany sells the most powerful guns to Ukraine .. How did Russia respond?

Capabilities "howitzer"

"BZH 2000" It is one of the most powerful artillery weapons in the German army’s stocks, and it can hit targets at a distance of 40 kilometers, and it has a caliber of 155 mm.

It is also mounted on a tank body, and is considered one of the advanced and effective artillery systems anywhere, and is characterized by great accuracy and high reliability, as it achieves a high rate of fire due to its automatic loading system.

The German army has 101 cannons "Howitzer-2000", while the latter entered service in 5 other European armies; Most notably the Netherlands, Croatia, Greece and Italy.

A crew of at least 3 soldiers can operate a cannon "Howitzer-2000" In various battles, the weapon underwent a field trial in Afghanistan in 2010, when a German force succeeded in retaking two villages from the Taliban.

And the PZH-2000 cannon has complete independence in work because of its navigation and computer systems, modern battle management systems, and a very high mobility and flexibility, as it can work alone.

It also features a high level of protection, as the turret and hull are made of steel and the chassis of the Leopard-2 tank, and the M270 chassis and the Armored Boxer vehicle are used.

According to military reports, the firing range of a cannon "Howitzer-2000" It is very large, reaching about 60 kilometers, and it can fire at a rate of 12 – 13 shells per minute in continuous firing mode, and its power is up to 1000 horsepower.

Also, the automatic storage and feeding system for ammunition is via the digital ammunition management system, as it has the ability to launch and launch to change its location quickly, which enables it to perform multiple rounds of ammunition firing.

The characteristics of the PzH 2000 cannon, which entered service in 1998, weighs 55 tons, and is about 3.48 meters wide, make it the most effective artillery system in the world, according to the magazine. " National Interest".

Russian reply

For its part, Russian reports considered that the new deal for Ukraine will be delivered within 10 years.

Agency said "Sputnik" Russian, Wednesday, it "It is known that the production of defender "howitzer" It takes several years, so this type of support may fall under long-term support rather than urgent support".

She added:" Therefore, the main objective of the deal is to strengthen the capabilities of the Ukrainian army in the long term and not during the current Russian military operation".

For his part, the head of the Russian delegation to the Vienna negotiations on military security, Konstantin Gavrilov, announced on Wednesday that the increased supply of Western weapons to Ukraine may force Russia to take a tough response commensurate with the range of missile launchers used by Kyiv.

He noted that the tactical and technical characteristics of Western weapons and equipment used in Ukraine pose a threat to Russian citizens, and under these conditions we will push the neo-Nazis away from our borders in proportion to the range of missile systems used by Kyiv.

As for the Russian Foreign Ministry, it said that countries "NATO"as it supplies Ukraine with weapons, it "playing with fire".

In turn, Russian presidential spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, considered that the West’s pumping of weapons into Ukraine does not contribute to achieving success in the Russian-Ukrainian negotiations and will have a negative impact.

For his part, the military expert, Major General Ahmed Ismail, said: "Although this cannon is one of the most powerful in the world due to its ability to move quickly, its range of fire and its advanced systems that achieve a high rate of fire, Russia has an artillery weapon among the most powerful in the world as well. For example, it has a cannon "mesta-s" Who showed superior capabilities during the war in Ukraine, as foreign reports describe him as becoming a nightmare for the Ukrainian army".

Added to the site "Sky News Arabia"that "The West wants to turn the war in Ukraine into a quagmire, and it has sought since its inception to supply dozens of types of weapons to Ukraine with the aim of besieging Russia and prolonging it. Britain, for example, intends to supply dozens of field guns and more than 1,600 pieces of anti-tank weapons to Ukraine, as Washington pledged last week supplying Ukraine with more than 20 missile systems "himars"; 12 of them have already been transferred".

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And the new deal of the “BZH 2000” self-propelled gun came after Berlin delivered last June to Kiev about 7 guns of this type to fill the shortage in the Ukrainian artillery, according to the German newspaper “Bild”.

And German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht announced, on Tuesday, that Germany has delivered to Ukraine multiple launchers of the “Mars 2” type, equipped with 12 missiles, all of which fire efficiently and accurately in 55 seconds, at targets up to 84 km away at a speed of 50 km per hour.

And she added, “Three more pieces of 2000 howitzers were supplied to join 4 guns of the same type in the hands of Ukraine for a long time.”

The German magazine “Der Spiegel” said that the value of the deal, which includes 100 “howitzer-2000” cannons, amounts to 1.7 billion euros, but did not mention the supposed delivery dates.

Howitzer capabilities

“BZH 2000” is one of the most powerful artillery weapons in the German army’s stocks, and it can hit targets at a distance of 40 km, and it is 155 mm caliber.

It is also mounted on a tank body, and is considered one of the advanced and effective artillery systems anywhere, and is characterized by great accuracy and high reliability, as it achieves a high rate of fire due to its automatic loading system.

The German army has 101 howitzers-2000, while the latter entered service in 5 other European armies; Most notably the Netherlands, Croatia, Greece and Italy.

A crew of at least 3 soldiers can operate the Howitzer-2000 cannon in various battles, and the weapon underwent a field trial in Afghanistan in 2010, when a German force succeeded in retaking two villages from the Taliban.

And the PZH-2000 cannon has complete independence in work because of its navigation and computer systems, modern battle management systems, and a very high mobility and flexibility, as it can work alone.

It also features a high level of protection, as the turret and hull are made of steel and the chassis of the Leopard-2 tank, and the M270 chassis and the Armored Boxer vehicle are used.

According to military reports, the howitzer-2000 cannon has a very large firing range of about 60 kilometers, and it can fire at a rate of 12-13 shells per minute in a continuous firing pattern, and its power reaches 1,000 horses.

Also, the automatic storage and feeding system for ammunition is via the digital ammunition management system, as it has the ability to launch and launch to change its location quickly, which enables it to perform multiple rounds of ammunition firing.

The characteristics of the PzH 2000 cannon, which entered service in 1998, weighs 55 tons and is about 3.48 meters wide, makes it the most effective artillery system in the world, according to the magazine “The National Interest”.

Russian reply

For its part, Russian reports considered that the new deal for Ukraine will be delivered within 10 years.

The Russian “Sputnik” agency said, on Wednesday, that “it is known that the production of” howitzers” takes several years, so this type of support may fall under long-term support and not urgent support.

“Therefore, the main objective of the deal is to strengthen the capabilities of the Ukrainian army in the long term, and not during the current Russian military operation,” she added.

For his part, the head of the Russian delegation to the Vienna negotiations on military security, Konstantin Gavrilov, announced on Wednesday that the increased supply of Western weapons to Ukraine may force Russia to take a tough response commensurate with the range of missile launchers used by Kyiv.

He noted that the tactical and technical characteristics of Western weapons and equipment used in Ukraine pose a threat to Russian citizens, and under these conditions we will push the neo-Nazis away from our borders in proportion to the range of missile systems used by Kyiv.

As for the Russian Foreign Ministry, it said that NATO countries, as they supply Ukraine with weapons, are “playing with fire”.

In turn, Russian presidential spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, considered that the West’s pumping of weapons into Ukraine does not contribute to achieving success in the Russian-Ukrainian negotiations and will have a negative impact.

For his part, the military expert, Major General Ahmed Ismail, said, “Although this cannon is one of the most powerful in the world due to its ability to move quickly, its range of distant fire, and its advanced systems that achieve a high rate of fire, Russia has an artillery weapon among the most powerful in the world as well. For example, it possesses the “Msta-S” cannon, which showed superior capabilities during the war in Ukraine, as foreign reports describe it as a nightmare for the Ukrainian army.

He added to “Sky News Arabia”, that “the West wants to turn the war in Ukraine into a quagmire, and it has sought since its inception to supply dozens of types of weapons to Ukraine with the aim of besieging Russia and prolonging it. Britain, for example, intends to supply dozens of field guns and more than 1,600 pieces of weapons.” As Washington pledged last week, to supply Ukraine with more than 20 “HIMARS” missile systems, 12 of them have already been transferred.


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