Ukraine received the first four Zuzana self-propelled artillery systems, which were previously promised to be handed over to Slovakia.
Slovak Defense Minister Yaroslav Nagy announced this on Twitter.
The minister assures that the first 4 artillery installations are already at the disposal of the Ukrainian military.
“They are ready for use and protection from Russian aggressors,” Nagy said.
In June, Nagy discovered that Slovakia and Ukraine had agreed to supply 8 Zuzana 2 artillery mounts.
The Zuzana 2 self-propelled gun is an upgrade of the previous version of the 155 mm Zuzana. In 2018, the Slovak army purchased 25 artillery installations. They were transferred to the army in July 2021 to replace the previous generation.
The gun installation is capable of firing at a maximum distance of up to 41 kilometers. The tower can rotate 360 degrees, and thanks to automation, the number of crew members has been reduced from four to three. At the same time, the howitzer has automatic loading, which allows you to fire in the MRSI mode – to pass several missiles one at a time.
this conference of the Northern European allies at the level of defense ministers took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Thursday, August 11. The participants agreed to allocate 1.5 billion euros for military aid to Ukraine.
Ukraine also received new M270 rocket launchers from Great Britain.