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The new Slovak howitzer Zuzana 2 interested the military of Georgia

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The first wheeled self-propelled howitzer Zuzana 2 was delivered to the Slovak troops in the summer of 2021. In the first half of December 2021, several artillery systems were deployed as part of the NATO force contingent in Latvia. A number of potential customers, including Georgia, are already showing interest in the ACS.


There are currently a total of 135 Slovak soldiers in Latvia; in December 2021, they were joined by crews with 9 new Zuzana 2 howitzers.

The Minister of Defense of Georgia received good recommendations on howitzers based on the results of their operation in Latvia

- said the head of the military department of Slovakia Yaroslav Nagy.

As noted in the Czech edition of CZDefence, the Zuzana 2 self-propelled guns interested the Georgian military and this interest is not accidental. Georgian troops currently use several types of self-propelled howitzers. According to IISS data for 2021, the Georgian artillery has 20 2C1 Gvozdika howitzers, 13 2C3 Akatsiya howitzers, 32 DANA vz. 77 of Czechoslovak production and one unit each of 2S7 Pion and 2S19 Msta-S.

According to the Georgian Ministry of Defense, these Soviet-era artillery systems are currently completely ineffective in the Caucasus region. In this regard, the military department decided to prepare and submit a program to improve the current state of the [artillery fleet]

- indicated in the publication.

In accordance with the comprehensive Action Plan for the period from 2020 to 2030, the intensive development of artillery is expected from 2024. At the same time, it is planned to use national production facilities for the production of mortars and other artillery systems.

This is a great option for the Slovak defense industry. The ultimate success of Slovak howitzers will open up new opportunities for her on the world market.

- noted in the publication.

The wheeled self-propelled gun Zuzana 2 is produced by Konštrukta-Defence. The 155-mm howitzer is based on the new Tatra T 815-7 chassis, the turret has STANAG 3 protection level 4569 [withstands a 155-mm projectile at a distance of 60 m], the maximum firing range is 41 km. The only operator of the Zuzana 2 at the moment is officially the Slovak Armed Forces, which by the end of 2022 can receive a total of 25 units of such armored vehicles from the manufacturer.

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  1. Flooding
    Flooding 19 January 2022 19: 58
    -1
    There are currently a total of 135 Slovak soldiers in Latvia; in December 2021, they were joined by crews with 9 new Zuzana 2 howitzers.


    The only operator of the Zuzana 2 at the moment is officially the Slovak Armed Forces, which by the end of 2022 can receive a total of 25 units of such armored vehicles from the manufacturer.


    It seems that Slovakia sent to Latvia all or almost all available units of this system.
    Well, protecting Latvia is a noble goal.
    And who and how will protect Bratislava from the hordes from the East?
    Germans with Pz2000?
    1. novel66
      novel66 19 January 2022 20: 08
      +2
      Germans with Pz2000? game tiger
    2. Pereira
      Pereira 19 January 2022 22: 45
      +1
      For Bratislava, the hordes from the east are Ukrainians.
      1. Flooding
        Flooding 19 January 2022 23: 25
        -1
        Quote: Pereira
        For Bratislava, the hordes from the east are Ukrainians.

        to paraphrase the well-known:
        "No! We are Scythians!"
  2. Xlor
    Xlor 19 January 2022 20: 09
    +3
    Someone can explain?
    withstands the detonation of a 155-mm projectile at a distance of 60 m
    1. Flooding
      Flooding 19 January 2022 20: 20
      0
      Quote: Xlor
      Someone can explain?

      New edition of STANAG 4569
      https://bmpd.livejournal.com/549291.html
  3. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 19 January 2022 20: 15
    -2
    According to the Georgian Ministry of Defense, these Soviet-era artillery systems are currently completely ineffective in the Caucasus region.


    It is the brains of Georgian skewers-batyrs that are ineffective. Including think about whether the "powerful" production of Slovakia will be able to overpower at least a couple of batteries a year.
    1. Xlor
      Xlor 19 January 2022 20: 23
      +6
      will the "powerful" production of Slovakia be able to overpower at least a couple of batteries a year

      Once, during the Warsaw Pact, tanks and infantry fighting vehicles were produced in Slovakia. And it was quite a powerful production. Now I do not know...
      1. Sands Careers General
        Sands Careers General 19 January 2022 20: 43
        -1
        The key word was. Now xs yes
  4. 75 Sergey
    75 Sergey 19 January 2022 20: 22
    +3
    The theater machine is good, with proper operation.
    And out of ignorance, you can hack in five minutes.
  5. Emergency
    Emergency 19 January 2022 20: 28
    +1
    "The Minister of Defense of Georgia has received ..." and has received or will receive quite a lot, if everything works out. laughing
  6. alone
    alone 19 January 2022 20: 48
    +4
    It is difficult to say anything good or bad about the Zuzana 2 self-propelled guns.
    But the fact that the Georgian Minister of Defense speaks about the ineffectiveness of the artillery systems that are in service with the Georgian Army is, of course, ridiculous .. After all, Georgia's neighbor Azerbaijan was armed with the same systems as Georgia .. And these systems showed very good results ..
  7. Graz
    Graz 19 January 2022 21: 05
    0
    the system can do nothing. the question is different, the Slovaks will not supply them with these howitzers for free, but I strongly doubt the solvency of Georgia
  8. Nikolay Sayenko
    Nikolay Sayenko 19 January 2022 21: 24
    0
    it shakes for a long time after the shot ... it will be interesting to look at the quick fire .... laughing
  9. Diverter
    Diverter 19 January 2022 21: 24
    +1
    I did not like this artillery system. on the railway, it will get up, but if it is urgently thrown over by aviation, then it seems to me that it will not fit anywhere due to its length.
    1. Ratmir_Ryazan
      Ratmir_Ryazan 19 January 2022 23: 03
      0
      And what kind of plane does Msta-S fit into?
      1. Diverter
        Diverter 20 January 2022 22: 03
        0
        in An 22, An 124
        1. Ratmir_Ryazan
          Ratmir_Ryazan 22 January 2022 08: 58
          -1
          Have you ever seen that self-propelled guns are being transferred to the An-124?

          And how many An 22 and An 124 do we have?
          1. Diverter
            Diverter 23 January 2022 17: 07
            0
            Self-propelled guns are transferred almost always when an airborne battalion is transferred.
            NONA I mean.
            A question the answer.
            With regards to the need to transfer self-propelled guns Msta VTA - it is clear that this is not entirely normal. But as my grandfather used to say, anything can happen in a war. And sometimes it is necessary to do this, which will not come to an adequate head.
            So here. For example, in the Far East, in the event of a collapse of railway bridges, equipment can be transferred either by sea or by air.
  10. svoit
    svoit 19 January 2022 21: 41
    0
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  11. Protos
    Protos 19 January 2022 22: 38
    -3
    New howitzer from Eurosluts ;)
    Does not heal 1938 laughing
  12. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 19 January 2022 23: 02
    +2
    Konstrukta-Defence


    Why and why do the Slovaks, and even the same Ukrainians, write the word "Defense" not in their native language, but in English "Defence"?

    What sounds so cool?
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 20 January 2022 07: 10
      -1
      Nah, so mighty defense! laughing
      Well, a hint that if something like "foreign countries will help us!" (With)
  13. Pavel57
    Pavel57 20 January 2022 00: 20
    -1
    Dana with a new caliber.
  14. Two
    Two 20 January 2022 07: 17
    0
    Those gunsmiths! Starting with the Kaiser, whoever was not armed!
    1. agond
      agond 21 January 2022 18: 34
      +1
      Any wheeled self-propelled guns in large calibers experience deformations of the power elements of the hulls (or frames) to a much greater extent than tracked self-propelled guns, and this limits their range, accuracy, rate of fire, and the Tatra T 815-7 chassis is no exception.
  15. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 21 January 2022 19: 02
    0
    Judging by the video, it seems that it can shoot in the range of + - 10-15 degrees from the longitudinal axis, so as not to roll over.