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Titel: Croatia orders PzH2000 155mm self-propelled howitzers
Bericht door: Thomasen op 11/12/2014 | 23:05 uur
ZAGREB - Croatia has pulled the trigger on an order of 12 "Panzerhaubitze" 2000 (PzH 2000) 155mm self-propelled howitzers from ex-German military surplus stocks. The contract was signed on December 5, thus cementing a requirement for which initial funding of HKR10 million ($1.61 million) earmarked by Croatia's Ministry of Defense earlier this year. The decade-old artillery systems are being purchased via multi-year financing (2014 through 2018), with an additional HRK15.5 million re-allocated towards the project during 2014, bringing the total level of financing for the year up to HRK25.5 million ($4.15 million).

Delivery of the PzH 2000s will be conducted in two batches of six howitzers apiece. The first 6-unit tranche will be delivered in the second half of 2015, while the second batch will arrive in the second half of 2016. The systems will have their communications elements and weapon control software upgraded prior to their delivery. (