​Slovakia's Defense Industry to Work for Ukraine: Zuzana 2 SPGs and other urgent orders of Ukraine a Priority

Zuzana 2 155mm Wheeled Self-propelled Howitzer / Photo credit: Konstrukta-Defence
Zuzana 2 155mm Wheeled Self-propelled Howitzer / Photo credit: Konstrukta-Defence

In Slovakia, it was decided that they would first make weapons for Ukraine, and then for their own army

Slovakia has postponed the supply of its own military Zuzana 2 self-propelled guns (SPG) - the date of delivery of the last eight Zuzana 2 howitzers to the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic is unknown, as priority will be given to any further orders from Ukraine.

Zuzana 2 155mm Wheeled Self-propelled Howitzer, Slovakia's Defense Industry to Work for Ukraine: Zuzana 2 SPGs and other urgent orders of Ukraine a Priority, Defense Express
Zuzana 2 155mm Wheeled Self-propelled Howitzer

This was reported by Aktuality with reference to the spokeswoman of the Ministry of Defense of Slovakia Martina Koval Kakaschikova.

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"It is not possible to determine the time when the last eight Zuzana 2 howitzers will be delivered to the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic, because if there are further orders for Ukraine, we will give them priority," said a spokeswoman for the Slovak Defense Ministry.

Zuzana 2 155mm Wheeled Self-propelled Howitzer, Slovakia's Defense Industry to Work for Ukraine: Zuzana 2 SPGs and other urgent orders of Ukraine a Priority, Defense Express
Zuzana 2 155mm Wheeled Self-propelled Howitzer

In fact, this situation is a kind of win-win offer for Ukraine and Slovakia itself - the Armed Forces of Ukraine will receive one or another weapon as soon as possible, and Slovak companies - additional orders.

Defense Express reported that Ukraine had signed a contract with Slovakia for the supply of eight 155-mm Zuzana 2 SPGs.

Ukraine had signed a contract with Slovakia for the supply of eight 155-mm Zuzana 2 SPGs, Defense Express

We also reported that Ukraine’s artillerymen already mastering this self-propelled gun to operate it during a counter-battery fight against russian invaders.

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