PzH 2000 Autonomous Self Propelled Artillery


The PzH2000 was tested recently firing the Denel V-LAP extended range ammunition over a distance of 56 km, a range traditionally covered by rocket artillery. Standard base-bleed 155mm projectiles usually reach about 40 km. The gun was tested within the limited elevation restrictions imposed by the South African test range (737 mils). According to KMW, the system has the potential to reach a range of 60 km when elevating the gun to 980 mils. PzH 2000 SP gun is currently operated by the Armies of Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Greece. The system is characterized by its full autonomy in navigation and fire control.