In January, the Danish government decided to transfer to Ukraine all 19 CAESAR 155 mm self-propelled howitzers purchased from French company Nexter. In 2017 Denmark ordered from Nexter fifteen CAESAR howitzers, and in 2019 it placed an order for another four. Deliveries of these artillery systems have not yet been completed.
Following the government’s decision to send all CEASER to Ukraine, the Danish defence procurement agency DALO has conducted market research to find a supplier of artillery systems that could quickly deliver weapons to the Danish Armed Forces and thus fill the gap in capabilities of the land forces.
According to DALO, the negotiations with Israeli defence industry company Elbit Systems aim to provide the Danish Armed Forces with ATMOS and PULS systems “as soon as possible”. DALO explains that in addition to ATMOS self-propelled howitzers, it is interested also in MLRS systems because “it is initially not possible to get sufficient artillery delivered quickly enough to meet the defence operational needs”.
Denmark intends to purchase 19 ATMOS 155 mm self-propelled howitzer and 8 PULS MLRS systems. DALO has yet to reveal any further details about a possible future contract.