Germany signs contract for additional 12 Panzerhaubitze 2000 for the Bundeswehr

By Defence Industry Europe

The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology, and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) announced the procurement of twelve more Panzerhaubitze 2000 (PzH 2000) self-propelled howitzers. The corresponding option call from a framework contract was signed today by Annette Lehnigk-Emden, the President of the Procurement Office of the Bundeswehr.

Back in late March, the BAAINBw had already placed an order for ten PzH 2000 through the framework contract with the industry. With the activation of this option today, twelve additional howitzers will be manufactured by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) in collaboration with Rheinmetall and Hensoldt Optronics, bringing the total number of Panzerhaubitze 2000 units to 22.

The first batch of Panzerhaubitze 2000 artillery systems is expected to be delivered to the German armed forces in 2025. By 2026, it is anticipated that all 22 guns, which will be transferred to the Ukrainian armed forces, will be replaced.

The Panzerhaubitze 2000 serves as the standard artillery piece for the artillery corps. It provides indirect fire support to the combat troops, reaching deep into enemy territory. The ordered PzH 2000 units will equip the Bundeswehr with a proven weapon system that has demonstrated its effectiveness in both international deployments and domestic defense scenarios.


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