Zuzana 2 artillery system meets with great interest in Abu Dhabi

By Defence Industry Europe

Slovak company Konštrukta Defence (a subsidiary of state-owned defence holding DMD Group) takes part in IDEX 2023. The company presents a wide range of its products, but Zuzana 2 self-propelled howitzer meets with great interest in Abu Dhabi.

Konštrukta Defence participates in the IDEX 2023 together with other companies of DMD Group as a part of a joint exhibition of the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic.

The main product promoted by Konštrukta Defence at IDEX 2023 is the Zuzana 2 15mm self-propelled howitzer. It is a combat proven howitzer used by Armed Forces of Ukraine in defence operations against the aggression of the Russian Federation.

In June 2022, Ukraine signed a contract with Slovakia for eight Zuzana 2 self-propelled howitzers. Konštrukta Defence completed this contract in short time. The eighth and final howitzer was delivered to Ukraine in January 2023.

However, this is not the end of deliveries of Zuzana 2 to Ukraine, as in October 2022 Slovakia signed a contract for another set of guns consisting of sixteen self-propelled howitzers. This order is jointly funded by the governments of Germany, Denmark, and Norway as part of their military support to Ukraine. The value of this agreement is EUR 92 million and deliveries of howitzers will be finalized this year.



Zuzana 2 is a 155mm self-propelled artillery system with automatic loading of ammunition which is capable to provide effective fire by both direct and indirect aiming.

According to Konštrukta Defence, Zuzana 2  features a long range of fire, the considerable effect of ammunition in a target, high accuracy of fire, high rate of fire, fast preparation for fire and high manoeuvrability. Protection of the crew against the effects of mass destruction weapons and a large number of projectiles carried directly in the weapon belong to its advantages.

The company says that electronic equipment, diagnostics and automation of operations during loading and firing rank this weapon among the most advanced weapon system in the world. Indirect fire using the automated command, reconnaissance and fire control systems with an option to use Multiple Round Simultaneous Impact (MRSI) mode of fire is a basic mode of fire.


To learn more about Zuzana 2 self-propelled howitzer – visit Konštrukta Defence website.



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