German government approves sale of 100 PzH 2000 howitzers to Ukraine

07:36 28 July Kyiv, Ukraine

The German government has agreed to sell 100 Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine. They can fire up to 10 rounds per minute with a range of up to 50 km.

Arms manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) received a license to produce self-propelled guns, Der Spiegel reports.
 
Back in April, Ukraine turned to KMW with a question about the possibility of purchasing howitzers directly. The representative of the manufacturer said that he submitted an application to the country's authorities on July 11 and on July 13, German Vice-Chancellor Robert Habek agreed to the sale.

The production of 100 self-propelled howitzers will cost 1.7 billion euros. This is several times more than all previous deliveries of German weapons, which amounted to only about 600 million euros.

It is not yet clear when the first howitzers will arrive in Ukraine

The Ukrainian military has already taken courses on handling the Panzerhaubitze 2000 in Germany.