#Ukraine/#Russia ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ:

The ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ#Netherlands and the ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ#Czechia are currently preparing two other projects in the field of air defence and artillery for ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ#Ukraine.

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I think the projects will go in the same direction as the current rebuild of 90 T-72 tanks or the production of 115 MR-2 systems. That is, the production and coordination of the projects will be done in ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ#Czechia, while the ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ#Netherlands will largely finance the projects.

Now let's see what anti-aircraft systems the ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ#Czech Republic can offer:

1) Production of additional MR-2 systems.

The MR-2 is a very short-range anti-aircraft system designed primarily to shoot down ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท#Iranian Shahed-136 (Geran-2) drones.

The MR-2 consists of an anti-aircraft ZPU-2 (consisting of a pair of 14.5ร—114mm KPV heavy machine guns) mounted on the hull of a #Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4. The "Viktor", as this system is also called, is capable of operating day and night, thanks to both day and night optics.

#Viktor is also capable of direct fire on target and even can take out armoured targets such as MT-LB, BMP or BMD. Production of 115 of these systems is currently underway. 15 units were crowdfunded by @GiftPutin , and 100 units were paid for by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ#Ukraine's allies.

2) Modernized ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ#Czech 2K12 Kub with #Aspide 2000 missiles.

A few years ago, an attempt was made to modernize the rapidly aging ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ#Czech 2K12 Kub. #Soviet missiles were replaced by modern ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น#Italian #Aspide 2000s. Due to finances, the project was cancelled.

More here:

3) Hisar-O / TriSula-O

Excalibur International, in partnership with ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท#Turkey's @roketsan, has been awarded a contract to supply the #Hisar-O (MRAD) and the #Khan tactical ballistic missile system to ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ#Indonesia. The total cost of both projects exceeds 500 million euros.

Deliveries of both systems will begin in 2024 and part of the contract includes the partial transfer of production to ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ#Indonesia, where the #Hisar-O system is called #TriSula-O. EXINT has the role of system architect.

Another ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ#Czech company @retiacz has the role of system integrator and together with Eldis will supply the radars. The missiles and launchers are from the ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท#Turkish company @roketsan. The chassis will be supplied by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ#Czech #Tatra.

#Hisar-O has a range of 25km and an altitude range of 15km. The radars can detect and track up to 60 targets at a range of 40-60km. The battery contains of 3 launchers (6 missiles each).

Hisar-U / TriSula-U

#Hisar-U is also part of #Excalibur International and @roketsan's deliveries to ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ#Indonesia. Hisar-U is a long-range SAM system with a minimum range of 30km and a maximum range of 70+km (some sources talk about 90km, 100km and even 150+km).

Now the second part: artillery systems.

The ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ#Czechia, specifically @excaliburarmycz, has several artillery systems in its portfolio.

1) 152mm ShKH Dana-M2

The Dana-M2 is a modernization of the Dana vz.77 SPH, with a new cab, modern FCS and ammo with a range of 25.5km.

26 of these howitzers are currently being delivered to ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ#Ukraine, where they will serve alongside the original Dana vz.77


More about Dana-M2 here:
2) 155mm ShKH Dita

#Dita is a further development of the Dana vz.77, or Dana-M2. The howitzer was fitted with a new turret with 155mm gun with a range of up to 39km. The chassis was modernized and received a cab taken from the Dana-M2.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ#Ukraine has also expressed an interest in the howitzer, so I think it is very likely that the production of the howitzer for #Ukraine is under way, and the ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ#Netherlands & ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ#Czechia will be involved in financing it.

3) 155mm ShKH Morana

#Morana is a brand new design based on #Tatra 815-7 8x8 chassis. The howitzer is currently under development and needs at least another year of production time. Therefore, I don't think this is a very likely choice.

The #Morana has a 155mm/L52 gun and a range of up to 41.5km. The howitzer has a crew of three - driver, commander and operator. The howitzer is also capable of direct fire. For its own protection, the howitzer has an RWS with a 12.7mm machine gun.

4) Purchase of Soviet howitzers from third countries

In the past @excaliburarmycz has supplied Ukraine with dozens of #Soviet howitzers (mostly 122mm 2S1 Gvozdika) and BMPs. Howitzers were bought in third countries, repaired and shipped to ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ#Ukraine.

The ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ#Czech Republic also announced that it intends to increase its assistance to ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ#Ukraine, particularly in the supply of ammunition, tanks, APCs and #NATO assistance.



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