The state-owned joint-stock company KONŠTRUKTA – Defence will produce an additional 16 pieces of Zuzana 2 self-propelled howitzers for Ukraine defending itself against military aggression by the Russian Federation. The production of the new technology will be financed jointly by the Kingdom of Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of Norway, which have allocated €92 million for this purpose.
This was announced by Defence Minister Jaroslav Naď, who today (Sunday 2 October 2022) in Copenhagen together with his Danish counterpart Morten Bødskov signed an agreement on this intention. “Ukraine needs our help in defending its country and people’s lives, so we are trying to find all possibilities to support it effectively and directly at the international level,” said the head of the Slovak defence ministry, adding that artillery systems are a key element of combat support in a wide range of operations.
Over the next few months, 16 pieces of the Zuzana 2 self-propelled howitzer for Ukraine will be produced under contract, with gradual deliveries expected from the second half of 2023. Slovakia has already supplied Ukraine with four of the eight Zuzana 2 self-propelled howitzers under a commercial sale contract concluded in June this year.