PzH 2000

Mobility and firepower

The PzH 2000 is a highly mobile and flexible weapon system which is deployed in both conventional missions as well as in asymmetric mission scenarios as indirect fire support. The fully automatic handling of the 60 round on-board ammunition reserve and a modern and precise 155 mm/ L52 ordnance enable the engaging of targets at a high rate of fire – within the shortest amount of time.  These characteristics make the PzH 2000 to the most  effective artillery system in the world – and to an absolute standard for modern artillery.

Most modern tube artillery system in the world
Designed for joint operations, the full autonomy of the complete system in terms of handling, navigation, fire control as well as its system-based stability enable completely new tactical mission possibilities. The PzH 2000 satisfies all international requirements for a modern tube artillery system and is currently in use with four NATO member countries.  More than 330 systems have been produced and supplied to date. Since September 2006 the PzH 2000 has successfully been deployed in Afghanistan. Together with the Canadian Forces the PzH 2000 of the Royal Netherlands Army could prove its international leading position, amongst others, during the Operation MEDUSA by reliably supporting the ISAF troops in Afghanistan.

Main characteristics of the PzH 2000:

  • Long range with a 155 mm/ L52 ordnance
  • High mobility
  • Turret and hull made from armored steel
  • Automatic aiming and round loading
  • Autonomy through a navigation system and fire control computer with ballistic functions
  • Superior range and area coverage
  • Capable of Multiple Rounds Simoultaneous Impact (MRSI)
  • Built-In Test Equipment (BITE) System