New self-propelled howitzer Bohdana tested in Ukraine

09:25, 26 December 2019
Ukraine
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Bohdana selfßpropelled howitzer

This is the first artillery system, manufactured in Ukraine, designed for 155mm shells, used by NATO, rather than 152 projectiles characteristic for Soviet-era arms, Ukrainian Armor reports.

Bohdana is a joint project of the Kramatorsk Heavy Machine Tool Plant and the Ukrainian Armored Equipment company.

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During the tests, a hydraulic shot was made, which allows checking all weapon systems.

"Further on the test program are tests with inert shells, and then – armed ones," the report says.

The use of 155mm projectiles allows for potential imports of ammo from NATO Member States and is part of Ukraine's wide-ranging efforts to approach NATO standards in defense.

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