Pakistan Demonstrates New Nuclear-Capable Howitzer From China
During the Pakistan Day parade, Pakistan’s military displayed multi-dimensional capabilities and highlighted major inductions, including the Chinese-made SH-15 self-propelled howitzer, according to reports.
According to the Daily Pakistan article, the modern artillery is mounted on 6×6 Shaanxi truck chassis with an armoured cabin in the front and one 155 mm gun-howitzer in the rear. According to the study, the SH-15 is a supreme’shoot and scoot’ artillery weapon for the use of nuclear shells.
Because it is lighter than a tracked howitzer and can be deployed more easily in the mountainous region, the Pakistan Army bought the wheeled self-propelled howitzer as part of a massive initiative to modernise its artillery units.
With normal ammunition, the armament system has a maximum range of 20 kilometres and 53 kilometres with a rocket-assisted artillery projectile.
The Pakistani army has roughly 500 tracked self-propelled howitzers, including 200 M109A2, 115 M109A5, 123 M109L, and 203mm 60 M110/M110A2 howitzers built in the United States.
“Analysts say Beijing gave this cutting-edge military system to Pakistan as part of a Sino-Pak plot to confront Indian K-9 Vajra howitzers,” according to the Daily Pakistan report.
The Pakistan Day parade featured a fly-past by freshly entered Chinese Chengdu J-10 (J-10C) fighter jets for the first time, in addition to the Chinese state-of-the-art howitzer.