Pakistan Defense Formally inducted SH-15 HOWITZER in Artillery Corps
Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Lahore where he attended SH-15 Artillery Guns’ induction ceremony in Corps of Artillery and expressed satisfaction over inclusion of latest weapon system, says ISPR.
Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa attended the induction ceremony of SH-15 self-propelled artillery guns in the Corps of Artillery. COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa also said that misinformation and propaganda by ‘inimical forces’ threatens national cohesion and must be identified that must be countered collectively through a unified response, according to a press release issued by ISPR.
Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa attended the induction ceremony of SH-15 Artillery Guns in Corps of Artillery Lahore. According to Pakistan Army Public Relations (ISPR), Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed satisfaction over the inclusion of state of the art weapon system. On the occasion, the Chief of Army Staff said that the incorporation of the system. It would help in tackling the challenges of future war.
According to ISPR, the Army Chief also visited Lahore University of Management Sciences earlier today. On the arrival of the Army Chief, Vice Chancellor Dr. Arshad Malik received him. The Army Chief also spoke to students and teachers. Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Pakistan is rich in talented young manpower, human resources, innovation and technology which are considered very important for the development of the country. Misinformation and propaganda affect national harmony, pointing out such conspiracies where should be a joint response.
ٓDefense Analyst -Mrs. Sumaira Khan- says, SH-15 howitzer can be made nuclear-capable if Pakistan’s attempts to miniaturize its nuclear weapons are successful. Pakistan was believed to be ordering 52 sh-15 enough for three Artillery regiments. SH-15 appeared at 10th Pakistan Defense Exhibition in Karachi for 1st time. SH-15 is a wheeled self-propelled howitzer with a front-mounted armored cabin and a rear-mounted 155 mm gun-howitzer. Small weapons fire and artillery shell splinters are not a problem for this new howitzer.
Features SH-15 Howitzer
The vehicle features semi-automatic ammo reload and an automatic fire control system (AFCS). It can be transported by tactical airlifters, as opposed to other large SPGs in the Pakistan Army. It also has excellent deployment time, from running position to firing position just in less than 3 minutes. A state-of-the-art system, the SH-15 provides the Pakistan Defense Army with the capability to lay down precise artillery firepower, combined with shoot-and-scoot & off-road capabilities.
A computerized fire control system, as well as navigation, location, and targeting systems, are installed on the SH-15. The artillery commanded vehicle provides target information to the vehicle. For self-defense, a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun can be installed on the roof.
This Artillery system is extremely mobile which can deploy across vast distances on its own and medium cargo planes can transport it that is light enough to be transported by a Y-9 or comparable Mil-Cargo aircraft, giving it more versatile alternative for expanding rapid response teams.
Crew cab includes 2 massive bulletproof glasses and each side has two doors while the conventional ammo, the SH-15 has a maximum range of 20 kilometres and 53 kilometres with a rocket-assisted artillery projectile. A crew of five people may operate this artillery truck. The vehicle will have a maximum weight of 22 tons, according to military officials.