Ukraine has developed an advanced wheeled self-propelled howitzer (SPH), called the Bogdana.
The new self-propelled artillery system was intended to destroy command posts, armoured and mechanised units, artillery batteries, communication posts and field fortifications.
The Bogdana self-propelled artillery system is mounted on a KrAZ 6×6 high-mobility truck chassis, manufactured by Ukrainian “AutoKrAZ” industrial company.
The new artillery system is fitted with a modern fire control system consists of a ballistic computer, a gun system computer. The display of the main fire control computer is located in the armored cab, however, there is also a gun display unit at the rear. It is used by the crew when the howitzer is deployed in firing position.
Is expected that new artillery system will have a minimum range of 5km and is capable of hitting targets at ranges up to 30km (45 with new-developed rounds). The maximum rate of fire is 6-8 rounds per minute.
The new Bogdana self-propelled artillery system is equipped with a load assisting system. It carries 20 round of ammunition and associated charges.
The cab of high-mobility truck chassis is of welded steel armour and provides protection from small arms fire. The front of the crew cab is fitted with two large windows and two double door is available on each side.
The new Bogdana 6×6 self-propelled howitzer will unveil to the international public for the first time during Ukraine’s Independence Day on Aug. 24.