MSPO 2015: Kryl Howitzer Passes The Test Firing Programme
Huta Stalowa Wola presents its Kryl self-propelled, wheeled chassis howitzer during the MSPO 2015 event. The chassis is based on a Jelcz vehicle. The said artillery system has gone through a series of tests this year, within which a test firing programme was also realized.
Kryl 155 mm self propelled howitzer, developed by the Huta Stalowa Wola company, is based on the Israeli ATMOS artillery system. The howitzer is fitted with a 52-calibre long barrel and it is capable of striking targets at distances of up to 40 kilometres. The weapons system is placed on the Jelcz 663.32 chassis, fitted with an armoured cabin.
In March this year, the howitzer has gone through the first test-firing. Another series of tests took place in June. Rheinmetall Denel Munitions were used. This type of ammunition belongs to the Assegai family. The tests made it possible to examine the loads imposed on the chassis, during the firing.
During the works, a series of modifications was implemented, on the basis of the experience gathered during the test programme. The Howitzer is going to be fitted with a fire control system manufactured jointly by HSW, WB Electronics, WZŁ No. 2 and by the Military University of Technology.
Military and factory test programme related to the Kryl howitzer is scheduled to be completed in 2016. Mass production will be started a year later.