IDEF 2019: Turkey's New Generation Firtina SPH Unveiled

Turkey’s First Main Maintenance Factory Directorate displayed the New Generation T-155 Firtina self-propelled howitzer (SPH) for the first time at the IDEF defence exhibition in Istanbul, taking place between 30 April and 3 May. According to officials representing the directorate, the Turkish Army has signed a contract for serial production of the...

Turkey’s First Main Maintenance Factory Directorate displayed the New Generation T-155 Firtina self-propelled howitzer (SPH) for the first time at the IDEF defence exhibition in Istanbul, taking place between 30 April and 3 May.

According to officials representing the directorate, the Turkish Army has signed a contract for serial production of the vehicle pending a final series of tests.

Turkish company Aselsan is one of the leading subcontractors for the project and provided a new fire control system (FCS) for the vehicle. Aselsan stated in a press release that development of the NG Firtina was initiated as a result of feedback from recent Turkish operations in cross-border and ‘counter-terror’ operations.

Source: www.janes.com