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First Polish Army unit receives full complement of Krab SPHs

04 August 2017
Fourteen Krab SPHs were delivered by tank transporters to the Masurian Artillery Regiment (11 MPA) on 31 July. Source: 11 MPA

Deliveries of Krab 155 mm self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) to the Masurian Artillery Regiment (11 MPA) will be completed this month, marked by a ceremony on 31 August in the presence of officials from the ministry of defence, the unit said on its website. Fourteen Krabs were delivered to the regiment by tank transporters on 31 July.

The 11 MPA will be the first of four squadrons (Dywizjonowy Modul Ogniowy: DMO) to receive its full complement of the Krab. Each DMO comprises 24 Krabs, three command staff vehicles, eight command post vehicles, six ammunition supply vehicles, and one mobile armament and electronics workshop vehicle.

The Krab is a Polish-modified SPH based on the South Korean Hanwha Techwin K9 Thunder chassis, the BAE Systems AS90 Braveheart turret, and a German L52 155 mm gun.

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