View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. News
June 9, 2022

Norway supplies 22 M109 self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine

The Norwegian Army has completed training Ukrainian soldiers on how to operate the equipment.

The Government of Norway has announced the donation of 22 M109 155mm tracked self-propelled howitzers and ammunition to Ukraine.

Free Report
img

Latest Updates on the Ukraine/Russia Crisis

Whilst at its core a humanitarian crisis, the Russian invasion of Ukraine risks adding materially to existing global economic and supply challenges. We are likely heading into a period in which geopolitics will become a regular part of boardroom discussions. Recent developments have seen Russian companies make significant progress around the world to supply countries with equipment in various Aerospace, Defense & Security sectors. This means that countries dependent on Russian arms for their security calculations should review all purchases and clauses regarding their programs and payments. Download GlobalData’s 5th Ukraine Conflict Executive Briefing to learn more. This report is part of a continued series that is renewed monthly with the latest data and analysis, as the conflict develops and has wider implications across sectors. Access the latest macro-economic forecasts, charts with the latest data, and our updated sanctions tracker, as well as our updated sector scorecards to reflect the current views on the impact of the crisis at a company level.
by GD50 ADS
Enter your details here to receive your free Report.

The government revealed that artillery pieces, along with associated gear and spare parts, were shipped from Norway. It did not disclose other specifications such as future donations, citing security reasons.

Norway has completed providing training to Ukrainian soldiers in Germany on how to operate the weapon system.

Norwegian Defence Minister Bjørn Arild Gram said: “This is a substantial contribution and one that is very much in demand by Ukraine. Ukraine has specifically requested this type of weapon.

“The development in the war in Ukraine now suggests that it is necessary to also donate heavier artillery and weapons systems.”

The Norwegian Army recently procured new artillery from South Korea to replace the M109 artillery guns.

The self-propelled howitzers and spare parts donated to Ukraine were supplied from the artillery stored by the Army.

The M109 is a US-made, 155mm, self-propelled howitzer based on a tracked armoured chassis. The M109A3GN is the Norwegian variant of the German M109A3G 155mm tracked self-propelled howitzer, acquired by Norway between 1969 and 1971.

It is equipped with a 39-calibre barrel and has a firing range of 24,700m.

As part of its efforts to strengthen the Ukrainian armed forces to counter Russia, Norway has made significant contributions to the war-torn nation.  

Its military assistance to Ukraine includes 4,000 M72 anti-tank weapons, 1,500 bulletproof vests, helmets, protective masks, and sleeping bags.

In April this year, Norway shipped the Mistral air defence system to the Ukrainian forces.

The package included approximately 100 Mistral air defence missiles and multiple launchers. 

In addition, Norway is planning to contribute Nkr400m ($42.22m) to a UK-led fund to handle the acquisition of equipment for Ukraine.

Related Companies

Free Report
img

Latest Updates on the Ukraine/Russia Crisis

Whilst at its core a humanitarian crisis, the Russian invasion of Ukraine risks adding materially to existing global economic and supply challenges. We are likely heading into a period in which geopolitics will become a regular part of boardroom discussions. Recent developments have seen Russian companies make significant progress around the world to supply countries with equipment in various Aerospace, Defense & Security sectors. This means that countries dependent on Russian arms for their security calculations should review all purchases and clauses regarding their programs and payments. Download GlobalData’s 5th Ukraine Conflict Executive Briefing to learn more. This report is part of a continued series that is renewed monthly with the latest data and analysis, as the conflict develops and has wider implications across sectors. Access the latest macro-economic forecasts, charts with the latest data, and our updated sanctions tracker, as well as our updated sector scorecards to reflect the current views on the impact of the crisis at a company level.
by GD50 ADS
Enter your details here to receive your free Report.

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Friday. The defence industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU

Thank you for subscribing to Army Technology