Turkey to start delivering T-155 Firtina self-propelled howitzers ordered by Azerbaijan next year
Baku. Rashad Suleymanov - APA
. Turkey will start delivering T-155 Firtina (Storm) self-propelled howitzers ordered by Azerbaijan next year, Turkey’s Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation told APA
Currently, the engines produced by an unnamed country are being tested, if the tests produce efficient results, the engines will be installed on the ready systems and delivered to Azerbaijan.
Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation continues producing self-propelled howitzers. 36 self-propelled howitzers will be delivered under T-155 Firtina contract signed between Azerbaijan and Turkey.
The contract was signed in 2011. But Germany’s MTU company, which provides engines for Firtina, refused to provide engines for the howitzers ordered by Azerbaijan citing to the embargo imposed in connection with the armed conflict with Armenia.
If the engine problem is solved, Azerbaijan intends to increase T-155 Firtina howitzers.