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NATO Battlegroup Lithuania PzH 2000 Artillery Exercise

German PzH 2000 live-fire in Lithuania [© NATO Multimedia]

NATO’s multinational Battlegroup Lithuania (BG LIT) conducts artillery exercise involving the Panzerhaubitze 2000 (PzH 2000) artillery system.

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German and Lithuanian artillery boomed over Pabrade, Lithuania during a recent drill with the NATO multinational battlegroup in Lithuania.

The NATO multinational battlegroup in Lithuania recently conducted live-fire drills to test its readiness involving the German Army’s Panzerhaubitze 2000 (PzH 2000) artillery system. The PzH 2000 is a 155 mm self-propelled artillery gun capable of firing several shells a minute. It’s currently in service with several NATO Allies, including Lithuania.

The German Army’s Panzerhaubitze 2000 worked alongside artillery units from the Lithuanian Iron Wolf Brigade and multinational forward observer teams to conduct ‘shoot and scoot’ drills, in which the PzH 2000s emerge from cover, execute a fire mission, and shift location before they can be hit with a counter-attack. The exercise held at Pabrade Training Grounds ensures that the NATO multinational battlegroup in Lithuania remains ready to respond to any threats.

[© NATO Multimedia]

This recently released NATO Multimedia footage, filmed 13 April 2023, includes live-fire drills and an interview with Lieutenant Colonel Lars Neitzel, commander of the NATO multinational battlegroup in Lithuania.

Shot list:-

  • 00:00 ~ German soldier loading shells into back of PzH 2000
  • 00:09 ~ German soldiers handling artillery charges
  • 00:11 ~ German soldiers handling artillery rounds
  • 00:17 ~ German soldier handling artillery rounds
  • 00:37 ~ shell being loaded into back of PzH 2000
  • 00:43 ~ German soldier handling artillery rounds
  • 00:52 ~ German PzH 2000 driving along forest track
  • 00:59 ~ German PzH 2000 driving past forest
  • 01:03 ~ Lithuanian PzH 2000 driving along forest track
  • 01:11 ~ German PzH 2000 driving along forest track
  • 01:18 ~ German PzH 2000 driving along forest track
  • 01:36 ~ Lithuanian PzH 2000 driving along forest track
  • 01:45 ~ German PzH 2000 static
  • 01:51 ~ German PzH 2000 live-firing
  • 02:30 ~ German PzH 2000 firing
  • 02:49 ~ German PzH 2000 firing
  • 03:00 ~ interior of German PzH 2000 firing
  • 03:33 ~ German PzH 2000 firing
  • 03:38 ~ German PzH 2000 firing
  • 03:44 ~ German PzH 2000 firing
  • 03:51 ~ German PzH 2000 firing
  • 03:58 ~ German soldier carrying shell
  • 04:07 ~ Soundbite – German Army Lieutenant Colonel Lars Neitzel
  • 04:40 ~ Soundbite – Lieutenant Colonel Lars Neitzel
  • 05:03 ~ Soundbite – Lieutenant Colonel Lars Neitzel
  • 05:29 ~ Soundbite – Lieutenant Colonel Lars Neitzel

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