Self-propelled artillery modernization


Broccoli

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I just noticed that PLA has a quite large variety of SPG's deployed, but does anyone have figures how many new SPG's are manufactured yearly and what model? I'd assume that PLZ-05 and PLZ-07 are going to replace most of the older and therefore standardizing artillery and making things easier for mechanics.

Older Type 83 SPH seen in recent exercise.
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Has there any rumors about new SPG's being developed?
 

Broccoli

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From the silence I assume that there wont be anything new until most older SPG's are replaced with PLZ-05 and PLZ-07?
 

luhai

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supposedly there is only 78 type 83 produced, and 240 PLZ-05s deployed as of 2012. The 83 probably will stay as long as they are still useful.

As for PLZ-07 and all those 122mm SPAs, the older one will replaced when they are too old. Type 89s are numerous, and sort of new. So it will be around for a while.

As for new SPH, it will probably come around when there is a new IFV family come along.
 
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