On March 23, Pakistan Day was observed. Islamabad’s new Parade Ground hosted the National Day Parade.
During the parade, the military showed off its might. The SH-15 howitzer, which can fire nuclear weapons, was also on display.
China delivered its first SH-15 howitzers to Pakistan in January. SH-15 155mm nuclear self-propelled artillery. A Chinese state-owned defence company sold Pakistan 236 howitzers in December 2019.
NORINCO launched the SH-15 at the Zhuhai Airshow in November 2018. The SH-15 was also on show in Karachi that month.
It was previously unknown in Pakistan. A smuggled image of the secret trials appeared in Chinese defence periodicals.
Basing on the CAESAR truck-mounted howitzer. It’s a Shaanxi truck with a 155 mm gun-howitzer on the rear. Control, navigation, location and aiming are all automated.
It can direct and indirect fire. It can launch a V-LAP missile up to 53 km. 6 rounds/min. This allows it to fire shots and move swiftly to evade counter-fire.
It has a crew of six. An armoured front cabin protects the cabin crew from small arms fire. About 22 tonnes. It can reach 90 km/h. It has a maximum range of 600 km when fully charged.