155mm PLZ-45


Saudis Use Chinese-Made Cannons in Yemen

The Saudi Army is deploying its best cannons, the NORINCO PLZ-45 self propelled howitzer (SPH) to bombard Houthi rebels in western Yemen. This is the first time that a modern Chinese SPH has seen combat. While Saudi Arabia has bought primarily American weapons, recent advances in Chinese artillery technology has actually made Chinese artillery more […]


Algeria Acquires Chinese Artillery; Evaluating UAVs

The Algerian military appears to have acquired self-propelled artillery from China and is evaluating Chinese unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as it continues to vastly expand its military forces. Earlier this month photos appeared online showing what appear to be PLZ 45 self-propelled howitzers on a road outside the capital Algiers. The convoy of around 50 […]

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Algeria Has Bought Chinese-Made 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer PLZ45 or PLZ52

According to some Chinese and Algerian internet sources, Algeria has bought Chinese-made PLZ45 or PLZ52 155mm self-propelled howitzer. Some pictures were released Tuesday, January 14, 2014, on the military blog forcesdz.com showing artillery howitzer carry by truck on a highway in Algeria, which could be the Chinese-made PLZ45 or PLZ52. According to our analysis of […]