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Russian soldiers receive 1st batch of modernized self-propelled artillery MSTA-S

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Russian soldiers receive 1st batch of modernized self-propelled artillery MSTA-S

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12:26 02.06.2020URL short

The company Uralvagonzavod, a subsidiary of Rostech, supplied the first batch of self-propelled artillery systems MSTA-S in an updated version to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

The news was announced to Sputnik today (2) by the press service of the holding company.

"The first batch of self-propelled artillery pieces 2S19M1 MSTA-S, in its new version with greater combat capability, was today handed over to the Army," said the press service.

During the total overhaul and modernization process, MSTA-S howitzers were equipped with a new automated aiming and firing control system.

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                    Sputnik / Aleksandr Vilf

Self-propelled howitzer MSTA-S passes through Red Square during the Victory Parade, May 9, 2019

"The preparation time of the weapon in the firing position has been reduced by one and a half to two times, which significantly increases the survivability of the combat vehicle," noted Dmitry Semizorov, director general of the Uraltransmash factory, quoted by the service press release.

The MSTA-S 2S19M1 is a self-propelled howitzer, developed by the Soviet Union and subsequently manufactured by Russia, designed for the destruction and suppression of mortar batteries, tanks, anti-tank means, shooting and electronic warfare, as well as other purposes.

The system is also prepared to eliminate command posts, anti-aircraft and anti-missile defense equipment, as well as to destroy defensive field installations and prevent maneuvering of infantry and armored reserves.

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