Russian 1st Guards units receives 2S19M2 howitzers 81606171

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Russian 1st Guards Armored Army received new 2S19M2 Self-Propelled howitzers
Units of Russia’s 1st Guards Armored Army based in the Moscow Region have received several dozen 2S19M2 Msta-S self-propelled howitzers, the Russian Western Military District’s press office said.
     
Units of Russia’s 1st Guards Armored Army based in the Moscow Region have received several dozen 2S19M2 Msta-S self-propelled howitzers, the Russian Western Military District’s press office said.
     
"Artillery units of the Tamanskaya and Kantemirovskaya divisions have received military hardware from defense contractors and put it into operation," the press office said. "The crews have undergone special training to operate the weapons. The howitzers have been accommodated at facilities with required infrastructure," the press office added. Artillery units of the 1st Armored Army will use the recently-received Msta-S self-propelled howitzers during live-firing exercises to be held at the final stage of the summer training period.

The Msta-S self-propelled howitzer is equipped with an improved control system and designed to destroy fortifications, artillery and mortar batteries, armored vehicles, anti-tank weapons, air defense and ballistic missile defense systems, etc. The Msta-S howitzer can fire high-explosive/fragmentation, rocket-assisted and jammer projectiles, the Krasnopol high-precision guided projectiles and other munitions at a rate of eight rounds per minute.
     
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