New version of 2S25 Sprut-SD self-propelled gun for Russian Airborne Forces expected in 2015 14051501

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New version of 2S25 Sprut-SD self-propelled gun for Russian Airborne Forces expected in 2015
According TASS Russian news agency, a modernised version of the 2S25 Sprut-SD self-propelled gun for the Russian Airborne Forces will be released by the end of the current year. "The Sprut-SD gun modernisation is in full swing. I’m sure we’ll be able to complete the work this year," a Concern Tractor Plants (CTP) representative said.
New version of 2S25 Sprut-SD self-propelled gun for Airborne Forces expected in 2015The 2S25 Sprut-SD is equipped with a two man turret armed with 125mm antitank gun

This representative said that the upgraded gun will have better protection and mobility, and its fire control system will surpass the T-90 tank system.

Previously, CTP intended to launch the production of trial samples of the modernised Sprut gun in the fourth quarter of 2014. The research and development contract was concluded in late 2013.

The Concern Tractor Plants Manufacturing Group is Russia’s largest producer of facilities and spare parts for light and heavy engineering and off-road machinery. The holding company’s products are used in key industries within Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), as well as on a worldwide basis.

The manufacturing group operates numerous design and production facilities in Russia’s eight regions, as well as in Germany, Denmark, Austria and Malaysia. Operational management is performed at the holding company’s headquarters in Cheboksary, Russia. Within this organisational structure, Concern Tractor Plants produces manufacturing equipment, agricultural machinery, spare parts, OEM parts, railroad machinery and special-purpose machinery.

The 2S25 Sprut-SD is designed to defeat tanks, hard-skinned materiel and enemy manpower by airborne and amphibious landing forces, as well as by special-designate units of ground forces. The 2S25 is an armoured tracked amphibious vehicle as powerful as T-72 and T-80 tanks and as manoeuvrable and swim-capable as airborne infantry combat vehicles.