First 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled howitzers delivered to Russian army CVO
The Russian Defense ministry has announced that the first eight 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled guns have been delivered to the arsenals of the CVO district for further shipment to the troops. The first units of this system were delivered in 2015.
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2S35 Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled howitzer displayed at Army-2019 defense exhibition near Kubinka (Picture source: Army Recognition)
The 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV is a new generation of Russian-made self-propelled tracked howitzer based on the 2S19 chassis fitted with a new turret. Not so long ago, Russia unveiled a twin-barreled self-propelled howitzer under the name of 2S35, but the project was canceled. The 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV is equipped with a modern 2A88 gun of a caliber of 152 mm with a firing speed of more than ten rounds per minute, remotely controlled by a 6C21 turret armed with a 12.7mm Kord machine gun, as well as a modern automation system for gun guidance, target selection and navigation.
The gunner’s and commander’s workstations are equipped with digital displays and integrated into a single automated tactical link control system that allows receiving target designations via a digital communication channel, round-the-clock monitoring of the terrain, autonomous calculation of shooting installations and fire adjustment in any weather conditions. Koalitsiya-SV is capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 70 km.
2S35 Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled howitzer being ferried to CVO district (Picture source: Russian MoD)