Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled howitzer to fire GLONASS-guided shells 42604162

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Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled howitzer to fire GLONASS-guided shells
The Russian Army 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV 152mm self-propelled howitzers will be equipped with GLONASS-guided ammunition, according to a report by Rossiskaya Gazetta, quoting Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Mikhail Osyko.
     
Koalitsiya SV self propelled howitzer to fire GLONASS guided shells
The 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled howitzer at the RAE 2015 exhibition
in Russia (Photo: Army Recognition)
     

The new precision-guided shell will be similar to the US Excalibur but will come at a fraction of the cost. According to the Russian sources its price will be around USD1,000. The guidance units will be using the GLONASS navigation system, which will allow the projectiles to adjust their trajectory in mid-air.

Each guidance unit will include a GLONASS receiver adjusted at the head of the projectile, along with the fuze, and aerodynamic control surfaces. The 152mm artillery shell is currently under development. It has not been made know yet when the new system will be operationally available to the Russian artillery units.

The 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV SPH was unveiled at the 9 May 2015 Victory Day military parade in Moscow. It can fire a variety of munitions, namely HE-FRAG; jammer carrying; cluster shells with anti-tank sub-munitions and the laser-guided Krasnopol. It can engage targets at distances of up to 30 km with conventional shells or 40 km with rocket-assisted ones. Russian officials stated that the new precision-guided projectiles will further increase the range.
 

 

 

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