Russian army paratroopers test the new 120 mm mortar 2B32 NONA-M1 2308121

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Defense News - Russia

 
 
Thursday, August 23, 2012, 06:53 PM
 
Russian army paratroopers test the new 120 mm mortar 2B32 NONA-M1.
Russian soldiers from an air assault brigade deployed in the Southern military district have held live-firing drills using new 120-mm semi-automatic mortars, the district’s spokesman, Col. Igor Gorbul, said. The firing drills were held in preparation for the Kavkaz-2012 strategic military exercises, which will take place in southern Russia in September.
     
Russian soldiers from an air assault brigade deployed in the Southern military district have held live-firing drills using new 120-mm semi-automatic mortars, the district’s spokesman, Col. Igor Gorbul, said. The firing drills were held in preparation for the Kavkaz-2012 strategic military exercises, which will take place in southern Russia in September.
Russian 2B32 NONA-M1 120mm mortar
     

NONA-M1 120-mm towed rifled breech-loaded mortars feature high accuracy and rate of fire with high-explosive projectiles. They are crewed by five men and can be dropped from transport aircraft on parachute-equipped platforms.

It can use any existing 120-mm rifle shells or projectiles and hit targets at a range of 200-12,000 meters.

The brigade received NONA-M1 mortars at the end of 2011.

The Russian government has allocated 20 trillion rubles ($641 billion) on the comprehensive rearmament of Russia's Armed Forces which will see the share of modern weaponry reach 30% by 2015, and total 70% by 2020.

 

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