Rostec demonstrates coordination of 155mm Msta-S howitzer with Orlan-10E reconnaissance UAV

Rostec has demonstrated the joint operation of Msta-S self-propelled howitzer, modernized for NATO-standard 155 mm caliber, and Orlan-10E reconnaissance drone to representatives of a foreign customer. During the demonstration, the artillery system created by Uraltransmash (a subsidiary of UralVagonZavod under Rostec State Corporation) fired at a maximum range of 40 kilometers and showed excellent coordination capabilities with the UAV. The demonstration took place at the Staratel training ground in the city of Nizhny Tagil.
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Msta-S self-propelled howitzer in a live-fire demonstration (Picture source: Rostec)

“The combat capabilities of the modernized 155 mm self-propelled howitzer 2S19M1-155 were demonstrated to a foreign customer. It fired at a maximum distance of 40 km with laying recovery in automatic mode. Msta-S has also shown excellent results when used in coordination with a control system and Orlan-10E UAV, reported the Rostec armaments cluster.

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Msta-S self-propelled howitzer (Picture source: Rostec)

In this mode, Orlan-10E can transfer target coordinates to the control system, which calculates the proper firing arc and sends the data to the crew of the self-propelled howitzer.

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Launching of an Orlan-10E reconnaissance UAV (Picture source: Russian MoD)

Rosteс State Corporation is one of the largest industrial companies in Russia. It unites more than 800 scientific and industrial organizations in 60 regions of the country. Its key areas of activity are aircraft engineering, radioelectronics, medical technologies, innovative materials, etc. The corporation’s portfolio includes such well-known brands as AvtoVAZ, KAMAZ, UAC, Russian Helicopters, UEC, Uralvagonzavod, Shvabe, Kalashnikov, etc. Rostec is active in the implementation of all 12 national projects. The company is a key provider of Smart City technology, it is engaged in the digitalization of public administration, industry and social sectors, and it is developing plans for the development of 5G wireless technologies, an Industrial Internet of Things, big data and blockchain systems. Rostec partners with leading world manufacturers such as Boeing, Airbus, Daimler, Pirelli and Renault. The corporation’s products are delivered to more than 100 countries worldwide. Almost a third of the company's revenue comes from the export of high-tech products.