‘Spy’ Photos of Russia’s Top Secret Self-Propelled Gun Go Online

September 3 – Photos of the Phlox self-propelled truck-mounted gun have appeared on the Internet, posted by Uralvagonzavod Corp.’s deputy director Alexey Zharich, Rossiiskaya Gazeta reported.
Spy photos. We sent Phlox… to the Army-2016 forum. Come and see it. The Uralvagonzavod corporation will present some 50 pieces of military equipment.
The Phlox 120mm self-propelled howitzer is just one of about fifty advanced weapons systems that will have their world premiere during the Army-2016 military technology forum outside Moscow.
Most of the new system’s features remain under wraps. What is known is that its 120mm cannon a long-range gun, a howitzer and a mortar all in one. Mounted on updated version of the Ural-4320 truck with an armored cabin, it has an effective firing range of up to 10,000 m and a minimum range of just 100 meters. It has an initial ammunition supply of more than 80 complete rounds. The Phlox fires in automatic mode and its gun is capable of rotating 360 degrees to lock on to a target. It features an remote-controlled 12.7 mm machinegun mounted on top of the truck and a Shtora-like electro-optical jammer that disrupts antitank guided missiles, laser rangefinders and target designators.

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Packing a Punch: A Self-Propelled Gun That’s Worth a Whole Battery

Self-propelled artillery gun 2S35 Coalition-SV displayed at the Russia Arms Expo

 

A single Russian state-of-the-art Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled gun is worth an entire artillery battery, deputy commander of Russia’s Missile Troops and Artillery, Major-General Alexander Dragovalovsky told the press.

“It’s a new weapon, cutting edge. Its capabilities effectively allow it to replace a whole battery,” Dragovalovsky said.He pointed out that Koalitsiya has a very high degree of automation, with the turret being completely unmanned and the vehicle’s crew residing within the hull.
The new 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled gun was first presented to the public during the Victory Day Parade in Moscow on May 9, 2015.

The 152mm self-propelled gun, with its maximum firepower, is designed to eliminate enemy armored units, infantry and fortifications. It’s outfitted with an autonomous power unit, crew amenities, a satellite communication network and secure data link systems.

Due to its pneumatic loader and microwave shell priming system, the Koalitsiya-SV is capable of firing up to 16 shells per minute. Its ammunition capacity is 50-70 shells, including precision-guided munitions linked to the GLONASS system, Russia’s equivalent of the US-based GPS satellite network.