Russia Develops New Coastal Defense Gun
11:04 16.07.2015(updated 13:35 16.07.2015)
Russia is developing a new self-propelled coastal defense gun, based on the Koalitsiya-SV system, Burevestnik Design Bureau chief, Georgy Zakamennykh, announced on Wednesday.
"We have always favored unification because it is cheaper… The knowhow obtained during the design of the Koalitsiya-SV gun can come in very handy in the development of the new coastal defense artillery systems," Zakamennykh told RIA Novosti news agency.
He said the naval command planned to outline the technical characteristics of the new system within the next two months.
Russia's naval commander, Admiral Viktor Chirkov earlier announced a planned switch to coastal defense artillery systems of the type used by the ground forces. The new systems will be an upgrade of the existing ones and adjusted for use by the Russian Navy, the Admiral added.
The 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled gun was first seen in public in 2015 during rehearsals for the Moscow Victory Day parade.
The 2S35 can fire fully autonomously without any crew in the turret. The first batch of 12 2S35 152mm self-propelled howitzers was delivered to the armed forces in March 2015.
According to Russian military engineers, the new 2S35 can used high-explosive long-range precision-guided munitions with a maximum range of 70 km and high level of accuracy.
Standard equipment of the 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV includes NBC protection system, night vision, computerized fire control and screens for each members of the crew to control firing operations.
A rectangular box is mounted on each side of the main armament, which can be equipped with monitors able to provide combat mission information.
Each members of the crew has screens which displays data for sight systems and to control all firing procedures.
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