The modified version of Russia’s 2S25 Sprut-SD amphibious self-propelled tank-destroyer, the 2S25M Sprut-SDM1, is ready for trials after completing factory testing in late 2017, an independent Russian military news agency has reported.
The trials are scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2018 and last about a year, said Interfax-MNA on 20 January.
As well as testing driving and firing characteristics on the ground, the trials will check the swimming and firing performance of the vehicle in water. Its mobility, rapid deployment and airborne transportability will also be tested, including paradropping the Sprut-SDM1 from an Ilyushin Il-76 strategic airlifter.
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