Infantry Weapons

Russia reactivates heavy artillery

02 July 2018

The Russian armed forces are reinforcing their artillery, reactivating 2S7M 203 mm Malka self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) and 2S4 Tyulpan 240 mm self-propelled mortars, military and industrial sources have told Jane's .

“In late June, a Central Military District [CMD] artillery unit based in the Kemerovo region received 12 refurbished 2S7M SPHs,” a military source said, adding that the Eastern and Southern Military Districts also use the Malka.

“These SPHs are now being completely overhauled, with the inner surface of the gun barrels being restored. The upgraded 2S7M SPH is linked to the 1V12M modernised 1V12M command vehicle, which uses a GLONASS navigation unit,” an industrial source told Jane's , adding that the SPHs are being overhauled by the Volgograd-based Titan-Barrikady enterprise.

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