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UVZ demonstrates ability of AU-220M to fire on the move

18 February 2020
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This image from 2018 shows the T-15 IFV fitted with an AU-220M. The weapon station is fitted with two 9M120-1 Ataka missiles, which would further increase the system’s lethality. Source: Jane’s/Mark Cazalet

Russia's UralVagonZavod (UVZ) released footage in early February via its Youtube account of its AU-220M combat module, which is armed with the 57 mm cannon, conducting an on-the-move engagement.

This is understood to be the first time this capability has been publicly demonstrated and may indicate the system is a step closer to acceptance for service with the Russian Ground Troops.

The video shows a BMP-3 armed with the AU-220M travelling forwards on flat terrain as it engages a square target about 2 km away. The video shows four shots that land within close proximity of each other on the target.

UVZ has said the weapon has a maximum rate of fire of 80 rds/min and a horizontal engagement range of 14.5 km. It added that a total of 80 rounds are carried for the weapon, including multi-functional ammunition with a remote-contact fuze, armour piercing rounds, and rounds capable of engaging UAVs.

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