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First Koalitsiya batch arrives with Russian Ground Forces

8th June 2020 - 10:00 GMT | by Alex Orlov in Moscow


The press service of the Central Military District has confirmed a 22 May report from state-run news agency TASS received the first batch of ten 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV 152mm self-propelled howitzers (SPHs).

Meanwhile, the Russian MoD is deciding whether to procure the 2C35-1 Koalitsiya -SV-KSh after trials finish by the end of 2020. This wheeled variant could be an ideal solution for medium combined arms brigades.

Today, the 2S19 Msta-S 152mm is the most modern and numerous model of SPH used by the Ground Forces. However, out of 730 units in active service, only 180 have been upgraded to the

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Alex Orlov


Alex Orlov

Alex Orlov is a freelance journalist based in Helsinki.

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