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Land Warfare

PREMIUM: Russia looks north with Nabrosok

26th March 2021 - 18:01 GMT | by Eugene Gerden in St Petersburg

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The 2S39 Magnolia is one of four self-propelled artillery systems under development in Russia in the Nabrosok R&D programme. (Photo: UVZ)

R&D programme includes four self-propelled artillery systems for use in Arctic conditions, as Russia becomes more assertive in the region.

Russian military planners are developing a set of self-propelled artillery and mortar weapons in the years ahead under the Nabrosok R&D programme, to increase mobility and firepower in the ‘high north’.

The focus in Nabrosok on developing military capabilities for Arctic deployment underlines the growing potential of the once-frozen North as a stage for Great Power Competition. At the same time, Russia is expanding and reinforcing its network of bases in the region ...

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