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Russia targets 2023 for Sprut-SDM1 serial production

2nd February 2021 - 13:45 GMT | by Alex Tarasoff in Moscow

The Sprut-SDM1 programme appears to be making headway in Russia — but criticism remains.

Russian state media reported in January 2021 that the 2S25 Sprut-SDM1 self-propelled anti-tank gun will be adopted into service with the Russian Airborne Forces (VDV) by 2023.

The MoD expects to finish state trials by the end of 2022 and then start serial production the next year. As reported earlier by Rostec, two prototypes were handed over for state trials in August 2020.

State trials had been intended to commence in December 2018. Rostec announced that the vehicle had completed several tests in the Black Sea by the end of 2020 to be followed by low temperature tests in early …

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