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Russia returns heavy-calibre artillery to service

12th January 2018 - 13:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia


The Russian military has begun taking most of its heavy-calibre artillery systems out of storage, with the process starting in the second half of 2017 and likely to continue in 2018. 

Previously mothballed systems such as the 240mm 2S4 Tyulpan self-propelled mortar and the 203mm 2S7 Pion self-propelled howitzer are returning the service.

In November 2017, the Russian MoD revealed that eight newly-refurbished Tyulpan systems were added to the inventory of the 2nd Combined-Arms Army in Orenburg region in the Central Military District. While in late December an artillery unit of the Southern Military District, stationed in the Republic of

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Krassimir Grozev


Krassimir Grozev

Krassimir is a journalist based in Sofia, Bulgaria

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