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Russia reveals all-new 120mm self-propelled gun

5th July 2019 - 16:15 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Kubinka, Moscow

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The 120-mm 2S42 Lotos self-propelled gun (SPG) for Russia’s elite Airborne Troops branch was shown to the public for the first time at Army-2019 defence exhibition near Moscow.

The Airborne Troops branch has been reformed in recent years as a highly-mobile and hard-hitting rapid-reaction force, with a priority in deliveries of new armament systems. In addition to the Lotos, the branch is also set to receive the 82-mm Drok mobile mortar using the K4386 Taifun-VDV 4x4.

TsNIItochmash launched development of the Lotos in 2016 after the termination of the works on the 152-mm 2S36 Zauralets-D self-propelled gun which is reported

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Alexander Mladenov

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

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