Land Warfare

Russian Army tests Giatstint-S as precision strike weapon

20th March 2020 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Russia’s Eastern Military District has held exercises in Amur Region which included the first use of the 152mm Giatstint-S artillery system as a precision weapon for the first time.

The exercise involved 2,000 military personnel and 400 vehicles took part in the drills at Tryokhrechye.

According to the Eastern Military District press office: ‘Crews of the 2S5 Giatstint-S long-range self-propelled guns… conducted test firing, using co-ordinates provided by Orlan-10 UAVs. The test firing was aimed at targets, imitating enemy command centres and other critical facilities of the alleged enemy.’

It continued: ‘Now, it is possible to use powerful ordnance at remote distance with effectiveness of high-precision weapons.’

TASS reported that the use of coordinates from Orlan-10s enabled crews to carry out long-range point artillery strikes with high-precision aiming. 

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