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Upgraded Msta-S arrives with 49th Combined Arms Army

16th March 2020 - 16:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Artillery batteries in the 49th Combined Arms Army in Russia's Southern Military District have received new 152mm 2S19M2 Msta-S self-propelled howitzers.

According to a 16 March statement from the Southern Military District: 'The Msta-S artillery system has considerable design differences from the previous modification.'

TASS reported that the the 2S19M2 can fire Krasnopol precision-guided munitions, as well as high-explosive fragmentation and rocket-assisted projectiles. The 2S19M2 has an improved fire control system capable of delivering a higher rate of fire.

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