Land Warfare

UVZ demonstrates Msta-S to Middle Eastern clients

25th March 2020 - 17:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Rostec company Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) demonstrated the upgraded Msta-S self-propelled howitzer to undisclosed Middle Eastern customers at the Nizhny Tagil Institute of Metal Testing’s (NTIIM’s) Staratel Proving Ground.

The new variant of Msta-S uses a NATO-standard 155mm calibre and is specifically designed to destroy artillery and mortar batteries, tank columns and command and control posts.

In a 25 March statement, Viktor Kladov, Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy at Rostec, said: ‘This combat vehicle has powerful artillery armament and road performance that are not inferior to modern armoured vehicles.’

He added: ‘It is equipped with advanced communications, satellite navigation and surveillance systems. During the tests, the Msta-S showed excellent results in target engagement using an automated fire control and the Orlan-10E unmanned aerial reconnaissance system.’

Msta-S was also used by the Southern Military District’s 49th Combined Arms Army during live-fire training exercises on 16 March

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