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Russian 57mm anti-aircraft weapon finds naval application

5th August 2020 - 17:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia


Russian artillery R&D specialist TsNII Burevestnik, an Uralvagonzavod subsidiary based in Nizhni Novgorod, has developed a 57mm gun system for shipborne air defence.

According to Georgiy Zakamennykh, director general of the company, the gun is based on the design of the 2S38 Derivatsia-PVO 57mm self-propelled AAA system (see table below). This comprises an AU-220M remote-controlled turret (pictured) on a BMP-3 IFV chassis. 

Zakamennykh claimed that the new navalised 57mm artillery system has received positive feedback from the Russian Navy, as it could be easily installed on small warships and patrol vessels. However, he declined to confirm whether any firm orders

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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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