Rostec began supplying the troops with the first batch of Phlox artillery guns.
MOSCOW, October 5 – RIA Novosti. Rostec has begun delivering to the troops the first batch of new self-propelled artillery units (SPG) Phlox with a 120 mm wheelbase, the state agency reported.
Rostec began to transfer to the troops a batch of Phlox 120-mm self-propelled artillery guns. “The weapon is built on a protected all-terrain vehicle chassis, which allows it to quickly change its firing position after several shots,” he said.
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As Bekhan Ozdoev, industrial director of Rostec’s complex of conventional weapons, ammunition and special chemicals, noted, the new weapon is both cannon and mortar, because it can fire both projectiles and mines without slowing down. Phlox has improved mobility and safety, rationally balances manual and automatic operations and makes the crew’s job as easy as possible. All this, combined with a relatively low price, makes the weapon accessible and in demand among soldiers,” added Ozdoev.
The rate of fire allows the self-propelled gun to fire in the “simultaneous fire attack” mode, in which several shells fired sequentially at different elevation angles hit the target simultaneously. Transferring the gun from cruise to combat position takes less than 1 minute, and the load on the chassis is reduced when fired.
“Phlox” was designed to equip artillery batteries with the aim of destroying enemy personnel, weapons and equipment in the battalion’s area of responsibility. The weapon is unified in terms of ammunition used with weapons of the “Vena” type, which makes it possible to use more powerful ammunition and increase the firing range. The self-propelled gun has an armored cabin and ammunition compartments that provide increased protection for the crew and ammunition when moving and changing position.
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