The formation of the new unit is planned to be completed by the end of the year, the basis of its armament will be heavy self-propelled mortars 2C4 "Tulip",says release.
The press service noted that the division "will strengthen the combat capabilities of the artillery units of the district."
2С4 Tulip "- 240-mm self-propelled mortar developed by the Ural enterprise" Transmash "in Yekaterinburg.
It is “designed to destroy durable field-type facilities, command posts, artillery and rocket batteries and other military equipment inaccessible for flat fire,” added in the district.
The firing range of an ordinary projectile is up to 10 kilometers, and active-reactive - up to 20. Thanks to the 520-strong diesel engine, the installation develops speed 62 kilometer per hour.