Coalition-SV plans to complete state tests of the latest self-propelled artillery gun (SAO) in 2022. This was reported by the press service of Uralvagonzavod (UVZ).
An official representative of UVZ, answering journalists' questions during the international arms exhibition DefExpo 2020 in Indian Lucknow, said that the completion of the tests of the Coalition-SV is scheduled for 2022. The timing of the supply of a new self-propelled howitzer to the troops has not yet been determined, the Ministry of Defense will deal with this issue in the future according to the results of the tests.
The completion of tests of the 152-mm self-propelled artillery gun "Coalition-SV" is provided for in 2022. The issue of supplying CAO to arsenal is within the competence of the RF Ministry of Defense
- leads TASS statement of the representative.
The 152 mm 2C35 Coalition-SV self-propelled howitzer is designed to destroy command posts, communications centers, artillery and mortar batteries, and armored vehicles, including tanks, anti-tank weapons, air defense and missile defense systems, as well as manpower of a potential enemy. The shooting of the latest CAO is more automated and computerized, which allows to reach the rate of fire up to 10 rounds per minute. The howitzer can work in the "Flurry of Fire" mode, in which several shells fired from the gun at different angles, at the same time reach the goal.
First shown to the general public at the Victory Parade in 2015.