The first modernized 2S7M Malka self-propelled gun was handed over to the Russian Ministry of Defense. This was reported by the press service of Rostec.
As previously reported, the modernization of Malki was carried out at Uraltransmash (part of UVZ). At the self-propelled guns, work was carried out to replace the gearbox, distribution mechanisms and power supply units. Surveillance devices and guidance system, intercom equipment and radio station were replaced. Updated anti-nuclear defense complex. There was a possibility of aiming at the target with the help of UAVs.
The upgraded machine passed all the required tests, the first updated model of self-propelled guns was ready to be sent to the troops in early April of this year. The company declares its readiness for serial modernization of the existing fleet of self-propelled guns "Malka".
It is worth noting that the 2S7M Malka, having a 2 mm gun caliber (44A203), is capable of firing various types of ammunition, including active-reactive and special ammunition with a nuclear warhead.
Large-caliber self-propelled guns at one time were developed as a means of possible tactical nuclear strike. The first modification - 2C7 "Peony" - has been in operation since 1975, the upgraded version - 2C7M - since 1986.
For reference: the 2S7M Malka combat mass in the previous layout was 46,5 tons, the crew was 6 people, the R-173 radio station was used, the transported ammunition was 8 rounds, and the self-propelled gun was put into combat position for 7 minutes.