State tests of the modernized self-propelled anti-tank gun "Sprut-SDM1" are planned to be completed at the end of this year - early next, they have reached the final stage, said Vladimir Budaev, deputy chief designer of the Volgograd Tractor Plant.
State tests of the Sprut-SDM1 self-propelled anti-tank gun are at the final stage, at the moment 80% of the tests have been completed, the equipment is being prepared for frost resistance tests, which will be carried out in a climatic chamber.
(...) we plan the completion date of state tests at the end of this year or the beginning of 2022
- leads RIA News words of Budaev.
The representative of VTZ clarified that according to the results of preliminary tests "Sprut-SDM1" was "slightly modified" taking into account the requirements of the Ministry of Defense.
State tests "Sprut-SDM1" began in August 2020. Earlier it was reported that the Ministry of Defense had already made a decision on the adoption of "Sprut-SDM1" into service, training commanders of a self-propelled anti-tank gun or light tank for the Airborne Forces, as this machine is also called, is already underway.
The Sprut-SDM1 combat vehicle is armed with a 125-mm cannon, a 7,62-mm machine gun paired with it and a 7,62-mm machine gun mounted on a remote-controlled module. strong points and defensive structures of the enemy, conducting military reconnaissance and combat security.