Russia has completed the modernization of one of the most powerful 2C7M Malka guns in the world. Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Defense Yuri Shvytkin spoke about the demand for the gun in the army.
The modernization of one of the world’s most powerful self-propelled artillery guns 2S7M Malka is completed, the first model is ready to be sent to the troops, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the Press Service of the Uralvagonzavod concern (part of Rostech).
In the course of work, Malkas replaced the gearboxes, distribution mechanisms and power supply units, upgraded surveillance devices, intercom equipment and a radio station, replaced imported components with domestic ones.
“The first sample is ready to be sent to the armed forces of the Russian Federation, and the enterprise is ready for serial modernization of the Malka self-propelled gun 2S7M”, – the concern said.
2S7M “Malka” is armed with a 203-mm gun. It was adopted in 1975, and in 1983 passed the first modernization.
Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Defense Committee Yuri Shvytkin called this gun a “deterrence factor”.
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“Initially, this is a modernized version of the self-propelled gun “Pion”, which was created in the eighties. The self-propelled gun 2S7M “Malka”, of course, surpasses it, thanks to modernization, maneuverability, mobility, command controllability, and all the main characteristics of the gun, which today brought in line with the requirements of the time. Of course, you need to understand that the gun is in demand for combined arms combat. The main purpose is to defeat the targets and targets of the enemy in the tactical depth of defense, behind the front line. different types of weapons of the Russian Federation is a factor in deterring possible aggression from any enemy”, – said Yuri Shvytkin.