Rostec has demonstrated joint operation of Msta-S self-propelled howitzer, modernized for NATO-standard 155 mm calibre, and Orlan-10E reconnaissance drone to representatives of a foreign customer. During the demonstration, the artillery system created by Uraltransmash (subsidiary of UralVagonZavod under Rostec State Corporation) fired at a maximum range of 40 kilometers and showed excellent coordination capabilities with the UAV.
The demonstration took place at the Staratel training ground in the city of Nizhny Tagil.
“The combat capabilities of the modernized 155 mm self-propelled howitzer 2S19M1-155 were demonstrated to a foreign customer. It fired at a maximum distance of 40 km with laying recovery in automatic mode. Msta-S has also shown excellent results when used in coordination with a control system and Orlan-10E UAV, reported the Rostec armaments cluster.
In this mode, Orlan-10E can transfer target coordinates to the control system, which calculates the proper firing arc and sends the data to the crew of the self-propelled howitzer.