The Russian Sprut-SDM1 self-propelled anti-tank gun will be adopted by the Airborne Forces (Airborne Forces) in 2023.
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It is noted that the state tests of self-propelled guns according to the plan should be completed by the end of 2022, after which its serial deliveries will begin in the part of the Airborne Forces. Due to the powerful weapon of the new control system of the weapons complex and the presence of an automatic target tracking, the firepower of the Sprut-SDM1 corresponds to the level of the main battle tanks.
“In fact, the Airborne Forces will receive an airmobile amphibious tank, unique in terms of combat capabilities,” RIA Novosti writes, citing a source on Wednesday, January 6.
In July, it was reported that the Indian government had allowed the purchase of foreign light military tanks amid a military confrontation with China in East Ladakh. Among the possible options were “Sprut-SDM-1”, which in their technical characteristics are similar to the T-72 and T-90 tanks operated by the country’s army.
Sprut-SD is a Russian airborne self-propelled anti-tank gun. It is designed to combat tanks and other armored vehicles and enemy manpower as part of airborne troops, marines and special forces. Sprut-SDM1 is an upgraded version of the system.