Ukraine sends first batch of newly produced 122-mm munitions to the front
First batch of munitions manufactured abroad sent to front lines (Photo:Ukroboronprom)
Ukroboronprom, Ukraine’s national defense industry conglomerate, has al-ready sent off the first batch of 122-mm artillery munitions, produced abroad in coordination with a NATO member state, to the front lines, the concern wrote on Facebook on March 22.
The 122-mm shells are used for D-30 towed howitzer (maximum range of 15.4 km) and the 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer (maximum range of 15.2 km).
This is the third type of ammunition to be produced with Ukrainian technology by Ukrainian staff at foreign facilities. 120-mm mortar shells and 125-mm tank shells have also been produced by the initiative.
According to Ukroboronprom, these munitions passed all the relevant technical tests, namely:
- the solidity of the shell cast;
- the shells durability;
- maximum firing range;
- the accuracy of firing;
- completeness of the shell burst.
"Notably, the number of fragments significantly exceeds the fragmentation of the standard ‘Soviet’ model," Ukroboronprom added.
Besides munitions, the concern is working on a drone with a 1000 km range. Its design is partly composed of foreign-made parts, but its soft-ware development, assembly, and maintenance is carried out by Ukrainian specialists.
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