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Monday, February 19, 2018

Upgraded “tank fighter” “octopus” will appear in the Russian army

Modernized self-propelled antitank gun “octopus-SDM-1” after the state tests, which will begin in the first quarter of this year, will begin to enter the army.

As reported “Interfax”, citing a source, the vehicle has already received the name “tank destroyer”. It is equipped with 125-mm gun of high ballistics, and capable of firing armor-piercing, cumulative, high-explosive shells, and guided missiles. In the future, will be provided with a remote det on a trajectory of high-explosive shells.

Experts say that “Sprut-SDM-1” characteristics has no foreign analogues and firepower corresponds to the level of the T-90.

The concern “tractor plants” said that the upgraded “octopus”, designed for airborne, may also be of interest to Marines and Land forces of the Russian Federation. The troops that weapons will come from 2019.


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