MOSCOW, March 22 — RIA Novosti. Artillery units of the Airborne Troops (VDV) on the Luga proving ground in Leningrad Region conducted the first firing with a new high-precision projectile "Kitolov-2," according to reporters on Friday, the Russian Defense Ministry.
"Firing conducted a battery of self-propelled artillery guns upgraded 2S9" Nona "from the artillery regiments of Ivanovo and Tula Airborne Airborne connections," — said the agency. Exercises with the use of new weapons were still on March 20, on Wednesday, but the message they received on Friday.
The exercise proved to be highly effective modern items of intelligence and artillery fire control "rheostat-1" by the armed military units and artillery units, "the airborne infantry." Combat training gunners led the head of the missile troops and artillery Navy Colonel Alexei Kostritsa. At the end of the day's activities, he praised the actions of subordinates.
"Kitolov" developed by the Tula Instrument Design Bureau. Munition designed to defeat, in particular armored targets with the first shot.
High precision shell "Kitolov 2" specially designed for the armament Airborne 120 mm self-propelled guns 2S9 "Nona" and machines 2S23 "Nona-SVK" used in the Marine Corps.