Russian Army Gets Artillery Fire Control System

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The Russian military has taken delivery of new 1B198 automatic artillery fire control systems, state-owned Rostec company announced Tuesday.

Rostec-subsidiary High Precision Holding said the systems were developed and manufactured by VNII Signal. The system allows performing fire missions, performing anti-fire maneuvers and, in the shortest possible time, identifying and hitting a target sequentially from two or more firing positions with an accuracy of up to 10m.

“The 1V198 complex delivered to the troops within the framework of GOZ-2021 ensures high efficiency of artillery control, and in particular the Tornado-G multiple launch rocket system. The complex has modern software, is equipped with the latest artillery fire control systems, which makes it possible to automatically detect a target with high accuracy, aim guns at it and destroy it,” said Bekkhan Ozdoev, industrial director of the Rostec armament complex.

The delivery includes 1В1003 command and observation vehicles based on BTR-80 and 1В1004 command and staff vehicles based on Ural vehicles. The equipment provides full automation of fire control for up to four artillery batteries of various types. The 1В198 complex has been in service with the Russian army for several years.