Several units of 2S25M Sprut-SDM1 amphibious self-propelled anti-tank guns are ready for state trials planned for 2019, Russia’s Rostech corporation stressed on January 7.
Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry said that the 125mm self-rpropelled gun with a new engine, an armour and a fire control system would be held in 2019.
The 2S25M Sprut-SDM1 was developed and manufactured by the Russian defence company, Volgograd Tractor Plant. Its Sprut anti-tank gun, is capable of firing armour-piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot, HE-Frag, HEAT and ATGM ammunition. This should allow it to be as powerful as a main battle tank and as maneuverable and amphibious as airborne infantry combat vehicles. In the event of success, the 2S25M Sprut-SDM1 could be come a useful tool for Russsian airborne troops.
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