Secretary of the Uralvagonzavod Corporation, Aleksey Zharich published the first photos of the new Russian Floks wheeled self-propelled artillery platform before its ‘world premiere.’
The first photos of the new Russian Floks wheeled self-propelled artillery platform were published online by secretary of the Uralvagonzavod Corporation, Aleksey Zharich. According to the signatures to the photo, the world premiere of the new military hardware will be held during the Army-2016 forum.
— Алексей Жарич (@zharich) 1 сентября 2016 г.
“We send the Floks in the Patriot Park. The world premiere by Uralvagonzavod at the Army-2016. Spy photos,” Zharich wrote under the photos.
For the first time, the newest self-propelled platform was mentioned in a statement of the press service of the Uralvagonzavod, which included fifty models of military equipment that the company will present at the military-technical forum.
There is a little information about specifications of the Floks. According to a number sources, the platform is equipped with 120-mm cannon, which combines capabilities of a long-range gun, a howitzer and a mortar. This makes it possible to hit targets with artillery shells and mines both in the distance of 10 kilometers, and of only a hundred meters from the position. The reserve ammunition of the Floks is more than 80 shots.
The roof of the vehicle is armed with remote combat module with the Kord 12.7-mm machine gun. Laser detection and jamming system, similar to the famous Shtora, is used for protection against guided weapons.