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The Russian Armed Forces are re-activating heavy artillery. 203 mm 2S7M Malka self-propelled howitzer and 2S4 Tyulpan 240 millimeter mortar vehicles will be removed from storage and delivered to the army after overhauling. In this context, the Central Military District in the Kemerovo Region received 12 units of 2S7M. In the statement, it was stated that the vehicles were heavily overhauled and inner surfaces of the barrels were restored, in addition, system is linked to the 1V12M command vehicle. Vehicles are also integrated with GLONASS. Maintenance work is carried out by Titan-Barrikady enterprise based in Volgograd.

2S7M, produced in the Soviet Union period, can fire ammunition which contains 17.8 kilograms of explosives and weighing 110 kilograms together with propellant to the  37.5; rocket assisted ammunition containing explosives 13.8 kilograms to 47.5 kilometers. The platform can also fire nuclear ammunition. The 2S4 Tulpan produced in the Soviet Union can send 130 kilograms of ammunition to 9.6 or 19 kilometers.

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