The Russian Ground Forces have taken delivery of the first batch of modernized 2C4 Tulip self-propelled 240mm mortars. The 1960s-era weapons were upgraded with new datalinks, communications gear, and fire control systems. Russia eventually hopes to modernize all 500 of the vehicles it has in storage.
“In the course of deep modernization, modern control and communication facilities are installed in the combat vehicles,” reads a Russian Ministry of Defense statement.
“Before being sent to the troops, all of the examples were inspected under the supervision of military officers.”
Though the 2C4 has a nuclear mission in the past, it is primarily an infantry support weapon designed to destroy fortified positions.
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