In TSNIITOCHMASH told, when CAO “the Lotus” will be released on state tests
To date, the Assembly and debugging of the prototype of the 120-mm self-propelled artillery gun 2s42 “Lotus”is being completed. This is stated on the website TSNIITOCHMASH.
Last year, Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the airborne forces act as the basis of the rapid response forces, so Moscow is doing everything necessary to fully equip the airborne troops with everything necessary, including new weapons.
In TSNIITOCHMASH said that the state tests of self-propelled artillery 2s42 “Lotus” should begin this year. It was also noted that to date, the Assembly and debugging of a prototype combat vehicle is being completed.
On the website of the manufacturer were posted new photos, which can be seen that the” Lotus ” set of optoelectronic countermeasures used to protect against high-precision weapons.
Sergei Shoigu noted that thanks to competent organizational and staff measures, the Ministry of defense managed to increase the combat potential of the airborne troops by 20 percent.