Shturm-S Systems Supplied to the Western Military District of Russia
MOSCOW (Russia), May 16, 2018, Author: Bm News Team, Photo: Wikipedia
On 10th May 2018, the Russian Ministry of Defence revealed that the artillery units of the Armed Forces of Russia in the Western Military District have been supplied with more than ten Shturm-S anti-tank missile systems, reported Shephard Media.
The goal is to be enhanced the combat capabilities of the Army.
The Shturm-S is a Soviet anti-tank missile system developed in the mid-1970s by the Kolomna Machine Design Bureau and was approved for service for the purposes of the Soviet Army in 1976. The letter “S” is used for distinguishing the “self-propelled” variant of these systems, because there are also other variants – a Shturm-V system, which is installed on helicopters, and a Shturm-LK system, which is the naval version, used on patrol boats. 9K114 is the launch vehicle.
The Shturm-S is capable of engaging enemy tanks, armoured vehicles, enemy infantry, buildings, fortifications in all weather conditions, terrain and light conditions, as well as low-flying and slow moving helicopters as a secondary capability.
Other countries, except Russia, that use the Shturm-S anti-tank missile system are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Ukraine, and several other former Soviet republics. The system was used during the wars in Afghanistan and Chechnya and during the military conflict in Ukraine that took place in 2014.