Published on Mar 12, 2018
Russia Shows Off New Krasnopol High-Precision Semi-Automatic Laser-Guided, Artillery System
Russian Military Industry
Published on Nov 19, 2017
2K25 Krasnopol 152mm laser guided artillery shell against Islamic state terrorists in Syria
Krasnopol (weapon system) 2K25 152mm "Krasnopol" artillery guided weapon system
2K25 Krasnopol - dogswar.ru
The 152mm 2K25 Krasnopol artillery guided weapon system is designed to engage tanks, IFVs, artillery pieces, both moving (at speeds up to 36 km/h) and stationary, exposed and sheltered, as well as dugouts, bridges, and crossings by the first shot without registration at ranges of 3 to 20 km.
The Krasnopol complex is intended to hit small ground targets with a shot done from artillery systems of 152mm caliber (D20, 2S3M ("Akatsia"), 2S19 ("Msta-S"), 2A65 ("Msta-B") or from artillery systems of 155mm caliber (M109 A2/A6 (USA), G5, G6 (Republic of South Africa), FH77B (Sweden), TRF1 (France) and others) while designating targets with the aid of a beam of the laser designator/rangefinder. Source: easybakegunclub.com
Advantages and operational features
The Krasnopol system can be used by organic artillery units and imposes no additional requirements on the firing positions and command observation posts, as well as on the weather and survey data accuracy. The Krasnopol guided projectile can be fired by both 152mm towed guns and self-propelled howitzers from open or covered firing positions.
To fit the organic ammunition stowage in a self-propelled gun, the projectile consists of two sections that are joined prior to firing by means of a quick-screwed connection.
The Krasnopol GAP requires no inspections and maintenance support for 10 years of storage in warehouses.
The Krasnopol system is compatible with both Russian-made laser designators/rangefinders (1D22, 1D26, LTsD-3M1) and foreign-built ones such as France’s DHY307 LDR.
Laser designator range-finder 1D22
- a round with the 3OF39 semi-active laser-guided projectile and a propelling charge;
- Malakhit automated artillery fire control system (AAFCS).