Ukraine has completed the testing of 152-mm shells for artillery system “Giatsint” and the beginning of their serial production. About this on his page in Facebook wrote the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
“Now SJSHC “Artem” starts serial production of 152-mm shells, which soon will be supplied to the Ukrainian army”, – wrote Poroshenko.
He added that in the near future it is planned to establish production of shells and other artillery systems in sizes from 100 mm to NATO caliber 155 mm.
The self-propelled guns 2S5 “Hyacinth-S” – freestanding self-propelled artillery system. The main armament is a 152mm gun 2А37 with maximum rate of fire of 5-6 rounds per minute. In the main 2А37 gun ammunition includes high-explosive shells 3ОФ29 with a maximum range of 28.5 km, and the shells 3ОФ59 with improved aerodynamic design and a maximum firing range of 30.5 km.