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The artillerymen of the Southern Military District (YuVO) have begun mastering the new Msta-SM2 self-propelled howitzers that entered service this year.

The crews of the Msta-SM2 self-propelled howitzers of the 150th motorized rifle division of the Southern Military District in the Rostov Region performed high-speed maneuvering techniques and changing the firing position at the Kuzminsky training ground.

After the briefing, the Msta-SM2 crews began to perform practical driving tests, including those with overcoming slopes, descents, water obstacles and track dirt roads.

The servicemen performed maneuvering techniques at high-speed sections, overcame the route as part of a convoy at maximum speeds, made turns and turns of varying difficulty, worked out the withdrawal of artillery batteries from the fire of a conventional enemy.

To create conditions close to combat, smoke and imitation equipment were used on the driving track.

In total, more than 300 servicemen took part in the driving lessons, over 50 units of special and military equipment were involved.

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