Photo: 2S7 Pion self-propelled gun Azerbaijani Army during military exercises
According to the approved by the Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov plan, military units and artillery and rocket forces conducted exercises in combat shooting.
The 2S7 carries a crew of fourteen; seven are carried by the Pion and seven are with an auxiliary vehicle. The system carries four rounds of ammunition; four more rounds are carried by the support vehicle. Due to the long range, the crew can fire one or two rounds and leave position before the first round hits the enemy position over 40km away. This makes the 2S7 less susceptible to return fire, from an enemy without an anti-artillery system such as ARTHUR.