Thursday, February 22, 2024

Unique Russian mobile coastal defense systems held exercise with combat firing

The unique Russian A-222 Bereg-E mobile coastal artillery systems carried out firing against targets, which imitated ships of the conditional enemy.

Earlier, the crews had arrived at the range near the Cape Zheleznyy Rog on the Taman Peninsula in order to practice deploying the complexes.

The A-222 Bereg is a Russian 130 mm self-propelled coastal artillery gun, which was developed in the 1980s and first shown to the public in 1993 at an arms fair in Abu Dhabi. The system can effectively engage sea and ground targets moving at high speeds. Bereg-E is comprised of a central post with a fire control system, six self-propelled guns, and one or two combat duty support vehicles.

- ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW -

The A-222 Bereg  mobile coastal artillery system used AK-130 automatic naval cannon with a caliber of 130 mm. The AK-130 gun is mounted on a wheeled MAZ-543 8×8 vehicle and was designed to engage surface ships and fast attack boats as well as ground targets. It is capable of engaging targets within 1–2 minutes and can fire up to 12 shots per minute.

As of 2003, the only operator of the system was the Russian unit 40th BRAP at a naval base in Novorossiysk at the Black Sea.

If you would like to show your support for what we are doing, here's where to do it.

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

Executive Editor

About author:

Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

TRENDING NOW

Turkish stealth fighter prototype made its first flight

The prototype of the Türkiye's next-generation fighter jet, KAAN, successfully completed its maiden flight. Developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), the KAAN represents Türkiye's most...