Ukroboronprom test fires Shkval, Stilet weapons

By Ryan Maass   |   March 20, 2017 at 3:41 PM
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March 20 (UPI) -- Ukroboronprom, Ukraine's state-owned defense manufacturer, test fired its Shkval and Stilet combat modules built for infantry fighting vehicles.

The tests were conducted at military training areas in Ukraine's Zhytomyr region.

During the event, the company's Shkval module was equipped with a 30mm cannon ZTM-1 automatic grenade launcher, a 7.62mm machine gun and guided missiles. The module is designed to engage and destroy armored targets at a range of up to 3 miles away.

The Stilet was equipped with a ZTM-2, reinforced armor, and a similar set of weapons.

Ukroboronprom notes the Shkval module was assisted by a laser range finder and imager to boost its accuracy.

The company adds it demonstrated both modules for Ukraine's defense ministry, which will choose one of the two products for procurement. Once the country's defense officials make their choice, Ukroboronprom is set to produce a modernized armored vehicle for Urkaine's army.

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