A new set of 82-mm mortar shells with increased range and capacity is being developed in Russia, by the end of the year, the major part of state tests should be completed, First Deputy Director General of “Teсmash” concern (part of “Rostec”) Vladimir Tikhonov told RIA Novosti on Friday.
“Development of an ammunition load of 82 mm mines is at the final stage. New mines have an increased range, a sharply increased lethality. They are made with the use of new powder, new propellant bursting charge, all the fuses have been changed. I hope that this year we will complete most of state tests,” – said Tikhonov.
NGO “Basalt” (part of “Teсmash”) is working on these mines in cooperation with other enterprises of the concern.