30 Apr '18, 7am

Ukraine re-roles 2S1 SPH for infantry combat

Ukraine re-roles 2S1 SPH for infantry combat

Ukraine’s UkrInnMash Corporation is now offering the Kevlar-E infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) based on the Russian 122 mm 2S1 self-propelled howitzer (SPH) platform. The original turret 2S1 SPH has been removed and the area to the immediate rear of the diesel power pack and driver’s position at the front of the vehicle raised to provide greater internal volume for its new mission. The Kevlar-E is based on a surplus 122 mm 2S1 self-propelled howitzer and is shown here fitted with the locally developed Shturm remote weapon station. The six dismounts can rapidly enter and leave via the power operated ramp in the rear. (UkrInnMash) The re-roled vehicle now accommodates six dismounts in addition to the three-person crew comprising the commander, gunner, and driver. The dismounts are seated three on either side facing inwards on foldable, blast attenuating seats. A new power-ope...

Full article: http://www.janes.com/article/79654/ukraine-re-roles-2s1-s...

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