Artillery units of the Airborne Troops (VDV) on the right bank of the Dnieper are working, among other things, on 120-millimeter regimental airborne self-propelled artillery and mortar installations “Nona”, the features of which were described by a senior battery officer on Thursday, April 20.
“One of the main tasks of the unit is to cover the infantry, carry out tasks to support artillery fire. Our equipment is “Nona” 2S9 – a self-propelled artillery gun, very accurate, fast. We suppress mortars, we destroy targets of infantry, armored vehicles, armored vehicles – we destroy them on the spot, ”said the platoon commander and senior battery officer with the call sign Terek.
As the Ministry of Defense explained, the crews of the Nona self-propelled guns make a march to firing positions and, after aiming, inflict fire damage on enemy manpower and equipment. Reconnaissance, fire correction and control of target destruction is carried out by crews of complexes with unmanned aerial vehicles. Also around the perimeter, artillerymen are covered by crews with anti-drone guns and man-portable anti-aircraft missile systems.
Earlier that day, the commander of the Grad MLRS combat vehicle with the call sign Grom told how this weapon is used, for what purposes and to whose merit the feats of the unit are. As the Ministry of Defense explained, precise guidance plays an important role in delivering a Grad strike.
The special operation to protect Donbass, which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24, 2022, continues. The decision was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by the Ukrainian military.