/ Go to the mediabankAn S23 Nona-SVK self-propelled gun, mounted on a BTR-80 armored personnel carrier, displayed in the run-up to the Army-2015 international military-technical forum in the Moscow Region / Go to the mediabankInternationalIndiaAfricaOleg BurunovDuring an attack shown in a clip, the Russian paratroopers were seen using a self-propelled Nona-S gun. Russia’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) has published a video of a Russian airborne unit destroying the fortified positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the forest, as part of Moscow’s special military operation in Ukraine.The footage, published on the MoD’s Telegram page on Saturday, shows Russian forces launching a reconnaissance drone to transfer the coordinates of the enemy fortifications to the artillery paratroopers. Ukrainian servicemen managed to track the drone after it was too late.“Several precision volleys of the 120-mm Nona-S self-propelled guns – and enemy strongholds together with the personnel has been wiped out”, a MoD caption text below the clip reads.The amphibious 2S9 Nona (a Russian acronym for the Newest Ground Artillery Gun) is actually a hybrid of a mortar and howitzer, capable of firing high explosive and smoke rounds, as well as laser-guided munitions.
- November 27, 2023
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