JSC CRI Central Scientific Research Institute Burevestnik as part Uralvagonzavod Group has shipped a batch of 82mm 2B24 mortars within the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation. The main purpose of 82mm 2B24 mortars is to engage, with high-angle fire, military personnel, firepower and unarmored vehicles both in the open and in covers, including reverse slope positions. The carrier mortar is designed mainly to engage (suppress), by high-angle fire, the enemy’s personnel and firing assets located: in the open as well as in field entrenchments; on the back sides of hills and in canyons and near the forward edge of the battle area.
The mortar is transported in a standard package by any mode of transport. It can also be disassembled into pieces and transported by the crew in special packs. 82mm 2B24 mortar has high rate of fire, a greater range as compared to 2B14-1, low weight and can be quickly disassembled into main component parts. The advanced materials used in the mortar design made it possible to reduce the weight of the weapon, increase its reliability, ease of operation and operational safety. Low weight and quick disassembly capability ensure high maneuverability of 2B24 and efficient combat operations. Mortar transportability by crew enables to use it for combat missions in hard-to-reach areas.
The mortar can be used to fulfill the following tactical tasks:
– damaging tranches, ditches, communication trenches and light log-and-earth shelters;
– infantry fire support;
– adjustment of fire and target designation with the use of smoke and illuminating mortar bombs;
– screening the enemy firing positions and observation and command posts with smoke, laying a smoke screen in support for the infantry attacking the enemy’s defense lines;
– illumination of the battlefield forward edge and the enemy firing positions, observation and command posts.
JSC CRI (Central Scientific Research Institute) Burevestnik is a Russian arms industry company based in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia. It is part of Uralvagonzavod. Burevestnik is a major designer of artillery systems. Seventy percent of Burevestnik’s work reportedly is now civil, with priority interest in the fields of ecology, agriculture, and the processing and preservation of agricultural produce. Burevestnik designed the 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled gun, first unveiled during the 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade. CRI Burevestnik actively promotes its products on foreign markets contributing to the increase of the export component of the military-industrial complex of the Russian Federation.