Uraltransmash handed over to the military a batch of modernized 2S19M1 Msta-S self-propelled howitzers. Modifications of the Msta-S are still being supplied to the Russian Army. Uraltransmash (The Ural Transport Engineering Plant) is a company based in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Currently it is a subsidiary of Uralvagonzavod. the company is Russia’s primary producer of self-propelled artillery. Uraltransmash is one of the oldest enterprises in the Ural: its history is more than two hundred years old. In 1989, Uraltransmash produced its first self-propelled howitzer, the 2S19 Msta.
2S19M1 Msta-S is a modernized version of the 152-mm self-propelled guns Msta-S, equipped with a programmable loading system. As part of the modernization, all equipment received automated guidance and fire control system (ASUNO), and a major overhaul of all components and parts was also carried out. In 2008 the Russian armed forces ordered an improved model with an automated fire control system. The self-propelled howitzer can deliver both indirect and direct fire only at the halt without the preliminary preparation of firing positions. Laying method is automatic, semi-automatic, manual.
An automated laying and fire control system (ALFCS) installed on the self-propelled howitzer, combined with artillery fire control vehicles, provides highly effective counter-battery fire. The use of the ALFCS reduces the emplacement time 1.5-2 times, shortens the time to open fire by 25-30%, and doubles the survivability of the 2S19M1-155 self-propelled howitzer on the battlefield. The maximum firing range is 29 km. Ammunition: 50 shells. Maximum speed: 60 km / h. Autonomy: more than 600 km. The upgraded self-propelled guns can fire all types of projectiles, including 2K25 Krasnopol 152/155 mm cannon-launched guided munitions.
The 2S19 Msta, after the Msta River, is a 152.4 mm self-propelled howitzer designed by the Soviet Union, which entered service in 1989 as the successor to the 2S3 Akatsiya. The vehicle has the running gear of the T-80, but is powered by the T-72’s diesel engine. The Msta is a howitzer designed for deployment either as an unarmored towed gun, or to be fitted in armored self-propelled artillery mountings. Current production of the towed model is designated Msta-B, while the self-propelled model is the Msta-S. Msta-S howitzers have been used in the Russo-Ukrainian War by the Ukrainian Army as well as pro-Russian separatists who captured one machine during the conflict.