KITOLOV-2M 122-mm guided artillery weapon complex

KITOLOV-2M 122-mm guided artillery weapon complex


Kitolov-2M complex is intended to destroy light-armoured small ground targets with a shot done from 122-mm caliber artillery systems (2S1, D30) when target is designated by means of a beam of a laser designator-rangefinder.

Standard targets for the Kitlov-2M complex are the following:

  • positions of MLRS, artillery and mortars;
  • self-propelled artillery pieces, infantry combat vehicles, armoured carriers;
  • pillboxes and bunkers;
  • landing and transport ships and boats.
target hit

With decisive combat advantages Kitolov-2M is capable of:

  • destruction of single targets with rate of fire up to 3 rounds per minute;
  • salvo firing from multiple weapons against the protected targets designated by a single laser designator-rangefinder;
  • firing from up to 4 howitzers against several targets simultaneously, making no mutual interference;
  • effective firing with reduced demand on weather and ballistic data;
  • effective firing to a distance of up to 6…7km without weather and ballistic data (on the basis of topographic data).
diagram of complex functioning Advantages:

  • As opposed to common artillery projectile being effective only at area fire, Kitolov-2M ensures destruction of definite targets by the first shot without fire adjustment.
  • Destroys moving targets (the speed is up to 30 km/h) with indirect fire by the first shot without fire adjustment.
  • Due to laser semi-active homing and high explosive fragmentation warhead it effectively destroys targets of different types, including armoured, placed openly and in weapon pits.
  • It doesn’t require any special maintenance and storage conditions.

The complex includes:

  • 122mm guided HE fragmentation projectile K122, “Kitolov-2M”;
  • encased propellant charge;
  • 1D22 laser designator rangefinder;
  • radio set (R159M);
  • synchronization means (1A35M).
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