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Coastal artillery battalion of the Russian Black Sea Fleet performed combat firing at surface targets

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In course of field training, artillery battalion of the Novorossiysk separate costal missile and artillery brigade performed firing at surface targets.

Units of the missile and artillery formation had arrived at the range near the Cape of Iron Horn (Taman Peninsula) and deployed a field camp.

Crews of 130mm coastal self-propelled artillery complexes Bereg successfully engaged targets located at large distances.

After performing assigned tasks, the units returned to their permanent locations.

The A-222 Bereg (Russian: Берег; “Coast”) is a Russian 130 mm self-propelled coastal artillery gun, which was developed in the 1980s and first shown to the public in 1993 at an arms fair in Abu Dhabi.

The Bereg artillery system consists of one command and control vehicle (CPU), a combat support vehicle (MOBD) and up to six weapon systems (SAU). All of them are mounted on 8×8 wheeled all-terrain vehicles providing excellent mobility.

The AK-130 gun is mounted on a wheeled MAZ-543 8×8 vehicle and was designed to engage surface ships and fast attack boats as well as ground targets. It is capable of engaging targets within 1–2 minutes and can fire up to 12 shots per minute.

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