magnumcromagnon wrote:Currently, the Armed the forces of the Russian Federation have some artillery systems whose shells, when shooting at maximum range, reach great heights. Of the flight trajectory can be found in the upper layers of the stratosphere where the air is very tenuous and its resistance is minimal. This factor has a positive effect on the range. With such systems, the shells of which overlook the stratospheric heights today are Coalition-SV AND 2c7m Malka. According to domestic and foreign experts, it is planned to within three years to complete the development of long-range high-precision artillery ammunition (DVAB) with a range of up to 170 km.
That would make the Koalitsiya more of a division or theatre-level weapon really. Almost strategic. Which is a great capability, but not the system's raison-d'etre.
I would assume only a limited amount of these shells would be procured and they would mostly be employed against predetermined targets in range of the artillery batteries' places of permanent deployment in lieu of say cruise missiles against such targets, rather than simply being handed down to every battery in the country and expended as the tactical situation dictates.