In order for the command of the group of forces in the strategic direction (theater of operations), in accordance with the concept of the operation, to have the opportunity to strengthen the first echelon formations in the most important directions, it is necessary to have an artillery formation of a reserve in each district consisting of 4 - 5 formations of howitzer, cannon and anti-tank artillery. Taking into account the tension of the modern international situation, there is a need to include large artillery formations in the district artillery kit.
Calculations carried out in the course of a number of research works indicate that the combat capabilities of the currently existing MFA kits of operational formations should also be increased in order to carry out missions to inflict defeat on opposing enemy groupings in the required volume.
During the years of reforming the army, in connection with the elimination of the divisional command level in the Ground Forces, the combat capabilities of tactical artillery decreased many times over. Replenishment of these opportunities for pre-reform indicators is ensured by the restoration of the divisional link and the divisional artillery kit (as part of a self-propelled artillery regiment, a separate rocket battalion and a separate anti-tank division).Figure: 2. IAC "Coalition"
The next condition for increasing the combat capabilities of artillery formations is their rearmament with a 152-mm interspecific artillery complex (IAC).
Calculations show that the task performed by the CAO 2S19 division in just 2-3 minutes with the same ammunition consumption can be performed by a battery armed with the IAC "Coalition-SV", and the IAC division can surpass a similar division of 2S19M2, 2S3M3 systems:- by the number of simultaneous fire missions by 3-4 times;
- by the size of the area of concentrated fire by 2-3 times;
- by the size of the area of various types of obstruction and accompanying fires 3 times;
- by the time of execution of the firing mission by 2 times.
A further increase in the combat capabilities of the IAC will be the use of promising high-precision projectiles in the complex, which will make it possible to implement the “fire-and-forget” principle.
A key condition for increasing the combat capabilities of jet formations is their equipping with modern multiple launch rocket systems "Tornado-G", "Tornado-S", as well as high-precision long-range projectiles with a wide range of warheads. Their development has a significant impact on the effective use of MLRS in terms of reducing the readiness and reloading time due to the use of packages.
However, in order to build up the combat capabilities of the MFA of the Ground Forces at the tactical level in order to achieve fire (strike) parity (if possible, superiority) with the opposing enemy grouping, breakthrough solutions are needed in the development of promising weapons and their adoption. One of them is the creation of a multipurpose reconnaissance and strike network (RUS) on the basis of a tactical high-precision missile system (ATRC).