"The first test batch of the newest 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled artillery mounts is ready for shipping", Semizorov said.
He also praised the Koalitsiya-SV as a weapon of the future.
"It is ahead of its time, so the existing models, ranging from 2S3M Akatsiya to 2S19M2 Msta-SM, will be long in demand. I believe that exactly the 2S19M1 Msta-S and the modernised 2S19M2, which has a truly huge upgrade potential, will make the basis of the fleet of artillery mounts of this class", Semizorov added.
Mikhail Matveevsky, the chief of the Russian Ground Forces' Rocket Troops and Artillery, said at the Army-2018 defence forum that the Koalitsiya-SV would be the first stage toward military equipment robotisation. Later in 2018, the Ground Forces chief, Oleg Salyukov, announced that the development of the Koalitsiya-SV had entered the final stage. State tests are expected to be completed in 2020.