Ukraine’s Armed Forces officials tested ZSU-23-4 Shylka, the AA gun, for combat capacity in terms of suppressing enemy fire on the ground. The weapon test took place at a firing range in Kharkiv region, northeastern Ukraine.
According to Ukroboronprom, the leading defense enterprise, the weapon test included live fire from 23-mm quad automatic anti-aircraft cannons, with its firing speed making 3400 rounds per minute.
Shylka is a lightly armored Soviet self-propelled, radar guided anti-aircraft weapon system; the armies of Ukraine, Russia and many other post-Soviet countries have been employing it since the fall of the USSR.
Ukroboronprom insisted that, according to the firing test results and numerous reports from the Ukrainian soldiers in the war-torn Donbas, the AA gun can be effectively used against ground targets, namely against the enemy firing positions.