152 mm VRS-546 Round with Jammer-Carrying Projectile “Starshel”

It is designed for delivering single-action radio jamming transmitters in areas occupied by the enemy, for creating active the interference in the enemy tactical commanding units.


Muzzle velocity, m/s Depends on the charge: – from 606 to 655
Max. range, m from 4000 to 16500


Operational range, m Not less than 700
Frequency range, MHz Depends on the charge
Time of continuous transmission, min Not less than 60
Manufacturer VMZ


D20, 2S-3M and ML-20 gun-howitzer


Fuse DZV-90


1 rounds in a wooden case
Dimensions, mm 835 x 490 x 280
Volume, m3 0.114
Weight, kg 82

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The 152mm howitzer is a devastatingly powerful weapon and a working piece of military history. In an age where military technology seems to move forward at a blistering pace, the howitzer has never been away from the theater of combat for long. But while many military forces harness the stopping power of howitzers like the D-20, the 2S-3M and the lighter and more mobile ML-20, it’s important to remember that there’s more to this iconic artillery than stopping power.


While the weapon can  be combined with a range of high explosive and hollow charge rounds, or even inert rounds for training exercises, there’s more to these shells than stopping power. Take, for example the 152mm VRS-546 round with a jammer-carrying projectile “Starshel”.


Signal jamming for tactical advantage


There’s a time for devastating stopping power and a time for a stealthier approach employing guile and subterfuge rather than shows of ballistic force. While howitzer rounds are traditionally associated with anti-personnel functions as well as destroying enemy artillery, armored vehicles and encampments the jammer carrying Starshel offers an alternative function for this staple 152mm round.


The Starshel is an electronic countermeasure designed to deceive enemy detection systems such as sonar, radar or even infrared for those occasions when a stealthy approach is necessitated. These shells are specifically built to be fired at very long ranges and can provide long lasting disruption to an enemy’s systems so that you can make your move undetected. This will allow you to enact your strategy without fear of reprisals from your unaware enemy.


Ballistic characteristics


While the specifications of the signal jamming system are of course important and we will look in detail at those shortly, the shell cannot operate effectively without superior deployment. That’s why the VRS-546 round has been designed with a long range from 4,000 to 16,500 meters depending on the size of the charge. Muzzle velocity is 606 for reduced charge rounds or 655 for full charge shells.


This will allow you to wreak optimal devastation behind enemy lines from a safe distance.


Operational characteristics


Having successfully deployed the round, you are free to make your approach and secure your enemy’s territory. But in order to do this effectively, you need to know that your approach will not be detected by your enemy’s detection systems. Fortunately, the VRS-546 round’s superior operational characteristics will allow for a successful approach. The round has an operational range of no less than 700 meters, ensuring all-encompassing electrical blackouts. The frequency range depends on the charge but the time of continuous transmission is a guaranteed minimum of 60 minutes, giving you a comfortable margin within which to make your approach. The round is manufactured by VMZ; a trusted name in military technology, and completed by a DZV-90 fuse.


If your military tactics call for stealth and tactical invention rather than ballistic might, it is edifying to know that you can get both from the ubiquitous howitzer.