The 2S9 Nona (Новейшее Орудие Наземной Артилерии - Newest Ordnance of Ground Artillery) is a self-propelled 120 mm mortar designed by the Soviet Union and entered service in 1981. The 2S9 chassis is designated the S-120 and based on the aluminium hull of the BTR-D airborne multi-purpose tracked armored personnel carrier. The 2S23 Nona-SVK was specially developed for the Soviet motorized infantry and uses 8x8 wheeled chassis. More generally, the 120 mm mortar is referred to as the Nona, with the 2S9 also known as the Nona-S; a BTR-80 based version is the 2S23 or Nona-SVK, and the towed 2B16 anti-tank gun version is named the Nona-K. Although no figures have been released, it is estimated that well over 1,000 of the 2S9 Nona were built. First production of this vehicle were delivered in 1990, and a small number is currently in service for the Russian Army. It was previously used by Afghanistan and the Soviet Union, but this vehicle is still currently in service in a couple of other countries.
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The 2S23 Nona-SVK was recently released and seems to be an artillery unit attached to a BTR-80. It was the first tank to be announced inside of the new hangar.