Russia Land Forces and Vehicles Programs

Ghost soldier

Хижак
Messages
1,389
Reactions
3 3,795
Nation of residence
Morocco
Nation of origin
Moroco
New_Russian_TOS-2_Tosochka_flamethrower_will_enter_in_service_at_the_end_of_this_year_925_001.jpg

According to a Tweet released by SOVA on August 21, 2020, the new TOS-2 Tosochka flamethrower MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) will be delivered to the Russian troops by the end of the year and will take part to the Russian military exercise Kavkaz 2020.
Follow Army Recognition on Google News at this link
The new TOS 2 Tosochka MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) was unveiled during the Victory Day military parade in June of this year. The TOS 2 is a rocket launcher in the family of TOS flamethrower based on a military truck chassis Ural-63706-0120 with double axles at the rear of the chassis.

The TOS-2 Tosochka heavy flamethrower system is based on a Ural wheeled all-wheel drive chassis to increase mobility. It will have a firing range from 3.5 to 10 km.

The TOS 2 uses the same thermobaric ammunition as the TOS-1 and TOS-1 which are based on tracked chassis. A thermobaric weapon is a type of explosive that uses oxygen from the surrounding air to generate a high-temperature explosion. It is a close-range weapon system that can be used against unconcealed and concealed positions.

The rear of the truck chassis is fitted with the launcher weapon station including a container with three rows of eight rocket launcher tubes. According to Russian military sources, it can fire 220mm rockets with thermobaric and smoke-incendiary warheads. The vehicle is also equipped with an onboard computerized fire control system, inertial navigation, and aiming systems.
 

TR_123456

Experienced member
Staff member
Administrator
Messages
4,686
Reactions
11,386
Nation of residence
Nethelands
Nation of origin
Turkey
Thread dedicated to Russian land forces, land vehicles and weapons
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Cabatli_TR

Experienced member
Staff member
Administrator
Messages
5,368
Reactions
79 45,455
Nation of residence
Turkey
Nation of origin
Turkey
1005253-1.jpg



The Russian manufacturer of the infamous AK-47 assault rifle has released short promo video of its new experimental AK-19 rifle.

The AK-19 is a version of the AK-12 assault rifle chambered for NATO’s 5.56mm rounds.

The new Russian assault rifle has received a lightweight telescopic-type buttstock with improved ergonomics, a new sight and slotted flash suppressor that allows quickly installing a silencer.


“The experimental AK-19 assault rifle. The cartridge used is the NATO 5.56. The barrel length – 415mm. The twist rate – 178mm. The weight – 3,350 g,” the Kalashnikov Group said on its Instagram.

The new assault rifle has received a lightweight telescopic-type buttstock with improved ergonomics, a new sight and slotted flash suppressor that allows quickly installing a silencer.

The new assault rifle will be demonstrated to the public in the Kalashnikov Group’s demonstration center at the Patriot Park during the Army-2020 international arms show that will run on August 23-29.


PUBLISHED BY
Colton Jones
AUG 18, 2020 8:46 AM

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/...ault-rifle.html/amp?__twitter_impression=true
 

Cabatli_TR

Experienced member
Staff member
Administrator
Messages
5,368
Reactions
79 45,455
Nation of residence
Turkey
Nation of origin
Turkey
1279115.jpg



The Central Research Institute of Precision Machine-Building (TsNIITochMash, part of the state tech corporation Rostec) demonstrated a new Poloz self-loading compact pistol chambered for 9x19mm rounds and based on the latest 9x21mm Udav army handgun, the Rostec press office reported on Friday.

"This compact model is smaller and lighter than the standard army handgun and can be used as a concealed carry weapon. Its modular design allows replacing the grip without changing the main parts and using various-capacity magazines. It is convenient, reliable and easy to handle, which is extremely important for operational units’ personnel," the press office quoted TsNIITochMash CEO Albert Bakov as saying.

The new pistol is designated for the operational and concealed carry by the personnel of the Interior Ministry and the National Guard, the chief executive specified.

The new pistol has an accuracy firing range of up to 50 meters and can operate in temperatures ranging from minus 50 degrees to plus 50 degrees Celsius. The handgun can fire 9x19mm pistol rounds standard for federal agencies and 9x19mm cartridges with steel-core bullets. The pistol’s magazine can hold 15 or 18 rounds. The weapon has a service life of at least 10,000 shots.

TsNIITochMash is working on the Poloz new pistol as part of the experimental design work launched on its own initiative. The new handgun will be unveiled to the public at the Army-2020 international military and technical forum both on the institute’s display stand in the Rostec demonstration center and in the dynamic show at the shooting range of the Patriot multifunctional firing center.

Rostec announced on August 5 that TsNIITochMash had launched the production of the first batch of the latest 9x21mm Udav self-loading pistol.

The Udav has an effective firing range of 100 meters. The pistol is capable of piercing individual armor vests (including fabric vests) and Type II helmets at a distance of up to 75 meters.

The Udav can operate within a temperature range of minus 50 degrees to plus 50 degrees Celsius. The pistol weighs just 780 g with its magazine (without rounds) and is 206mm long and 145mm high. The magazine’s capacity is 18 9x21mm rounds. It has a guaranteed service life of 10,000 shots.

https://tass.com/defense/1189625
 

Cabatli_TR

Experienced member
Staff member
Administrator
Messages
5,368
Reactions
79 45,455
Nation of residence
Turkey
Nation of origin
Turkey
According to information released by the Russian Press Agency TASS on August 15, 2020, the latest Typhoon-VDV armored vehicles will be first supplied to Russian airborne reconnaissance and commando units.
Follow Army Recognition on Google News at this link


Russian_airborne_reconnaissance_and_commando_units_to_receive_Typhoon-VDV_armored_vehicles_925_001.jpg


Typhoon-VDV armored vehicle. (Picture source Vitaly Kuzmin)

In the future, Russian airmobile units can be equipped with them. Experts believe the vehicles will radically increase the mobility and protection of paratroopers, the Izvestia daily writes.

Commandos and scouts will be the first airborne units to receive Typhoon-VDV, Defense Ministry sources said. Supplies of the vehicles to recently created airmobile units are considered. Several options, including armored personnel carrier vehicles armed with a gun or a mortar, are to be supplied to paratroopers.

Airborne Forces Commander Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov earlier said the paratroopers would receive a batch of K-4386 Typhoon-VDV for test operation. Massive supplies are to begin in 2021. It was reported that whole battalions would switch to new armored vehicles.

It testifies to major changes in the Airborne Forces, expert Vladislav Shurygin said. The Russian Defense Ministry would like the concept of airborne engagement. The new hardware will develop the paratroopers into a rapid reaction force and the basis of expeditionary contingents. Mobility and deployment speed are specifically important.

According to the combat experience of Russian troops in Syria, the need for new armored vehicles offering more protection and firepower is a top priority for Russia armed forces. It can provide a high level of protection against mine blast, better than the family of BMD airborne tracked armored vehicle.

During the Victory Day parade in Moscow, the K-4386 Typhoon-VDV was equipped with a new remotely operated weapon station armed with one 30mm automatic cannon and one 7.62mm coaxial machine gun. However, not all K-4386 designed by Remdiesel for the Airborne Forces will have such arms. The family of Typhoon-VDV has options with different weapons and an armored personnel carrier vehicle able to accommodate seven soldiers or military equipment.

The Typhoon-VDV Russian name K-4386 is a member of the Typhoon family wheeled armored vehicle designed and manufactured by the Russian company Kamaz for the Russian airborne troops. The development of the Typhoon-VDV was launched in late 2015, and after five months the first vehicle was produced to conduct field tests.



https://www.armyrecognition.com/wea..._to_receive_typhoon-vdv_armored_vehicles.html
 

Saithan

Experienced member
Denmark Correspondent
Messages
8,055
Reactions
19 18,530
Nation of residence
Denmark
Nation of origin
Turkey
It’s actually a good move tbh. Save cost by standardizing weapon so ammo and weapons becomes easier to acquire.
 

The Conqueror

Member
Messages
17
Reactions
52
Nation of residence
Sweden


Russian sources talk about the catastrophic results of the accuracy of the fire of some of its main tanks during the last military parade at the Army Forum 2020. Out of the 16 guided projectiles that were launched from different Russian tanks, only 8 hit their targets. Operations and launch conditions were more than perfect as the targets were stationary and so were the tanks. The reasons for the failure are unknown, but for the missile used in the shooting operations, it was the type Refleks or the NATO AT-11 (sniper), which is the legitimate successor to the previous system 9K112 Cobra that was equipping the T-64B and T-80B tanks. The operational range of the Refleks missile ranges between 100-5000 m, and it travels in 17 seconds, the TOW missile travels its maximum range of 3.750 m in 22 seconds.

The results of the Refleks guided missile launch were as follows:

-The T-90A tank
: At the 14th minute, the tank fired a missile that hit the ground before reaching the target. Another missile was launched, but no results appeared. It appears that it also failed to hit its target. The third attempt hit the target. Two missed out of three launches.

-T-80U: At 36:20 the barrel of the cannon was shaking badly. When the tank fired the missile at the stationary target in the minute 37:02, the missile flew upward.
The second missile again behaved similarly. The third missile hit the target. Two mistarget out of three launches.

-The T-80UE-1 tank: in the 16:45 minute, the first missile missed the target and ascended, while the subsequent two missiles succeeded in hitting their targets thus, the result is one miss out of three releases
- The T-72B3 tank: At the minute 53:35, the tank fired four missiles, all of which hit their targets.

-The tank T-80BVM: In the minute 1:11:10, the first shot missed the target, the second was not shown, and the third missed the target and hit the bushes.

-The final result: out of 16 shots, only 8 were successful. This brings the total accuracy rate to an ~50%.
 

Test7

Experienced member
Staff member
Administrator
Messages
4,776
Reactions
16 19,852
Nation of residence
United States of America
Nation of origin
Turkey
The Russian Defense Ministry requested the Kalashnikov Group top upgrade its AM-17 assault rifle used by the fighter pilots.


Army Recognition Global Defense and Security news

Kalashnikov AM-17 (Picture source: Army Recognition)

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu inspected Kalashnikov firearms at Army-2020 forum. AM-17 drew his attention. He said Sukhoi Su-35 and Su-57 pilots may be armed with the rifle if it first into their rucksacks. “It is necessary to change the weight and size,” the minister said. General Chief-of-Staff Valery Gerasimov said the rifle had yet to pass acceptance trials. Military pilots are currently armed with the Stechkin pistol.

First unveiled in the Russian Army Expo 2017 alongside the AMB-17, the AM-17 (Avtomat Malogabaritnyj, Small-sized Automatic Rifle, awaiting GRAU designation), is an assault rifle that uses standard intermediate 5.45×39mm 7N10 cartridge. It was developed and manufactured by the late 2010s by Kalashnikov, based on the Yevgeny Dragunov MA Compact Rifle. The weapon is intended for use as a close quarters weapon, primarily for military and law enforcement units of the Russian Interior Ministry, Russian National Guard, and Russian Army to replace the AKS-74U.

The AM-17 unlike previous firearms in current use by the Russian military differentiates itself by employing two receivers that connect on a hinge instead of a single stamped receiver with a lid. To do this the upper receiver itself is made from polymer and steel reinforcements, while the lower receiver along with its magazine housing is made entirely from polymer and connected to the upper receiver by two captive take down cross-pins reducing the weight of the firearm significantly and allowing for easier access into the internal operation. The gas operated action within is a short stroke gas piston and rotary bolt which locks with three radial lugs on the bolt head similar to historic 9x39mm carbines such as the VSK-94. The bolt carrier within the upper receiver is almost streamline by design raising it towards the bolt group reducing both bolt friction and felt user recoil.

The weapon has an integrated upper full-length MIL-STD/1913 Picatinny railing, polymer side-folding and adjustable (telescoping) shoulder stock, and longitudinal slots in the walls of the upper receiver allowing for ambidextrous controls in both the fire selector and charging handle.

 

Test7

Experienced member
Staff member
Administrator
Messages
4,776
Reactions
16 19,852
Nation of residence
United States of America
Nation of origin
Turkey
dd.png



The Russian defense industry has unveiled a new self-propelled mine-clearing rocket system during Kavkaz-2020 strategic drills for the first time.

The new BMP-3-based mine-clearing system with a hundred meters of explosive is designed to providing a “close-in” demining capability for maneuver forces.

The new system is based on the tracked chassis of the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle. The mine-clearing vehicle has a roof-mounted launcher for line charges used to breach and clear obstacles. These are launched by rocket over a minefield and filled with explosives. The overpressure of their explosion detonates many types of mines and dislodges unaffected mines.


Line charges are detonating hidden bombs at a safe distance, so that troops and vehicles can pass through safely.

The new vehicle developed by the «Rezonans» company for replacement Soviet UR-77 mine-clearing vehicle, based on a variant of the 2S1 Gvozdika chassis.


 

Cabatli_TR

Experienced member
Staff member
Administrator
Messages
5,368
Reactions
79 45,455
Nation of residence
Turkey
Nation of origin
Turkey
ByDylan Malyasov
Sep 19, 2020

Citing an open-source intelligence report from military experts, Lenta.ru reportedthat the Russian Army has in total 2685 main battle tanks in their active inventory.
“The total number of combat units listed [in the publication] above is 2685 tanks. The total number of new and upgraded tanks (produced in 2000 and later) in combat units is about 1200 units or about 45 percent of the total, ”the report says.
Additional reports by Lenta.ru state that “39 new tank battalions were formed during the past years, and thirty-two of them were deployed in the western and southern directions,” and “the total number of deployed tanks has almost doubled.”
- ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW -
Also notes that the Russian defense industry has raised the rate of modernization of old vehicles. “If in 1998-2010 about 150 T-72B and T-80U tanks were upgraded to the T-72BA and T-80UE-1 levels, then in 2011-2020 supplies to the troops amounted to more than 600 T-72B3 tanks, more than 300 T-72B3M tanks and more than 60 T-80BVM tanks, ” according to a report.
At the same time, CEO of Uralvagonzavod defense manufacturer (part of the state tech corporation Rostec) Alexander Potapov said that the first batch of the latest T-14 ‘Armata’ tanks will arrive for the Russian troops shortly.
“The first batch of vehicles will be delivered to the troops shortly,” the chief executive said.
The Armata is of great interest both for the Russian Army and for foreign customers, which are inquiring about T-14 possible deliveries or the licensed production of this hardware, the Uralvagonzavod chief said.

 

Ekenelionel

New member
Messages
3
Reactions
5
T-90MS-scaled.jpg


Source

Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has supplied 3000+ tanks and vehicles based on them abroad, including artillery, engineer and other weapon systems and military equipment, over 20 years of its activity in the international arms market.
“The equipment designed by the Russian school of tank building, which celebrated its 100th anniversary this year, receives acclaim of foreign specialists every year.
The latest products from Rostec holding companies – Armata and T-90MS MBTs, BMPT Terminator tank support fighting vehicles, Sprut-SDM1 light amphibious tanks, TOS-1A heavy flamethrower systems, Msta-S self-propelled howitzers, a broad lineup of engineer vehicles based on tank chassis and many other domestic armored vehicles – are in high demand around the world.

In a number of countries, armored units equipped predominantly with Russian vehicles became the backbone of the national armed forces,” – said Alexander Mikheev, Director General of Rosoboronexport and Deputy Chairman of the Russian Engineering Union.
Today, more than 40 countries are actively operating not only state-of-the-art Russian armored vehicles, but even those supplied decades ago during the Soviet period.
Moreover, over the past 20 years, more than half of these countries have signed large contracts with Rosoboronexport for the supply of new batches of armored vehicles or the modernization of their tank fleets to radically increase the operational readiness and fighting capacity of their armies.
The following key qualities of the Russian armored vehicles are highly appreciated abroad:
• high operational effectiveness and capability to handle a wide range of tasks, including through a gun capable of firing both standard tank ammunition and guided missiles;
• ease of use (the equipment is easily mastered by personnel, easy to maintain and repair, even in the field);
• automation of operations and control, increased mobility, good crew protection, operability in the widest range of geographic and climatic conditions, from polar ice to the equator;
• reliability of armored vehicles, platform and component commonality, their high maintainability on the battlefield;
• compliance with the claimed performance characteristics.
Success in exporting Russian armored vehicles is inextricably linked with the quality training of foreign specialists, setting up joint venture productions abroad, and carrying out various R&D projects for foreign customers.
Foreign customers pay great attention to the preliminary evaluation of equipment before making a decision on its procurement. So, the tests of T-90 tanks in the Thar Desert and the Arabian sands became an effective advertising for these vehicles.
As a result, a plant was built in India for the licensed production of T-90S MBTs and a number of countries adopted them for service.
For 100 years, the tank building industry in Russia has evolved in a unique way, which no one in the world has followed, becoming a nationwide plant academy, in the shops of which an engineering idea is translated into advanced military equipment.
The best achievements of science and the unique century-old experience of using tanks have been implemented today in the Armata universal combat platform, whose counterparts are unlikely to emerge in the foreseeable future. The delivery of vehicles based on this platform abroad is the future of the world tank building industry.
Currently, the world tank export market is steadily dominated by T-72, T-80 and T-90 MBTs, which have received a state-of-the-art configuration as a result of Russian modernization.
“An immense amount of research and technological groundwork and colossal capacities of Russian heavy engineering enterprises, which include tank building industry, the latest production processes, from armor plate welding and rolling to delicate integration of high-tech digital equipment into multi-ton hulls – all this ensures Russia’s leadership in this segment of the world arms market.
This success has been achieved thanks to the talents and conscientious work of hundreds of thousands of people working in design bureaus, operating machines, pouring steel, and assembling powerful combat vehicles. Only cohesive teams can achieve such overwhelming results. This glory belongs in full measure to global tank-building forward Uralvagonzavod Corporation, a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation, which has ensured the factory continuity of generations and preserved labor dynasties, where experience is transferred from fathers to sons – Russia’s future tank builders, who had and should have no match in the world,” stressed Alexander Mikheev.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Russian tank building, a ceremonial passage of the latest Russian armored vehicles took place in Nizhny Tagil, which is a city plant where the main production facilities of world-famous Russian tank manufacturer Uralvagonzavod Research and Production Corporation are concentrated.
 

Cabatli_TR

Experienced member
Staff member
Administrator
Messages
5,368
Reactions
79 45,455
Nation of residence
Turkey
Nation of origin
Turkey
Russian S-300V and upgraded S-300V4 air defense launchers will receive short-range air protection. It will be an option of Pantsir launcher upgraded for the Ground Forces. Pantsir-SM/SV will have a tracked undercarriage instead of a wheeled one like the Pantsir-S1, the Independent Military Review writes. The ground option has to defend S-300V and S-300V4 against cruise missiles, precision weapons and combat drones. The 30mm Pantsir guns will also fight attacks on S-300V on the march and in positions.
Follow Army Recognition on Google News at this link

Army Recognition Global Defense and Security news

Pantsir-SM displayed at Army-2019 defense forum. A tracked version will be developed (Picture source: Army Recognition)

Protection of S-300V4s has become vital. They are the most dangerous weapon capable of destroying targets at a distance of 400 km. S-300V4 is the most effective weapon against ballistic missiles and is equipped with special radars to detect them.

The Defense Ministry is building up the air defense capabilities of operational and tactical forces. Several S-300V4 brigades have been recently deployed. They were « exotic » in early 2010s, but are now broadly engaged. Each combined arms army has its own air defense missile brigade armed with Buk-M2 and Buk-M3.

Since 2014, the Defense Ministry has been paying much attention to air defense in combined arms armies. In 2015, a new antiaircraft brigade was formed in the 49th combined arms army. The personnel were trained in the 106th air defense center in Orenburg. The brigade trained live fire at Kapustin Yar range. In December 2015, a new antiaircraft brigade joined the 36th combined arms army in Buryatia. The personnel completed training to operate Buk-M2 and conducted first live fire.

Army Recognition Global Defense and Security news

9A39M1 launcher-loader vehicle for Buk-M1-2 Air defence system (Picture source: Vitaly Kuzmin)

The Ground Forces will get another air defense missile brigade in a year or two. It will operate in the 8th combined arms army of the Southern Military District. Its creation began three years ago and the army does not have a proper set of units yet, including an antiaircraft missile brigade. However, media reports said the new air defense brigade had been formed and is operating Buk-M3.

Until recently, the air defense of the Ground Forces has mostly operated Buk-M1/M2 which were accepted into service in 1998. Now, the air defense brigades are rearmed with modern Buk-M2s and Buk-M3s. The Defense Ministry said the Ground Forces received five brigade sets of the new launchers in 2012-2019. It did not specify the number of supplied Buk-M2 and Buk-M3.

Army Recognition Global Defense and Security news


9A316 transporter erector launcher and transloader for Buk-M2 air defence system (Picture source: Vitaly Kuzmin)



Buk-M2 design began in 1988, but the launchers were accepted zinto service 20 years later. The first brigade set was supplied to the missile brigade of the 2nd Combined Arms Army in 2011. The Defense Ministry and Almaz-Antey signed a contract in 2013 for the delivery of three Buk-M2 brigade sets. They rearmed all available antiaircraft brigades. The first two sets were supplied to brigades formed from scratch. Buk-M2 was upgraded in the past years and received a target illumination and guidance radar. It expanded the radio horizon at extremely low altitudes and increased the destruction range of cruise missiles. Each vehicle detects, identifies and simultaneously fires at four targets from an unequipped position.

Army Recognition Global Defense and Security news

Buk-M3 displayed at Army-2018 defense forum (Picture source: Army Recognition)

Buk-M3 was accepted into service in 2016. The main difference from Buk-M2 is that it carries missiles in transportation-launcher containers. The round of munitions increased, as well as the destruction range. The system hits air targets at a distance of 70 kilometers. Buk-M3 exceeds predecessors 2-3 times due to multirole radar with a phased antenna array. One self-propelled launcher can attack six targets at a time.

The Defense Ministry publishes little data on the rearmament of the air defense of the Ground Forces. A comparison of available data with the statistical publication shows the ministry received two brigade sets of the latest launchers by 2019.

In late 2017, the antiaircraft missile formation of the combined arms army of the Western Military District deployed in Kursk region began to receive the first Buk-M3. It was reported in 2018 that the air defense unit of the combined arms formation of the Southern Military District deployed in North Caucasus held a tactical exercise. Buk-M3 repelled an air strike. The first batch of Buk-M3 was supplied to the Central Military District. The antiaircraft brigade of the 41st combined arms army deployed in Altai received the launchers.

The data show that the Defense Ministry received more than two brigade sets of Buk-M3. However, most air defense units likely receive battalion rather than complete brigade sets. The Defense Ministry said in early 2019 that producers will hand over a brigade set of S-300V4 and battalion sets of Buk-M3 and Tor-M2.

Therefore, antiaircraft brigades can simultaneously operate battalions of Buk-M1-2, Buk-M2 and Buk-M3. It may look incredible at first sight, but one has to remember that all Buk launchers can operate autonomously. The combat vehicles have target illumination and detection radars. They autonomously detect, identify and destroy targets.


 

Test7

Experienced member
Staff member
Administrator
Messages
4,776
Reactions
16 19,852
Nation of residence
United States of America
Nation of origin
Turkey
Russia is beginning to train operators of vehicles on Armata platform. Two military schools will be engaged. The first cadets will be enrolled in 2021 and will graduate as T-14 tank platoon commanders. Senior cadets will be able to acquaint themselves with the modern vehicles in 2020 already. Experts believe the time is sufficient to avoid major errors that can break down the vehicles, the Izvestia daily writes.

Army Recognition Global Defense and Security news

T-14 Armata displayed at Army-2018 defense forum (Picture source: Army Recognition)

Sources in the Defense Ministry said it had been decided to enroll cadets into tank schools for training to operate Armata vehicles. The first enrolment is scheduled in 2021, however the time may change. Two schools will train would-be officers. Kazan High Tank School will train tank platoon commanders. Omsk Armor Engineering Institute will train experts in the overhaul and operation of Armata family. The training will take four years and the first graduates will come to operate Armata in the army in 2025-2026.

Cadets will initially study on simulators. They will be soon supplied to the school in Kazan. In particular, it will get T-14 tank simulator TVK-Armata and fire support simulator TOPK-Armata BM-S. The school will then get simulators to train tank commanders and tank platoon commanders.

Omsk school will get sectional tanks, their units and mechanisms and other training means for would-be engineers and overhaul experts. Senior cadets will be able to acquaint themselves with the vehicles in 2020. Classes will be held for students who will get lieutenant chevrons in a year or two. “Officers have to know how to operate the hardware themselves and teach soldiers,” expert Viktor Murakhovsky said. “Senior students have at least a year to do it. They cannot fully master the vehicles in such a brief time, but will be able to avoid errors that can break down the hardware,” he said.

T-14 is the most sophisticated armored vehicle in the Russian army, the expert said. “The tank has a lot of electronics. The weapons are controlled by the so-called technical vision. There is no direct monitoring through optical sights. The vehicle is integrated into the single tactical control. It carries the latest communication and navigation means. Major education is necessary for officers to know how it works and to correctly operate the hardware,” he said.

T-14 tank on Armata platform was for the first time demonstrated at May 9, 2015 Victory parade. It underwent preliminary trials in 2019. Armata differs from all operational tanks. The unmanned turret is the main innovation. The crew stay in an isolated armored capsule and remotely control the weapons. It decreases the risk to life in combat.

Armata is a heavy tracked universal platform to carry various hardware: T-14 tanks, T-15 infantry fighting vehicles, T-16 overhaul and evacuation armored vehicles, etc. T-16 is ready. It evacuates damaged vehicles and overhauls them in field conditions. It has a bulldozer blade and differs from existing BREM-1M vehicle by a more powerful manipulator crane and a power winch.

T-15 is undergoing trials. The vehicle weighs 55 tons and is heavier than most Russian tanks. The size helps combine proper protection, powerful arms and a spacious compartment for the assault force.

The engine is located in the front to offer additional protection for the crew and soldiers. Besides, front armor of the vehicle is the same as modern tanks have. Dynamic armor also protects T-15 and intercepts missiles and projectiles. It all provides unprecedented protection to the prospective infantry fighting vehicle, the Izvestia said.

Army Recognition Global Defense and Security news

T-15 Armata displayed at Army-2018 defense forum (Picture source: Army Recognition)

 

Test7

Experienced member
Staff member
Administrator
Messages
4,776
Reactions
16 19,852
Nation of residence
United States of America
Nation of origin
Turkey
The Russian Army will receive upgraded BMP-2M infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) with a new Berezhok combat module armed with a 30mm gun and a Kornet (NATO reporting name: AT-l4 Spriggan) antitank missile system, the Defense Ministry’s press office said.


Army Recognition Global Defense and Security news


BMP-2M with Berezhok weapon station armed with a 30mm 2A42 automatic gun, a 7.62mm PKT coaxial machine gun, a 30mm AG-17 automatic grenade launcher and four launchers of 9M133 Kornet series anti-tank guided missiles. (Picture source: Army Recognition)


The BMP-2M is an upgraded version of the BMP-2 IFV with the Berezhok combat module. The vehicle transports soldiers and increases their mobility, arms and protection on the battlefield. The Berezhok manned combat module is a turret with a new set of weapons. It has a combined sight with independent stabilization of the visor in two planes. It combines optical, thermal and laser range finders, as well as a missile guiding system.

The Berezhok is said to be a cost-effective update, which dramatically increases the firepower of the basic BMP-2 and leaves its protection almost untouched. he turret weighs about 3,250 kg and carries a heavy armament suite integrating a Gryasev-Shipunov 2A42 30 mm automatic cannon, an AGS-30M 30 mm automatic grenade launcher, a Kalashnikov PKTM 7.62 mm coaxial general-purpose machinegun, and four ready-use Kornet-E-family (NATO reporting name: AT-14 Spriggan) ATGMs in two two-cell banks mounted on either side of the turret.

The upgraded BMP-2 with the new arms exceeds the organic BMP-2 capabilities 3.8 times. Compared to the baseline BMP-2, the Berezhok is equipped with a far better sensor suite. The turret has received an automatic target tracker and a ballistic computer. According to KBP, the module fires up to two missiles in salvo mode in order to score higher hit probability.The Berezhok increases the capabilities of the BMP-2 IFV fourfold. The upgraded BMP-2M vehicle features a round-the-clock automatic fire control system for Kornet guided missiles to destroy heavily-armored targets at a distance of 8 km (5 mi), as well as air targets.

 

Test7

Experienced member
Staff member
Administrator
Messages
4,776
Reactions
16 19,852
Nation of residence
United States of America
Nation of origin
Turkey
Russia's Tigr-based C2 Vehicles Pass Field Tests

Tigr 4×4 armored vehicle


Russian Army's mobile Command and Control (C2) posts, based on Tigr (Tiger) light vehicles, passed field tests recently.
The Russian Armed Forces have tested for the first time during the field tactical exercises the brand-new command and control (C2) vehicle based on the TIGR 4x4 multipurpose all-terrain armoured vehicle.

"The latest armored command posts based on the TIGR vehicle were for the first time used in the Far East during a series of tactical exercises with units of motorized rifle formations of the Eastern Military District at training ranges in the Amur Region. The newly arrived vehicles provided stable, secure communications during troop command and control and proved to be good in off-road conditions. The use of new command posts enabled the commanders to continuously control the troops, including on the move, and also provided the necessary protection for the commanders," Russian MoD reported on October 5.

According to the ministry, the vehicles are fitted with modern telecommunication equipment, that allows secured video conferencing, telephone communication and data transmission not only on location, but also on the move.
Russia's Tigr-based C2 Vehicles Pass Field Tests

TIGR is a 4x4 multipurpose all-terrain infantry armoured vehicle manufactured by the Military Industrial Company LLC (MIC LLC), a major developer and producer of the wheeled armoured vehicles (BTR-82A, Boomerang etc.). Currently the Russian Armed Forces are in the process of receiving AMN 233114 TIGR-M and ASN 233115 TIGR-M SpN versions with new Russian-made YaMZ-5347-10 engine (215 hp). Many improvements aimed at improving its performance, reliability, ergonomics and security were made, the producer says. It can carry up to 9 people in the cabin. MIC positions TIGR as an easy-to-operate vehicle with a high degree of reliability and mobility, as well as with the required level of protection.

TIGR used by both Russian Armed Forces and numerous other countries. Various radar, missile and other systems have also been developed on the basis of TIGR – for example, Kornet-EM ATGM, Gibka-S SAM, Arbalet-DM remote controlled weapon station (RCWS) etc. In the spring 2020 the Russian MoD reported the successful interception by TIGR-mounted Arbalet-DM RCWS of a 'helicopter target' during the special forces' exercises in the Southern Russia.
The producer Military Industrial Company is also offering at the market a range of nonmilitary commercial modifications of TIGR vehicles. On Wednesday MIC reported about restructuring its work with foreign customers during COVID 19 pandemics.

"Unlike recently, the warehouse of the enterprise always has a certain amount of the most demanded complete set of armored vehicles of the TIGR family on the market. These vehicles are ready for immediate shipment if there is an urgent request for their delivery, the customer does not need to waste time waiting for their production, as it was before. The vehicles can be shipped immediately upon completion of all Russian export formalities," said the Military Industrial Company.

 

Test7

Experienced member
Staff member
Administrator
Messages
4,776
Reactions
16 19,852
Nation of residence
United States of America
Nation of origin
Turkey
The mountain reconnaissance unit of the Southern Military District’s combined-arms army, which is based in Karachay-Cherkessia, has received a batch of upgraded SVD-M Dragunov sniper rifles and 12.7mm Kord-M ASVK-M sniper rifles, the Russian Defense Ministry's press office said.


Army Recognition Global Defense and Security news

ASVK-M 12.7mm sinper rifle (Picture source: Vitaly Kuzmin)


ASVK (Army Kovrov large-caliber sniper rifle) was adopted by the Russian Ministry of Defence under the designation 6S8 "Kord" sniper complex in June 2013 and used by the Syrian Arab Army during the Syrian Civil War. The KSVK or Degtyarev sniper rifle is a 12.7mm anti-materiel rifle developed in Russia for the purpose of counter sniping and penetrating thick walls, as well as light armored vehicles.

Besides, the reconnaissance units of the Southern Military District’s combined-arms army have received an upgraded version of the AK-74M assault rifle that has a flash cover and a tactical light, which makes it different from the baseline version.

 

Bogeyman 

Experienced member
Professional
Messages
7,878
Reactions
54 27,851
Website
twitter.com
Nation of residence
Turkey
Nation of origin
Turkey
Russia’s General Staff uses the annual strategic-level capstone military exercise to test a number of aspects of the Armed Forces, ranging from combat readiness, improved command and control (C2), to rehearsing different levels of conflict, including inter-state warfare (see EDM, September 23). In recent years, these large-scale exercises have featured international participation, particularly since Vostok 2018, offering opportunities to hone skills relating to joint operations and coalition building. Moreover, such drills permit additional ways to experiment with potentially innovative approaches to future combat operations. The most recent strategic command-staff exercise (strategicheskiye komandno-shtabnyye ucheniya—SKShU), Kavkaz 2020, held during September 21–26 and centered on the Southern Military District/Joint Strategic Command (Obyedinennyye Strategicheskoye Komandovanie—OSK), witnessed Russia’s first use of drone swarms to assist in target acquisition (see EDM, September 30). Kavkaz 2020 also tested a new “mobile echelon,” among the broader scope of the exercise.

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu offered a summary of the various tasks assigned to Russia’s Armed Forces during Kavkaz 2020, stressing the overall success of last month’s SKShU. Shoigu stated that the exercise tested “new methods” of interaction among units, in the context of modern complex operational environments. He noted new reconnaissance, strike and fire systems, as well as further development of the Automated Command and Control System (Avtomatizirovannyye Sistemy Upravleniya—ASU). Shoigu also said special attention was paid to the potential use of high-precision weapons, reconnaissance and electronic warfare (EW) systems, the automation of the processes of C2, and unifying reconnaissance and information-control systems (Voyenno Promyshlennyy Kuryer, October 27).

Kavkaz 2020 involved the Russian military experimenting with a “mobile echelon,” assessing its performance and the ways to exploit this during future combat operations. Shoigu explained, “The joint actions of a separate airborne assault brigade and an army aviation brigade have significantly increased the dynamics and pressure to destroy the enemy.” He added that the Airborne Forces (Vozdushno Desantnye Voyska—VDV) used the exercise to rehearse the drop of ten combat vehicles from military transport aircraft; this seems to represent an improvement on VDV tactics that featured in Tsentr 2019. Although Shoigu was light on the details surrounding the “mobile echelon,” the force mix of VDV and Ground Forces aviation seems to have focused on speed of action and attacking the mock enemy from unexpected directions (Voyenno Promyshlennyy Kuryer, October 27).

Equally, other innovative features of the exercise included engineering units from the Southern MD/OSK cutting off an enemy’s approach toward a bridge using a two-kilometer barrage that saw use of the new TOS-2 flamethrower. Shoigu noted, “Within the framework of the main stage of the exercise, Russian servicemen for the first time used the latest heavy flamethrower system TOS-2.” The TOS-2 Tosochka weapon is expected to be procured for introduction in the Ground Forces in 2021. This modernized derivation will replace the 30-year-old TOS-1 Solntsepek flamethrower system. It is installed on a chassis, rather than tracked, as was the case with the existing TOS-1, while being fitted with new rockets and increased range of destruction. The flamethrower system annihilates its target by launching a massive barrage of unguided rockets with thermobaric and smoke-inducing warheads, which create a wide field of high temperature and excess pressure. The TOS-2 is equipped with a modern automated fire control system and does not need the help of transport loading vehicles in preparation for firing; the ammunition is reloaded from vehicles using its own loader crane (Voyenno Promyshlennyy Kuryer, October 27).

Kavkaz 2020 also worked out the most effective ways to destroy “jihad mobiles” (vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices), based on the combat experience gained in Syria. This uses the most modern reconnaissance means: in particular, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), radio-technical and optical-electronic reconnaissance. Shoigu evidently also wanted to highlight the “international” dimension of the exercise, as he stressed the “coalition” element tied to the September maneuvers. “The created coalition group has shown excellent results in fulfilling the tasks of resolving armed conflicts related to countering terrorism. For example, the spatial scope of the exercise was more than a thousand kilometers. And the practical actions of the troops were practiced at six combined arms and two air training grounds, in the waters of the Black and Caspian seas,” he declared (Voyenno Promyshlennyy Kuryer, October 27).

The coalition forces included those from Armenia (participating prior to the reignition of the Karabakh conflict), Belarus, China, Myanmar and Pakistan; Russian and Iranian warships rehearsed joint operations in the Caspian Sea. However, Russia’s Ministry of Defense placed the total number of foreign military personnel at 858. Five countries sent observers: Azerbaijan, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan and Iran (Voyenno Promyshlennyy Kuryer, October 27).

According to the defense ministry, a total of about 80,000 troops participated in Kavkaz 2020, including combat formations and units, logistical and technical support, as well as air-defense, naval and special forces (Rosgvardia and the Ministry of Emergencies) (Mil.ru, accessed October 26). The defense ministry defined the main goals of Kavkaz 2020 as follows:

– Checking the degree of readiness of the leadership and C2 of the Southern MD/OSK, the command personnel, tactical (operational) groups to control groupings of troops (forces), as well as formations and subunits in the course of joint operations to localize and resolve armed conflicts related to countering terrorism;

– Increasing interoperability between C2 bodies and troops (forces) in the course of solving problems of maintaining peace, protecting national interests and ensuring military security;

– Offering practice for commanders and command staffs in C2 in the preparation for and during the conduct of military operations in the southwest strategic direction; and

– Ensuring the readiness of Russia’s Armed Forces and partner states to protect national interests, while increasing the level of interaction in the course of solving joint tasks (Mil.ru, accessed October 26).

Beyond these officially declared goals for the 2020 SKShU, there were clearly a number of experimental or innovative elements. These included the emphasis on using UAV swarms as a means to locate and fix targets among enemy forces, as well as the innovative combination of VDV units alongside Ground Forces aviation to offer a “mobile echelon.” Overall, the exercise scenario, with its counter-terrorist dimensions, seemed to examine a range of conflict types, but focusing on escalation control in terms of local war reaching the level of a regional conflict. Given the ongoing real-world hostilities in the South Caucasus, Russia’s General Staff is surely examining this specific aspect of the exercise quite closely.
 

Test7

Experienced member
Staff member
Administrator
Messages
4,776
Reactions
16 19,852
Nation of residence
United States of America
Nation of origin
Turkey
tanki72-5_1604555981.jpg

T-72b3

Uralvagonzavod has delivered a batch of T-72B3 tanks to the Russian military.

These tanks were upgraded by the company from T-72B to B3 standard under a state defense order.

Russia’s Izvestia reported last week that the military plans to deploy its T-72B3 main battle tanks to the disputed Kuril Islands, that were captured by Soviet forces following Japan’s surrender to Allied Forces in 1945. It is unclear if this would include the newly delivered tanks.

T-72B3 Main Battle Tank

Fitted with new active protection armour mounted on each side of the hull, the T-72B3 version was unveiled in 2016. The tank weighs 46,000kg, has a range of 500km and can attain a speed of 70kmph. It can accommodate 3 crew members. First of these tanks were delivered to the Russian military in 2018.

It has standard armour with Kontakt-5 explosive reactive armor. Armament includes one 125mm gun, one 7.62 PKTM machine gun and one 12.7mm NSV machine gun. The 125mm 2A46M-5 smoothbore gun is fitted with a light-alloy thermal sleeve and a bore evacuator. Due to new hard-core projectile, modern ballistic computer, modernized stabilizer and auto target tracker, it fires accurately even while there is movement.

The tank is equipped with an NBC protection system, night vision equipment, satellite navigation system GLONASS, laser warning system, laser range finder and automatized fire control system. T-72B3 has Sosna-U multichannel sights and is powered by reinforced engines over 1,000 p.s.

Also, unlike its predecessors, the T-72B3 has the latest fire control system. Its digital ballistic computer allows reducing time for calculations and increasing efficiency. Imaging infrared channel of the primary sight provides reliable operation of guidance equipment day and night in any weather conditions.

 

Follow us on social media

Top Bottom