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The Russian 560th Armored Repair Plant (BTRZ) sent to the troops BMP-2 combat vehicles that have undergone a major overhaul and received mountings for additional protection. It is noted that all the main components and assemblies of the equipment were also replaced and repaired. The work of the 560th armored tank repair plant is managed by Kurganmashzavod. At first, the 560th armored repair plant had a code name - military unit 13846, and from April 30, 1993 it was renamed the 560th armored repair plant. The military plant is located in the Amur region.

 

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New Russian robot minesweeper MT-2 from DST-Ural. Footage of the control of the Russian robotic mine-clearing vehicle MT-2 has been published. The remote-controlled robot MT-2 was created on the basis of the PG-1 loader by the DST-Ural plant. The robotic mine clearing machine is equipped with armor and is controlled by an operator from a remote control panel or smartphone. The MT-2 robotic vehicle is capable of making passages in minefields 2.3 meters wide. The car is equipped with video cameras, frontal, two side and one rear video camera. Technical details and degree of reservation are not reported

 

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A batch of Russian buggies "Erofey" was received by the special forces of the Russian Guard. As reported, the Erofei all-terrain vehicles have already been tested and have proven themselves well; according to reviews from military personnel, the Erofey all-terrain vehicles are easy to maintain and are easy to repair. They checked how the steering behaved and the wear resistance of various components and assemblies of the buggy. The Erofey all-terrain vehicle is convenient for moving snipers, ATGM crews, quickly transporting ammunition to the front line and working with sabotage groups. All-terrain vehicles are produced in Khabarovsk in small batches at the Soniktrans plant, and the vehicle is still being fine-tuned. Buggy "Erofey" is equipped with a 150 hp engine. and is capable of speeds of up to 120 km/h, with a power reserve of up to 300 kilometers. Buggy weight: 850 kg, load capacity 350 kg. The buggy is designed for 2 people.

 

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Russian military personnel showed a cape-cloak to protect against thermal imaging. The model of the raincoat-poncho is not reported. For testing, a thermal imaging sight with a 640x480 pixel matrix was used, the video shooting distance was 33 meters. At rest, the body of an average adult produces about 60 W of thermal energy, and under load this figure can increase significantly. Body heat is transferred to clothing and surrounding objects. As a result, they all stand out in the infrared range and can be detected using a thermal imager. Thermal resistant capes are primarily used by snipers and reconnaissance units.

 

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The Russian AGS-30 grenade launcher has become a “sniper grenade launcher” - it has an intelligent sighting system. Dmitry Pedaling, a specialist at KBP JSC, reported this to Alexey Egorov. The AGS-30 automatic easel grenade launcher was equipped with an intelligent sight with a ballistic computer. The device takes into account air temperature and pressure. Depending on the elevation angle of the grenade launcher, the sight calculates the firing range. The 30-mm Russian automatic grenade launcher AGS-30 was put into service in 1995 and is a successor to the AGS-17 grenade launchers that we previously talked about. The rate of fire of the AGS-30 grenade launcher is up to 425 rounds per minute, the sighting range is 1700 meters. The timing of the appearance of the new sight in the troops has not been announced; details are in the video.

 

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Russia is increasing the pace of modernization of T-62M tanks. The modernization of tanks is carried out by the 103rd Armored Repair Plant in the village of Atamanovka near Chita. It became known last fall that these tanks would be removed from storage en masse and modernized. The plant operates in 2 shifts and is fully stocked with orders for the next 3 years; about 800 tanks are being modernized. The basis for modernization is the Soviet T-62M tanks with additional protection in the form of metal-polymer blocks, as well as the T-62MV with mounted Kontakt dynamic protection. The T-62M-1 and T-62MV-1 tanks are also being modernized, the main distinguishing feature of which is the more powerful 690-horsepower V-46-5M engine instead of the standard V-55U with a power of 620 hp. At the factory, the tanks undergo major overhauls, are equipped with lattice screens, T-62M, equipped with dynamic protection in the frontal part of the hull and the roof of the turret, and possibly upgraded with communication systems. The main innovation is the 1PN96MT thermal imaging sight, which is installed in place of the 1K13 night sight/missile guidance device. The 103rd Armored Repair Plant was founded in 1942, the original name was the 21st Armored Repair Plant (BTRZ), since 1961 it was renamed the 103rd Armored Repair Plant.

 

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Rostec announced plans to increase the production of Russian Obereg body armor several times. In 2024, the production volume of body armor will increase multiple times compared to the previous year.” Technical information about the body armor in the link to the video in the comments to the video. Unlike its Western counterparts, the body armor is not only much lighter, but is also capable of withstanding a direct hit even from a sniper rifle, as previously confirmed by tests. In the near future they also plan to reduce the weight of the “Obereg” body armor by at least 0.5 kilograms, without losing the body armor’s protection class and plate area. Production of the Obereg body armor was launched in the spring of 2023 at the Tula Oktava plant. Initially, the enterprise's capacity allowed it to produce up to two thousand products per quarter, but now it has increased significantly.

 

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Russian troops began to receive sets of Strelok combat equipment produced by the Triada-TKO company. There is no video of the kit at the moment and it is large enough to find out the details and advantages of the combat equipment, press pause. The Strelok combat kit is a comprehensive solution for protecting military personnel. It is based on the Corset Plus body armor with protection class Br5 and a weight distribution system, due to which the back muscles and spine are relieved. The Strelok equipment set is made of several layers of non-woven material and is equipped with bulletproof protection in the chest and back sections. The body armor weighs about 12 kilograms, with additional protection modules the weight is about 20 kilograms. Combat equipment consists of a set of pouches, a 30-liter backpack, an additional transport bag, as well as additional protection modules. It is expected that by the end of 2023, more than 25 thousand sets of the new model of combat equipment will be supplied to the Russian army.

 

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Three-time world champion in practical shooting, Roman Khalitov, developed a camouflage raincoat with thermal imager protection for snipers. Russian winter camouflage works on the principle of a thermal barrier, it contains an air layer with thermo-reflective elements closed on both sides. Protective camouflage has already begun to be produced in small batches. The video shows a camouflage being checked with a thermal imager.

 

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The gunner of the Russian T-80BVM tank told his impressions of the tank and showed how its protection was strengthened. The T-80BVM tank first appeared in the Russian army in 2019. At the beginning of 2022, the Russian army had about 100 T-80BVM tanks, now their number is unknown, but the production of these tanks has been increased in Russia. In wide circles, the T-80BVM tank is called a flying tank because of its speed characteristics.

 

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The Russian army has begun to use the latest self-propelled artillery unit “Coalition-SV” in Ukraine, TASS reported. After the start of mass production, in Ukraine the Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled gun is used in single copies. Technical information about the Coalition-SV self-propelled guns is in the link to the video in the comments to the video. Reportedly, the main task of the self-propelled guns is to make a decisive difference in the counter-battery fight against Ukrainian artillery. It is not clear how a few pieces can lead to a turning point in the fight against artillery; most likely we are talking about testing self-propelled guns in combat conditions. The Russian self-propelled gun "Coalition-SV" is capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 70 kilometers and has a high level of automation, surpassing its foreign counterparts. The self-propelled guns have a fire attack mode, apparently the military leadership is betting on this.

 

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The video shows the work of the Russian military mobile sawmill complex VMLK-1. The VMLK-1 complex was developed by the Proekt Tekhnika company and entered service in 2016. The principle of operation of the sawmill complex is as follows: a chassis with an installed container body arrives at the forest cutting site, where it is deployed in 1.5 hours. The container body is removed from the Kamaz 63501 vehicle; it houses a sawmill frame with a capacity of up to 60 cubic meters of timber per shift. The chassis has a crane and quick-release supports. All this makes it possible in the field to carry out not only sawing of logs, but also all the necessary work - from felling timber to delivery of finished products. The container also provides sleeping places for personnel to rest. The maximum diameter of sawn logs is up to 50 centimeters. The sawmill is powered by a 100 kW electric unit; the VMLK-1 installation is serviced by 3 people.

 

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Russian military personnel showed training and firing from the modernized Metis-M1 ATGM. The Metis-M1 mini ATGM, or “pocket artillery” as it is also called, was put into service in 2015; it has been exported since 2004, since its merits were not immediately appreciated. An important advantage of the 130 mm Metis-M1 ATGM is its light weight: the ATGM launcher weighs 9.5 kg, the missile in a container weighs 13.8 kg and the thermal imager weighs 6.5 kg. The Metis-M1 ATGM is especially convenient for use in urban areas, wooded and mountainous areas and is capable of hitting all types of tanks now. The ATGM has a semi-automatic control system with command transmission via wires. The Metis-M1 arsenal includes two types of missiles. The 9M131M ammunition with a tandem cumulative warhead is used to destroy vehicles. It consists of two charges, the first penetrates the defense, the second causes direct damage to the object, armor penetration is 950 mm of armor. The second ammunition, a 9M131FM missile with a thermobaric warhead, is used to attack engineering fortifications. The range of destruction of both missiles is up to 2000 meters. The 9K115-2 missile system is operated by two people; the installation can be prepared for firing in 20 seconds.

 

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Russia is developing a new line of projectiles based on the Krasnopol high-precision guided projectile. This was announced by the representative of the KBP company Alexander Shigin. We previously talked about the Krasnopol-M shells; the link to the video is in the comments to the video. According to the designer, further development of the Krasnopol projectile will allow the Russian army to use the projectile at completely different distances, and with great power. Details about the new shells will be disclosed only after they are put into service. In addition, in 2024, the production of the Krasnopol projectile will increase 25 times; how such a colossal increase in ammunition production volumes will be achieved is not reported. Now Russian troops are receiving the Krasnopol-M shells and the new Krasnopol-M2 shell, which began to be delivered to the troops in the summer, but information about it is classified. It is known that the Krasnopol-M2 shells have an updated guidance and target designation system; it can be used with different means of target illumination. It is possible now that two Krasnopol-M2 projectiles can attack two different targets located at a minimum distance. In this case, each projectile will hit the designated object.

 

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In Russia, on the basis of the “Agriculture” remote mining machine, they created a bicaliber MLRS “Vozrozhdenie”. The new MLRS system is a modernization of the “Agriculture” remote mining machine, on which a universal transport and launch container was installed for launching rockets. The system is somewhat similar to the principle of changing missiles in the American HIMARS MLRS. The Vozrozhdenie MLRS will use 220 mm Uragan MLRS missiles, as well as ammunition from the TOS-1A Solntsepek or TOS-2 Tosochka heavy flamethrower system. Changing packages with missiles will be done as in other MLRS, using a transport-loading machine. Russia has already created the 9K512 Uragan-1M bi-caliber MLRS; the complex can fire 220 mm and 300 mm missiles. The estimated range of destruction of the Vozrozhdenie MLRS with 220-mm high-explosive fragmentation rockets with a warhead mass of 100 kg will be up to 120 km, with thermobaric 220-mm shells with a mass of 150 kg, more than 15 km and 122-mm cluster mines up to 15 km. Probably, the new MLRS, depending on the weight, will be placed on the basis of the Belarusian MZKT-7930 tractors, or on the Ural-6370, as in the TOS-2 “Tosochka”, or on a four-axle KamAZ chassis, as in the “Agriculture” mining complex. Serial production of the new MLRS "Vozrozhdenie" will begin in 2024.

 

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In Russia, work is underway to increase the firepower of the Russian T-14 Armata tank, said Sergei Chemezov, General Director of the Rostec Corporation. Details and videos, as often happens, are not reported. According to him, in the future "Armata" will become an even more formidable tank, its potential and combat power will be significantly increased, the result will be soon. It is not clear how the combat power will be increased; perhaps they will install a new 152 mm gun, work on which was previously carried out. The tank currently uses a 125 mm 2A82 tank gun. Sergei Chemezov also said that the tank is “saturated with the latest electronic systems and has a next-generation fire control system,” and the tank has been ready for a long time. The general director also expressed the opinion that now the Armata tank is head and shoulders above the Israeli Merkava tank, which was positioned as a super-protected tank, but in fact it has protection, in fact, at the level of a heavy combat vehicle, as can be seen now in Palestine.

 

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The Kalashnikov Concern sent to the Russian Ministry of Defense the first production batch of semi-automatic Chukavin “SVCh” sniper rifles, which replaced the Dragunov SVD self-loading sniper rifles. The manufacturer quickly produced the first batch of rifles; they talked about it a month ago; the link to the review is in the comments to the video. According to the holding's information, the “SVCh” rifle is distinguished by improved ergonomics and accuracy of fire. The rifle is equipped with automatic gas release with a short stroke of the gas piston and a three-position rotary gas regulator. According to Kalashnikov President Alan Lushnikov, the “SVCh” has improved ergonomics and accuracy of fire, but at the same time is as reliable as the Dragunov rifle. The weight of the rifle without magazine is 4.8 kg, caliber is 7.62x54 mm, total length is 1170 mm, barrel length is 620 mm. The “SVCh" rifle has a reliable automatic gas system.

 

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Video episodes showing how the engines of Russian military equipment are started. The video shows the BTR-82A armored personnel carrier, the T-72B3M tank, the Tornado-G MLRS, the MT-LBu multi-purpose armored personnel carrier, the Tiger armored vehicle, the Z-STS Akhmat armored vehicle on a Kamaz chassis, and the Soviet MS-1 tank from 1927.

 

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