Suivre ce blog Administration + Créer mon blog
25 juin 2014 3 25 /06 /juin /2014 07:40
Du jeune avec du vieux

Sur le stand Cockerill, un BTR80 avec une tourelle téléopérée CPWS de Cockerill


19 juin, 2014 Frédéric Lert (FOB)


Cure de jouvence à l’occidentale pour le BTR80 qui reçoit une tourelle téléopérée CPWS de Cockerill pouvant accepter différentes armes de moyen calibre, du 20 au 30mm avec un viseur jour/nuit et télémètre laser. Le modèle présenté à Eurosatory emporte le canon ZTM-1 de 30mm (-10° +45° en élévation) et une mitrailleuse coaxiale de 7,62mm, avec une stabilisée permettant le tir en mouvement. La possibilité existe de remplacer la mitrailleuse par un lance grenade. L’accès à l’arme et aux caissons à munition se fait depuis l’intérieur du véhicule.

Partager cet article
11 avril 2014 5 11 /04 /avril /2014 07:40
Ukroboronservice to boost Ukraine defences with BTR-80 upgrade



10 April 2014 army-technology.com


Ukraine's state enterprise Ukroboronservice is upgrading five BTR-80 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) at its own expense, in a bid to strengthen the country's defences.


Ukroboronservice director Sergey Mykytyuk said the company will upgrade four BTR-80 units and one similar vehicle, and then transfer them to the Ukrainian Army.


"Being under the difficult conditions for the state we, as special exporters, will contribute as much as possible to [the] army's rearmament and defence-industry development," Mykytyuk said.


Carried out by Kyiv Armoured Plant specialists, the work on the first four units is scheduled to be completed within two months, while more time is required for the overhaul of the fifth.


Decisions regarding the usage of the vehicles are expected to be made by the management of military structures, according to the company.


Manufactured by the Arzamas machinery construction plant of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, the BTR-80 8x8 APC is designed for troop transport, close-fire support, reconnaissance, and combat support and patrol missions.


It is currently used by units that are incorporated with the Ukrainian Land Forces and Naval Infantry of Naval Forces.


Ukraine is currently battling a pro-Russian uprising in the eastern part of the country, including in the cities of Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv, where activists have seized government buildings and called for a referendum on secession from the country.


Having already lost the Crimean peninsula to Russia last month, the country has vowed to resolve the crisis, either through talks or by force, in the next two days.

Partager cet article


  • : RP Defense
  • : Web review defence industry - Revue du web industrie de défense - company information - news in France, Europe and elsewhere ...
  • Contact


Articles Récents