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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 18:33
Russian Military May Receive New Tank for Testing in 2013

MOSCOW, August 8 (RIA Novosti)

 

The Russian military may receive a prototype of a new main battle tank (MBT) for field testing almost a year earlier than scheduled, First Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Sukhorukov said on Wednesday.

 

The tank, dubbed Armata, is being developed by tank manufacturer Uralvagonzavod in Russia’s Urals region. The Defense Ministry earlier said the field testing of the MBT was expected to start in 2014.

 

“Uralvagonzavod tells us they will supply a first prototype under the Armata project for testing 10 months ahead of schedule,” Sukhorukov said.

 

The first deliveries of the tank to the Russian Armed Forces are scheduled for 2015. A total of 2,300 MBTs are expected to be supplied by 2020.

 

The design of the Armata incorporates work from other projects, including Object 195 and Black Eagle.

 

The tank will reportedly feature a remotely controlled gun, fully automated loading and separate crew compartment made from composite materials and protected by multi-layered armor.

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10 juin 2012 7 10 /06 /juin /2012 11:40

T90-MS - tank-t-90.ru

 

 

June 8, 2012 defpro.com

 

Russian enterprises will promote a number of their newest developments at the Eurosatory 2012 International Land Security and Defence exhibition held in Paris, France, on 11-15 June 2012. Major items of interest are the T-90S MBT upgrade, BMPT tank support combat vehicle, Kornet-EM antitank missile system based on the Tigr armoured car, and Ural 6x6 hardened truck.

 

Specialists will focus their attention on the T-90S upgrade in the first place. They consider it a virtually new tank judging by the number of innovations introduced, and one of the best in the world arms market by the cumulative combat performance criteria.

 

The BMPT tank support combat vehicle is another development that has no equals in the world. Its powerful weapons set and heavy armour protection correspond well with the Russian nickname "Terminator".

 

The Kornet-E antitank missile system is quite popular on the world arms market is perceived as a modern anti-armour weapon system. However, Russian developers have succeeded in substantially extending range of fire of its new modification - the Kornet-EM. The Kornet-EM antitank missile system can also engage small-size aerial targets.

 

The Ural type trucks are actively employed in many countries and have proved their reliability and effectiveness not only in combat actions but in peace-keeping and rescue operations as well. The new Ural truck is designed with due account of experience gained in modern conflicts, is heavily armoured and fitted with enhanced anti-mine protection.

 

Air defence systems make up an equally important part of the exhibition. For many years Russia has been maintaining leading positions in this area. Year by year there is a growing demand for air defence systems such as Tor-M2E, Pantsir-S1, Buk-M2E, Igla-S. Lessons drawn from recent military conflicts show that a state-of-the-art air defence system is an important prerequisite to upkeep national security and sovereignity. Russia is among few countries which produce all kinds of air defence equipment, and is capable of building a nationwide air defence system for a customer country on the integrated approach basis.

 

Rosoboronexport, JSC believes that Russian exposition will be one of the most attractive and memorable at this exhibition. "We have been participating in the Eurosatory exhibitions since 1996, but this year's show is special. Russia has never brought such a number of full-scale new items. They are from the latest developments that clearly demonstrate a huge potential of the Russian defence industry", - says Igor Sevastyanov, deputy director general of Rosoboronexport, JSC and head of the joint delegation of the Russian Technologies State Corporation and Rosoboronexport.

 

Exports of Russian defence equipment for land forces have been steadily rising in recent years. According to forecasts, this trend will be sustained. Which is particularly true regarding Russian heavy armoured vehicles, multiple rocket launchers, artillery systems, infantry combat vehicles, guided munitions. Russian-made armoured personnel carriers and small arms are in constant demand as well.

 

At Eurosatory 2012 Rosoboronexport will conduct a great number of talks with both traditional and potential partners. Many meetings are planned also with representatives of European companies. Special emphasis will be made on contacts with leading French defence manufacturers.

 

Military technical cooperation with France has been growing fast in recent years. We are interested, first of all, in joint research and development. This kind of cooperation does not fall into the 'buyer-seller' category: it demands a wider cooperation to develop effective self-defence assets, including those for third countries. By combining our efforts we obtain a very strong synergistic effect. It is well seen, for example, in our projects with Thales, Safran and Sagem companies", - notes Igor Sevastyanov.

 

At the end of the last year a dedicated workgroup was set up to facilitate expansion of the Russian-French cooperation into the land forces equipment area. Its first meeting took place in January 2012, and the next one is scheduled for this June-end. «Rosoboronexport» wants as many as possible Russian developers and manufacturers to get involved in the workgroup activities to help define most prospective projects and ways of their implementation.

 

Rosoboronexport also pays special attention to upgrading earlier supplied materiel. At present there are hundreds of land forces equipment items repaired and upgraded under contracts in various countries. Russia offers an integrated approach to upgrading the materiel with several options for consideration at a time depending on customer requirements.

 

At Eurosatory 2012 «Rosoboronexport» provides detailed information on nearly 200 items of Russian weapons and equipment presented in total at Eurosatory 2012.

 

Close combat weapons:

• Assault rifles: Kalashnikov assault rifles of the hundredth series, AK-74M, AN-94, AKMS

• Machine guns: RPK-74M, RPK-201, RPK-203, Pecheneg, PKMS, PKM

• Sniper rifles: SVD, SVDS, SV-98, 6S8, 6V7, OSV-96, VKS

• Pistols: PM, PMM, PSM, Yarygin pistol

• Grenade launchers: AGS-17, RPG-7V1, RPG-26, RPG-27, RPG-28, RPG-29

• ATGW: Kornet-EM, Kornet-E, Metis-M1

• Hand-held flame throwers: RPO-A, RPO-D, RPO-Z, Shmel-M

• Land systems: T-90S MBT upgrade, Tigr armoured car, BMPT tank support combat vehicle, BMP-3M infantry combat vehicle, BTR-80A armoured personnel carrier, Smerch and Grad multiple launch rocket systems, Khrizantema-S self-propelled antitank system, Msta-S self-propelled howitzer with automated aiming and fire control system, Nona-S/Nona-SVK self-propelled artillery guns, BREM type armoured recovery and repair vehicles, various engineer equipment.

• Air defence systems: air defence missile systems: Antey-2500, Buk-M2E, Tor-M2E (in three versions: Tor-M2E on tracked chassis, Tor-M2K on wheeled chassis, Tor-M2KM in modular configuration); Pantsir-S1 air defence missile-gun system, Igla-S man-portable air defence missile system.

• Air systems: Ka-52 and Mi-28NE combat helicopters, Mi-171Sh military transport and Mi-35M combat transport helicopters, Mi-26T2 heavy-lift helicopter, Ka-226T light utility helicopter.

 

«Rosoboronexport» also offers a wide range of simulators, including those intended for training crews of the T-72, T-80B and T-90S MBTs, as well as of other armoured vehicles such as BMPT, BMP-3M, BTR-80A.

 

In the spotlight:

 

• T-90S MBT upgrade: Tank designers improved all combat characteristics of the famous T-90S MBT including its fire power, command and control capability, mobility and protection. Its redesigned turret features an upgraded 125-mm gun, an advanced fire control system, new communication, positioning and interoperation facilities, as well as a remotely controlled 7.62-mm machine gun. The designers managed to retain the tank's relatively small weight while increasing substantially its protection. The tank turret provides protection against all existing munitions thanks to the efficient layout, differentiated armour and new explosive reactive armour application. The upgraded tank features a steering wheel type turn drive and an automatic gearbox which allow improving its controllability. The tank engine is also seriously modified and has its power uprated to 1,130 hp.

 

• BMPT tank support combat vehicle: The BMPT tank support combat vehicle combines powerful weapons with heavy armour protection which facilitate armour support operations, in particular by defeating tank-dangerous targets of an antitank missile system crews type, as well as autonomous operations to reinforce infantry units, protect troop columns and installations, and defeat terrorist groups. The BMPT weapons set includes two 30-mm 2A42 automatic guns, two Ataka-T supersonic antitank missile launchers, two AG-17D automatic grenade launchers, and one 7.62-mm machine gun. The vehicle's fire control system includes a multichannel sight and a panoramic low-level light television (LLTV) sight, providing detection and identification of small-size targets at long ranges by day and night in adverse weather conditions. Three operators in the BMPT provide quick detection and engagement of three different targets in the all-round sector.

 

• Kornet-EM antitank missile system based on the Tigr armoured car: Integration of the automatic target tracker allows the Kornet-EM to realise the fire-and-forget principle with enhanced target tracking accuracy and kill probability in the entire range envelope. The Kornet-EM's range of fire extends from 8 to 10 km depending on ammunition type. Its missile with shaped charge warhead can penetrate up to 1,100-1,300 mm thick armour plates. The new weapon system is also capable of engaging air targets, including unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopters, diving attack aircraft, which qualitatively increases combat potential of units on the battlefield. The Kornet-EM antitank missile system presented at the exhibition is mounted on the chassis of the Tigr armoured car which is successfully operated in Russia by power agencies and exported abroad. Its main features are reliability, good cross-country ability, large capacity, and high level armour protection.

 

A press conference of the Russian delegation will be held on 12th June at 11:00 in the Hall 5A, meeting centre 5 – ground floor, room 501.

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27 mars 2012 2 27 /03 /mars /2012 17:25
New Russian Tank to Have Remotely Controlled Gun

MOSCOW, March 26 (RIA Novosti)

 

Russia’s future main battle tank (MBT) will be equipped with a remotely controlled gun, the Izvestia newspaper said on Monday citing a defense industry source.

 

The gun will be digitally controlled by a crewmember located in a separate compartment, which would be made from composite materials and protected by multi-layered armor. The crew compartment will be also isolated from the motor compartment to increase survivability on the battlefield.

 

The secret project, dubbed Armata, has been approved by the Russian Defense Ministry. It is being implemented by the tank manufacturer Uralvagonzavod in Russia’s Urals region.

 

Work from other projects, including Object 195 and Black Eagle, will be incorporated in Armata's design.

 

The prototype of Armata MBT is expected to be ready by 2013. The first deliveries to the Russian Armed Forces are scheduled for 2015.

 

Russian experts believe that the appearance of the remotely controlled gun would eventually lead to the development of a fully robotic tank which could be deployed as part of a spearhead in the offensive.

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1 mars 2012 4 01 /03 /mars /2012 13:05
Russia develops new tank prototype

SVERDLOVSK, Russia, Feb. 29 (UPI)

 

Russia's UralVagonZavod armaments factory is to create the first prototype of Russia's new main battle tank built on the Armata platform by 2013.

 

Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and UralVagonZavod Chief Executive Officer Oleg Sienko reported to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that production of the new tank and deliveries to the Russian armed forces are expected to start in 2015, Sverdlovsk's Oblastnaia Gazeta reported Wednesday.

 

Until then, the Defense Ministry will continue to upgrade its armored vehicles.

 

Hinting at the new design last April, Lt. Gen. Yuri Kovalenko, former senior deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Motorized Armor Directorate said, "The Russian armed forces will have a new main tank with fundamentally new characteristics by 2015."

 

Sienko said UralVagonZavod and military experts are running trials of the new tank's main units and components but released no other information about the new design.

 

The Defense Ministry has a $205 million contract with UralVagonZavod for upgrading the Russian military's 170 T-72 main battle tanks.

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17 février 2012 5 17 /02 /février /2012 13:20
New Russian Tank to Appear in 2013

MOSCOW, February 17 (RIA Novosti)

 

Russia will complete the first prototype of the new Armata main battle tank by 2013 and begin production and deliveries to the Russian Armed Forces in 2015, Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and the CEO of tank manufacturer Uralvagonzavod Oleg Sienko told Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the Lenta.ru news portal reported.

 

Uralvagonzavod and the military are testing the main components of the new tank. No other details were reported. Meanwhile, the Defense Ministry has signed a contract worth six billion rubles with Uralvagonzavod to upgrade 170 T-72 main battle tanks, to be carried out at a specially prepared facility in Omsk, Lenta.ru said.

 

“The Russian armed forces will have a new main tank with fundamentally new characteristics, fully automated loading and separate crew compartment by 2015,” Lieutenant-General Yuri Kovalenko, former First Deputy Head of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Automotive Armor Directorate said last April.

 

Kovalenko said work from other projects, including Object 195 and Black Eagle, will be incorporated in Armata's design.

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5 octobre 2011 3 05 /10 /octobre /2011 07:25
The new upgrade of Russian T-90 main battle tank unveils at Russian Expo Arms 2011.

http://www.armyrecognition.com/images/stories/east_europe/russia/main_battle_tank/t-90s_2011/pictures/T-90S_REA_2011_main_battle_tank_Russia_Russian_defence_industry_003.jpg

New T-90S at Russian Expo Arms 2011

 

October 2, 2011, armyrecognition.com

 

At the Defence Exhibition of Nizhny Tagil, REA 2011 (Russian Expo Arms 2011 ), which held from the 8 to 11 September 2011, Russian defence industry unveils a new upgrade version of the T-90 main battle tank, the T-90S.

 

http://www.armyrecognition.com/images/stories/east_europe/russia/main_battle_tank/t-90s_2011/T-90S_REA_2011_main_battle_tank_Russia_Russian_defence_industry_line_drawing_001.jpg

 

http://www.armyrecognition.com/images/stories/east_europe/russia/main_battle_tank/t-90s_2011/pictures/T-90S_REA_2011_main_battle_tank_Russia_Russian_defence_industry_001.jpg

 

The T-90S can fire anti-tank guided missile. The system is intended to engage tanks fitted with ERA (explosive reactive armour) as well as low-flying air targets such as helicopters, at a range of up to 5km. For explosion and fire safety reasons some ammunition allowance is stowed in a special hull rear section.

 

The T-90S is motorized with a new V-92S2F engine which reduces the fuel consumption, and he is also more powerful. The new T-90S can run at a maximum speed of 60 km/h on road.

 

To increase the protection of the tank, the T-90S is fitted with new armor plates to each side of the hull, to protect the suspension against anti-tank rockets. The rear side of the hull is equipped with wire cage armor, same as for the turret. A new three sets of armor are mounted at the front of the turret.

 

Actually a new Russian main tank is under development under the name of “Armata

 

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Future view of Russian main battle tank Armata

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