BMP-2M With Berezhok Combat Module
The BMP has been around quite a long time. Nevertheless, battles in modern hot spots show that the well-deserved BMP-2 can be successfully used even today. With continual upgrades, it's conceivable for these thousands of samples to extend their life until the motorised infantry is supplied with newer models like the Kurgan.
Therefore, Russian experts came up with a relatively inexpensive upgrade kit for the BMP, most noticeable with the new Berezhok combat module. It uses an improved fire control system, an automatic grenade launcher, and four Cornet anti-tank missiles ready for launch on the tower. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation assures that, in this design, the effectiveness of the BMP-2 has tripled.
Another system of multiple vehicles, the "Ball" machines make their public debut. This coastal defense system consists of control vehicles and cargo haulers, as well as the self-propelled launcher (pictured). This MZKT-7930 wheeled chassis carries eight X-35 anti-ship missiles, and there are up to four such all-terrain vehicles in the "Ball."
In other words, a full salvo of only one coastal complex is capable of thwarting the attack of a large surface group enemy ships. This equipment has already entered service with some military units of the Russian fleet.
The latest medium-range anti-aircraft missile system, the purchase of these vehicles began for the Russian Aerospace Forces this year. The S-350 system includes several support vehicles: a radar, a command-and-control station, and actual launchers (pictured) for 12 homing missiles. All of them are mounted on the wheeled chassis of machines from the Bryansk Automobile Plant.
Vityaz is ready to fire at least 16 targets attacking from different directions. They say that during the exercises, the S-350 electronics easily coped with the simultaneous attack of 24 aircraft.
For the first time, remote mine engineering machines (ISDM) – combat (pictured) and transport-loading vehicles – were shown to the public. Both are mounted on a four-wheel drive four-axle KamAZ chassis.
ISDM makes a volley of reactive charges at a distance of 5 to 15 kilometres (3 to 9 miles), and it does it in automatic mode and at given points, with the sending of the mine coordinates to the control point. Auxiliary vehicles for replenishment of ammunition are also called in automatically as needed. The vehicle's equipment even includes a weather station.
It is known that in 2019 the Ministry of Defense signed a contract for the supply of ISDM vehicles, however, the number of cars ordered was not disclosed.
T-15 With Combat Module "Dagger"
The T-15 is a heavy infantry fighting vehicle on a unified tracked "Armata" platform, and it received reinforced weapons. The uninhabited combat "Dagger" module, features a 7.62mm machine gun and a 57mm gun with a firing range of up to 9 miles and anti-tank guided missiles.
The exact in-service date for the T-15 in the army of the Russian Federation is not yet known.
This new-generation heavy flamethrower system was transferred to the Ural wheeled all-wheel drive chassis to increase mobility. The former TOSs - Pinocchio and Solntsepek - were based on tank units. It is reported that "Tosochka" can recharge itself using the built-in manipulator, as well as adjust fire according to the signals of drones and satellite navigation.
In the background are the BTR-MDM shell landing vehicles capable of carrying up to 13 soldiers, in addition to two crew members. Such tracked vehicles are already entering the Airborne forces.
A parade on the 75th anniversary of the Victory would be inconceivable without the main symbol Soviet tank force in World War II. Of course, it's the legendary “thirty-four."
A year ago, three dozen of these rare tanks were transferred to Laos, after which they were repaired and now a whole T-34-85 battalion will parade along Red Square. Some of the tanks were built after the war, but the scale and history is still impressive.
SU-100 And Coalition-SV
Lastly, we have SU-100. Joining the T-34 in a walk through history, these machines were based on the T-34 and deployed in 1944 to combat the enemy’s well-armoured vehicles. After WWII, these tank destroyers were actively used in the armies of more than 20 countries. The combat use of the SU-100 lasted for over 50 years, when successful self-propelled guns participated in the events of the civil war in Yemen.
In the background next to the SU-100 are a pair of 2C35 Coalition-SVs, the SU's successors. Self-propelled with 152-mm howitzers, they are some of the best guns of their class and capable of firing 10 rounds per minute at a range up to 50 miles.
Typhoon Airborne With New Combat Module
On the amphibious armoured vehicle K-4386, there is a Kamaz diesel good for 350 bhp. It has hydropneumatic suspension, powerful ceramic protection, and reinforced weapons. The tower with a 30mm automatic gun and 7.62 mm machine gun is controlled remotely. For accurate aiming there is a laser rangefinder, a television channel, and a thermal imaging camera.
In 2020, Typhoon-VDV will undergo state tests, after which the delivery of the machine to Airborne troops will begin.
“Derivation-Air Defense" 2S38
With a rate of 120 rounds per minute, the 2S38 anti-aircraft artillery system based on the BMP-3 is capable of shooting down even single rockets of multiple launch rocket systems. At the same time, a sufficiently large calibre of its own cannon allows the “Derivation-Air Defense”, if necessary, to fight with ground-based armoured vehicles. Similar to the T-15's design, an unmanned 57-mm gun sits in a tower and is self-propelled.
Here is the BMPT, a tank support combat vehicle, designed to protect vehicles and soldiers from grenade launchers, artillery, and other threats up to and including enemy armoured vehicles. The developers claim that “Terminator” replaces up to four motorised rifle platoons and up to four armoured personnel carriers.
The BMPT's remote-controlled weapons system includes a pair of 30mm automatic guns, guided missiles, grenade launchers, and a 7.62mm machine gun. At the same time, the “Terminator" has the protection and mobility of a main battle tank, since it is, in fact, built on its basis.
Gas turbine engines aren't dead yet. Well adapted to cold weather and once again updated, the tried-and-true T-80 tank is already in service with the units of the Russian army deployed in the far north and in the Arctic, still going strong with the turbine.
In the BVM version, the main battle tank received a fresh Sosna-U sighting system, Relic defense elements, and modern communications. As a result, in terms of combat effectiveness, the T-80BVM is now not inferior to the older T-72B3.
In Red Square, a modernised eighty with a gas turbine's characteristic perky whistle will be seen and heard for the first time.
This promising new third-generation tank has not yet had time to really get used to the troops. According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, even the pilot batch of 100 vehicles didn’t fully enter the army, and in general the tests did not seem to be completed, despite the military use of the T-14 in Syria. But at the same time, “Armata” has already become a world celebrity and a star of parades.
T90M "Breakthrough" And "Shell-SM"
It's time for tanks! In 2020, the Russian troops began supplying a new version of the T-90 main battle tank with a fundamentally different turret, easily recognisable due to the aft niche used to deploy ammunition for the upgraded 125-mm gun launcher. In addition, the Breakthrough version is equipped with a diesel engine generating 1,130 bhp, an automatic transmission, a progressive digital aiming and fire control system, improved combined protection with anti-cumulative gratings, and Relic modules.
In the background is the updated Pantsir-SM anti-aircraft missile and cannon system on the K-53958 Tornado eight-wheel chassis. It's powered by a 600-bhp diesel engine; it rides on independent hydropneumatic suspension and it boasts an armoured cabin with mine protection. A fundamental innovation is the appearance of small missiles in the armament to repel attacks by drones.
Victory Day 75th Anniversary military parade in Moscow 2020
The Giant Yars And Foilage Removal Equipment
It's probably not hard to guess what this is. The Yars mobile strategic ICBM missile system will enter Red Square during the parade, accompanied by foliage remote-clearance mine vehicles. The clearance vehicle uses powerful microwaves to literally burn away high-explosives mines, and as you can image, it will not be demonstrated during the parade.
The ICBM launcher will merely roll though as well, utilising an 800-bhp engine to carry its massive multi-stage intercontinental ballistic missile. According to some reports, about 200 of these mobile units protect the country.
There are persistent rumours that officials want to adapt the 57-mm gun to the wheeled infantry fighting vehicle on the unified Boomerang platform. But at the 2020 parade, the promising infantry fighting vehicle will come out in its usual form with the Epoch weapon module, featuring a 30-mm automatic gun, anti-tank missiles, and active defense.
The K-17 coupled with the K-16 armoured personnel carrier has already completed preliminary tests, and will go to the state in the summer of 2020. There are likely to be challenges because the Boomerang platform is designed from scratch; it has adjustable suspension, combined armour, amphibious systems, and powerful (up to 750 horsepower) diesel engines, and all those components need to work well together.
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