Daily Archives: December 25, 2015

New BMP-3M-100 Dragun fitted with RCWS turret

The Dragun project is currently showcased mounted on a new BMP-3 IFV vehicle variant, dubbed BMP-3M-100 Dragun.

This new variant of the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle fitted with the Dragun unmanned fighting module and powerpack located in the front has several advantages compared to series-production BMP-3 vehicles.

New BMP-3M-100 Dragun infantry fighting vehicle (right) and New BMP-3 IFV fitted with a gun mount system AU-220m armed with a 57mm automatic cannon (Background)

The location of the engine, an UTD-32 four-stroke, direct fuel injection with gas-turbine supercharging engine developing 816 hp, in the vehicle front increases appreciably the squad protection against conventional weapons. Location of the 8 troopers at the rear and the new hydraulic ramp improve landing forces dismounting and embarkation conditions with the vehicle on the move at a speed of up to 10km/h. The location of fuel tanks in the vehicle rear increases fire safety.

The BMP3M Dragun variant is fitted with the “Vityaz” modern fire control system, increasing fire power compared to older BMP-3 IFVs. It decreases the preparation time for shooting, the principle “quicker detect-quicker shoot” is fulfilled; and increases fighting vehicle survivability at the expense of function backup at the commander and gunner’s stations. It also allows provision for indirect fire and firing at low-flying air attack means.

The “Vityaz” fire control system is fully automated, digital, with unified information environment, all-day round, jam-free, and is capable of automatic tracking of ground and air targets and indirect fire, with registration of the system operation parameters and crew actions.

The “Vityaz” fire control system

In comparaison with older manned fighting modules, the Dragun RCWS ensures free movements of the squad. Location of the module at the rear of the vehicle allows to create more vacant space for installation of additionnal equipment. Main armament of the Dragun RCWS turret consists of a 2A70 100mm cannon and a 2A72 30 mm automatic cannon. The ammunition storage of the turret is of 22 rounds for the 2A70 gun and 500 rounds for the 2A72 automatic gun, consisting in 305 fragmentation tracer and explosive rounds and 195 armor-piercing rouds with tracer. The 2A70 gun can fires at maximum distance of 7,000 m with the 3UOF19 round.

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The Dragun RCWS can also fires up to 8 ATGM missiles. The ATGM control channel “Rassvet” is an electronic digital generation of control field with independent dual-axis stabilization of sighting and automatic compensation of drifts. Each 902B system fitted on the Dragun turret is feeded with 6 3D6M smoke grenades.

Dragun RCWS turret closeup

Close-protection of the vehicle is ensured by a PKTM 7.62mm machine gun, provided with 2,000 rounds.

Gunner and commander sights “Kretchet” are unified, panomaric, day-night, with independent dual axis stabilization and automatic compensation of drifts, with TV, thermal imaging and ranging channels. Dragun RWS is also equipped with an outside-mounted panel for weapons remote control systems “VPDU”, which is fully digital, and fitted with video information output, sight and weapos control in real time with capability of fire control, protected jam-free radio channel or optic fibre.

Material source: armyrecognition

Russia to supply President-S onboard defense systems to Egypt — manufacturer

December 25, 14:33

The deliveries will start in soon

© Alexandr Demyanchuk/TASS

MOSCOW, December 25. /TASS/. Russia will supply President-S onboard defense systems to Egypt to protect aviation from antiaircraft missile systems and air-launched missiles, the first deputy head of Radioelectronic Technologies Group (KRET), part of state hi-tech corporation Rostec, said on Friday. “There is a contract and we’re working within this contract. The deliveries will start in the imminent future,” Igor Nasenkov said.

Original article: http://tass.ru/en/defense/846996?

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President-S Onboard defense system (ODS)

The President-S Onboard defense system (ODS) provides counter measures against ground to air rockets, and also rockets from mobile air defense systems. The system automatically detects rocket launching and activates the use of passive and active interference in the infra-red and radio frequencies, which disrupts the rocket’s targeting system and forces it to retarget erroneous targets.

The President-S system is constructed in the form of modules (stations) which can be located inside the fuselage and as external units on the military and civil helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.(rostec.ru)

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Pandur APC of the Czech Armed Forces

In March 2009, the country’s government approved the purchase of 107 Pandur II vehicles for 14.4 billion crowns (US $609 million). The APCs were designed to replace the Czech military’s outdated OT-64 armored vehicles, which were jointly developed by then-communist Poland and Czechoslovakia in the 1960s.

Based in Madrid, General Dynamics European Land Systems is a subsidiary of US company General Dynamics, and operates units in Spain, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The Pandur II is powered by a Cummins ISLe HPCR series diesel engine developing 298 kW for the 6×6 version and 335 kW for the 8×8 version.

The engine is coupled to a ZF 6HP 602C fully automatic 6-gear transmission. Together with the 2 stage transfer gear (shiftable on the move) this gives the Pandur II a total of 12 gears. The maximum road speed is reached at 105 km/h. The hull floor of the Pandur covers and thus protects most of the power train components and steering linkages. This protects the mentioned components from being damaged from various obstacles that may occur when the vehicle operates in heavy terrain. For decreasing the turning diameter of the 8×8 version a steering brake has been installed which retards all curve-inner wheels when the steered wheels are fully turned in and vehicle velocity is sufficiently low.

Mobility

The Pandur II is powered by a Cummins ISLe HPCR series diesel engine developing 298 kW for the 6×6 version and 335 kW for the 8×8 version.

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The engine is coupled to a ZF 6HP 602C fully automatic 6-gear transmission. Together with the 2 stage transfer gear (shiftable on the move) this gives the Pandur II a total of 12 gears. The maximum road speed is reached at 105 km/h. The hull floor of the Pandur covers and thus protects most of the power train components and steering linkages. This protects the mentioned components from being damaged from various obstacles that may occur when the vehicle operates in heavy terrain. For decreasing the turning diameter of the 8×8 version a steering brake has been installed which retards all curve-inner wheels when the steered wheels are fully turned in and vehicle velocity is sufficiently low.

Protection

  • Modular ballistic protection system capable of being upgraded for future ballistic protection systems (add-on armor)
  • Mine protection (special hull design and components, double floor, mine protection crew seats)
  • NBC protection (passive, overpressure or ventilated face masks)
  • Spall liners reducing secondary effects of penetrating projectiles
  • Fire detection and suppression system for the engine compartment
  • Explosion detection and suppression system for the crew compartment

Armament

RAFAEL’s remotely-operated RCWS-30, with advanced optics and imaging controlling a stabilized 30mm auto-cannon, coaxial 7.62mm General-Purpose Machine Gun, smoke grenades and other defensive systems, and a launcher pod for a launcher pod for two Rafael SPIKE LR or other anti-armor missiles.

The Czechs had tested the RCWS-30 with an ATK Mk 44 dual-feed 30mm auto-cannon. RCWS-30 is also known as Samson and includes the Mk-44 30mm gun, 7.62mm coaxial machine gun and two Spike LR anti-tank missiles (optional).

RAFAEL’s remotely-operated RCWS-30

RAFAEL’s remotely-operated RCWS-30

The Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS) is a modular weapon system supporting small and medium caliber guns (40mm automatic grenade launcher), machine guns (12.7mm and 7.62mm), anti-tank missile launchers, automatic guns (30mm) and observation pods. These stations can be mounted on a wide range of ground platforms ranging from lightweight all-terrain vehicles to heavy armor tanks.

Its remote control system enables armored vehicles crew to operate the RCWS completely under armor minimizing the probability of a crew member casualty. This feature makes the RCWS exceptionally suitable for urban warfare such as the military operations conducted by US forces in Iraq (2003-2005) and Israeli forces in the Palestinian territories. The RCWS armed with a 7.62mm machine gun is known as Enforcer while the 12.7mm gun equipped variant is known as the RCWS-12.7.

The weapon station’s main gun is stabilized to allow fire on-the-move. RCWS-30 is also known as Samson and includes the Mk-44 30mm gun, 7.62mm coaxial machine gun and two Spike LR anti-tank missiles (optional). This weapon station can be fitted with optional equipment to meet customer needs.

In February 2006 General Dynamics European Land Systems (Steyr) selected the RCWS-12.7 and RCWS-30 weapon stations to equip Czech Republic’s Pandur II armored vehicles under a $120 million contract awarded to Rafael. Samson/RCWS-30 station was provided with a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun and two Spike LR anti-tank missiles in addition to the Mk-44 30mm gun. The contract also included Rafael add-on armor kits. Source deagel.com

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Source rafael.co.il

ATK Mk44 30mm automatic cannon

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Spike LR anti-tank missile

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The SPIKE-LR is a lightweight, Fire and Forget and Fire, Observe and Update, multi-purpose missile system with a range of up to 4,000 meters. State-of-the-art seeker and fiber-optic data communication link provide SPIKE-LR with the unique ability to:

  • Update or switch targets after launch
  • Achieve real-time intelligence and identify friend or foe
  • Perform battle damage assessment
  • Achieve extended range and pinpoint accuracy
  • Minimize collateral damage

Source army-guide.com

The Pandurs belong to the military’s 4th Rapid Reaction Brigade.

Armament
One ATK MT44 30 mm gun, 1 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun, 2 anti-tank missile Spike launcher
Country users
Czech Republic
Designer country
Austria
Accessories
Firing control system, night vision, central tire inflation, fire detection system.
Crew
3 + 8 soldiers
Armor
Mine Blast and Ballistic protection. full protection against 7.62 mm armor piercing (AP) attack through a full 360º.
Weight
21,000 kg
Speed
105 km/h on road and 10 km/h on water
Range
550 km
Dimensions
Length, 8,24 m; Width, 3,44 m; Height, 3,79 m

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Source: camofix.blogspot.com/army-guide.com/armyrecognition.com

Updated Dec 18, 2017