Daily Archives: March 11, 2016

Russia to ship first S-300 missile system to Iran in Aug-Sept: RIA cites official

According to Reuters 

Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:29am EST

The first delivery of Russia’s S-300 missile defense system to Iran will take place in August or September this year, RIA news agency on Friday quoted Sergei Chemezov, the head of Russia’s industrial conglomerate Rostec, as saying.

RIA quoted an unnamed source earlier as saying that first S-300 missiles would be shipped to Iran already in February.

(Reporting by Alexander Winning; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov)




5P85SE Launcher unit S-300PMU2 Favorit Gargoyle

5P85SE is the launcher unit S-300 PMU2

The 5P85SE is the launcher unit S-300 PMU2. The 5P85SE is an autonomous launcher vehicle. The more compact electronics package saw the removal of the large cabin used with the S-300PS/PMU 5P85S/SU TEL. The 5P85SE carries four missile silos (one missile by silo) mounted to the back side of the chassis. During launching the silos are drawn in vertical position, to the back side of the truck. The 5P85SE (5P85TE) launcher ensures the storage, transportation and launch of four 48N6E2 (48N6E) air defense missiles, kept in sealed canisters. The 5P85SE is based on an 8×8 chassis variant of MAZ- 7910, itself a derivative of the ByeloRussian MAZ-543/543M Uragan chassis series developed as the self propelled 9P117 TEL for the R-17/R-300 Elbrus / SS-1 Scud TBM.

Long range surface-to-air missile systems
Four missiles Fakel 48N6E2 or 48N6E,5V55R, 5V55K in individual container
Country users
Russia, China, Venezuela, Libya, Algeria.
High explosive ; fragmentation
Explosive load
180 kg
Weight missile
1.800 kg
Lenght missile
7,5 m
3 – 200 km
Guidance system
Command + active radar homing
Engagement radar 30N6E2, 64N6E2 acquisition radar or ST-68U Tin Shield – 5N66 Clam Sheel 40V6M, supported by a 54K6E2 command post and 83M6E2 command and control system. New option LEMZ 96L6 Cheese Board early warning and acquisition radar


See related post:-

S-300 anti-air missile system game changer for Iran

Russia to send S-300 air defense system to Iran

Iran to buy Sukhoi-30 fighter jets from Russia, minister says

Iran mulls $8 bln arms deal with Russia

The USAF’s Cycle Management Center announced that the infrared search and track (IRST) pod for the F-15C must have data sharing capability between 4th & 5th gen. fighters.

Mar 11, 2016 00:20 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff

The USAF’s Cycle Management Center announced that the infrared search and track (IRST) pod for the F-15C must have data sharing capability between 4th & 5th gen. fighters. In a sources-sought notice published on Tuesday , a key requirement for the pod is that it must talk to the F-22’s Intra-Flight Data Link (IFDL) and the F-35’s Multifunction Advanced Data Link (MADL) via Link-16 and create a “Common Tactical Picture (CTP).”

See sources-sought notice: INC II C-C Developer


Talon HATE pods for F-15C/D: HERE

IRST pods for F-15C

open_podNorthrop Grumman OpenPod 

Northrop Grumman unveiled a new sensor pod capable employing of multiple, interchangeable sensors, including an infrared search and track (IRST) system. The manufacturer’s new “OpenPod” announcement on June 2 came months after Lockheed Martin introduced its new Legion Pod with IRST system, designed for F-15C and F-16 retrofits.

The OpenPod is an evolution of Northrop Grumman’s AN/AAQ-28(V) Litening pod, a multi-sensor targeting and surveillance system that has been integrated on eight aircraft types, including the F-15 and F-16. Any Litening pod can be converted to an OpenPod, and sensors can be swapped out without modifications to the aircraft or its mission computer, the manufacturer said.

OpenPod will be available with targeting and IRST packages upon launch, followed by communications, light detection and ranging (Lidar), communications and other options. Italy’s Selex ES is supplying the IRST sensor. Excerpt from ainonline.com posted June 4, 2015


Legion Pod IRST system – Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod, unveiled in February. Legion Pod is a derivative of the company’s IRST21 sensor for the US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet.

Lockheed intends to qualify the Legion Pod on the F-15 and F-16 with test flights planned this spring and into 2016. Mocarski declined to name any specific aircraft type for Northrop’s product, but the F-16 and F-15 would be ideal candidates.

“It’s in flight testing today and we’re meeting our technical milestones, we’re meeting our schedule milestones, and we’re meeting our cost objectives,” he says. “I can’t go into details, but we are on contract and investing our own collaborative resources as well into integration on a variety of military platforms.

“We believe that there’s a growing requirement for infrared search and track across the entire industry and around the world. Our offering would be available to any upcoming competitions, but this is the first.” Excerpt from flightglobal.com posted 02 June, 2015


The BTR-82A is an advanced 8×8 wheeled armoured personnel carrier (APC) being manufactured by Military Industrial Company of Russia for use by the armies of Russia and Kazakhstan.

The first prototypes of the vehicle were unveiled in December 2009. The APC’s features were demonstrated during the 15th Interpolitex State Security Materiel Show at the All-Russia Exhibition Centre in Moscow in October 2011. It was also displayed at the Russian Expo Arms 2011 show in Nizhny Tagil.

The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan accepted 30 new BTR-82A combat vehicles in December 2012. The vehicles were deployed with the military unit 25744.


Production of the BTR-82A APCs for the Russian Army was started in September 2013. The first batch of APCs was delivered to Azerbaijan in 2013.

In April 2016, Russia placed a contract with Military Industrial Company for 20 BTR-82A armoured personnel carriers.

Design and features of BTR-82A APC

The BTR-82A APC was developed based on the design of BTR-80A. The vehicle offers improved protection capabilities than its predecessor.

The APC measures 7.65m in length, 2.9m in width and 2.8m in height. It weighs 15,400kg and accommodates up to three crew and seven troops. The cabin is fitted with new seating and air-conditioning system to provide more comfort for the occupants.

Taifun-M Armored reconnaissance vehicle: Details

BTR-82A APC armament

The BTR-82A APC can perform combat operations 24 hours a day. The main armament of the APC is 30mm dual-feed automatic cannon. The gun can fire armour piercing-tracer (AP-T) projectiles, high-explosive fragmentation-incendiary (HEF-I) and high-explosive-tracer (HE-T) ammunition.

2A72 30-mm canon

2A72 30-mm canon

• weapon type: Single-automatic gun;
• caliber: 30 mm;
• Ammo Capacity: 30 × 165 mm;
• Energy: 150-180 kJ; [3]
• automatic operating principle: the gas outlet;
• Length: 3027 mm;
• barrel length: 2400 mm (80 caliber);
• The number of grooves 16;
• step rifling: 715.5 mm;
• Total weight: 115 kg;
• weight of the barrel: 38.5 kg;
• the rate of fire: 550 and 200-300 min-1;
• the impact force of 40-50 kN (4,000-5,000 kg);
• the initial velocity armor-piercing tracer (BT) projectile: 970 m / s;
• the initial velocity armor-piercing projectile (BPS) Index “Kerner” 1120 m / s;
• voltage electric trigger and contactor on the DC 27 V;
• powered guns: two-tape;
• Recharge: pyrotechnic and manual;
• manual reset force: 400 N (40 kg);
• force manual recharge with extraction Osieczna cartridge: up to 600 N (60 kg);
• the number of squibs 3 pcs .;
• a way to charge ignition: hammering;
• fire management: remote from the electric trigger and mechanical;
• Operating temperature range: -50 to +50 ° C;
• barrel life: 6000 shots (up to 1995), 9000 (after 1995) [4]
• Effective range: • on manpower – up to 4000 m;
• The light armored vehicles – up to 1500 m;
• air targets – up to 2000 m (at subsonic speed and incline range of up to 2,500 meters). 30-мм_пушка_2А42 

Source forum.topwar.ru


The secondary armament of the vehicle includes a 7.62mm PKTM coaxial machine gun. The turret incorporates two-axis stabilisation, new sighting channels, and three forward-facing 81mm smoke grenade launchers on each side. The firing elevation ranges from -7° to +70°.

7.62mm PKTM coaxial machine gun

7.62mm PKTM coaxial machine gun

Length of gun:

Theoretical rate of fire:

Combat rate of fire:

Maximum range:

Muzzle velocity:

Effective range of ground targets:

Number of cartridges in the belt:

Weight of gun:

Mainly weight:

1100 mm

700-800 rounds/min

250 rounds/min

3800 m

830 m/s

1000 m

1000 pcs

10.5 kg

3.2 kg

Source excaliburarmy.com

BTR-82A Armored Personnal Carrier to receive anti-tank gun: Details

57mm caliber

57mm AU-220M Automatic Weapon Station – Uralvagon Zavod

The gun has a new automatic loading capable ammunition feed system that houses 20 ready-to-fire rounds as shown below.

The 57mm gun with the AP round has a penetration capability of 130mm of Steel at a range of 1.000m. I would expect the penetration would be much better for the huge 57mm caliber.
The 35mm APFSDS round has 120mm penetration at the same range.
Source thaimilitaryandasianregion.wordpress.com

Observation and fire control

Vladislav Perminov

The gunner’s station is equipped with TKN-4GA day / night fire control system. The commander is provided with advanced communications and topographic maps. The TKN-AI surveillance camera with laser range finder ensures the commander to detect enemy targets within the range of 3km.

TKN-4GA day / night fire control system



Thermal Combined universal sight TKN-4ga03 is designed for surveillance in combatsearch, detectionidentification purposes and to ensure aimed fire from a machine-gun complex cannon (30 mm caliber cannon (2A72, 2A42, etc.) and PKT machine gun (Mof 7.62 mm)of a set of machine-gun (gun KPVT 14.5 mm caliber machine gun PKT (M)) of the object BTVT weapons against ground and air targets in day and night conditions.

Modification of TKN-4ga03 is a modernized sight TKN-4ga02 KDU UPU and placed in the product vsesutochnym thermal channel (instead of the combined daynight on EOPe). The use of thermal imaging channel in the sight TKN-4ga03 makes it possible to implement surveillanceaimed fire at ground and air targets around the clock, including in adverse conditionssmoke, fog, dust, snow, rainmaskingThe sight TKN-4ga03 enhances the range of parameters of vision and precise shooting object in 1,5 ÷ 2 times with respect to the serial product, regardless of ambient light level, time of day, season and weather conditions, the characteristics of the combat situation on the groundusing only passive mode.


The sight is designed for installation in wheeled armored personnel carriers BTR-type80, BTR-82, BTR-82A, as well as the type of BMP objectsBMDMT LMEFri.
Structurally, the main option sight TKN-4ga03 consists of:
 Thermal imaging of multiple channels;
 Daily single channel.

Translated by Google – Source romz.ru 

TKN-AI surveillance camera with laser range finder

The armoured vehicle is fitted with an improved fire extinguishing system, new R-168-25-U2 radio station, Trona-1 topographic orientation system, and night-vision systems. The Trona-1 improves navigation by integrating the BTR-82A’s navigation system with the receiver of Navstar GPS and GLONASS satellite navigation systems.

R-168-25-U2 radio station


Transportable radio VHF P168-25UEprovides a radio in the radio network control tactical regiment  battalion  company.

-block matching filter;
-block fans;
Types of work:
Telephone (TEL) with frequency modulation (FM).
STA technical masking of voice information.

Data transfer from the external equipment.
Modes of operation:
Fixed frequency (RF) (simplexdual frequency simplex).
The pseudo-random rearrangement of the operating frequency (frequency hopping) (simplex).
Adaptive Communications (AC) (simplexdual frequency simplex).
Scanning the reception for 8 preset frequencies
Working with the Noise Suppressor.

Manual and automated recording of radio data from the radio data input device with optical interface (UVRD-O) or from an external computer.
Emergency radio data erasure.
Sending and receiving circularaddress and tone calls.
Management of external computer via interface K8-232S.
Voice informer operator actions.
Interactive mode.
Automated control performance.
Simpleksilidvuhchastotnyysimpleksnaodnoyiz8zaranee prepared frequencies
Simultaneous voice and data.

Translated by Google – Source bizorg.su 


Andrei Orekhov via rbth.com

The armoured hull of the APC is made up of Kevlar laminated synthetic material to provide ballistic protection. The reinforced floor with multi layers offers protection against improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and mine blasts. The spall liners inside the vehicle armour also protect the crew against explosion.

The vehicle’s interior space is used very efficiently. It can transport up to 10 fully equipped soldiers. Andrei Orekhov via rbth.com

The APC features a special suspension with energy-absorbing properties to provide increased protection for the personnel from mine blasts. It is also fitted with an overpressure nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) protection system.

Up-armored BTR-82AT

Vitaly V. Kuzmin

Vitaly V. Kuzmin

BTR-82AT with BTR-BM turret

Vitaly V. Kuzmin

Vitaly V. Kuzmin

Engine and mobility of BTR-82A APC

The BTR-82A is powered by KAMAZ 740.14-300 turbo diesel engine, which generates a power of 300hp. The vehicle can accomplish a maximum speed of 100km/h on road and has a maximum range of 600km. The upgraded transmission components ensure increased average speed on uneven surfaces.

KAMAZ 740.14-300 turbo diesel engine

The BTR-82 is powered by a new KamAZ 740.14-300 4-stroke turbocharged diesel engine with a V-shaped cylinder, generating 300 hp. Andrei Orekhov via rbth.com

The fully amphibious vehicle also integrates a central tyre-pressure monitoring system and is propelled by a water-jet when on the water.


Main material source army-technology.com

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Revised March 02, 2021