Daily Archives: July 8, 2016

L-39NG/L-39CW Multi-Role Jet Trainer, Czech Republic

L-39NG (next generation) is the latest multi-role, advanced jet trainer aircraft designed by Aero Vodochody Aerospace. It is being developed to provide enhanced military flight training capabilities required for fourth- and fifth-generation fighters.

The aircraft offers superior manoeuvrability and extended range. It will serve as a primary and advanced jet trainer, full weapon training aircraft, and attack aircraft for nations with limited air force. It can also be used to conduct light combat and reconnaissance missions under all climatic conditions.

Ostrava NATO Days 2015: L-39NG – Czech Offer of Next Generation Albatros

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Ostrava NATO Days 2015 gave the Czech Aero Vodochody company an occasion to present its L-39NG (Next Generation) trainer technology demonstrator to the public. The jet had made its maiden flight a few days before the event in Ostrava. The main idea behind the design was to prolong the service-lives of the L-39 airframes that are in good technical condition, once the lifetime of their AI-25TL engines ends. Besides that, the L-39NG jet is going to be offered globally as a brand new design, with a new fuselage. Maiden flight of the first example of the new jet is scheduled to happen in 2 years.   For the numerous users of the L-39 jets, this approach may make it possible to realize the modernization programme in two, separate stages. At the first stage, the Soviet-made engine is going to be replaced with the Williams International FJ44-4M propulsion system, together with the relevant avionics facilitating its operation. Additionally, depending on the client’s requirements, other elements of the L-39NG onboard equipment may be installed on the original airframes, including the Genesys Aerosystems avionics and multi-function and helmet mounted displays, delivered by the Speel Praha company. During the next phase, a brand new fuselage may be connected with the used engine. Thanks to this approach, the total cost of the whole operation is going to be distributed across time, in comparison with the cost of purchasing the brand-new jet. Source defence24.com

Genesys Aerosystems avionics

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Genesys provided avionics for Cessna’s Scorpion, and its electronic flight information systems (EFIS) are also being installed in helicopters being made by Sikorsky for the U.S. State Department and other specialized customers. The lightweight and highly capable EFIS has also been installed in Embraer Super Tucano aircraft sold to Columbia, and Smith said there are similar opportunities in the offing. Source aopa.org

The new generation aircraft was introduced at the Farnborough International Airshow in July 2014. The L-39NG prototype is scheduled to be unveiled in 2016 and the first deliveries are expected to commence in 2018. It is intended to replace the ageing fleet of L-39 Albatros jet trainer / ground attack aircraft as well as other existing jet trainers.

Czech trainer and attack aircraft L-39NG first time in the air

On Monday, September 14, 2015 carried a crew of Aero Vodochody factory AEROSPACE as composed Miroslav Schützner and Vladimir Kvarda test flight of the prototype demonstrator L-39NG new engine FJ44-4M firm Williams International, avionics built on multifunctional displays Genesys Aerosystems and HUD display companies SPEEL Prague .

l-39ngPhoto: L-39NG first time in vzduchu./ AEROSPACE AERO Vodochody 

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L-39NG “Technology Demonstrator” prototype

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In addition to gear the biggest transformation of the on-board electronics fall through. Modular central computer serves up data in dashboard displays, symbology on demand (signal system), which means that the country still serving légierejében combat those types of data appear in a similar way. This greatly shortens the time of the type of retraining, since the students already familiar with the handling of the war machine before the on-board systems before they meet him in real life. The instrument panel lighting will be compatible with NVG night vision devices as well. Three large-size liquid crystal display are installed, which is very similar to many other types. The cockpit equipment because more and more uniformed, usually on the left screen displaying the flight parameters, in the middle of the navigation and tactical information, while the left side of the on-board systems are shown. Translated by google – Source jets.hu

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Aero launches prototype and pre-serial production of L-39NG: Here

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Aero Vodochody has begun prototype and pre-serial production of its L-39NG jet trainer and light-attack platform, the manufacturer reported on 20 July.

The Czech company announced that assembly of the first four L-39NGs had begun “in recent weeks”, comprising three prototype and one pre-serial production model. Of the three prototypes, one will be used for flight trials with the other two serving as ground-based fatigue platforms. The pre-serial production aircraft will be delivered to the launch customer, Czech state-owned company LOM Praha.

Aero Vodochody Reveals New Jet Trainer Plans: Here

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Czech company Aero Vodochody is assembling three new two-seat L-159T2 advanced jet trainers in its factory at Prague. This is the latest version of an aircraft that serves the Czech Air Force and two export customers: the Iraqi air force and the contract air service provider Draken International. The company has also provided more detail on its plans to produce a new version of its original L-39 jet trainer, and to upgrade those still serving with various air forces.

Like the single-seat L159 light combat aircraft that Aero produced in the late 1990s, the L159T2s will carry a Leonardo Grifo radar, but they will have improved software as well as four five-by-seven-inch multifunction displays (MFDs) and wet wings. These three new-production aircraft will enter Czech service, and the five two-seat L-159Ts in service with the Czech air force will also be upgraded to the T2 standard, by the end of 2019.

Design and features of L-39NG aircraft

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The L-39NG’s attributes are the following:
  • Based on the successful and proven airframe of the L-39 Albatros
  • Weight reduction
  • Less drag due to removal of wing tip tanks
  • Increased life of up to 15,000 flight hours
  • Improved detail parts precision (CAD modelling and CNC machining)
  • Compatible with L-39 GSE

Data l-39ng.cz

The L-39NG multi-role aircraft is an extensive modernisation of the L-39 Albatros jet trainer / ground attack aircraft. It features a lighter and stronger airframe incorporating improved aerodynamics, and selected L-39/159 spares and off-the-shelf components. The redesigned airframe offers a fatigue life of up to 15,000 flight hours.

The rugged design incorporates redesigned wet wings with integral fuel tanks and power assisted ailerons. The fuel tanks are installed with single-point pressure refuelling system. The L-39NG is also equipped with nose wheel steering, debriefing system, wide track undercarriage, low pressure tyres, an in built health and usage monitoring system, and a variety of optional equipment.

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The aircraft measures 12.03m in overall length and has wing span of 9.56m. It has an empty weight of 3,100kg, maximum take-off weight of 6,300kg and landing weight of 5,800kg. It is capable of carrying maximum external payloads of up to 1,200kg. The internal and external fuel capacities are 1,450kg and 570kg respectively.

The L-39NG requires low maintenance and operation costs, and offers improved corrosion resistance, high reliability and extended endurance.

L-39NG cockpit and avionics

The configurable tandem glass cockpit of the L-39NG aircraft accommodates a crew of two on zero-zero ejection seats and provides increased training effectiveness and bird strike protection. The single-piece canopy offers improved all-round visibility for the crew.

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  • Modular avionics core
  • Embedded virtual training capability
  • NVG compatibility
  • Integrated digital avionics with configurable glass cockpit for increased training effectiveness

In order to provide the pilot with an efficient training and enable him a smooth transition to the fighter unit, the cockpit of the L-39NG will have the following features:

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New Concept L – 39 NG will be fully ready for use night vision devices . The new larger screen with digital maps will be incorporated into an existing L – 159 aircraft. Image technet.idnes.cz

  • HUD
  • MFDs
  • Electronic Stand-by Instrumentation
  • HOTAS Controls
  • NVG compatibility
  • Centralized cockpit management
  • Master moding:
    o NAV (Navigation)
    o A/G (Air-Ground)
    o A/A (Air-Air)
  • Simulated and live weapon delivery
  • Single piece canopy – improved view out of the cockpit

Data l-39ng.cz

The crew station lighting is compatible with night vision goggles (NVGs) to provide enhanced field of view during low-light flight operations.

IDU-680 Genesys Aerosystems

 

Photo: L-39NG can be equipped with display Series IDU-680 Genesys Aerosystems. / Genesys Aerosystems @armadninoviny.cz

Genesys Aerosystems is a leading provider of integrated avionics systems for military and civilian customers.Genesys offers avionics systems Aerosystems can be used independently or as an integrated solution for the entire cockpit.

Their system Synthetic Vision EFIS (Electronic Flight Instrument System) has revolutionized increase safety at low years and now it has been approved for more than 700 models of airplanes and helicopters.

Series displays IDU-450 and the IDU-680 is among the most efficient on the market in price / performance ratio and because of the wide distribution of users to provide quality after-sales support, a high ability to adapt to specific customer requirements and easily accessible maintenance. Source armadninoviny.cz

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The modular cockpit incorporates fully integrated and open-architecture digital avionics suite, embedded virtual training systems, and communication systems to provide trainee pilots with real-time experience.

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L-39NG weapon systems

The armed version of the L-39NG multi-role aircraft can be equipped with four blocks of unguided rockets and bombs up to 370kg under the wings. It can also be installed with one under-fuselage weapon pylon to carry a range of armament. It can be optionally fitted with gun pods and reconnaissance pods.

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Propulsion and performance

The L-39NG jet trainer aircraft is powered by Williams International FJ44-4M light and fuel efficient turbofan engine, which develops a maximum thrust of 16.87kN and generates low noise signature. The engine features an electrical starting system and dual FADEC systems. The air inlets are placed over the wing to prevent damages to the engine due to foreign objects.

Williams International FJ44-4M

The expiring service life, limited serviceability and availability of spare parts of the original AI-25TL engine are in direct contrast to the airframe of most L-39 aircraft, which is still capable of future service for a limited time.

The selection of the Williams International FJ44-4M engine for both the re-engining of existing L-39 fleets as well as the final L-39NG aircraft is a solution that:

    • Enables the extension of operation life of current L-39 fleets
    • Provides a modern and reliable power unit for the L-39NG (FADEC controlled)
    • Increases the flight safety as the FJ44-4M engine is a product of 21st  century technology
    • Increases the aircraft performance (for example the acceleration time is 3-5 sec versus 9-12 sec of the original engine)
    • Reduces maintenance demands and operation cost by saving both fuel and manpower for maintenance
    • Enables a smooth transition from the current L-39 aircraft to the L-39NG via the re-engining option (see section LINK)
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MAIN ENGINE CHARACTERISTICS

• Max thrust 16.87 kN 3,790 lbst
• Length 1.34 m 52.8 in
• Diameter 0.67 m 26.3 in
• Weight 305 kg 670 lb

FJ44-4M MAIN BENEFITS

high thrust
• short acceleration time
• low specific fuel consumption
• low dry weight
• electrical starting system
• dual FADEC control
• surge resistant
• low noise signature
• lifetime warranty (TAP Blue)
• low maintenance demands
• high TBO limits
• no calendar service life limitations

Data l-39ng.cz

The engine provides a maximum speed of 775km/h and internal fuel capacity of 1,450kg, and ensures a ferry range of 2,590km. The aircraft can climb at a rate of 23m/sec and has a maximum service ceiling of 38,000ft.

Main material source airforce-technology.com

Updated Oct 15, 2017

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Israel to buy eight surplus Seahawk plus equipment in $300M contract

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6 Jul, 16, Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Israel for Excess SH-60F Sea-Hawk Helicopter equipment and support. The estimated cost is $300 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 5, 2016.

The Government of Israel has requested to procure twelve (12) T-700 GE 401C engines (ten (10) installed and two (2) spares), eight (8) AN/APN-194(V) Radar Altimeters; eight (8) AN/APN-217A Doppler Radar Navigation Sets; eight (8) AN/ARN-15l (V)2 Global Positioning Systems; eight (8) AN/APX100(V) Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) TransponderSets; eight (8) OA-8697 A/ARD Direction Finding Groups; eight (8) AN/ARN-118(V) NAV Receivers; eight (8) AN/ARN-146 On Top Position Indicators; sixteen (16) IP-1544A/ASQ-200 Horizontal Situation Video Displays (HSVD); eight (8) AN/ARC-174A (V)2 HF Radios; sixteen (16) AN/ARC182(V) UHF/UHF Radios; eight (8) PIN 70600-81010-011 Communication System Controllers; eight (8) GAU-16 50 Caliber Machine Guns; eight (8) M-60D/M-240 Machine Guns; eight (8) Internal Auxiliary Fuel Tanks; sixteen (16) External Auxiliary Fuel Tanks; and eight (8) C-11822/AWQ Controllers, Armament System. Also included are spares and repair parts, support and test equipment, communication equipment, ferry support, publications and technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support. The estimated cost is $300 million.

This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a strategic regional partner, which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.

Israel has been approved to receive eight (8) SH-60F Sea Hawk Helicopters via the Excess Defense Articles (EDA) Program under a separate notification. That separate notification included only the SH-60 airframes, thus this transmittal includes all the major components and customer-unique requirements requested to supplement the EDA grant transfer.

Israel has purchased four new frigates to secure the Leviathan Natural Gas Field. The SH-60F helicopters will be used onboard these new frigates to patrol and protect these gas fields as well as other areas under threat.

The proposed sale will improve Israel’s capability to meet current and future threats. The SH-60F Sea-Hawk Helicopters along with the parts, systems, and support enumerated in this notification will provide the capability to perform troop/transport deployment, communications relay, gunfire support, and search and rescue. Secondary missions include vertical replenishment, combat search and rescue, and humanitarian missions. Israel will use the enhanced capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defense.

Israel will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces.

The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

The principal contractors will be Science and Engineering Services, LLC, Huntsville, Alabama, and General Electric (GE) of Lynn, Massachusetts. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of additional U.S. Government and/or contractor representatives to Israel.

This notice of a potential sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been concluded.

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Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk

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The Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk is a navalized US Navy version of the US Army UH-60 Black Hawk. It made its first flight in 1979 and was adopted by the US Navy in 1984. Various versions of the SH-60 Seahawk dominate US naval aviation.

   The SH-60B Seahawk deploys the LAMPS III anti-submarine warfare system and functions as an extension of the shipboard weapon system of the warship on which it is deployed. With radar, electronic surveillance measures, magnetic anomaly detector, infra-red, and sonobuoy sensors, the SH-60B can detect and track submarines and surface ships and attack with torpedoes and missiles. The Navy received 93 SH-60Bs upgraded to Block I standard with expanded weapons capability.

   SH-60F Ocean Hawk anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters are embarked on US Navy supercarriers to provide inner-zone defense of a carrier battle group; they also serve in plane guard, rescue, and logistics roles. The HH-60H Ocean Hawk has the primary role of conducting combat search and rescue (SAR), and insertion and extraction of special warfare forces.

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Export operators of SH-60B, SH-60Fs and hybrid SH-60B/Fs comprise Australia, Greece, Japan, Spain, Thailand and Turkey. The US Coast Guard flies the HH-60J Jayhawk in the search and rescue role.

   The three types currently in service are being replaced by two follow-on types – the MH-60R and MH-60S.

T-700 GE 401C engine

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Image @geaviation.com

Manufacturer: General Electric Co.
Power: 1,890 shp (1,410 kW)
Overall Pressure Ratio at Maximum Power: 17
Compressor Stages: 6
HP-LP Turbine Stages: 2-2
Length: 46 in (7.17 m)
Diameter: 15.6 in (39.6 cm)
Dry Weight: 456 lbs (207 kg)

Engine data @bga-aeroweb.com

Entered service 1984
Crew 2 – 5 men
Dimensions and weight
Length 15.26 m
Main rotor diameter 16.36 m
Height 5.18 m
Weight (empty) 6.1 t
Weight (maximum take off) 10.6 t
Engines and performance
Engines 2 x General Electric T700-GE-401C turboshafts
Engine power 2 x 1 900 hp
Maximum speed 234 km/h
Combat radius 93 km
Endurance 3 hours
Payload
Passengers up to 8 passengers
Payload capacity (internal) 1.8 t
Payload capacity (external) up to 2.7 t
Armament
Machine guns one or more 7.62-mm MGs
Missiles AGM-119B Penguin anti-ship missiles, AGM-114 Hellfire anti-tank missiles
Torpedoes Mk 46 and Mk 50 torpedoes

 

Data @military-today.com

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Sukhoi completes initial flight tests on T-50

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07 JULY, 2016  BY: LEIGH GIANGRECO  WASHINGTON DC

The Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi has declared a flight test milestone for the T-50, before handing over the fifth-generation fighter to the Russian government for additional testing.

Sukhoi completed more than 700 flight tests, which confirmed aircraft requirements set by the Russian ministry of defense, United Aircraft Company said in a July 7 post on Facebook. The company has submitted the T-50 prototypes of the prospective aviation complex front-line aviation (PAK FA) programme for state joint tests, UAC states.

Sukhoi completed first flight of the T-50 29 January 2010 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, the home of Russia’s KNAAZ aircraft manufacturing complex.

With stealthy features and advanced electronics, the supersonic fighter was designed to rival the US Lockheed Martin F-22 fifth-generation fighter. Russia is on track to procure 55 T-50s through 2020, depending on the initial aircraft’s performance, FlightGlobal previously reported.

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Beijing Yanjing Motor Company to produce Russian GAZ Tigr Multirole Utility Vehicles under license

 

Published: Wednesday, 06 July 2016 14:50

People`s Republic of China`s (PRC) Beijing Yanjing Motor Company (BYMC) is producing Russian GAZ-2330-36/VPK-233136 Tigr (SPM-2) multirole utility vehicles (MUV) under license. The Chinese variant of the Tigr MUV has been unveiled at the China Military and Civilian Integration Expo 2016 (July 4 – July 6, 2016) in Beijing.

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The YJ2080 Sentinel

The vehicle is designated as YJ2080 Sentinel in Chinese service. BYMC has fully localized the manufacturing process of the MUV. Its armoured hull is identical to the original Tigr car. YJ2080 has received new headlights and radiator grill. The Sentinel`s troops compartment has been fully remastered. The vehicle features new dashboard with single integrated multifunctional display (MFD) intended for the navigation system. The car`s lining is made of soft plastic. The crew`s anti-blast seats (ABS) have been replaced by non-protected ones. YJ2080 has a crew of two servicemen and can transport up to five soldiers with individual weapons and equipment. BYMC does not disclose the specifications of the Sentinel MUV. The type and designation of the vehicle`s engine are not known.

BYMC displayed three modifications of YJ2080 at the defense show. The first one was MUV intended for the transportation of troops on the battlefield. It can carry up to five soldiers. The vehicle is equipped with central hatch and pinpoints for the installation of light anti-personnel weapons, such Kalashnikov PKM machinegun chambered for 7.62x54Rmm round or automatic grenade launchers (AGL). The second vehicle is configured as mobile command post or police car. It can transport up to four soldiers and integrated electronic equipment. The third variant is a mobile radar station and two additional searchlights. BYMC does not disclose the technical specifications of the radar.

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According to open sources, BYMC ordered five assembled Tigr vehicles and five technological kits for local assembly from Rosoboronexport in July 2008. In late 2008, this contract was followed by the second one that includes 10 ready GAZ-2330-36 vehicles and 90 technological kits. Most part of YJ2080 MUVs has been supplied to Chinese police/military police forces.

According to the Tigr`s original developer and manufacturer, Military Industrial Company (Russian acronym: VPK, Voyenno-Promishlennaya Kompaniya), VPK-233136 4×4 wheeled MUV has a full weight of 7,800 kg, a length of 5,700 mm, a width of 2,400 mm, a height of 2,300 mm, a maximum road speed of 120 km/h, an operational range of 1,000 km, a crew of two servicemen and a capacity of four to seven servicemen (it depends on the vehicle`s configuration). The vehicle is powered by YaMZ-5347-10 (215 h.p.) diesel engine. VPK-233136 is equipped with air cooling unit. The vehicle is armoured at Level 2 STANAG 4569 (all-round protection against 7.62mm steel core armour-piercing bullets at 30 m distance).

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Guess we will be seeing clones soon!

Tigr GAZ-2330 light armoured vehicle personnel carrier

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The GAZ-2975 “Tigr” is a Russian high-mobility multipurpose military vehicle, manufactured by Military-Industrial Company LLC (BMK). The GAZ-2330 “Tigr” is the military version of the vehicle and has been referred to as “the Russian Humvee”. The GAZ-2975 Tigr was officially taken into service at the end of 2006 and manufactured in 2007. The vehicle is intended to carry and protect personnel. It can accommodate up to 10 officers armed and in full gear. The vehicle has been field- and combat-tested before being sent to serve with OMON (Special Purpose Police Unit). The pilot production of GAZ-2330 “Tigr” started in 2004. In 2005 only 96 vehicles were made, mostly for MVD. The vehicle is very expensive now (by the Russian standards, of course), 60-65.000 US$ a piece. Though specialists consider GAZ-2330 a very successful vehicle.

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Variants
GAZ-233014: armoured special purpose vehicles
– GAZ-233034 and 233036: special police vehicle
– GAZ-233014-0000186 and GAZ-233014-0000184: APCs armoured personnel carriers
– GAZ-2330001: is an unarmored vehicle variant
– Tigr-M GAZ-233114: upgrade version of Tigr vehicle with new engine and armour
– Tigr SPM-2 GAZ 233036: Special police vehicle
– Tigr GAZ-233001: Tigr without armour
– Tigr MK-BLA-01: Unmanned aerial vehicle carrier
– Tigr Kornet-EM: Tigr combat vehicle carrying of the Kornet-EM Multipurpose missile system.
– Tigr Scout Vehicle: The vehicle is equipped with telescopic with radar system
– Tigr-M MKTK REI PP: mobile electronic warfare vehicle with system Leer-2

Armament

The Tigr GAZ-2330 can be armed with light machine gun or grenade launcher. Hatches and brackets for installation of 7.62mm Pecheneg machinegun and 30mm AGS-17 grenade launchers are mounted on the vehicle’s roof. The windows of GAZ-233036 special police vehicles are equipped with firing ports.

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7.62mm Pecheneg machinegun and 30mm AGS-17 grenade launcher

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Kornet-EM Multipurpose missile system

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Design and Protection

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The TIGR’s armored hull provides protection against small-arms fire, shell fragments and IED blasts. The hull and door windows are bulletproof and the vehicle’s spall liners protect personnel against spalls if the hull is hit by bullets or fragments and exclude ricochet from the opposite side if the hull is pierced.

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Propulsion

YaMZ-5347-10 (215 h.p.) diesel engine

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The Tigr is equipped with a powerful diesel engine with the turbo charging and air cooling system and a five-level manual gearbox. The independent torsion suspension of all the wheels, telescopic shock-absorbers and regulated pressure tires ensure exceptional cross-country ability, high speed of 80 km/hour over rough terrain and up to 140 km/hour on the road. «Tiger» is capable to force a crossing over water ways with the depth of 1.2 meter.

Accessories

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The Tigr GAZ-2330 incorporates a central tire inflation system which can adapt tire pressure to suit a variety of surfaces. The TIGR carries an electric winch with a pulling force of 4,000 kg and 20 m of wire rope. The vehicle is also equipped with an automatic fire extinguishing system for the engine compartment.

Armament
One 7.62 mm machine gun or 30 mm grenade launcher
Country users
Russia
Designer Company
Military-Industrial Company
Accessories
Inflation system, electric winch, fire extinguishing system
Crew
2 + 6 soldiers
Armor
protection against small-arms fire, shell fragments and IED blasts. Level 3.
Weight
7,200 kg
Speed
140 km/h maximum speed on road
Range
1,000 km
Dimensions
Lenght, 5.7 m; Width, 2.4 m; Height, 2.4 m

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Data @armyrecognition.com

Upgraded T-72B3 MBT wil be the backbone of tank companies of Russian Airborne Forces

Published: Thursday, 07 July 2016 16:54

Upgraded T-72B3 main battle tanks (MBT) will be the backbone of the tank companies being formed by the Russian Airborne Force, according to the Gazeta.ru news portal. The tank companies will receive upgraded T-72B3s. According to Uralvagonzavod Director General Oleg Siyenko, about 200 T-72B3s will have been delivered in 2016 alone. The upgraded tanks are fitted out with more powerful engines and add-on turret, bottom and side armor protection.

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New Project 23420 Small Anti Submarine Warfare Ship

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 10:21

Russia’s Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau (member of United Shipbuilding Corporation OCK) unveiled the new Project 23420 small anti submarine warfare (ASW) ship. The vessel features a futuristic design with very sleek lines.

According to Almaz, the small ASW ship is designed for conducting combat operations against underwater, surface and air adversaries, for guarding naval bases, for engaging enemy shore installations with artillery fire, for patrolling the state sea border and EEZ.

The Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau, founded in 1949, is a leading design and engineering organization in the Russian shipbuilding industry, unique by its range of designs and their complexity. The Almaz CMDB today is the leading Russian designer of high-speed craft, small and medium size surface combatants, landing air cushion vessels, mine countermeasures vessels, special purpose vessels and floating docks.

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The Project 23420 ship displaces about 1300 tons for a length of 75 meters. Its endurance is 15 days at sea with a range of 2500 nautical miles and a crew of about 60 sailors.

There are two types of propulsion systems available: diesel or diesel-electric propulsion with fixed pitch propellers or diesel-gas turbine propulsion with variable pitch propellers.

Version 1 Version 2
1 x diesel or diesel-electric propulsion 1 x diesel-gas turbine propulsion
2 x fixed pitch propellers 2 x controllable pitch propellers

Version data almaz-kb.ru

Project 23420 systems:

ARTILLERY

1 x 76-mm AK-176MA gun (152 rounds) or
1 x 30-mm AK-306 gun (500 rounds)

76-mm AK-176MA gun

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Comparing to older versions, AK-176MA features twice higher pointing accuracy of drives and twice better fire density, while the weight became lighter making less than 9 tons.

According to the Arsenal press service, Russian Navy has obtained the up-to-date 76.2-mm gun mount that is not only comparable to foreign counterparts but surpasses them in some parameters. Source mil.today

The gun is controlled by the MP-123-02 FCS.  This system uses radar, TV and laser designators.  This fire control system has a range of 28 miles (45 km) without ECM and 18 miles (30 km) with ECM and weighs 5.1 tons (5.2 mt).

Uses a monobloc barrel with a casing and a vertical sliding breech block.  Automatics are recoil operated.  The barrel is sea-water cooled, which is pumped between the casing and barrel at 11.5 fps (3.5 mps).

Some of these guns have been sold to the People’s Republic of China.

Nomenclature note:  This gun is classified as 76 mm/60 but the actual bore diameter is 76.2 mm (3.0″) and the actual barrel length is 59 calibers.

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Designation 76 mm/60 (3″) AK-176
Ship Class Used On Grisha V, Parchim II (Pr. 1331M), Babochka (Pr. 1141), Nanuchka III (Pr. 1234.1), Dergach (Pr. 1239), Turya (Pr. 206M), Pauk (Pr. 1241.2), Ropuchka (Pr. 775), Tarantul I (Pr. 1241.1) and other classes
Date Of Design 1977
Date In Service 1979
Gun Weight 1,810 lbs. (821 kg)
Gun Length oa 176.54 in (4.484 m)
Bore Length N/A
Rifling Length N/A
Grooves 24
Lands N/A
Twist N/A
Chamber Volume 225.8 in3 (37 dm3)
Rate Of Fire Selectable to 30, 60 or 120 – 130 rounds per minute

Data navweaps.com

30-mm AK-306 gun

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The AK-306 (A-219) system was a modification of the AK-630 (A-213) system for use on light ships, like air cushion craft, ekranoplanes and small displacement motor boats.  Externally, there was no difference between AK-306 and AK-630 guns, but internally instead of using the exhaust to power the automatics, the AK-306 (A-219) used electricity. 

AO-18LAO-18L (for AK-306):  341.7 lbs (155 kg) 

This version also lacked radar control, being only optically guided, hence making it less of a anti-missile weapon and more of a surface-to-surface weapon.  The design started in 1974 and the system was accepted into service in 1980.  By 1986, 125 systems were in service.

Date Of Design 1963
Date In Service AK-630:  1976
AK-630M:  1979
AK-306:  1980 
3M87:  1989
Gun Weight AO-18 (for AK-630):  under 452 lbs. (under 205 kg)
AO-18L (for AK-306):  341.7 lbs (155 kg) 
GSh-6-30K (for AK-630M1-2):  352.5 lbs. (160 kg)
Gun Length oa 64.13 in (1.629 m)
Bore Length 63.78 in (1.620 m)
Rifling Length 57.48 in (1.46 m)
Grooves 16
Lands N/A
Twist N/A
Chamber Volume N/A
Rate Of Fire AK-630:  4,000 – 5,000 rounds per minute
AK-630M:  4,000 – 5,000 rounds per minute
AK-630M1-2:  10,000 rounds per minute
AK-306:  600 – 1,000 rounds per minute 
3M87:  10,000 rounds per minute
Palash:  1,000 rounds per minute

Data navweaps.com

AIR DEFENCE SYSTEM

1 x 3M-47 Ghibka gun ring
20 x Igla(S) MANPADS

3M-47 Ghibka gun ring

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The 3M-47 Ghibka turret was designed by Altair Naval Radio Electronics Scientific Research Institute and is manufactured by the Ratep Joint Stock Company. 

Ghibka 3M-47 (3M47 Gibka) Turret Mount is intended for guidance and remote automated launching of IGLA type missiles to provide protection of surface ships with displacement of 200 tons and over against attacks of anti-ship missiles, aircraft and helicopters in close-in area..

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The turret mount utilizes information from ship’s radars. The missiles are equipped with homing head with optical tracking (passive) and artifical thermal noise detector. The system is design to resist natural (background) and artificial jamming conditions. The turret mount is equipped with 9M39 and 9M342 anti-aircraft guided missiles. 

To date, 3M-47 Ghibka is installed on Project 21630 “Buyan” class corvettes, Project 21631 “Buyan-M” class missile corvettes and will be installed on the future Mistral type LHD for the Russian Navy.

Variants: 
Version 1 with 4 SAM
Version 2 with 8 SAM

Type
Short-range shipborne surface-to-air missile system
Operators
Russia
Visual detection range at the control module
12 to 15 Km
Guidance sector (in degrees)
Azimuth: +150 to -150 | Elevation: 0 to 60
Number of simultaneously engaged targets
1
Firing mode
Single | Salvo
Number of launch modules
Version 1: 2 | Version 2: 4
Number of SAM per launch module
2
SAM Type
Igla (9M39) | Igla-S (9M342)
Reaction time
< 8 seconds
Manual loading time for 1 module by 1 man
< 3 minutes
Turret mount weight (with 2 launch modules)
< 650 Kg

Data navyrecognition.com

FIREARM

2 x 12.7-mm machine-guns (2000 rounds)

12.7-mm machine-guns

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ASW

1 x Paket-E/NK system (2 x launchers, 8 x torpedoes) or
1 x RPK-8E system (1 x RBU-6000, 48 x 90R ASW missiles and RGB-60 depth bombs)

Paket-E/NK system (2 x launchers, 8 x torpedoes)

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The Paket-E/NK small-sized anti-submarine system with anti-torpedo is designed:

– to engage (destroy) submarines in ship’s close-in zone (when carrying out submarine warfare tasks)

– to destroy torpedoes, attacking the ship (when carrying out anti-torpedo defence tasks)

The complete set of the Paket-E/NK comprises:

– Paket-E control system

– rotating or fixed launching units

– Paket-AE specialized target designation sonar

– combat modules mounted on the launchin unit

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Depending on missions assigned to the surface ship, its launching units can house combat modules armed with different combinations of small-sized heat-seeking torpedoes and/or anti-torpedoes, both in nomenclature and in quantity.

The small-sized heat-seeking torpedo is designed to engage enemy submarines, and the anti-torpedo is designed to intercept and destroy attacking torpedoes. Both are housed in unified transport-launch containers.

The Paket-E/NK system can operate independently or be integrated into ship’s antisubmarine/anti-torpedo defence system, solving a number of tasks in fully automatic or automated modes, such as:

– generation of target designation data for small-sized heat-seeking torpedoes, based on data, provided by ship’s sonar systems and posts

– detection and classification of attacking torpedoes, determination of their movement parameters, and generation of target designation data for anti-torpedoes

– pre-launch preparation of combat modules, generation and transfer of firing data to them, launching of anti-torpedoes and/or small-sized heat-seeking torpedoes

– launching units control

The Paket-E/NK system is a radically new weapon system, allowing surface ships to solve ASW/anti-torpedo defence tasks with high effectiveness, and to increase substantially their survivability.

The delivery set of the Paket-E/NK small-sized antisubmarine/anti-torpedo system is customer-defined.

An automated testing and trouble-shooting system can be delivered for combat modules operational support. Source ktrv.ru

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RPK-8E system (1 x RBU-6000, 48 x 90R ASW missiles and RGB-60 depth bombs)

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Depth-Charge Rocket Launcher RBU-6000

  • It is possible to modernize the RBU Launcher using the electric servo drive with the up-to-date cell base.
  • It is an effective combat device for protection of Naval ships against submarines and attack torpedoes. It is possible to use new rockets 90R with underwater gravitation homing projectile.
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SPECIFICATIONS:

Calibre, mm

213

Number of Barrels

12

Launcher Weight, kg

3500

Weight of  Rocket RGB-60, kg

113,6

Range of Fire by Rocket RGB-60, m
 – maximum
 – minimum
5230
210
Weight of  Rocket 90R, kg

112,5

Range of Fire by Rocket 90-R, m
 – maximum
 – minimum

4300
600

Laying Speed, deg/s
 – in elevation
 – in training

27
27

Data @zavod9.com

ANTI DIVER WEAPONS

2 x DP-64 grenade-launchers (240 rounds)

DP-64 grenade-launcher

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DP-64 grenade launcher is designated for protection of submarines in the above-water position, ships at external roadsteads, against attacks of underwater combat swimmers.

The grenade launcher allows carrying out loading and fire conducting by one person at a range of up to 400 m.

Firing the grenade launcher is conducted with FG-45 fragmentation grenade to destroy a swimmer and with SG-45 signal to mark the swimmer’s location.

DP-64 grenade launcher allows conducting fire ordinary small arms from any place of the ship deck, from the deck house of a submarine in the above-water position and from a helicopter. Source strategic-bureau.com

AVIATION

1 x Gorizont-AIR-S-100 unmanned aerial vehicle suite (2 x UAVs)

Gorizont-AIR-S-100 unmanned aerial vehicle

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The Schiebel S-100 Camcopter is a Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) UAS in use in several navies. The system has an endurance of over six hours at a speed of 55 knots carrying 75 lbs of payload. The Camcopter’s diminutive size and payload makes it ideal for sea-based intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance from smaller naval ships such as offshore patrol vessels.

In June 2013, Schiebel announced that it was upgrading the aircraft to integrate maritime radar, electronic support measures (ESM) and EO/IR sensors into the S-100 system.

The UAV flies with the French Navy and possibly China’s People Liberation Army-Navy. A variant called the Gorizont Air S-100 produced in Russia under license from Schiebel reportedly serves with the Russian Coast Guard. Source navaldrones.com

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ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

1 x Sigma-E CMS
1 x Pozitiv-ME1.2 detection and target assignment radar
1 x Gorizont 25 integrated navigation radar
2 x IFF 67R items (No info)
1 x Blokirovka suite (No info)

Sigma-E CMS

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Pozitiv-ME1.2 detection and target assignment radar

Positiv-ME1 and Positiv-ME1.2 Active Radars are designed for plan scanning, detection and tracking of air and surface targets, output of target designation data to users. The radars perform the following tasks:

  • radar air and surface surveillance;
  • detection of air targets including small-sized, diving, and flying at extremely low altitude;
  • detection of surface targets under conditions of normal and increased radar detection range, as well as under best visibilty conditions;
  • positioning (azimuth, range and elevation angle) and moving parameter determination of tracked targets;
  • friend-or-fore and individual identification of tracked targets by means of IFF system with embedded antennas;
  • target classification according to the path characteristics;
  • tracked target threat assessment;
  • automated target assignment;
  • display of target assignment chart featuring its dynamic on-line correction;
  • output of surface and air target designation data to missile firing control systems, as well as to artillery and torpedo systems, and jamming systems;
  • automated control of operation modes depending on interference situation;
  • automated performance monitoring and fault detection;
  • recording and archiving of tracked target data, data on made decisions, and statuses of integrated systems;
  • crew training in simulated tactical situation.

Positiv-ME1 and Positiv-ME1.2 Active Radars can be used as:

  • target detection systems, detection module, radar module for CIWS or missile systems;
  • scanning radars for the ships of various classes, as well as for land mobile platforms, stationary facilities and transportable containers.

Main specifications

  Positiv-ME1 Positiv-ME1.2
Target detection range up to 250 km up to 150 km
Fighter-class target detection range up to 110 km up to 50 km
Sector width by elevation up to 85 deg. up to 85 deg.

Special features

  • Output of surface and air target designation data to missile firing control systems, torpedo and artillery systems, as well as to jamming systems.
  • High rate of scanning.

Data agat.ru

Gorizont 25 integrated navigation radar

Here is open hardware-software structure with possibility to build up subfunctions of ship automated control:

– continuous computing and displaying of ship location and motion parameters oriented to marine charts and radar image.
– possibility of preliminary and actuating route plotting.
– efficiency, adequate accuracy for navigational parameters.
– color division for information and high resolution of data displayed.
– integrated solution for navigation problems and ship collision avoidance warning.
– keeping the electronic ship’s journal and reproduction of registered navigational information.
– improved reliability for navigation monitoring and collision avoidance.
– equipment compactness and ease of control.
– self-contained operation of component parts of the complex at one of the device failure.
– wide range of interfaced navigational equipment (liggers, gyros, receiver-indicator satellite systems, echo sounders).
– possibility to increase the number of indicators with ECDIS.
– store plotting on paper charts with the help of digitizer (optional).

The complex includes:

– NRS “Gorizont-25” (device AP, I-27M2K).
– electronic chart navigational-information system – “Pribor МК-54IS”.
– satellite navigational receiver МТ-102 with power supply IP ~ 220/=24V.
– digitizer Yeoman Navigator Pro with communicator (optional).
– UPS – device IBP.
– printer.
-power distribution box. 

Gorizont-25 gorizontrostov.ru

SONARS

1 x MGK-335EM-03 sonar suite
1 x Anapa-ME anti-diver sonar or 
1 x Lovat dipping sonar (No info)
1 x Vinietka-EM sonar

MGK-335EM-03 sonar suite

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Anapa-ME anti-diver sonar

Underwater Saboteur Detection Sonar

Mission

Anapa-ME sonar is designed to detect underwater combat swimmers with flippers or underwater delivery vehicles, to protect vessels stopped in the open sea, unprotected road-steads or basing points, and to safeguard important military and industrial installations,hydro technical facilities in ports, open sea and other water areas.Its main missions are as follows:
•automatic underwater saboteur detection,tracking and identification;
•automatic measurement of target current coordinates and their feeding into fire control systems of anti saboteur weapons.

Features

Anapa-ME sonar is intended for Russian built ships offered for export. To ensure anti-saboteur underwater protection of different ships and sea platforms, five Anapa-ME modifications with different module composition are proposed for delivery.

Vinietka-EM sonar

Designed for surface ships, solving the problem of anti-submarine defense, the protection of waters, convoy escort and patrol ships. Uses towed astern of the ship towed flexible extended antenna (GPBA) and low-frequency transducer that provides in sonar mode effective detection of low-noise submarines. Along with the work carried out sonar ASG shumopelengovaniya mode, which allows you to detect torpedoes and surface ships at great distances.

Main characteristics

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Submarine detection range:
    in shallow water 10-20 km *
   in the deep sea 15-60 km *
Sector Overview (course angle) ± 180 °
The accuracy of the coordinates in the automatic mode of support purposes:
    Bearing (traverznyh in the corners and on the straight tack carrier) 2 °
    range 1% of the scale
towing speed up to 18 knots.
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Detection range:
    torpedo 15-30 km *
    surface ship 30-100 km *
    submarine 15-20 km *
The accuracy of direction finding traverznyh in the corners and on the straight tack carrier 2 °
towing speed up to 14 kt
Operation CEO at sea state to 5 points

* – Depending on the version of GAS

Data oceanpribor.ru

COUNTERMEASURES

1 x 120-mm PK-10 system (2 x launchers, 40 x rounds)

PK-10 Shipborne Decoy Dispensing System

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AZ-SO-50/AZ-SOM-50 rounds

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These rockets are designed to protect small, medium and large displacement ships against guided weapons at close ranges by setting up distracting decoy targets. The rockets are launched from the KT-216 launcher of the PK-10 shipboard system.

The following three types of the caliber rockets are developed and series produced:

      • SR-50 radar jamming rocket;
      • SO-50 optronic jamming rocket;
      • SK-50 combined jamming rocket.

Basic characteristics

SR-50 SO-50 SOM-50
Caliber, mm 120 120 120
Length, mm 1,226 1,226 1,226
Weight, kg
– rocket 25.5 25 25
– payload 11 7.3 9.1
Payload type chaff IR, laser chaff, IR, laser
Operating temperature range, ° C from -40 to +50

Data rbs.ru

NAVIGATION

1 x Kama-NS-V navigation system (No info)

COMMUNICATIONS

1 x Buran-E communications suite (No info)
Communication equipment complying with GMDSS requirements for A1+A2+A3 areas or
foreign-produce equivalent according to a customer’s proposal

Main material source navyrecognition.compics 

Note: There are only 2 pics of this ship that I can find on the web at time of posting

Updated Jun 05, 2017