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Russia unveils 9K331MDT Tor-M2DT Arctic air defence system

Russia unveils Arctic air defence systems

Christopher F Foss, London – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly

13 April 2017

Russia has displayed versions of the KBP Instrument Design Bureau Pantsyr-S1 and Almaz-Antey Tor-M2 air defence systems integrated onto Vityaz DT-30-series all-terrain tracked carriers (ATTCs) optimised for Arctic operations.

The systems were first seen in footage of a rehearsal for Russia’s 9 May Victory Day parade shown by Russian television on 5 April and then in a photograph released by the Russian Ministry of Defence on 8 April.

The DT-30 is amphibious, has a load-carrying capability of around 30 tonnes, and consists of two sections that are joined by an articulated joint to allow for a high degree of articulation while moving across rough terrain, including sand, ice, and snow.

The vehicle’s wide tracks provide a low ground pressure that allows it to cross terrain that is not passable by conventional tracked and wheeled platforms.

The front section houses the crew compartment and powerpack, with the rear section used to carry the load.

The Pantsyr-S1 and Tor-M2 systems seen on the rear sections of the ATTCs in the parade rehearsal were both covered, making it difficult to establish whether they are configured in the same way as the variants that are already in service with the Russian military.

The Pantsyr-S1 normally has 12 missile launch tubes (six on each side) and two twin 30 mm 2A38M cannons. The latter enable close-in targets such as cruise missiles to be engaged as well as providing a secondary capability to engage ground targets out to a range of 4,000 m.

An artist’s impression of the arctic Pantsyr-S1 that emerged last year indicated it will have 18 missile launch tubes and the new bidirectional phased array search radar, but not the 30 mm guns.

Original post janes.com

Main image: vitalykuzmin.net


ЗРК 9К331МДТ Тор-М2ДТ на базе двухзвенного гусеничного транспортера ДТ-30ПМ (9K331MDT Tor-M2DT air defence system on DT-30PM transporter chassis): Details

ЗРК 9К331МДТ Тор-М2ДТ на базе двухзвенного гусеничного транспортера ДТ-30ПМ (9K331MDT Tor-M2DT air defence system on DT-30PM transporter chassis)Image: vitalykuzmin.netЗРК 9К331МДТ Тор-М2ДТ на базе двухзвенного гусеничного транспортера ДТ-30ПМ (9K331MDT Tor-M2DT air defence system on DT-30PM transporter chassis)Image: vitalykuzmin.net

ЗРПК Панцирь-СА на базе двухзвенного гусеничного транспортера ДТ-30ПМ (Pantsir-SA air defence system on DT-30PM transporter chassis): Details

ЗРПК Панцирь-СА на базе двухзвенного гусеничного транспортера ДТ-30ПМ (Pantsir-SA air defence system on DT-30PM transporter chassis)Image: vitalykuzmin.netЗРПК Панцирь-СА на базе двухзвенного гусеничного транспортера ДТ-30ПМ (Pantsir-SA air defence system on DT-30PM transporter chassis)Image: vitalykuzmin.net

DT-30 Vityaz All-terrain articulated tracked carrier

The DT-30 Vityaz (knight) all-terrain tracked carrier was designed to carry heavy loads over all off-road terrain, including swamps, sand and snow. First vehicle was built in 1981 and small scale production commenced in 1982. It is also used for a number of civilian applications in rough terrain. The original DT-30 is no longer produced. This vehicle has never been exported outside the former Soviet republics.

The DT-30 Vityaz has articulated configuration. The original DT-30 has a single flatbed cargo body. Vehicle weights 30 tons and has equal payload capacity. The DT-30P is a more usual variant with two cargo areas.

Vityaz has a fully enclosed forward control cab, which provides seating for driver and four passengers. Engine compartment is located behind the cab. The rear unit can accommodate a variety of bodies. In some cases the rear unit can vary considerably from the front.

Vehicle is powered by a V-46-5 multi-fuel diesel engine, developing 710 hp. This engine was developed from that, used on the T-72 main battle tank. Engine is fitted with a pre-heater and can be started at -50°C. Tracks of the Vityaz are 1.1 m wide. The DT-30P has a very low ground pressure. It can even go through anti-tank mine without causing detonation.


DT-30P Vityaz. It is produced since 1986. It has two load carrying areas, one on the front section and other and other on the second articulated unit. Vehicle is fully amphibious. On water it is propelled by its tracks;

DT-30PM Vezdesusciy, improved variant of the DT-30P. It is fitted with a more powerful YaMZ diesel engine, developing 800 hp and has higher road speed and greater range. Its load carrying capability is similar to the previous version;

DT-10P Vityaz, smaller articulated tracked carrier. It has a payload capacity of 10 t or 10 passengers, including the crew of five. This vehicle also has narrower tracks.

Entered service 1986
Configuration Tracked
Cab seating 1 + 4 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 28 t
Maximum load 30 t
Length ?
Width ?
Height ?
Engine V-46-5 diesel
Engine power 710 hp
Maximum road speed 50 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 5 km/h
Range 500 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 1.5 m
Trench 4 m
Fording Amphibious

Source military-today.com

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BREAKING: Military On HIGH ALERT concern suspected foreign submarine Off California Coast

BREAKING: Military On HIGH ALERT After Warship Spotted Off California Coast, Here’s Who’s In It

 April 12, 2017 whitespeach

Ever since President Trump launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at Syria, tensions have been on the rise between the United States, North Korea, and Russia. Now one of these countries appears to be planning an attack on our soil, after a national security alert was sparked on Tuesday morning.

The Daily Mail reports that military personnel are now on high alert after multiple anti-submarine military crafts were spotted idling off the coast of California. Top officials are extremely concerned that these foreign submarines belong to the Russians or North Koreans.

Three low-lying military aircraft were seen using flight-tracking software, even though they are not in an area that is normally under surveillance, Truth Monitor reported.

“What America waged in an aggression on Syria is a crossing of red lines,” Russia said in a joint statement with Iran. “From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red lines from whoever it is and America knows our ability to respond well.”

This comes at a time when North Korea is bowing up against the United States, condemning President Trump for deploying warships to waters off the Korean Peninsula.

Infowars reported multiple aircraft were seen surveying the area:

“This goes to prove that the U.S. reckless moves for invading the DPRK have reached a serious phase,” said a spokesman for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) foreign ministry. “The DPRK is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the U.S.”

This is extremely chilling. Is truly America ready for World War III? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Original post whitespeach.com


Guess Trump needs to learn the hard way that others can play the tough game……….

USA already backing down……….He nearly started WW III……..

Mattis: Syria strike was to maintain deterrence, not a policy shift: Here


A US military strike on Syria’s Sharyat Air Base was a punitive measure spurred by a chemical weapons attack on 4 April, and was not a policy shift towards regime change, according to Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.

President Donald Trump’s administration in the past several days has used conflicting language regarding Syria that at times appeared to suggest regime change as a possible new policy goal.

“The military policy in Syria has not changed; our priority remains the defeat of [the Islamic State],” Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon on 11 April.

Related news:

US-Russia relations fray; Trump backs NATO expansion; Low public support for Syria strike; Army dusts off hypersonic arty concept; and just a bit more… – defenseone.com

No easy way for US to back military threats to Pyongyang – digitaljournal.com


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