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Soldier30

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The Russian army began to actively use the 1L260 Zoopark-1M counter-battery radar, which was put into service in the 2000s. The self-propelled radar station 1L261 is located on the GM-5955 vehicle and has a crew of three. The exact characteristics of target detection are not yet known. Approximate target detection range: a mortar with a caliber of up to 120mm - 18-22 km, a cannon with a caliber of 105mm to 155 mm - 15-20 km, a rocket launcher from 122 mm to 240 mm - 25-35 km, tactical missiles - 40-45 km. According to previously published data, the 1L261 station is capable of determining the firing position of artillery with an error of up to 40 m. When calculating the launch point for multiple rocket launchers, the error is 55 m, the launch point for ballistic missiles is 90 m. The number of simultaneously tracked targets is 12. The time of continuous operation of the radar 8 o'clock.

 

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Mass production of the remote mining machine "Agriculture" has begun in Russia. We have previously shown its combat use. The machine of the engineering remote mining system "Agriculture" was developed by the Tula NPO "Splav" - the developer of all our MLRS. A four-axle KAMAZ-6560 vehicle is used as the chassis of the combat vehicle. The operation of this installation is similar to the operation of the Grad MLRS. The difference is that instead of the warhead, solid-propellant rockets with a caliber of 122 mm are installed. The estimated range of "Agriculture" is from 5 to 15 km. The missiles of the vehicle are placed in transport and launch containers, each consists of two parts of 25 missiles each. The reload time of the missiles is 3 minutes. All calculations in preparation for firing are carried out automatically. the system operator determines the main parameters of the future barrier, including the number of shells and mines in a salvo.The combat vehicle is equipped with a satellite navigation system and a computer, as well as a weather station.After the installation of mines, this area is plotted on an electronic map, demining does not need to be done manually, mines can deactivate remotely.The area of mining the installation from one salvo is about 10 football fields.The complex includes two vehicles: the combat vehicle itself and the transport-loader.

 

gelgoog

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This is pretty nasty stuff. We keep seeing these advanced mines and bomblets being used more and more in Ukraine. By both sides. It is going to rack up the casualties unfortunately.
 

Atomicfrog

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This is pretty nasty stuff. We keep seeing these advanced mines and bomblets being used more and more in Ukraine. By both sides. It is going to rack up the casualties unfortunately.
Not only the casualties, it will rackup damage for these land. All these fields of grain will take a lot of effort to return in production. Return to normality will take a long time.
 

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In 2022, five military-technical aircraft Il-76MD-90A were built on the assembly line of the Aviastar plant
01.12.2022
At the end of November, the United Aircraft Corporation informed that the Ulyanovsk branch of PJSC "Il" - "Aviastar" manufactured and handed over to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation another serial heavy military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A.

“... today the Russian army received another serial military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A. This machine is a deep development of the legendary Soviet Il-76. She received a new engine, an improved wing, a "glass cockpit", has an increased flight range and carrying capacity. In fact, this is a new aircraft that meets all modern requirements, which will become the basis of Russian transport aviation. We are systematically increasing the production of these machines for the Russian military department, the next transporter is in a high degree of readiness, ”the press release quotes Sergey Chemezov, Director General of Rostec State Corporation.

It is not possible to determine from the photograph attached to the message which particular aircraft has already been built. the tail number was retouched on the car, but there was a high probability that this was the fourth Il-76MD-90A built in 2022 and transferred to the Russian Aerospace Forces with serial number 0301 and registration RF-78666. This aircraft has already been reported , but, as figured out Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, previously erroneously indicated s/n 0211. The aircraft was rolled out of the shop on October 20, 2022 and made its first flight at the Ulyanovsk-Vostochny factory airfield complex on November 3.

It is also reported that on November 29, Aviastar rolled out the fifth Il-76MD-90A aircraft built in 2022 with serial number 0302 and registration number 78667.

These two Il-76MD-90A aircraft became, respectively, the 12th and 13th aircraft built at Aviastar in Ulyanovsk under a contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense dated October 2012 for the production of 39 units of Il-76MD-90A for the amount of 139.42 billion rubles.

VTS Il-76MD-90A, built in Ulyanovsk:
  • s/n 0108 (RF-78654), first flight - December 15, 2015
  • s/n 0109 (RF-78655), first flight - November 7, 2018
  • s/n 0110 (RF-78656), first flight - December 22, 2018
  • s/n 0201 (RF-78741), first flight - January 19, 2018
  • s/n 0202 (RF-78657), first flight - June 13, 2019
  • s/n 0203 (RF-78658), first flight - March 17, 2020
  • s/n 0204 (RF-78659), first flight - August 26, 2020
  • s/n 0205 (RF-78660), first flight - December 6, 2020
  • s/n 0206 (RF-78661), first flight - June 10, 2021
  • s/n 0207 (RF-78662), first flight - October 4, 2021
  • s/n 0208 (RF-78663), first flight - March 16, 2022
  • s/n 0209 (RF-78664), first flight - June 7, 2022
  • s/n 0210 (RF-78665), first flight - August 28, 2022
  • s/n 0301 (previously erroneously indicated 0211) (RF-78666), first flight - November 5, 2022
  • s/n 0302 (RF-78667), rolling out - November 29, 2022
At the end of the summer of 2019, in Ulyanovsk, at the Aviastar-SP plant, an automated assembly line (PLC) for the Il-76MD-90A aircraft and its modifications was launched. According to reports in the factory newspaper Start, its technological development took place on the first three aircraft serial numbers 0206, 0207 and 0208. By 2024, the plant plans to start assembling 12 Il-76MD-90A aircraft per year.
 

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First Avangard regiment is complete, second one is being deployed

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Avangard's deployment is overdue. I remember perfectly that the planning was to have up to 8 Avangard by the end of 2021 with 1 full regiment at the end of last year. The 1st regiment was complete before the 3rd quarter of 2021, Russia was about to complete the second missile Avangard of the 2nd regiment in the 4th quarter of 2021, so by the end of the year 2021, Russia would have 8 operational Avangards, but only one regiment fully operational, with the second regiment fully operational in 2023, the current rate of deployment for each regiment is every 3 years (2019-2021 and 2021-2023). And 8 missiles by the end of the year 2021 precedes the invasion of Ukraine, so things were not going as expected since before February 24th, now it remains to be seen whether production will increase slowly over time as previous planning.

The second regiment with the original planning would have its full operational capacity in 2023 - 6 missiles. We will see if this will happen, I sincerely believe not with this new news, it will only be fully operational in 2024 if there is no accelerated progress in the production of the remaining 4 missiles.
 

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The Russian Defense Ministry received a batch of upgraded T72B3M tanks​

The press service of Uralvagonzavod reported that the new protection makes it possible to increase the survivability and effectiveness of the use of armored vehicles not only in combined arms combat, but also in the course of hostilities with the massive use of anti-tank weapons.

MOSCOW, December 2. /TASS/. The research and production corporation Uralvagonzavod (part of the Uralvagonzavod concern (UVZ) of the Rostec state corporation) has delivered a batch of modernized T-72B3M tanks to the RF Ministry of Defense. This was reported to TASS on Friday in the press service of UVZ.

Uralvagonzavod sent a batch of T-72B3M tanks to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. Work on upgrading the T-72B to the level of the upgraded T-72B3 was carried out as part of the state defense order. A set of measures for the modernization of "seventy-two" was developed by design engineers of the Ural Design Bureau of Transport Engineering (as part of UVZ). It affected almost all systems, as a result of which the maneuverability of vehicles improved, their firepower and security level increased," the concern said.

It is noted that the new protection can significantly increase the survivability and effectiveness of the use of armored vehicles not only in combined arms combat, but also in the course of hostilities with the massive use of anti-tank weapons.

In addition, as UVZ noted, the upgraded T-72B3s are also equipped with a new fire control system that automates the process of preparing a shot and significantly improves shooting accuracy.

"The tank is equipped with a boosted V-92S2 engine with a capacity of 1,000 hp with an automatic control system for the operation of the power plant and automatic control of the thermal regime. The engine was developed by ChTZ-Uraltrak specialists," UVZ added.

"Today, Russia especially needs the help of Uralvagonzavod, our help. Therefore, we are working in a special mode. Production volumes have increased, workshops are working around the clock. The team is set up in a combative manner. Everyone understands that this is important and necessary. We will do everything that depends on us!" - said the senior foreman for the repair of equipment of the mechanical assembly shop of Uralvagonzavod Oleg Belousov.

"An inexpensive way to qualitatively saturate troops with equipment"
According to Igor Korotchenko, editor-in-chief of the National Defense magazine , such modernization makes it possible to give the tanks of old issues a modern look against the backdrop of a special operation.

"Such modernization at least meets the expectations and possibilities. Considering that the fleet at the storage bases is quite large, this is a relatively inexpensive and quick way to quickly and efficiently saturate the troops with armored vehicles and, in particular, tanks," he said in an interview with TASS.

The expert suggested that it is much more difficult to increase serial production in such volumes than to carry out modernization at the existing facilities of UVZ in parallel with it.

"More modern weapons"
As Aleksey Leonkov, editor of Arsenal of the Fatherland , explained in an interview with TASS , the tank receives the opportunity for further modernization even at the stage of creation. “Starting with the T-72, they are subject to modernization: you can change the fire control system, install a more accurate one, install new active dynamic protection systems, improve the same ammunition - I mean, first of all, armor-piercing feathered sub-caliber projectiles, which in the B3 version are already more promising and are capable of penetrating thicker armor than the previous ones,” the expert said. “All these things make the tank a more modern weapon after modernization.”

Leonkov emphasized that design solutions during modernization do not change the main thing - the hull and turret of the tank. According to him, in the process of upgrading the tank, first of all, the protection of the vehicle is improved. This is necessary so that it can withstand the impact of shells from modern anti-tank systems, such as anti-tank missile systems or rocket-propelled anti-tank grenades with a cumulative warhead. At the same time, such weapons are being improved over time, so the process of upgrading a tank on an old base is "not endless", Leonkov points out.

"In our country, the T-90 replaced the T-72, and there is a completely different concept for armor, for active dynamic protection," he added.

About the tank
T-72B3M is a modernized version of the T-72B3 tank, which received a new aiming system with a digital display, as well as a rear-view television camera. The armor of the combat vehicle is reinforced with side screens with Relikt dynamic protection modules. In addition, the tank received a new 125 mm cannon with increased barrel lifetime, a new R-168-25U-2 Akveduk VHF radio station, new fire-fighting equipment and a Sosna-U multi-channel gunner's sight.
 

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About the tank
T-72B3M is a modernized version of the T-72B3 tank, which received a new aiming system with a digital display, as well as a rear-view television camera. The armor of the combat vehicle is reinforced with side screens with Relikt dynamic protection modules. In addition, the tank received a new 125 mm cannon with increased barrel lifetime, a new R-168-25U-2 Akveduk VHF radio station, new fire-fighting equipment and a Sosna-U multi-channel gunner's sight.


I guess Arena is still not the standard.
 

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