“The machine has the most advanced intelligence equipment and means of protection. So, to monitor the terrain there is a radar 1L-120-1. It is able to detect targets in the rain, snow, smoke screens, determine the coordinates and direct artillery at them. A single fighter is detected at a distance of up to 7 km, a tank is already at a distance of 16 km, ”writes the author Roman Katkov.
The laser range finder determines the distance to large objects at a distance of 10 km, and to buildings or, for example, objects such as a hill, to 25 km. A thermal imager and night vision device are also available.
According to the author, "mounted on the PDP-4A" Argus "communications can operate at a distance of fifty kilometers, including in motion." Special equipment allows you to quickly process, store and transfer information about the identified targets.
A novelty for machines of this class was the appearance on it of the “Curtains” - a high-precision optoelectronic suppression system weapons.
The armored vehicle is armed with a PKTM machine gun, caliber 7,62 mm, mounted in a turret, the ammunition load of which is 1000 ammunition. Weight - 13,8 tonnes, diesel power - 300 hp, speed - up to 65 km / h (on water - 7 km / h), 550 km cruising range, crew - 4 person.