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American analyst criticized the new development of "Kalashnikov"

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American analyst Samuel Bendet from CNA (Center for Naval Analyzes) called the “Companion” robotic system being developed by Kalashnikov not mature enough, reports Lenta.ru report with reference to The National Interest.


American analyst criticized the new development of "Kalashnikov"


For this reason, in the near future, Russia will not be able to export new weapon, the expert said.

In the end, the Russians did not adopt their (new combat system) their own weapons, because the technology is not yet mature enough to talk about reliable exports,
he believes.

Bendet noted that the "Companion" is "an example of weapons that they are going to equip the Russian army with in the future." Such complexes, in his opinion, in conjunction with the drones will be useful for the protection of the northern and eastern borders of Russia.

Thus, the expert commented on the TASS report, which stated that Russia, in conditions as close as possible to the fighting ones, had tested the “Companion” system.

Earlier, the analyst said that the Russian development of military UAVs lagged behind similar foreign ones, but the country occupies a leading position in electronic warfare systems.

Help publication: "Armored tracked vehicle" Companion "is designed for reconnaissance and retransmission, patrolling and protection of territories and objects, demining and lining. The mass of the complex does not exceed 7 tons, speed - up to 40 kilometers per hour, radius of action - up to 10 km. The platform allows for the installation of 7,62 and 12,7 mm machine guns, AG-17-type grenade launchers, 30 mm mm and eight anti-tank guided missiles of the Cornet-EM type. The armored vehicle can work in conjunction with UAVs. ”
Photos used:
Artem Korotaev / TASS
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  1. Hammerlock
    Hammerlock 23 January 2018 12: 04
    15
    "means good, you have to take it"
    1. Partyzan
      Partyzan 23 January 2018 12: 07
      +3
      That’s just to put 40 mm
      1. bouncyhunter
        bouncyhunter 23 January 2018 12: 12
        +4
        Hello Volodya! hi Are you talking about the Balkans?
        1. Partyzan
          Partyzan 23 January 2018 12: 13
          +3
          Well, yes, it will be more powerful
          1. Shurik70
            Shurik70 23 January 2018 13: 27
            +3
            The concept itself is simple and reliable. Self-propelled platform, unit (several units) for the installation of equipment and weapons, remote control. Make universal connectors, and at least change the platform, at least the equipment. Criticism is about nothing. What exactly is "not mature" - a platform, nodes, connectors, weapons or remote control? No specifics.
            1. tchoni
              tchoni 23 January 2018 14: 45
              +2
              Quote: Shurik70
              Criticism is about nothing. What exactly is "not mature" - a platform, nodes, connectors, weapons or remote control? No specifics.

              Here then just everything is clear. Immature in the Kalashnikov project is that the "ally" is essentially not a robot. And it is a "tank for adults on the remote control." That's when the Kalashnikov concern solves the issues of effective technical vision, creating a digital terrain plan for this device, builds effective algorithms for recognizing objects, obstacles, etc., finds ways to effectively construct a detour route for these obstacles, and develops automatic reconnaissance and target detection systems, selection algorithms goals, recognition algorithms "friend or foe", will make a package of instructions for behavior in unusual situations and much more (in smart bamags they usually write the phrase "determine the project") - then "ally" will become a mature technology. In the meantime - a tank on the do. With very limited use.
              1. Alex_Rarog
                Alex_Rarog 23 January 2018 16: 33
                +6
                Well, why the hell is he still? It’s better to send a dozen such “toys” to the meat grinder than a dozen boys. And let the boys force in cshm and play in tanchiki on do)
                1. tchoni
                  tchoni 23 January 2018 17: 10
                  +1
                  Quote: Alex_Rarog
                  Well, why the hell is he still? It’s better to send a dozen such “toys” to the meat grinder than a dozen boys. And let the boys force in cshm and play in tanchiki on do)

                  So it’s like that, only radio-controlled tanks have been known since the 20s of the last century, but they didn’t become widespread .... This is what confuses me. I do not know the exact cause of this phenomenon, but I very much suspect that the conscript is simply cheaper ...
                  1. Julio Jurenito
                    Julio Jurenito 24 January 2018 10: 25
                    +2
                    radio-controlled tanks have been known since the 20s of the last century, but they did not become massive
                    Therefore, they did not, because in those years the control systems, and even the wireless ones, were lower than the baseboard.
                    And in the 40s, they began to become. It’s enough to recall the German planning remote-controlled bombs “Fritz” and their most famous victim - the battleship “Roma”.
                  2. wasjasibirjac
                    wasjasibirjac 24 January 2018 11: 15
                    0
                    American UAVs are all like that. the maintenance of "balance" in flight is automated, and the operator of the remote control decides where to fly and who to shoot at. Maybe jealous? smile
                    1. tchoni
                      tchoni 24 January 2018 12: 24
                      0
                      No guys. price comes first. A draftee to our state costs 1.5-2 million ever-wooden. The “comrade-in-arms” complex requires MINIMUM 2 X opposition. Plus KSHM, plus protection of KSHM ... So it turns out that in use this crap is more expensive, hemorrhoidal, and more difficult than three soldiers of urgent service with NSW.
                  3. Alex_Rarog
                    Alex_Rarog 25 January 2018 21: 10
                    0
                    In the 20s there was no such development of elementary base! Have you seen for a long time what they do on civilian copters and evil typewriters?
    2. Chertt
      Chertt 23 January 2018 12: 14
      10
      After criticizing such a "prominent" expert, I’m afraid the entire Kalashnikov Concern will become depressed
      1. faiver
        faiver 23 January 2018 12: 20
        +3
        the main thing is not to drink laughing
      2. vlad66
        vlad66 23 January 2018 12: 26
        +8
        Quote: Chertt
        After criticizing such a "prominent" expert, I’m afraid the entire Kalashnikov Concern will become depressed

        Alexei team will most likely go to a tavern and celebrate. If they praise, it means not something, but then they immediately wave their hands.
        In the end, the Russians did not accept them (a new combat system) for their own weapons, because the technology is not yet mature enough,

        It is better to bring to mind and correct childhood diseases. hi
    3. Maz
      Maz 23 January 2018 13: 59
      +4
      I would have such a clunker at the border outpost - I would not have known grief at thirty kilometers of the flank. Two is better. One on the left flank, and the second on the right. That still drone is the dream of a border guard.
      1. SASHA OLD
        SASHA OLD 24 January 2018 15: 33
        0
        yeah) the outfit of the ChG, the senior tankman, the shooter tank, the dog trainer, and the tank officer on duty at the outpost will put them up to order in front of the outpost tank chief))
        and in the Leninist room the staff behind the consoles - a blunder as it is
    4. sgazeev
      sgazeev 23 January 2018 17: 44
      +1
      Quote: Hammerlock
      "means good, you have to take it"

      Analyst from root anal. drinks
  2. Alexander War
    Alexander War 23 January 2018 12: 06
    +2
    CNA American Couch Analyst Samuel Bendett laughing
  3. Gray brother
    Gray brother 23 January 2018 12: 08
    +2
    Naval onaliteg talks about ground technology.
  4. bogart047
    bogart047 23 January 2018 12: 10
    +2
    but the F-35 is quite mature ...
    1. Kent0001
      Kent0001 23 January 2018 12: 12
      0
      No matter. The main thing is for sale.
      1. Hammerlock
        Hammerlock 23 January 2018 16: 01
        +2
        - Hm! Distribute among the residents of our housing office.
        - A e? ..
        - And if they don’t take it, turn off the gas!
  5. Alexander War
    Alexander War 23 January 2018 12: 12
    +6
    Algeria has purchased more than 300 BMPT-72 Terminator-2 combat vehicles. The total number of BMPT-72 ordered by Algeria exceeds 300, their main task will be to accompany the T-90CA tanks in armored divisions and ensure tank protection. Currently, tank defense functions are performed by ZSU "Shilka" (air defense) https://bmpd.livejournal.com/2837711.html
    1. faiver
      faiver 23 January 2018 12: 22
      +2
      not weak reserve ....
  6. Mih1974
    Mih1974 23 January 2018 12: 23
    +1
    May this Exclusive Miracle show "superior US technology" tongue . Oh and sho means "no," how so? lol No, we are not talking about UAVs or a dashboard, but just about such carts.
  7. taiga2018
    taiga2018 23 January 2018 12: 26
    +2
    it is possible, but that’s why it is being developed, so it will be brought to mind.
  8. mikh-korsakov
    mikh-korsakov 23 January 2018 12: 26
    +1
    I’m incompetent in the question of “Companion”, but from general considerations it follows that the system is good, although there is something to complain about, it’s fixable, otherwise we would not have scolded, and so the “critic wants coffee” - and all “Kalashnikov” went into grief with grief ?
    1. BARKHAN
      BARKHAN 23 January 2018 14: 19
      +1
      Quote: mikh-korsakov
      although there is something to complain about, but fixable,

      It's okay. There is no limit to perfection ... Any modern weapon once started with something frail, be it firearms, aircraft or tanks ...
  9. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 23 January 2018 12: 28
    +2
    since technology is not yet mature enoughto talk about reliable exports
    Probably personally painstakingly rummaged in the insides since he so categorically declares. Or according to the principle - only in the United States there can be the most technological and not where more. "Expert" however.
  10. Guru
    Guru 23 January 2018 12: 38
    0
    Quote: Alexander War
    Algeria has purchased more than 300 BMPT-72 Terminator-2 combat vehicles. The total number of BMPT-72 ordered by Algeria exceeds 300, their main task will be to accompany the T-90CA tanks in armored divisions and ensure tank protection. Currently, tank defense functions are performed by ZSU "Shilka" (air defense) https://bmpd.livejournal.com/2837711.html

    And in the bushes "Companions" herds will run, from which Naglosaks are delighted.;)
  11. Izotovp
    Izotovp 23 January 2018 12: 40
    0
    The machine itself is 7 tons .. plus weight bk yes plus an unmanned aerial vehicle (preferably a helicopter type), plus operators, plus accompanying persons .... well, on the ground, you can come up with some kind of heavy media for the entire complex at once, but by air? An-12?
  12. HMR333
    HMR333 23 January 2018 13: 01
    +1
    no purchase is not an indicator at the moment, because re-equipment is already underway and there are other priorities for procurement, so everything has its time!
  13. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 23 January 2018 13: 55
    +5
    He is in vain criticizing. The development is good.
    And weaknesses will be revealed only in combat conditions.
    If you don’t try, you don’t know.
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 23 January 2018 20: 09
      0
      What a strange piece from the statement of the American analyst Samuel Bendett from CNA put at the forefront! I would like to see an analytical report from Syria on the use of this machine
      Syria has become an excellent training ground for Russian robotic military equipment, where it is being tested in real combat conditions. Reports periodically appear that in Syria one such complex, then another has “lit up”. In addition to the "Companion" fighting with terrorists and robotic systems "Platform-M" and "Argo". Moreover, they act “side by side”, jointly participating in offensive operations.

  14. rocket757
    rocket757 23 January 2018 13: 59
    +1
    Matures, do not hesitate.
    The main thing is that Schaub effectively extinguished the heaps, and the color of ripeness is not important to us !!!
  15. Lena_Why
    Lena_Why 23 January 2018 14: 01
    +2
    The American criticized ...
    So on the right track!
  16. razved
    razved 23 January 2018 21: 57
    +1
    This is he from envy laughing
  17. Gvfrog
    Gvfrog 24 January 2018 23: 07
    0
    Quote: faiver
    the main thing is not to drink laughing

    Here, just the main ambush for anal tics, our ambush from the collective binge can come up with this UX!