Rogozin visited Nizhny Tagil, shot from a tank and a gun
Against the backdrop of armor, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin spoke about the prospects of a new tank "Armata" and the creation in Nizhny Tagil of the main Russian testing center for armored vehicles and shells.
At the end of a two-day visit to the Sverdlovsk region, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who oversees the military-industrial complex and defense orders, visited the Uralvagonzavod and the testing ground of the Nizhny Tagil Metal Testing Institute. The purpose of the visit was to familiarize with the capabilities of modern T-90C and T-90M tanks and discuss the prospects for the development of the landfill.
Having rightly decided that it’s better to see and touch once with your own hands, Dmitry Rogozin decided to personally take a ride on the tanks and shoot some of them. He arrived at the training ground in a special suit of high command personnel and immediately went to the parking area of the vehicle. First, he examined the latest novelty of Uralvagonzavod - the upgraded T-2011CM tank presented at the exhibition Russian Expo Arms - 90.
Two most modern Russian tanks showed Rogozin: the T-90C (left) and the T-90CM (right).
In a suit that was fashionable and convenient for inspecting a tank for top commanders, Rogozin first examined the T-90CM.
With growth in 190, see Rogozin was not easy to get into the tank, but he managed.
Dmitry Rogozin didn’t limit himself to a simple inspection. After hearing the story of designers and tankers, he climbed into the turret of the tank and, as planned by the program of the visit, moved to the landfill for combat shooting. It is worth noting the meticulousness of Rogozin in familiarizing himself with the combat vehicle, after all, Vladimir Putin at the Russian Expo Arms - 2011, who also loves riding on various vehicles, limited himself to inspecting the tank at a demonstration site. It was assumed that, as a gunner, Dmitry Rogozin would make three shots from the main gun of the tank at different targets at different distances.
Having taken the commander's place in the tank turret, Dmitry Rogozin advanced to the firing range.
Rogozin made three shots at different targets, having missed only once - the projectile went several centimeters above the target.
Despite one mistake, Rogozin clearly liked the shooting.
After firing from the T-90CM, the Deputy Prime Minister proceeded to inspect the not so new, but much more massive T-90C tank. This vehicle is mainly shipped abroad; there are few of these tanks in the Russian army. Genshab has repeatedly criticized this car, talking about its non-compliance with modern requirements. It is expected that a massive upgrade of tanks in the Russian army will begin after the creation of a fundamentally new machine based on a single heavy platform "Armata", on the basis of which it is planned to purchase 2300 units. Yesterday, Dmitry Rogozin clarified the timing of a new car.
Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation:
Rogozin carefully examined the T-90C.
First, the Deputy Prime Minister tried on himself the role of the driver, sitting in his place. With the growth in 190, see this was not easy.
Relocating to the commanding position, Rogozin went to the training ground to familiarize himself with the driving characteristics of the T-90C.
A pair of circles around the polygon with all the obstacles, except for the famous jump of the 45-ton machine from the springboard.
Then, already from the podium, the deputy prime minister in the company of the plenipotentiary in the Urals Federal District, Kuyvashev and the governor, Misharin, watched the work at the T-90С training ground and the Terminator car.
The firing of the Terminator tank support vehicle, the latest version of which was also demonstrated at the Russian Expo Arms - 2011.
To demonstrate the capabilities of the test site for various weapons, Dmitry Rogozin was offered to make a shot from the MT-12 anti-tank gun, and then showed how to register the parameters of the operation of the ammunition using the equipment developed in the Scientific and Technical Information Institute.
Rogozin made a demo shot from an MT-12 anti-tank gun with 100 mm caliber.
After inspecting the equipment at the Deputy Prime Minister’s site, they were introduced to detailed plans for the development of the Nizhny Tagil Metal Testing Institute and the concept of creating an educational and demonstration center for weapons and military equipment on its base.
In the pavilion with maps and charts, the director of the Scientific and Research Institute of Teaching and Labor, Rudenko told Dmitry Rogozin about the details of the landfill transformation and development.
At the end of the visit, Dmitry Rogozin announced to journalists plans to create, on the basis of the Nizhny Tagil Metal Testing Institute, the main and largest Russian testing center for armored vehicles and shells.
Here, our tank builders will train foreign crews for Russian-made tanks, because we have a huge export potential. We will train here those who later become instructors of the armed forces of foreign countries, partnering for us. This is a new direction for us. Soon you will not know this place: hotels, showrooms and all kinds of simulators will grow here.
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