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T-80BVM equipped with a complex of weapons "Reflex"

The Ministry of Defense decided to rearm the modernized T-80BVM with guided weapons systems tanks (KUVT) "Reflex", report News.

Earlier on these machines were KUVT "Cobra", produced by the Kharkov Tractor Plant. It is expected that the first batch of upgraded machines will go to the troops before the end of this year.

Improvements will affect more than a hundred "eighty", located in the warehouses of the military department. The updated machines will also receive a new Sosna-U fire control system with a thermal imager, a laser rangefinder and a target tracking machine.

KUVT "Reflex" was created in the Tula Instrument Design Bureau and adopted for use in the 1985 year. The complex allows on the move to fire guided projectiles capable of hitting the target at a distance of 5 – 6 km.

“It’s enough for the gunner operator to find the target, escort it, and then launch. Then the system will do everything independently. A laser beam will be aimed at the target, which will become a reference point for the rocket. Thanks to the target tracking machine and the thermal imager, the Reflex will hit the enemy object, even if it maneuvers and sets up a smoke screen, ”the newspaper writes.

According to the expert Alexei Khlopotov, the KUVT Cobra, which used to be mounted on tanks, “is an outdated weapon system: a radio channel is used for control, which can be easily drowned out by modern electronic warfare systems”. “Reflex” is a more modern and sophisticated complex, which is much more difficult to counter.

KUVT with a shot through a tank barrel - this is Russian know-how. Nobody in the world produces such systems in the world. This is a kind of "long arm" of tanks. As the experience of Syria shows, the guided missiles are the first to use
told Khlopotov.
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  1. newcomer
    newcomer 21 March 2018 11: 19
    I wonder how it is with the new gas turbine engine.
    1. cariperpaint
      cariperpaint 21 March 2018 11: 50
      what the hell is he for?
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 21 March 2018 11: 54
        needed. there were plans to release T14 in two versions_ diesel and gas turbine engine. last year, news flashed that they seemed to want to “land” a new aircraft engine for turntables. cxteh silence.
        1. cariperpaint
          cariperpaint 21 March 2018 14: 21
          for the first time I hear about such plans for t 14. meaning generally zero from him. here one machine dancing with tambourines for years and one more with the same engine to do more ...
          1. newcomer
            newcomer 21 March 2018 14: 38
            even more than that, I’ll tell you that the T14 was conceived precisely with the GTE. they went to a diesel engine precisely because there was no gas turbine engine production, but left a “window” in the form of a possible return to the gas turbine engine. That's why the new aircraft engine “landed” precisely for this reason. and “dancing with tambourines” is not just with a machine, but with a new generation machine. you wanted how, all at once, and if possible right this minute?
            1. newcomer
              newcomer 21 March 2018 14: 56
              and yes, by the way, the new gas turbine engine was planned (planned) no longer for the T14, but for the unreserved 80 currents.
            2. cariperpaint
              cariperpaint 21 March 2018 17: 31
              there is no point in such an engine on such a new machine. which, as planned, the conscript will be able to quickly master. there and so everything new so it’s more difficult to stick the engine? to whom such nonsense could strike my head? and besides, it makes sense ... the engine is excellent but there is no sense in fitting it. he will not give her anything other than increased fuel consumption.
              1. newcomer
                newcomer 21 March 2018 18: 12
                it is unlikely that the conscript will be admitted to T14, or (theoretically) to some new generation T80. contract workers will be dissecting in Armata, this is obvious even according to the planned order figure. and new gas turbine engines are needed in their production, since most likely they will unreserve over time all 80s. about what would GTE give Armata? _ speed, low noise, much less trouble for the driver mechanics. I watched a video from the “Shock Force” series, in which the developers of the 80s talk about the tests of the T80 with a gas turbine engine with the T72 tanks with a diesel engine. in general, they said that at the stops of technical mechanics 72 x walked up to the elbow in oil, and the mechanics of 80 currents in white gloves rested. all that was needed was to press a button to crush the blades of the propeller. Of course the story looks a bit humorous and exaggerated, but the fact is on the face. Yes, and in the northern latitudes we put on the gas turbine engine, so we have to produce it. By the way, I almost forgot. conscripts will drive on T72b3, on T90m and on the same T80bvm. since for a long time they will be the basis of our reservation.
      2. parkello
        parkello 21 March 2018 13: 43
        so it is almost inaudible when he goes ... this is a huge plus. can attack suddenly. a diesel engine is heard for 1.5 km ... and if a little bit of gas feeds, it will continue .on a diesel engine it will suddenly fail to appear.
  2. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 21 March 2018 11: 21
    A good tank, even suddenly has South Korea and Pakistan))
    1. Pivot
      Pivot 21 March 2018 11: 39
      And Cyprus also has
      1. Hermann
        Hermann 21 March 2018 11: 42
        Pakistan has true diesel t-80ud, Ukrainian production. hi
        1. Sands Careers General
          Sands Careers General 21 March 2018 12: 13
          And Russia has gas turbines))
          Breakthrough at the time, albeit expensive pretty.
    2. Don
      Don 21 March 2018 12: 17
      Quote: Sands Career General
      A good tank, even suddenly has South Korea and Pakistan))

      This information is outdated. South Korea withdrew from service the T-80, which she received to pay off Soviet debt. There was information that Russia would buy all these tanks.
      1. lance
        lance 21 March 2018 12: 57
        Yu.Korea modernizes them herself, saying that they need the cow themselves.
      2. Sands Careers General
        Sands Careers General 21 March 2018 13: 18
        Let's see if it will buy it or not. Korean tanks are pretty expensive, I think they will leave the T-80.
        They also know how to count money))
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    1. newcomer
      newcomer 21 March 2018 11: 24
      to the northern parts, for which the 80s are brought back to life.
      1. LiSiCyn
        LiSiCyn 21 March 2018 11: 41
        Passability, in the conditions of the Arctic, is doubtful ... It is clear that kerosene is better than solariums. Plus, the engine is not very reliable ...
        Maybe all the same, tear on the autobahn ?? In König, the “starting” concrete in the direction of the Poles has not been dismantled yet ... Asphalt, only covered from above wink
        1. newcomer
          newcomer 21 March 2018 11: 47
          he will not drive through the polar "Jamalungs". the engine is quite reliable, and if the concrete is still preserved, then they drove.
    2. KVU-NSVD
      KVU-NSVD 21 March 2018 11: 27
      Smoke the curtain and aerosol, like a "laser" jamming ??
      He also drew attention, but the author apparently believes that the laser is special there, or, more likely, his head does not include when writing ..
    3. Hagalaz
      Hagalaz 21 March 2018 11: 27
      Here, too, drew attention. It is believed that the laser beam does not penetrate the smokescreen.
    4. Denis Obukhov
      Denis Obukhov 21 March 2018 11: 29
      KUVT development began 80g.
    5. Conserp
      Conserp 21 March 2018 12: 11
      The Cobra complex is much more sensitive to optical interference, too.

      There, after all, the optical accompaniment of a rocket by a light bulb, with correction by radio channel: a typical 2nd generation.

      That is, "Cobra" you can’t shoot through smoke either, it is choked by infrared noise such as "Curtain" projectors, and even EW can drown out the correction channel.

      "Reflex" has full immunity to infrared and radio interference, and significant resistance to smoke. If the target is visible through smoke, then you can shoot.
    6. Don
      Don 21 March 2018 12: 20
      Quote: LiSiCyn
      B ... b, I can’t calmly look at this hard-wearing rag, moderators do something ... I am currently in the city - the hero of Sevastopol ... In Russia !!!

      Patriots can't be fooled so easily winked . Admit it better when Bandera sold their soul for a cookie laughing
      1. LiSiCyn
        LiSiCyn 21 March 2018 12: 44
        What patriots ??? Which, my comment was deleted ??? what
        Gentlemen, moderators, I certainly do not want to run up ... But, what did I write this ?? At the moment I am not in the territory of ukroiny ... And I, it’s extremely unpleasant, such a designation negative
    7. PROXOR
      PROXOR 21 March 2018 12: 32
      Set the flag of the USSR. Like mine.
      1. LiSiCyn
        LiSiCyn 21 March 2018 12: 46
        To be honest, too lazy to bother drinks
        We assume that I am behind enemy lines. wink
        1. PROXOR
          PROXOR 21 March 2018 15: 28
          Where you found the Russian there is the USSR.
  4. Denis Obukhov
    Denis Obukhov 21 March 2018 11: 26
    I fully support this decision - not a single ruble of pork.
    1. Conserp
      Conserp 21 March 2018 11: 55
      Design Bureau Tochmash is not pork. However, I don’t know exactly where and in general until what year rockets were produced. It is possible that at the Kiev "Artem".

      But the decision is due solely to the fact that the Cobra has long been outdated, in most cases it has long been dead, and it was high time these tanks were raised to the level of T-80U.
  5. 501Legion
    501Legion 21 March 2018 11: 44
    Reflex created in 85, they say more modern. of course it is modern no doubt.
    1. MoJloT
      MoJloT 21 March 2018 11: 47
      And fire guided missiles is a process that requires professionalism.
  6. san4es
    san4es 21 March 2018 11: 57
    hi The 9M119 missile consists of a control compartment, a solid propellant solid propellant rocket engine (RDTT), a cumulative warhead and a tail compartment. The missile is made according to the aerodynamic scheme "duck", has a folding plumage in the form of a "cabbage leaf". In the folded position, the plumage blades and the receiver unit are closed by a pallet
    The performance characteristics of 9K119 "Reflex"
    Shot - ZUBK14
    Guided missile - 9M119
    Throwing Device - 9X949
    Gun - Tank gun 2A-46, 2A-46M
    Firing Range, m 100-5000
    Flight time at maximum range, from 16
    Average flight speed, m / s 312
    The total weight of the shot, kg 23,3
    Rocket mass, kg 16,5
    Mass throwing device, kg 6,8
    Weight of warhead, kg 4,5
    Type of warhead
    Rocket length, mm 695
    Throwing device length, mm 385
    Penetration at an angle of 90 °, mm 700
    Hit Chance 0,8
    Guidance System - Semi-automatic, laser beam soldier
  7. Antares
    Antares 21 March 2018 12: 23
    KUVT with the firing of a shot through a tank barrel is Russian know-how. No one in the world produces such systems in the world

    In 1983, more than 30 years ago, the Soviet Army introduced new tank KUV — the guided weapons complex 9K116-1 “Bastion” and 9K-116-2 “Sheksna”, intended for use with cannons of the T-54 / 55 and T-62, respectively.
    What does the Russian know-how have to do with it - if this is the USSR
    Khlopotov heard of
    “LAHAT”, “Combat”, “Stugna” not?