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Egyptians showed a new reconnaissance vehicle based on MTLB

On passing these days in Cairo international armory Egyptian gunsmiths demonstrated an example of a new reconnaissance vehicle created on the basis of the Soviet MTLB armored personnel carrier at the EDEX 2018 exhibition, Military Parity reports with a link to

Egyptians showed a new reconnaissance vehicle based on MTLB

The development of the new reconnaissance vehicle under the symbol MTLB-V was led by the state-owned Arab International Optronics Organization (AIOEGY), a subsidiary of the Ministry of Defense of Egypt. The machine is designed to patrol the border zone, both on land and on the coastal areas, while it is able to detect targets at considerable distances and provide target designations for artillery to destroy them.

On making any changes to the chassis MTLB, engine and body, not announced. The installed equipment includes a radar, thermal imagers, a laser rangefinder and a daylight optical camera. A set of sensors is mounted on a telescopic mast with a height of 10 meters.

The R20SS radar detects people at a distance of up to 10 km, vehicles — up to 30 km, surface targets up to 50 km. The imager detects a person at a distance of 12,5 km, surface target to 18,7 km. The laser rangefinder provides target designation at a distance of 20 km.
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  1. Topotun
    Topotun 5 December 2018 15: 45
    That Union built! So far, only modernization and serve, serve .....
    1. Nasrat
      Nasrat 5 December 2018 15: 48
      yes, many military developments live long and not necessarily developments from the Union ...

      example, the simplest and first thing that came to mind:
      1. Topotun
        Topotun 5 December 2018 15: 52
        If the Egyptians weren’t satisfied with the MTLB’s running and operational characteristics, they would hardly have done something on its basis ... Moreover, the choice is great, you can find something modern too ....
        1. IGU
          IGU 5 December 2018 15: 59
          It is still necessary to buy more advanced, but this is already available.
        2. Prisoner
          Prisoner 5 December 2018 17: 57
          Driving performance "motorcycling" is a song.
      2. Topotun
        Topotun 5 December 2018 16: 05
        Not entirely correct, the Maksimka was in service with the USSR Armed Forces simply because there were no alternatives at that time. The economy was weak. The German MG-34 was already both lighter and more convenient to operate. Yes, and our DP was quickly replaced ... Have you heard somewhere about its modernization?
        1. Comrade Beria
          Comrade Beria 5 December 2018 16: 22
          Quote: Topotun
          Yes, and our DP quickly replaced.

          DP occupied its niche-machine guns, and Maxim his-easel.
          And to replace Maxim was to come the SG-43 machine gun Goryunov, but did not completely replace him. So maxim fought until the end of the war. And now he is fighting in the most powerful army in Europe :).
        2. seregatara1969
          seregatara1969 5 December 2018 18: 24
          but the VSU are still shooting them and nothing (the other day the photo was here)
        3. Fedorov
          Fedorov 5 December 2018 20: 16
          Yes, and our DP quickly replaced ... And so somewhere you heard about its modernization?

          Yes, please, heard ...
      3. Turist1996
        Turist1996 5 December 2018 22: 12
        This photo shows a homemade "ersatz machine" for anti-aircraft shooting. The picture itself is from the First World (Imperialist) War.
        For a complete "minced meat" it would be nice to immediately place a photo of the quad "Maxim" against the background of either the Moscow Kremlin, or St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg during the Great Patriotic War. Such photos are just a blizzard!
        Here, many conclusions could be drawn - diverse.
    2. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 5 December 2018 16: 56
      Quote: Topotun
      So far, only modernization and serve, serve ...

      Well, in general, they jabbed another jihad mobile on the basis of a good transporter. request
      1. Turist1996
        Turist1996 5 December 2018 21: 58
        And where is the "jihad-mobile", excuse me?
        You just wanted to release gases in a puddle with your comment?
        We are talking about a good, reliable and proven chassis, on the basis of which they made a reconnaissance vehicle, equipped in accordance with the requirements of the customer.
        What are you making a sound about?
        1. Vladimirets
          Vladimirets 5 December 2018 22: 47
          Quote: Turist1996
          It's about a good, reliable and proven chassis,

          I wrote
          Quote: Vladimirets
          based on a good conveyor

          Quote: Turist1996
          equipped according to customer requirements.

          And what customer, do not tell me? Or are you used to arguing for the sake of argument? request Well, your indigestion is also of little interest.
    3. LeonidL
      LeonidL 6 December 2018 03: 34
      Jack of all trades and at all times!
  2. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 5 December 2018 16: 00
    The point here is not MTLB, the Egyptians could have put in any chassis, wheeled for their locality it might even be better, but the point here is equipment, a retractable mast with a surveillance camera with a thermal imaging channel is a very, very powerful means of reconnaissance. Such a machine will lift the mast at night and can conduct surveillance on a wide front and at the same time go unnoticed ...

    Do we have something like that? I don’t remember something ...

    And now even a scout’s pipe isn’t even being released in Russia, and they are very needed, it’s better to observe through a periscope pipe than once again put your head under bullets and reveal yourself ...

    And then you need to do some stationary monitoring means with a hop for those observation posts. He lifted such a periscope from shelter and observed calmly himself while not detecting, spotted the target, immediately transferred the data to artillery or by other means suppressed the enemy sally.
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    2. Turist1996
      Turist1996 5 December 2018 21: 49
      Oh li! Directly TR-8, TR-4 is not present ?! They are in warehouses - like dirt. If the Internet is full of them ..
    3. Turist1996
      Turist1996 5 December 2018 22: 02
      Well, and also - the coolest of you art corrector! Straight to the "Five" .. Or "Pyaterochka" ..
    ANCIENT 5 December 2018 16: 05
    God forbid that at least part of the Russian military developments have gained the same fame and longevity as the technology of our times, times of the USSR.