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Passive defense of advanced military bases

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Base defense is undoubtedly a comprehensive business that includes passive elements, such as walls, bunkers, etc., sensors to provide adequate warning and subsequent response, and various types of executive means, ranging from intercept systems for missiles, mines and shells to neutralize indirect fire, from automatic weapons, machine guns and cannons to combat direct threats and ending with mortars and even artillery for counter-battery combat. All this should be collected in a single system in order to achieve maximum synergistic effect. The article provides a brief overview of passive protection.



Hesco is known for its MIL type safety barriers. Since 2019, it has been supplying not only components for the construction of military camps, but also turnkey solutions


When it comes to passive protection, Hesco immediately comes to mind. Her MIL products have become the standard in building major or advanced operational bases, while her RAID system has greatly improved the deployment speed of such barriers. Until now, Hesco was largely considered as a supplier of individual systems, but in February 2019, the British company announced that it was ready to deliver turnkey solutions using both its systems and partner systems, namely related Betafence and Guardiar. At the end of 2018, Praesidiad Group announced the acquisition of the German company Drehtainer by Praesidiad Group and the acquisition process should be completed soon. Hesco uses its software for computer simulation of systems, which allows you to quickly design solutions for special orders and offer them to customers.

Passive defense of advanced military bases

Hesco's Terrablock security system was developed in 2017 and the company plans to create new modules in the coming years. The system allows you to quickly erect protective barriers up to 4 meters high, capable of stopping heavy trucks traveling at medium speed



Curious to look at the capabilities of the Terrablock system

More recently, Hesco has added the Taggblosk system to its catalog, based on its basic solution - geotextile boxes of the MIL type. A welded wire mesh is attached to the Teggblosk box with a depth of 1,37 meters. After assembling the wire element, the box is placed in a vertical position, then the base is filled either with ballast bags (low option), or immediately filled with soil; each installed box is associated with the following.


Variant XV of the Terrablock system is equipped with the Energy Transfer System and can stop the 7,5-ton truck at a speed of 80 km / h with a penetration depth of less than 7 meters


Four configurations are available: XL without a hedge, XR with a three-meter hedge with anti-climb protection, XS is available with a hedge of 3 or 4 meters and XV hedges with an Energy Transfer System and other options. To complicate the climb, barbed wire can be installed at the top of the fence. The Terrablock barrier, which can be easily installed by two people, depending on the model, can stop a machine weighing 7,5 tons, accelerating to a speed of 48 km / h or 6,8 tons at a speed of 80 km / h. The Teggblosk system, designed as a dual-use product (for example, the Terrablock XL version was developed specifically for the 2012 Olympics in London), like most Hesco catalog products, was recognized by customers not so much as a perimeter protection system where RAID is the best option, but rather, as a system for protecting key objects inside the camp itself, for example, it can be a restricted area with special forces units, a intelligence analysis center, headquarters, usually located inside the perimeter with rolem access. Hesco found that virtually the internal perimeters at all military bases are generally longer than the external perimeter. Also, Hesco has added a number of access control systems to the latest developments, ranging from checkpoints to gates with a width of 5,4 meters of the M50X1 class and a barrier with a Terrablock RAB barrier (Rising Arm Barrier). The latter system provides travel width of 6 meters and withstands car collisions in accordance with the M40 class (6,8 tons at 65 km / h).


At DSEI 2019, the company showed lightweight LOPS (Lightweight Overhead Protection System) for indirect fire protection of shelters


The company is currently developing a completely new system under the designation LOPS (Lightweight Overhead Protection System - lightweight protection system from above). To date, protection from above has been provided, as a rule, by MIL modules mounted on the roof, which are mounted on the ground; steel sheet solutions were also available, but they were very heavy and expensive. The new solution will be modular, two people can easily install it, either by assembling the entire roof on the ground and lifting it up by means of a crane or building it directly on the spot. The kit allows you to build a surface measuring 7,2x5 meters, which is installed on two parallel walls made up of MIL19 Hesco modules, which also provide lateral protection and are able to cover an ISO20 container or similar size modules. LOPS can also be used to protect cars and other property, the system provides protection against mortar mines and fragments of artillery grenades. LOPS was introduced at the DSEI 2019 in London.


To speed up the construction of barriers from MIL type boxes, Hesco has developed a RAID system that allows you to deploy a barrier up to 300 meters in about one minute.



Hesco RAID System Video View

The development of various types of threat protection systems is a matter of survival for Israel, therefore it is not surprising that one of the most prolific companies in the field of passive protection systems is located in this country. The catalog of Mifram Security, founded in 1962, in 2019, has 180 pages. Its products range from missile barriers to individual security posts, to which barriers from ramming machines can be added. Among its customers are all types of US forces, the Israeli Armed Forces, the United Nations and numerous customers from the police and civilian structures. Mifram is able to offer customers comprehensive passive protection solutions.


The Mifram metal protective wall is capable of providing reliable ballistic protection, as well as protection against undermining and fragments of shells and mines



For quick response to a sudden threat, Mifram offers an 12 meter Garmoshka quick-mount metal wall


In addition to its Dune Barrier system, available in metal and geo-fabric options, Mifram also offers the Protective Wall, made of galvanized metal panels that, when assembled, form a parallelepiped, which is then filled with soil. The base element has a width of 1,44 meters, a length of 1,25 meters and a height of 1 meters. If necessary, these elements can be connected to each other both in length and in height, one on top of another, maximum 5 meters. According to Mifram, depending on the thickness of the wall, the Protective Wall can withstand blasting near it or a direct hit of a rocket with a diameter of up to 122 mm, explosions and fragments of various types, a direct hit by an RPG-7, a direct hit of a bullet up to an 12,7 mm caliber, a direct hit of a mine with a caliber up to 120 mm, detonation of a projectile in the air and detonation of a vehicle with 2,5 tons of explosives. To isolate sensitive areas, Concrete Walls concrete walls with a height of 3 to 6 meters and a thickness of 200 to 350 mm have been developed, as well as Steel Walls steel walls with a height of 2,5 meters. In the event of a sudden threat, for example, of snipers, a Garmoshka folding protective wall 12 meters long and 2,5 meters high can be used, which is made of articulated sections and thanks to the wheels can be quickly unfolded using, for example, a car.


Defense from attacking threats is a key issue in Israel. In this regard, Mifram has developed a Sky Guard system that can be used to protect civilian and military installations.


Threats flying along a trajectory, such as missiles, shells and mines, are a huge problem for military camps. The Mifram Independent Rack and Beam Modular Sky Guard System, designed to meet customer requirements, can protect against 122 mm caliber rockets. It can be installed on top of buildings, container boxes, tents and aircraft. Shelter installation time is minimal; relocatable systems are also available along with side protective walls. To protect small objects, a full line of mobile bulletproof shelters of various sizes and for different uses is available.


Mifram's Mantis armored observation tower is rapidly deploying and can reach 10 meters


For surveillance, Mifram has developed a line of towers, the latest addition to which is the Mantis tower (mantis). The tower is mounted on a frame with four manual jacks, which allows you to unload it without the help of a crane. After unloading, the tower is mounted vertically and then extended to reach a height of 10 meters (options with a height of 6 and 8 meters are available), translating into a vertical position and extending the tower to full height takes less than 4 minutes for 15 people (one person can set up a tower yourself!) . Mantis towers are installed along the Israeli border. As for the barriers to stopping vehicles with explosives, the Mifram catalog contains the product MVB3X shown at the AUSA 2018 exhibition, which can stop a truck weighing 7,5 tons moving at a speed of 50 km / h. Each element of the barrier has a length of 1,18 meters, a width of 0,53 meters and a height of 0,82 meters and a mass of only 24 kg, to install the barrier one person is needed without tools. One of the latest Mifram products is a steel missile defense fence with a height of 28 meters and a length of 4,5 km. It is installed at the Ramon airport in the city of Eilat to protect the terminal and the runway on one side. As for military bases of various types, the adoption of such a decision requires an in-depth cost / benefit analysis based on how long the infrastructure will be in operation (design and construction takes several months) and what is the level of threat. However, the cost of an airplane shot down by a rocket or a grenade launcher launched from the ground, in economic and human terms, will far exceed the cost of the hedge itself.



Leonardo presented a tower at the Eurosatory 2018 exhibition, built into the standard ISO 20 container. On the roof of the tower, the height of which can reach a height of 7,8 meters, a Hitrole Light weapons module is installed


Having gained experience in integrating numerous subsystems into a unified defense system for military bases deployed by the Italian army in Afghanistan, Leonardo developed another solution in this area. At Eurosatory, she presented a mobile armored observation post that is easily integrated into her integrated solution. The tower is built into a standard ISO20 container. The post, which received the name Contower (Containerized Tower), can be easily transported by truck, rail or sea, and if equipped with special mechanical devices, it can also be transported by the C-130J military transport aircraft. Four retractable hydraulic legs allow self-loading and loading onto the truck, as well as automatic leveling. Electricity is generated by an integrated diesel generator on 12 kW. An entrance door is embedded in the center of one of the long sides of the container. Three telescopic elements of rectangular section rise hydraulically inside the container, forming a tower 7,3 meters high. Two intermediate sections provide protection against bullets of caliber 5,56 x 45 mm, while the upper section for two soldiers protects from armor-piercing bullets of caliber 12,7 x 108 mm, which can be fired by Russian machine guns, for example, Diagterev. To protect against RPGs after installing the tower in place, additional protection in the form of trellised screens can be installed, they must be removed before laying in the container. Leonardo proposes to install a remote-controlled weapon module Hitrole-L on the roof of the tower, which can be armed with an 12,7-mm machine gun, for example, a Browning M2HB or M2НВ QCB or an 7,62-mm machine gun, for example MG-3. The weapon module can be controlled by one of two sentries on the tower. The sensor module kit provides a viewing range of up to 4 km thanks to day / night sensors, while the range of machine guns is about one kilometer. When folding the tower for transportation, the weapon module is placed inside the container, which not only avoids damage, but also makes the entire system similar in appearance to a standard container. The total weight of the Leonardo development post is 14 tons. As part of a program to defend its forces, the Italian army issued a contract for 18 Contower posts. The system is currently undergoing a qualification phase before shipping serial products. Leonardo is also considering the integration of sensors and UAV systems in the Contower surveillance site.
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  1. kashcheevo egg
    kashcheevo egg 25 October 2019 18: 03
    +7
    "Accordion", the sense of humor of the Jewish immigrants from Russia is excellent)))
    1. Terenin
      Terenin 25 October 2019 18: 22
      +3
      Quote: kashcheevo egg
      "Accordion", the sense of humor of the Jewish immigrants from Russia is excellent)))

      Well how so wink . Remember the years of service! yes
      1. Jerk
        Jerk 25 October 2019 22: 59
        +2
        Just about, climbing on the chain-link is a pleasure, you can also lie down upstairs with comfort, look around. Just a gift for those who "visit unsolicited" laughing
        By the way, recently somewhere in Africa this was the way the base was gouged, I was still neighing about crossfire from RPGs from all sides, then I looked at the photo - yeah, Hesco modules - that’s where they hollowed the equipment inside.
        1. SovAr238A
          SovAr238A 25 October 2019 23: 24
          -6
          Quote: Jerk

          By the way, recently somewhere in Africa this was the way the base was gouged, I was still neighing about crossfire from RPGs from all sides, then I looked at the photo - yeah, Hesco modules - that’s where they hollowed the equipment inside.


          present the source?
          1. Jerk
            Jerk 26 October 2019 01: 14
            +2
            No, here it was on the site, but here you can’t find a nifiga - there are no tags. In Congo, it seems, each other's blacks ...
            1. Saxahorse
              Saxahorse 26 October 2019 20: 44
              +2
              Quote: Jerk
              In Congo, it seems, each other's blacks ...

              I remember the video, but it’s definitely not Congo. Somalia or Sudan seems. But there the attackers had LNG-9 in jeeps and machine guns in jeeps too, so they put down the guards hiding behind the sand baskets very quickly. Like all three wheeled tanks. The last pomnitsa for a long time rushed around the camp until he was multiplied. Then the driver was shot when he tried to give up.
  2. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 25 October 2019 18: 39
    +15
    Thanks to the author for the excellent article and the huge amount of work done. hi
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 25 October 2019 18: 57
      +4
      there is something to adopt any army.
      1. ltc35
        ltc35 26 October 2019 14: 47
        0
        Interestingly, do we have anything like that? Take a look.
    2. xax
      xax 26 October 2019 04: 20
      -4
      When you watch TV ads, do you bow to the authors too?
  3. Observer2014
    Observer2014 25 October 2019 19: 10
    +7
    Great article! There is something to learn. Excellent developments in terms of protecting military bases. We also created expeditionary forces the other day. Created. So God himself ordered such products to be launched. Plus, the creation of protective hangars for aircraft. I always liked this theme. hi
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 25 October 2019 20: 44
      +9
      Quote: Observer2014
      expeditionary forces created the other day. Created. So God himself ordered such products to establish release. Plus

      Have already established. Recently "Military Acceptance" showed. Both pre-fabricated and overlapped.
      1. Observer2014
        Observer2014 25 October 2019 20: 45
        +1
        Quote: Mountain Shooter
        Have already established. Recently "Military Acceptance" showed. Both pre-fabricated and overlapped.

        Missed hi I'll take a look.
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 25 October 2019 21: 37
          +4
          Five years ago, gabion GNT
      2. riwas
        riwas 29 October 2019 07: 34
        +1
        and with overlappings.

        And the grid is on top of the ceiling. It will withstand anti-personnel grenades. What about mortar mines?
    2. Sibiriya
      Sibiriya 26 October 2019 15: 14
      +3
      We are armed with similar systems in the engineering troops. By the way, part of the systems published in the material is a copy of our systems. The reason is that they were not patented in the USSR. The article is interesting, plus to the author. good
  4. Lopatov
    Lopatov 25 October 2019 19: 16
    +13
    I never understood this active desire not to dig.
    No, gabions are good, that's great. However, only as an addition to trench shelters-trenches. And not as a replacement.
    1. neri73-r
      neri73-r 25 October 2019 20: 00
      +5
      Inspired by ....
      “What can you do?”
      - dig!
      - And what else can you?
      - I can not dig!
      “Can you make the stairs?”
      - Well, it depends on how you dig! (WITH) laughing
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 25 October 2019 20: 07
        +4
        Quote: neri73-r
        Inspired by ....
        “What can you do?”
        - dig!
        - And what else can you?
        - I can not dig!
        “Can you make the stairs?”
        - Well, it depends on how you dig! (WITH) laughing

        Nevertheless, in one of my places of long stay I could not go out to the level of the surface of the earth all day.
    2. Denimax
      Denimax 25 October 2019 21: 23
      +1
      Shelter cells can be dug throughout the base, so that in the case of artillery shelling there was where to jump, rather than run into the main shelter. Only it will be necessary to designate a ribbon garden, otherwise at night they may fail.))
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 25 October 2019 21: 31
        +5
        Quote: Denimax
        Shelter cells can be dug throughout the base, so that in the case of artillery shelling there was where to jump, rather than run into the main shelter.

        My tents were usually buried. Depended on the ground, but at least the person sitting on the bunks was completely hidden by the ground plus parapet.
        Plus an open slot for each pair of tents.

        No, there are options when it is not very convenient to bury. For example, large tents - gabions are better there, otherwise all these "shafts" take up too much space.

        But here, as I wrote earlier, we must not completely abandon the digging of trenches (they had such a bzik before the gabions, with excessive use of sandbags, and later containers)
        It is necessary to adequately combine both methods. For especially in the conditions of the use of artillery, digging is still preferable.
        1. Observer2014
          Observer2014 25 October 2019 21: 46
          +2
          Quote: Spade
          My tents were usually buried.

          Did the soldiers do it with their hands? Or was there a mechanization of the process?
          It is necessary to adequately combine both methods. For especially in the conditions of the use of artillery, digging is still preferable.
          It’s necessary. And we must not allow the use of artillery at the places of deployment of our units. We are not an army of the third world. hi
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov 26 October 2019 12: 40
            +3
            Quote: Observer2014
            Did the soldiers do it with their hands? Or was there a mechanization of the process?

            Partial Trenches and shelters for self-propelled guns, KShMKI and other equipment, ammunition cellars pre-equipment for self-excavation or excavator sappers. Well, ennoble shovels.
            Everything else is manual.
            Plus trench charges.
            Well, and then a long "fine-tuning", often even without my reminder. I remember that they fired at us a couple of times with a mortar in one place, so there even a field ditch was enclosed with soil, so that it was possible to "sit" in safety 8)))
        2. Denimax
          Denimax 25 October 2019 22: 20
          +1
          It shows a long-term base of quick construction. Where you can comfortably walk throughout the entire growth. Which favorably affects the whole team. Although here they are digging with excavators, and the volume of land robots can be no less than when digging trenches. In the event of a serious war, of course you have to gnaw the earth with shovels.))
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov 26 October 2019 12: 41
            +1
            Quote: Denimax
            Where you can comfortably walk throughout the entire growth.

            I had the same thing.
          2. Den717
            Den717 27 October 2019 10: 12
            +1
            Quote: Denimax
            In the event of a serious war, of course you have to gnaw the earth with shovels.))

            As regards the mechanization of processes, we are still like in a war. Even the ostentatious units do not have mechanization for cleaning the territory. And the parade ground is removed from the snow manually instead of free time and BP. So it was in the 90s, so, judging by the videos on the Internet, and today. Once he commanded the ITS, the parade ground was assigned to the company. The regiment received the honorary banner on January 3. New Year was spent on the parade ground, bringing each snow bump to the "suitcase shape". And all by hand. The Ministry of Defense did not give money for simple mechanization of communal and household work, only plywood and a wooden block. laughing Across the river, too, in my part of front-end loaders, I did not see a single one. There was a bulldozer, but more broken. 90 percent of the "improvement" work - manually.
    3. Saxahorse
      Saxahorse 25 October 2019 22: 01
      0
      Quote: Spade
      No, gabions are good, that's great. However, only as an addition to trench shelters-trenches. And not as a replacement.

      I suspect that it depends very much on a particular area. Digging in sand, for example, is not difficult, but the result is problematic .. But in the rocks, on the contrary, I’d be glad to dig something up but you’ll dig a bit:

      And I saw the correct approach in the Syrian videos. A bunch of tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and one large wheeled tractor with a loader bucket. In about forty minutes, they dig a fortress for the whole battalion :)
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 25 October 2019 23: 32
        +6
        "one large wheeled tractor with a loader bucket." ////
        ------
        That's right. It is impossible to dig trenches and trenches in rocky ground.
        Bulldozers of engineering troops are used.
        Such a bulldozer in importance exceeds the tank.
        During the recent Syrian war, VO users made fun of pilots,
        knocked out bulldozers. Meanwhile, this is a priority goal.
        No bulldozer - no trenches and shelters for equipment.
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 26 October 2019 12: 44
          +1
          Quote: voyaka uh
          It is impossible to dig trenches and trenches in rocky ground.

          Those whose hands do not grow from there and mother laziness is so stuck that even the sense of self-preservation has won.
          Read about the war in the Alps at your leisure. There is not "rocky ground", there are dolomite rocks. And all the shelters in them are exclusively manual.
          1. Saxahorse
            Saxahorse 26 October 2019 20: 36
            0
            Quote: Spade
            Those whose hands do not grow from there and mother laziness is so stuck that even the sense of self-preservation has won.

            You are clearly a digging expert with us :) Could you compare the standard for digging out cover for a tank in man-hours and minutes for a tractor?
            1. Lopatov
              Lopatov 26 October 2019 21: 32
              +1
              Quote: Saxahorse
              You are clearly an expert on digging :)

              Moreover, a prominent expert. I dug a lot, dug in different soils, dug in different seasons.

              Quote: Saxahorse
              a standard for digging shelter for a tank in man-hours and minutes for a tractor?

              Million-dollar question: why do we need a tractor to dig out a shelter for a tank if the tank has self-digging equipment?
              The two million question: Have you ever dug this "tank cover"? Why don't you know that shovels will still be needed, regardless of how to dig a trench, manually or mechanically?
              Three million question: Have you ever opened a Combat Charter at least once in your life?
              1. Saxahorse
                Saxahorse 26 October 2019 21: 46
                -1
                Quote: Spade
                Why are you not aware that shovels will still be needed, regardless of how to dig a trench, manually or mechanically.

                I don’t even know how to answer .. You didn’t work at the General Staff Academy by chance? The difference between the alignment of the edges of the caponier with a shovel and the N-seventy hours of waving the shovels with all turned up arm, you just do not see?
                1. Lopatov
                  Lopatov 27 October 2019 10: 15
                  0
                  Quote: Saxahorse
                  The difference between the alignment of the edges of the caponier with a shovel and the N-seventy hours of waving the shovels with all turned up arm, you just do not see?

                  I see. The first is faster.
                  The second is much less noticeable.

                  Have you ever seen in real life what is the surface of the earth after using self-digging equipment? The probability that this trench will not be found from the air is zero.
                  1. Saxahorse
                    Saxahorse 27 October 2019 20: 42
                    0
                    Quote: Spade
                    I see. The first is faster.
                    The second is much less noticeable.

                    You were reminded of the third option, widely used in any warring modern army. Tractor loader or just an excavator.
                    1. Lopatov
                      Lopatov 27 October 2019 21: 14
                      0
                      Quote: Saxahorse
                      widely used in any warring modern army. Tractor loader or just an excavator.

                      The tractor loader will leave the same traces. And the excavator is only one piece per regiment, therefore there will be no digging for equipment with self-digging tanks.
                      1. Saxahorse
                        Saxahorse 28 October 2019 00: 16
                        +1
                        Quote: Spade
                        The tractor loader will leave the same traces. And the excavator is only one piece per regiment, therefore there will be no digging for equipment with self-digging tanks.

                        What are you stubborn Shovels. :) Not all combat vehicles have self-digging equipment. But most importantly, let's recall the standards. As far as I remember, a trench for a tank (aka caponier) is of two types: through and deadlock. The first 38 - 42 cubic meters second soil about 28 cubic meters For a crew of three, this is 12-14 hours for the first or 9-10 hours for the second. And this is with crafty army regulations. If you compare them with civil standards and take into account the complexity of the soil, it is quite possible to have to multiply the time by another 1.5-1.98.

                        All this time, the cars are left without shelter and the crew is exhausted until the pulse is lost. Despite the fact that with a tractor, the same standard is 1.1-0.6 hours of equipment plus the same number of man-hours with spade alignment.

                        It is easy to see that the question is not only soldiers' laziness but also a huge loss of time for manual work. And it makes no sense to talk about some traces. During the day of digging you will be seen ten times from the air.
      2. Lopatov
        Lopatov 26 October 2019 12: 47
        +1
        Quote: Saxahorse
        I suspect that it depends very much on a particular area. Digging in sand, for example, is not difficult, but the result is problematic ..

        Properly selected laying, for, respectively, sand. Plus clothes cool. And we get a great result.
    4. xax
      xax 26 October 2019 04: 15
      +2
      Quote: Spade
      I never understood this active desire not to dig.

      Africa. Meter - two hard as a stone loesslike loam, more rocky. Not a rare situation.
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 26 October 2019 12: 45
        +3
        Quote: xax
        Africa. Meter - two hard as a stone loesslike loam, more rocky. Not a rare situation.

        Trench charge, shovel.
        1. Geo⁣
          Geo⁣ 26 October 2019 13: 41
          +3
          Shovels for shovels)). The truth is there.
    5. missuris
      missuris 26 October 2019 13: 21
      0
      Well, in the trenches it’s inconvenient to live, in Russia we didn’t dig anything at the exercises, we set up tents and houses, containers were all. and then it is all surrounded by a shaft of fabric-lattice gabions and the base, as with the legionnaires, is ready.
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 26 October 2019 13: 26
        +3
        Quote: missuris
        Well, in the trenches it’s inconvenient to live

        C'mon ... Very comfortable. We even had our own bathhouse.

        Quote: missuris
        in Russia we didn’t dig anything at exercises

        And this is just very bad. We also did not dig anything in the exercises. And then, already in a combat situation, everything had to be brought to optimum by trial and error.
    6. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 28 October 2019 18: 25
      0
      Quote: Spade
      I never understood this active desire not to dig.
      No, gabions are good, that's great. However, only as an addition to trench shelters-trenches. And not as a replacement.

      It's just that everything develops in a spiral. Now in the field of anti-poop fortification - the Middle Ages: the enemy is disorganized, has no wall-artillery, uses rams. Accordingly, in defense - walls and towers. smile
      Then, when the enemy acquires more or less normal artillery - the walls begin to go underground (what the hell is not joking - we may well see the revival of the bastion system), and in the end, on the site of ground bases and roadblocks, forts with infantry shelters will appear. And there, and to dissected fortification is not far.
  5. Razvedka_Boem
    Razvedka_Boem 25 October 2019 19: 18
    +3
    Serious topic. The author is definitely "+".
  6. Aviator_
    Aviator_ 25 October 2019 19: 21
    +7
    Touching phrase
    Base defense is undoubtedly a comprehensive business,

    Is this a googl translation like that, or what? Absolutely not written in Russian.
    1. The Sparkle
      The Sparkle 25 October 2019 20: 29
      +3
      "Complex business", probably)))
      1. Aviator_
        Aviator_ 25 October 2019 21: 11
        +3
        And then goofy googl translation, everything is clear.
        1. xax
          xax 26 October 2019 04: 23
          +2
          Quote: Aviator_
          stupid googl translation

          Dumb flyer.
          And here some people even thank the "author".
          Surrealism
  7. Denimax
    Denimax 25 October 2019 21: 03
    +5
    A promotional video with a crashed truck is not very successful. It can act as an instruction for terrorists. You crash into the fence, barrels fly to the territory of the base and explode there.))
  8. Saxahorse
    Saxahorse 25 October 2019 22: 05
    0
    Good article, thanks to the author!

    New is well forgotten old. Even our great-grandfathers on the Borodino field redoubts and flushes built in the same way.
    1. Warrior2015
      Warrior2015 26 October 2019 23: 04
      +1
      Quote: Saxahorse
      Even our great-grandfathers on the Borodino field redoubts and flushes built in the same way.

      By the way, an unfortunate comparison with Borodino was there - they just dug poorly and built fortifications badly, and there is not enough time, and the lack of a trench tool ... If there were full profiles, then maybe the French would not have won.
      1. cat Rusich
        cat Rusich 27 October 2019 03: 17
        +2
        The French lost in 1812 after passing 125 km from Borodino to Moscow and staying in Moscow after a fire for a month. It was not possible to winter on the ashes, and the French stepped back, first trying to go through Maloyaroslavets to a new road, which was south of the one along which they (the French) came to Moscow. We didn't manage to pass Maloyaroslavets - we had to return along the old road. On the river Berezina the whole "plug" was that there was no ice on the river and the bridge too, and the water was already icy, the sappers who built the bridge died from hypothermia. Stroybat is the head of everything, or you will serve and fight in an "open field" ...
  9. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 26 October 2019 00: 11
    +2
    Quote: Spade
    addition to trench shelters-trenches.

    I am for you! I, as soon as they started talking about "hedges", "gabions"; immediately offended for the trenches-trenches-bunkers ... that they forgot about them!
  10. Klingon
    Klingon 26 October 2019 00: 39
    -4
    wow, but we still have dugouts and trenches from the Christmas tree to dinner ((
  11. xax
    xax 26 October 2019 04: 09
    +1
    When it comes to passive protection, immediately comes to mind Hesco

    Does anyone come?
  12. Warrior2015
    Warrior2015 26 October 2019 23: 06
    +1
    I want to say a big human thanks to the author for an interesting article!
  13. John_f
    John_f 28 October 2019 10: 19
    0
    Personally, I like protection systems like MIL ... we really do not have enough of these ((
  14. grumbler
    grumbler 11 November 2019 12: 30
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    Yes, too - thanks for the article. Looking at the first "sandy" image (with the caption "Hesco is known for its MIL-type safety barriers"), one wonders that it would be perfect here "additive technologies", 3D printing... Knead soil, sand with some kind of environmentally friendly polymer (based on cellulose, such as saliva from swallows, spider secretions) and grow layer by layer (instead of a bucket, attach an extruder to an excavator + make automatic control for feeding according to the program). So you can "print" walls, parapets, dwellings ... But is it more suitable for creating bases in the deep rear, equipping "forts", "checkpoints" in peacekeeping missions or during a long-term occupation than for the front line?

    And the trenches will remain trenches, especially in a modern highly mobile war, when it is difficult to imagine months of sitting in equipped trenches 3 m deep and dugouts with gramophones, as in the WWII. But, in my opinion, they become relevant individual wearable composite armor shields (during transportation, they can be used as additional protection for machines, laying on the bottom, placing on the sides).
    So you can quickly organize the protection of a firing point, observation point (where you do not particularly dig: rocky deserts, mountains - there such shields can additionally serve as protection against ricocheting bullets and rock fragments).