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For the first time at the exhibition: interesting novelties of "Army-2020"


RPL-2020 machine gun. Photo

The International Military-Technical Forum "Army-2020" has once again become a platform for the demonstration of various samples of various weapons, military equipment and special equipment. As in previous times, a significant part of the exposition is occupied by completely new samples, first presented this year. All major organizations of the defense complex presented their new products, and these developments affect all major areas.

New rifle

The main novelty in the field of rifle weapons can be considered a promising light machine gun RPL-20 from the concern "Kalashnikov". This product combines high combat characteristics and low weight - no more than 5,5 kg without ammunition. Now the machine gun is undergoing factory tests.

Several new designs from Kalashnikov represent the development of existing designs. First of all, this is a modified AK-12 assault rifle with a new set of accessories and improved ergonomics. On its basis, the AK-19 product was created for the 5,56x45 mm NATO cartridge. The existing Vityaz-SN submachine gun has been developed, resulting in a new PPK-20, which has certain advantages over its predecessor.

PPK-20 submachine gun. Photo Concern "Kalashnikov"

Curious novelties from the field of pistols are demonstrated. So, TsNII Tochmash first showed a compact pistol "Poloz" chambered for 9x21 mm. For special forces, a silent PSS-2 pistol is offered, using SP-16 ammunition. It is noted that this weapon has already gone into production.

Armored novelties

Fundamentally new samples in the field of armored vehicles were not exhibited this year. However, the forum presents options for the development and modernization of already known samples, incl. most modern. Thus, in the open exhibition, armored vehicles of the Armata and Boomerang families are demonstrated in their current configuration.

The project of modernization of BMP-3 under the name "Manul" from the holding "High-precision complexes" is of great interest. It proposes the use of a rearranged front-engine chassis similar to the already well-known Dragoon product, equipped with the Boomerang combat module. Such a sample meets the current requirements for infantry fighting vehicles and may be of interest to foreign customers.

Buggy version of the "Tiger" armored car. Photo "Military Industrial Company"

For the first time, the "Military-Industrial Company" showed to the general public a promising armored car "Strela", announced earlier. Together with the basic version, an amphibious modification got to the exhibition. It differs in contours and hull layout, and also has a propeller for propelling on water.

Interesting modifications of the well-known armored car "Tiger" are presented. So, the proposed version of such a machine in the performance of "buggy". The structure lost its armor, roof and doors, but received more points for installing weapons. A new modification of the already well-known medical machine based on the "Tiger" is presented. The export version of the "Athlete" armored car is shown for the first time. It differs from the basic one in the composition of units and capabilities.

A modernized armored personnel carrier BTR-82AT has already been demonstrated at the Army forum. An updated version of it was shown this year. She retained new instruments, lattice screens and other features, but underwent rearmament. Instead of the standard tower installation, the BTR-BM combat module was used with machine gun and cannon and missile armament, as well as more advanced optics. This led to a significant increase in combat effectiveness indicators.

Arrow armored cars. Ahead is the base sample, followed by the floating version. Photo "Military Industrial Company"

Aerial perspective

The exhibition is widely represented aviation technique of different classes and for various purposes. At the same time, the bulk of the new products relates to unmanned aircraft, and there are no loud manned premieres this year.

The Kronstadt Group first showed the layout of the Thunder UAV under development. It will be a drone capable of operating in conjunction with manned aircraft and taking on reconnaissance tasks and engaging ground targets. It is assumed that the "Thunder" will be able to carry guided missiles and bombs of various types - a possible range of ammunition is displayed next to the model.

For the first time a mock-up of a reconnaissance and strike UAV "Sirius" is being demonstrated. This twin-engined vehicle must be capable of long range and flight duration with a payload of special equipment and / or weapons. The latest project "Helios" has similar goals, but the layout of this drone looks different.

Rocket future

The main premiere in the field of missile weapons was the Hermes long-range complex. Its development was seriously delayed, but now the Instrument Design Bureau was able to present ready-made samples. A package launcher suitable for placement on an automobile chassis, as well as a guided missile, are being demonstrated. The ammunition of the complex is capable of hitting various targets at ranges up to 100 km.

For the first time at the exhibition: interesting novelties of "Army-2020"

Launch of the Hermes rocket. Photo KBP

A new rocket for the "Tornado-S" MLRS is presented. The 300-mm product is equipped with a seeker with satellite navigation and shows a range of at least 120 km. In comparison with existing shells, the firing accuracy has been increased 15-20 times. In fact, the defeat of single targets is ensured over the entire range of ranges.

Anti-aircraft premieres

This year, several models of weapons and equipment from the air defense sphere are presented at once, from individual components to full-fledged complexes. It is noteworthy that not only enterprises with extensive experience represent their developments in this area.

Not so long ago it became known about the development of new versions of existing air defense systems on a promising floating wheeled chassis. At Army-2020, the Mytishchensky Machine-Building Plant (part of the Kalashnikov concern) first showed the finished SKKSH-586 machine - so far without a payload. This is an armored vehicle with the ability to install a wide range of products for various purposes.

The layout of the UAV "Sirius". Photo

For the first time, the Almaz-Antey VKO Concern showed the 51P6E2 product - a launcher from the Abakan non-strategic anti-missile defense system. It is made on a multi-axle chassis, equipped with its own radar and carries two containers with anti-missiles. The Abakan's mission is to defeat tactical missiles at ranges of up to 30 km and altitudes of up to 25 km in order to protect troops and important facilities.

New to the fleet

New developments for military and civilian fleets are presented at Army-2020. Thus, Rybinsk Shipyards from Kalashnikov showed the Haska-10 cargo-passenger ferry, based on an air cushion with flexible skegs. The vessel with a displacement of up to 45 tons is capable of taking on board up to 10 cargo. It is intended for use in civilian transport in remote areas.

NPO Elektromashina (part of NPK UVZ), on the basis of existing samples, has developed a new combat module "Narwhal" for equipping boats with a displacement of less than 20 tons. The product is a remote-controlled turret with a place for a machine gun. The issues of equipping the module with armor and a radar sight are being worked out. The project is in preparation for preliminary tests, but has already attracted the attention of foreign fleet.

Vessel "Huska-10". Photo Concern "Kalashnikov"

Premier parade

This year, more than 1500 organizations and enterprises, mostly Russian, are participating in the Army military-technical forum. They submitted approx. 28 thousand exhibits of various kinds, and several hundred items first appeared in the open exhibition. Thus, the forum "keeps its brand" and retains the status of the largest national and one of the main world exhibitions of weapons and equipment.

This time, the forum did without high-profile and long-awaited novelties, as it was in the recent past with promising armored platforms, promising aviation equipment, etc. However, even in this case, the number of new developments is impressive. Once again, attention is paid to all areas in the context of the armed forces, and civilian products have not been forgotten either. All this clearly shows that the Russian defense industry maintains and increases its capabilities to create modern models.

It is to be expected that most of the current novelties will reappear at the exhibition next year, and then some of them will go into series and go into service. Which of the new samples have real prospects, and which will remain exhibition samples - it will become clear in the future. And this future is being created right now.
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  1. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 31 August 2020 06: 19
    Interesting! yes
    BUT, it's better to see once than to break your eyes in the letters of the text ...

    1. Bar1
      Bar1 31 August 2020 07: 30
      Damn the heifers should be directed to the rags, and the iron should be left to the peasants. The vicious practice when women try to ask something looks just frivolous and unprofessional reportage. The fur-girls got their way, wiped the men out of their business, but naturally they could not replace them.
    2. Bar1
      Bar1 31 August 2020 07: 47
      It is not clear how they adopt Typhoon-type KAMAZ machines, which have not our equipment, for example, Alice import gearboxes. What have these designers from KAMAZ been doing for DECADES? For example, Kirovets has long made its own automatic transmission and good quality.
      In general, the Ministry of Defense has moved away from the principles of completing its equipment with its own frequent occurrences, this says a lot that our equipment is no longer OUR equipment, but belongs to the devil, and in the event of a war, the Americans will certainly not supply their alice, what will Shoigu say then?
    3. Alexfly
      Alexfly 31 August 2020 15: 20
      Ugly, the girl is broadcasting from the arms exhibition and is trying to tell something about weapons, from the first seconds she declares her cold attitude towards weapons ...... Where kotimshi?
  2. Grievous
    Grievous 31 August 2020 06: 19
    Every year a new armored car ..
    1. DED_peer_DED
      DED_peer_DED 31 August 2020 13: 15
      Quote: Grievous
      Every year a new armored car ..

      ... ah, Ilyich is still not there ...
      1. Jager
        Jager 11 October 2020 14: 47
        Now all "revolutionaries" drive Land Rovers. Alas.
    2. dauria
      dauria 31 August 2020 13: 26
      Every year a new armored car ..

      And the drone ... laughing It looks like they thought about their "Valkyrie" ... Empty layout, but they still worry. Thinking about the future, well done.
      1. Tektor
        Tektor 31 August 2020 14: 12
        KVM, it is precisely this "dimension" that we lack an attack drone capable of flying quickly to the target in the terrain bend mode. Therefore, I think this layout is promising. It is very difficult to judge the rest of the exhibits, because saw a very small part of them. But Typhoon-VDV with a 30 mm combat module is very good! If he could still swim ... An arrow in this respect is a significant step forward. But everything else that I saw clearly became more effective. There is progress.
    3. Bad_gr
      Bad_gr 1 September 2020 22: 58
      Quote: Grievous
      Every year a new armored car ..

      And "Tiger" was fucked up with a moronic design. He was brutal, but became:
  3. Free wind
    Free wind 31 August 2020 06: 26
    And where on the Husk you can place a load, something other than the cabin is not visible anymore. Buggy based on armor looks strange, so buggies are reconnaissance vehicles for 2 people. armored cars began to do all and sundry. The tiger did not pass the military tests. And of course it's interesting.
    1. garri-lin
      garri-lin 31 August 2020 10: 32
      This is not a buggy but a convertible. Although the thing is necessary. Especially as a light weapon carrier. The same gorse on such a base looks more logical.
      1. cat Rusich
        cat Rusich 31 August 2020 20: 38
        Shooter, and in the WINTER Tiger-convertible will go into hibernation? We already have a UAZ pickup truck with DShK and PKM ...
        UAZ pickup with DShK and PKM
        1. cat Rusich
          cat Rusich 31 August 2020 20: 41
          And one more UAZ pickup truck with Kord ...
          UAZ pickup with Kord
          1. cat Rusich
            cat Rusich 31 August 2020 20: 44
            There is a UAZ-Gusar with PKM ...
            UAZ-Gusar with PKM
            1. cat Rusich
              cat Rusich 31 August 2020 20: 47
              In Ukraine, there are a lot of "all kinds of equipment", even with ATGM ...
              UAZ from Ukraine with ATGM and PKM
        2. garri-lin
          garri-lin 31 August 2020 21: 03
          In winter, the Tiger convertible will continue to serve quietly. Unless, of course, especially gifted ones buy it for exploitation in the climatic zone for which it is not intended.
        3. Jager
          Jager 11 October 2020 14: 46
          Sand camouflage on the CONVERTIBLE - it is, of course, to travel across Siberia in winter. This toy is for the Arabs.
    2. PROXOR
      PROXOR 31 August 2020 10: 37
      Husky is made like an open ferry. It resembles an LCAC-type air cushion landing craft (USA).
  4. KCA
    KCA 31 August 2020 07: 12
    If I am not mistaken, the range of the Tornado-S already reached 120 km, and in the previous news about the MLRS it was written that the new RS has a range of up to 200 km, who should I believe?
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 31 August 2020 07: 55

      The range of the "Iskander" is about 500 km, which is more than the range of the MLRS missiles. Until now, the declared flight range of the Tornado-S missiles was about 120 km. How much has this parameter increased with new ammunition, not disclosed. However, the developers have previously promised to hold out up to 200 km.

      Knock out in one gulp: rocket launchers ... novye-rakety?utm_source=yxnews&utm_medium=desktop
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 31 August 2020 14: 24
        Quote: ROSS 42 novye-rakety?utm_source=yxnews&utm_medium=desktop

        Trash ...
        Military expert Viktor Murakhovsky needs to go into specifics less in order to remain a "military expert." And then his ignorance becomes too obvious.
    2. Lopatov
      Lopatov 31 August 2020 14: 43
      Quote: KCA
      If I am not mistaken, the range of the Tornado-S already reached 120 km, and in the previous news about the MLRS it was written that the new RS has a range of up to 200 km, who should I believe?

      There is generally some kind of confusion going on. Not only with ranges. They announce the development of anti-aircraft "interceptor missiles" for "Tornado" / "Tornado-S"
      1. KCA
        KCA 31 August 2020 15: 01
        The whole article was too lazy to read, but, in principle, in modern network-centric warfare, the use of MLRS as a platform for missiles is interesting, the Tornado-S division fires a salvo of anti-aircraft missiles on the guidance of external radars, as if anti-aircraft artillery in the realities of the 21st century I remember the statistics, but, it seems like, during the Second World War and the Second World War, a pitiful percentage of bombers suffered from anti-aircraft fire, the fire had a stopping effect - to drop bombs at least to go home, well, he nafig, but here a whole swarm of anti-aircraft missiles, the problem is that it is necessary to wait in advance for an aviation attack in this area and equip missiles instead of simple RSs, although it is possible not to be guided, just anti-aircraft missiles, or to have one missile in a package, how many "Tornado-S" / "Tornado-S" in the division? Pieces 6? 6 SAMs simultaneously starting any flyer will strain
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 31 August 2020 15: 07
          Quote: KCA
          in modern network-centric warfare, the use of MLRS as a platform for missiles is interesting

          Officially, the RF Armed Forces have two brigades "Smerchi" / "Tornado-S"
          Each according to open data 12 MLRS.
          1. KCA
            KCA 31 August 2020 15: 25
            There are still "Hurricane" left, I think there are more of them, only to go through the modernization, and, most importantly, to throw out the ZIL-375 engines from the highest mountain and install YaMZ or Kamaz-Caterpillar
            1. Lopatov
              Lopatov 31 August 2020 15: 38
              Quote: KCA
              There are still "Hurricane", I think there are more of them, the modernization is just going through

              They will not be upgraded.
              "Uragan-1M", oddly enough, is a completely new car.
              But it is, the lyrics.

              The fact is that we have several orders of magnitude more air defense systems than MLRS capable of using 300-mm RS.
              Therefore, I personally do not see any sense in large expenditures on the creation of an "interceptor missile" based on the RS
    3. Out
      Out 31 August 2020 19: 33
      But it is interesting - there is Hermes with a range of about 100 km and a tornado with a slightly longer range, and two vehicles come out with the same range of destruction, but with different ammunition and with different equipment. Why is this necessary, they could not shove the filling from the guided missile into the caliber of the tornado?
    4. datur
      datur 31 August 2020 19: 50
      so ours always underestimate, and imported ones always overestimate !!! - a tradition, however! wink
  5. marchcat
    marchcat 31 August 2020 08: 27
    Interestingly, and all reconnaissance and shock UAVs, in appearance, should resemble a sperm?
    1. Ka-52
      Ka-52 31 August 2020 08: 57
      Interestingly, and all reconnaissance and shock UAVs, in appearance, should resemble a sperm?

      In the head streamlined part there is an ADU + navigation equipment unit + radar + sighting complex. The tanks are located in the central part of the fuselage. It's not about the sperm (everyone has their own purely personal associations according to Freud). It's about functionality and aerodynamics.
    2. A009
      A009 31 August 2020 10: 46
      The photo does not transmit, but this particular UAV will look very beautifully. We even managed to "feel" a little. It looks very technologically advanced live. And the film terminator with a similar flying robot seems very real
    3. Lopatov
      Lopatov 31 August 2020 14: 27
      Initially, the Americans began to install a satellite communication antenna in their "head".
  6. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 31 August 2020 09: 17
    The meaning of the activities of designers can probably be characterized by the following "conversation": "Do you love children? I do not know, but the process itself ... !!!" VO readers themselves can "calculate" how many samples of the military-industrial complex, without having time to "start" on weapons are already being upgraded!
    1. Kerr
      Kerr 31 August 2020 10: 31
      Unfortunately, this is a common situation in our military-industrial complex - first, the product is developed according to the technical specifications of one of the specialized institutes of the Ministry of Defense. Everything is good and healthy, "technical novelty", "new physical principles", "has no analogues", etc. But it turns out that in the form in which the development was ordered, no one really needs it, and it is finished to the requirements of a specific customer, type / type of troops, squeezed in cost, size, weight, efficiency, etc.)
  7. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 31 August 2020 09: 39
    Every year the forum becomes more effective and richer in terms of the program and nature of the presentation of weapons and military equipment for assessment and acquaintance ... which in turn allows concluding more contracts and understanding the development directions and trends of the Russian defense industry ... I liked my visit ...
  8. beeper
    beeper 31 August 2020 11: 14
    Is the new compact pistol "Poloz" also made for 9x21 mm cartridges, and not for 9x19 mm ?! what
  9. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 31 August 2020 12: 47
    You can add 9x21 caliber to Vityaz PP ... and 7,62x39 machine gun
  10. Radikal
    Radikal 31 August 2020 13: 26
    Quote: marchcat
    Interestingly, and all reconnaissance and shock UAVs, in appearance, should resemble a sperm?

    Of course, you know better whom they remind, for example, I was "impressed" by the composition of the armament of our UAV (pictured), although in my opinion there are still not enough hand grenades and mortar mines! wassat
  11. iouris
    iouris 31 August 2020 16: 02
    The error can be reduced. Everyone understands this. But how can you "increase accuracy"? AND?
  12. APASUS
    APASUS 31 August 2020 20: 13
    I don’t understand this modern trend with an open top, Buggy has a version of the Tiger armored car. God forbid getting under fire or an ambush on such a car, there will be no options to survive at all. It took us so long to leave Gas-66 (a wonderful car for its time) and again returned to open buckets !?
  13. Victorio
    Victorio 31 August 2020 23: 08
    Interesting modifications of the well-known armored car "Tiger" are presented. So, the proposed version of such a machine in the performance of "buggy". The structure lost its armor, roof and doors, but received more points for installing weapons.
    I don’t understand at all, what is the point of such a heavy buggy without armor?
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