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JSC "Lotos" for the Airborne Forces began the stage of preliminary tests

JSC "Lotos" for the Airborne Forces began the stage of preliminary tests

The 120-mm self-propelled artillery gun "Lotos", developed by the Central Scientific Research Institute of Precision Engineering (TsNIITOCHMASH) in the interests of the Airborne Forces, has begun preliminary tests. The press service of Rostec reports.

This stage includes more than 80 points that allow you to determine and evaluate the performance characteristics of the equipment, its performance and compliance with the stated requirements. Based on the results of preliminary tests, recommendations will be developed for conducting state tests.

"Lotos" will demonstrate its work in motion, afloat and while landing. Of the 600 km of run, 50% will be on dirt roads, 30% on cobblestone and gravel roads, and 10% of the car will be off-road. The tests will allow, among other things, to assess the capabilities of the self-propelled gun to overcome various obstacles

- said the industrial director of Rostec Bekkhan Ozdoev, adding that the car will cover over 600 km, fire 300 shots and overcome various types of obstacles.

At the stage of acceptance tests, which preceded the preliminary tests and ended at the end of November, the "Lotus" covered 400 km and fired 14 shots. This stage made it possible to assess the performance of all units, mechanisms and instruments of the tool.

The newest airborne floating self-propelled artillery gun "Lotos" was created on the BMD-4M chassis and is intended for the Airborne Forces of the Russian Federation. Mass - 18 tons, speed - up to 70 km / h, power reserve - at least 500 km. Combat crew - 4 man. The rate of fire - 6-8 shots per minute. Firing range - up to 13 km.

CJSC "Lotos" is designed to replace self-propelled 120-mm self-propelled artillery and mortar units 2-9 Nona and its modifications that are in service with the Airborne Forces.

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  1. Soko
    Soko 22 December 2020 14: 57
    The technique is highly specialized. Good luck to the developers.
    1. venik
      venik 22 December 2020 15: 37
      Quote: Soko
      The technique is highly specialized. Good luck to the developers.

      Yes, not so highly specialized! And for the Airborne Forces and for the MP - what the doctor ordered! NONA - of course she is good, no words, but is gradually getting out of date. Replacement is already needed, especially with the transition of the Airborne Forces to the BMD-4M platform.
    2. strannik1985
      strannik1985 22 December 2020 15: 40
      This is a self-propelled mortar, used by paratroopers at the regimental level. Landlords need an analogue in every motorized rifle battalion.
  2. Vadim237
    Vadim237 22 December 2020 15: 12
    "The firing range is up to 13 km." Isn't it not enough.
    1. venik
      venik 22 December 2020 15: 40
      Quote: Vadim237
      "The firing range is up to 13 km." Isn't it not enough.

      For a 120-mm station wagon (gun-howitzer-mortar) - it's quite normal!
    2. Alex777
      Alex777 22 December 2020 18: 46
      A new guided active-reactive gliding projectile (code "Glissade") with a firing range of up to 25 km is being created for a promising self-propelled artillery gun (SAO) of the Airborne Forces "Lotos" developed by TsNIITOCHMASH (part of Rostec). Veniamin Schastlivtsev, the chief designer of the Lotus, announced this at the Army-2019 forum.

      "Our proposal is that it is necessary to deliver this type of work, the Glissade code, with a guided active-reactive gliding ammunition. The maximum range can be obtained in 25 km," Schastlivtsev said.
  3. Pashhenko Nikolay
    Pashhenko Nikolay 22 December 2020 15: 15
    In the light of recent events, the question arises as to how the air defense of the Airborne Forces is organized. For landing troops behind enemy lines with modern means of reconnaissance and destruction is just sending to slaughter. Yes, I mean those notorious drones. Will the landing force be able to stop this threat?
    1. evgen1221
      evgen1221 22 December 2020 15: 21
      In modern warfare, I think, until the enemy's air defense is threatened in the right direction, there are no landings and aircraft in principle, you can not think about. But then, under the cover of your umbrella, you can already throw it into the shallow rear, as part of supporting the offensive. Well, or the capture of something from the Papuans.
    2. venik
      venik 22 December 2020 16: 37
      Quote: Pashhenko Nikolay
      Yes, yes, I mean those notorious drones. Will the landing force be able to stop this threat?

      The role of "drones" should not be overestimate... This is as bad a practice as underestimation this threat! The Karabakh conflict only demonstrated the increased role of "drones", but the result of the conflict was decisively influenced not by Azerbaijani "drones", but colossal advantage in the forces of Azerbaijan over Artsakh and the indecision (rather cowardice) of the leadership of Armenia, which did not dare to transfer large regular forces to Karabakh!
      In addition, the forces of Artsakh relied on passive positional defense, hooked on defensive lines and strongholds (just the option when the role of UAVs, both reconnaissance and shock) increases significantly .. As a matter of fact, they did not have any other options in the current situation, just as there was no powerful air defense , no powerful electronic warfare ...
      As for the Airborne Forces, this (passive positional defense) is not their tactics! In addition, the landing is usually supported by front-line aviation (and this is a completely different alignment!) .....
      And finally: the Airborne Forces, of course, do not have such POWERFUL air defense and electronic warfare as the ground forces, but they also have something! It is already preparing for testing the Ptitselov air defense system, and this system, according to some reports, should surpass the Sosna air defense system in reach, range and height ....
      So let's not shout ahead of time: "Everything is lost! The plaster is being removed! The client is leaving!"

      Smile! Photo collage is not about you! fellow drinks
  4. Basarev
    Basarev 22 December 2020 15: 57
    The Americans, who are now interested in a light tank, could buy an export version from us.
      HUNTERDON 22 December 2020 16: 28
      will break off to buy something
    2. barclay
      barclay 22 December 2020 17: 05
      A tank (even a light one) and a CAO are not the same thing.
  5. Dkuznecov
    Dkuznecov 22 December 2020 21: 24
    Where are you going to jump?
    For which theater of war
    this miracle? It is unlikely that the budget must be mastered
    it was quick.
  6. zav
    zav 23 December 2020 08: 27
    Russia no longer needs any self-propelled guns and tanks. As well as parts of the Airborne Forces, fighters and bombers too. And also the so-called Navy. Leave, perhaps, some ground battalions in case of emergencies, or it is better not to leave at all, but to dissolve the Ministry of Defense. As unnecessary. And Rosgvardi would not hurt either. Due to the hostility towards Russia of the political will of its Commander-in-Chief.
    The essence of the presidential megaproject for the creation of the Greater Eurasian Economic Partnership is to exchange a permit for the construction of high-speed highway infrastructure at the expense of Chinese investors on a concession basis.
    A concession is the surrender of a sovereign territory to the jurisdiction of another state for an indefinite period, and most likely forever. With the subsequent inevitable dismemberment of Russia along the borders of mineral deposits.
    And, by the way, without a single shot.