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Combat modules of the "Will" family (Ukraine)

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BMP-1 with DBM "Volia"


The Ukrainian industry offers potential customers a range of remotely controlled combat modules for installation on armored vehicles. So, the company "Nova Tekhnologiya" (Zasupoevka village, Kiev region) has developed a line of products "Volia". At the moment, two products of this series are presented, and the creation of the third is also mentioned.

Remote Controlled Family


The first in the new family was the “Volia” DBM, proposed for the rearmament of old infantry fighting vehicles or similar equipment. This product is designed and manufactured in metal. Even last year, photos of an experienced armored vehicle, made on the BMP-1 chassis and equipped with Volya, were published. There were also reports about the possible serial production of such a DBM.

Just the other day, for the first time, information about the new module "Volia-D" was disclosed. As follows from the available data, it generally repeats the design of the previous "Will", but differs in reduced dimensions and weight. The lightweight "Volya-D" has not yet been built or tested. In the materials of the developer organization, only computer images of the DBM itself and the BMP armed with it appear.


Optics and weapons of "Volya" close-up

The official website of the Nova Tekhnologiya company also mentions the third DBMS of the family called Volia-L, but does not give any details. At the same time, on the corresponding page there is a computer image of the DBM, which can show the appearance of a product with the letter "L". This is a lightweight module, armed only with a machine gun and suitable for mounting on a wider range of carriers.

Rocket and cannon products


The module "Will" is a fighting compartment with a turret carrying weapons, and a turret structure with a workstation for the operator-gunner. The product is 2,15 m wide and 820 mm high. The required shoulder strap diameter is 1,35 m. The total weight with ammunition load is 2 tons.

"Will" receives an armored turret dome, which provides all-aspect level 2 protection of the STANAG 4569 standard (from 7,62-mm armor-piercing automatic bullets). The possibility of installing additional armor is declared. The 250 kg kit increases protection to level 3 (12,7 mm bullets).


Operator's place under the tower

In the frontal embrasure of the turret, there is a common installation with a 30-mm automatic cannon ZTM-1 (copy 2A72), a PKT machine gun and a KBA-117 grenade launcher (a copy of AGS-17). Barrel weapons are stabilized in two planes. On the sides of the tower there are swinging launchers of the Bar'or complex. There are 902B "Tucha" grenade launchers.

Ammunition "Volya" includes 290 rounds for an automatic cannon, 116 grenades (of which only 29 are ready for immediate use) and 1400 rounds (350 in the box of the first stage). The launchers carry two guided missiles, two more are inside the module.

There is a block of optical-electronic equipment on the DUBM tower. The possibility of installing a full-fledged panoramic sight is declared. A digital fire control system is used, which ensures the use of all standard weapons. The maximum detection range of large ground targets reaches 10 km during the day and 3,5 km at night, which should ensure the effective use of all available weapons.

The module is controlled from the commander's and operator's consoles. The operator is located directly under the tower, from where access to its internal volumes opens. The commander's seat can be installed in any part of the carrier armored vehicle.


The appearance of the BMP with the module "Volia-D"

DBM "Volia-D" has similar tactical and technical characteristics, but smaller, more compact and does not impose layout restrictions. It is built on the basis of an armored turret of reduced size and weight. At the same time, the composition of weapons and ammunition ready for firing remained the same. It also provides the same level of protection and the ability to install additional armor. The tower has been slightly reconfigured, the location of some units has been changed.

As before, the LMS of the module interacts with two workstations. In the Volya-D project, the operator's console is "untied" from the tower and can be installed in any part of the crew compartment, just like the commander's one. The functions and capabilities of the LMS remained the same.

Due to all the measures taken, the width of the module was reduced to 1,88 m, and the height to 750 mm. The combat weight of "Voli-D" without additional booking has been reduced to 1,6 tons. In this case, the overhead blocks weigh approx. 500 kg.

Machine gun sample


Apparently, the Volya-L DBM is a light combat module equipped only with a machine gun. The image of such a product is published by the developer organization and allows you to consider some of the features of its design. In this case, the table parameters of the module are unknown.


Units "Voli-D" without carrier

The alleged "Volya-L" is outwardly similar to a number of other modern foreign-designed DBMS. The design is based on a carrier-mounted U-shaped slewing ring. A swinging part with an NSV machine gun and an optoelectronic unit under it is suspended between the vertical supports of the device. The box for the ammunition tape is located on the right, above it there is a system for supplying the tape to the machine gun.

Obviously, such a DBMS does not need a developed multicomponent OMS, including a lot of devices. This makes it possible to reduce the size of the operator's console and, accordingly, place it in any part of the habitable compartment. The approximate parameters of the optoelectronic system can be represented, knowing the tactical and technical characteristics of the machine gun proposed for use.

Possible prospects


Combat modules of the Volya series are offered for installation on light and medium armored vehicles of various models. These can be old samples of Soviet production or modern Ukrainian or foreign cars. Thus, the development company can expect to receive contracts.


View from the bottom corner. The tower is closed at the bottom

In October last year, the first information about the possible export of the Volia DBMS appeared. Foreign media reported that Nova Tekhnologia, together with Techimpex, offered these products to the armies of Egypt and Uganda. These countries have a large fleet of older types of armored vehicles and are interested in upgrading them. By installing new products "Will", old armored vehicles could improve their combat characteristics.

No new messages have been received yet. Accordingly, there are no contracts for the export deliveries of combat modules. Whether they will appear in the future is unknown. Possible purchases of Volya for the Ukrainian army were not reported at all. Maybe, news this kind will appear later.

It can be noted that in the proposed form of the product line "Will" have both pluses and minuses. The strong point is the presence of a whole family of products with different capabilities, but on a common basis. This gives the potential customer a choice, and the developer's chances of getting an order grow. The declared technical features and characteristics are generally at the level of modern foreign samples, which is also important for entering the market.


The alleged appearance of the DBM "Volia-L"

However, it must be remembered that there are already a lot of different DBMS on the international market, and each new sample faces stiff competition. To obtain foreign orders, you must have the most serious advantages over competitors or some kind of leverage. As can be judged from the available data, the Volia family has neither one nor the other.

In terms of their technical appearance, the Volia products are similar to the mass of foreign developments. At the same time, the issues of the quality of the hypothetical series, the correspondence of real characteristics to the declared ones, etc. are relevant. Certain doubts may concern both assembled modules and their individual components.

Probable ending


The most likely is a negative scenario for further developments. Most likely, "Volia", "Volia-D" and "Volia-L" will not interest foreign buyers, or orders will be minimal. At the same time, the development company can still rely on orders from the Ukrainian army and law enforcement agencies - but they will not be large, as has repeatedly happened in the past.

In general, the Volia family of combat modules demonstrates the desire of the Ukrainian industry to create and sell new types of weapons and equipment. However, the actual problems of the industry and the country as a whole, as well as the peculiarities of the international market, prevent the full implementation of such plans and the receipt of all the desired results. Therefore, three DUBMs of the Volia line have every chance to replenish the list of modern Ukrainian developments that have not left the stage of development and testing.
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"Nova technology" / nteh.com.ua
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  1. Thomas N.
    Thomas N. 20 January 2021 05: 23
    +5
    Quote: Ryabov
    The launchers carry two guided missiles, two more are inside the module.

    Judging by the photos and drawings in the article, guided missiles cannot be inside the module - there is no place. And it will be impossible to install them from inside the module on the launcher, as is done on the BMP-2.
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  2. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 20 January 2021 06: 29
    -2
    Well, the name .. Oppressed, downtrodden .. Vyshyvanka, harem pants and everything .. And then there is no brain.
    1. Intruder
      Intruder 20 January 2021 18: 59
      -3
      Vyshyvanka, wide trousers and all .. And then there is no brain.
      "Motor Sich" on one bank of the Dnieper, "Zaporozhye machine-building design bureau" Progress "named after academician A. G. Ivchenko" on the other, ZaporozhStal, Titanium-magnesium ... and other heavy and non-ferrous metallurgy, even under the Union, and this is in one the city, by the way, their engines still fly on airplanes and rotorcraft, in the sky of the Russian Federation ..., plus Russian cosmonautics, although now a lot of "Chinese" digital has been purchased in the name of "import substitution" .... So, what about the brains .. ., as it did not fuse ... :)
      1. Andrei Nikolaevich
        Andrei Nikolaevich 20 January 2021 19: 22
        -2
        And where is all that you listed? .....)
        On the Maidan, in embroidered shirts or for cookies, exchanged? ..
        1. Intruder
          Intruder 21 January 2021 05: 05
          -3
          And where is all that you listed? .....)
          Roskomnadzor has already blocked the search services !? :) where they were, "Progress" named after Ivchenko, now with the Turks in cooperation on the production of engines for their drones, "Motor Sich", although still in a more difficult position, after "Chinese reforms ", with the current regime of the Ukrainian authorities :(" Zaporizhstal "puffs with pipes quietly, the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (next to the capital of the region), gives energy to the city and the region, together with the Dnieper hydroelectric power station, and so everything, like the neighbors of the great and mighty, by the way :)))
  3. prior
    prior 20 January 2021 08: 56
    -2
    They could have painted them better, for example, in the colors of the rainbow, for gay parades in the cuevo it would be quite suitable.
  4. sgrabik
    sgrabik 20 January 2021 09: 53
    -2
    Another kaklyatskaya wunderwaffe for cutting the already half-plundered impoverished budget of Ukraine !!!
  5. Monar
    Monar 20 January 2021 12: 02
    +3
    Specialists, enlighten.
    If the barrel of a 2A72 is hung with a futuristic-looking casing, what will change? Or just "What a contraption!"
    1. Intruder
      Intruder 20 January 2021 19: 11
      -1
      to hang a futuristic look with a casing, something will change
      body kit and design for the client in step with the times in the arms business and sales marketing ..., in principle, that's all, in short winked
  6. venik
    venik 20 January 2021 12: 42
    +6
    ".....So, the company "Nova Tekhnologiya" (Zasupoevka village, Kiev region) has developed a line of products "Volia". At the moment, two products of this series are presented, and the creation of the third..... "
    ==========
    Interested in what kind of "defense the company "is it located IN A VILLAGE? I rummaged through the Internet ... in the Ukrainian segment, this is what I found:
    NEW TECHNOLOGY, LLC;
    Legal address: 07714, Kiev region, Yagotynsky district, s. Bidding, st. Field, 41.
    Enterprise Activities
    Branches
    Manufacture of weapons and ammunition
    Activities
    25.40 - Manufacture of weapons and ammunition
    01.11 - Growing of cereals (except rice), legumes and oilseeds
    01.45 - Breeding sheep and goats
    01.46 - Pig breeding
    01.47 - Breeding poultry
    16.10 - Sawmill and planing production
    46.44 - Wholesale of porcelain, glassware and household goods.

    Number of employees: 9 (nine!)
    belay
    A source: https://www.ua-region.info/35088581
    ------------
    Maybe I don’t understand something? belay Or is it NOT "New Technology"? Or are they on a pig farm with a poultry farm "rivet weapons and ammunition?what
    1. Holgerton
      Holgerton 20 January 2021 14: 07
      -1
      It seems to be a subsidiary of Techimpex.
    2. Intruder
      Intruder 20 January 2021 19: 18
      -5
      Or are they on a pig farm with a poultry farm "weapons and ammunition rivet
      exactly! ???
      1. in the Russian Federation: Sestroretsk tool plant named after SP Voskov, address: Sestroretsk, Voskova st., 2 (In 1894-1902, the head of the plant was Sergei Ivanovich Mosin, the inventor of the famous Russian "three-line" model of 1891. On the plant also worked the creators of automatic weapons V. A. Degtyarev, F. V. Tokarev, V. G. Fedorov, etc. In 1922 the plant changed the production profile from weapons to instrumental, in the same year the plant was named after the chairman of the factory committee, the revolutionary S P. Voskov. In 1971 the plant was awarded the Order of the October Revolution.)
      and now:
      In 2007, a project was launched to reconstruct the buildings of the plant for housing. On the territory of the plant with an area of ​​13,9 hectares, it is planned to build a residential area, a sports center, a school, a supermarket, restaurants and cafes. The project cost is estimated at $ 180 million.
      In 2008, the implementation of this project began: tenders for the right to lease two plots (with an area of ​​133 m² and 097 m²) were held from an initial price of 257 million rubles to 658 million rubles. The winner of the auction was Zapad-F.
      The relocation of the plant will be handled by Sestra River Developments. By 2012, in the industrial zone "Horse Lakhta" on a site of 16,5 hectares, it is planned to create an industrial park to relocate the production of the Sestroretsk tool plant. The future building area of ​​the future industrial park is 93 thousand square meters.
      A public, business and residential complex "Petrovsky Arsenal" will be built on the vacated territory of the plant. On an area of ​​about 27 hectares, buildings with a total area of ​​152 thousand square meters will be erected.
  7. Vadim Ananyin
    Vadim Ananyin 20 January 2021 13: 25
    0
    It is doubtful in every sense, the machine is essentially outdated and even with these modules.
    The current means of destruction are many times superior to her defense - 15 seconds of battle is maximum and that's it.
    This is all from the evil one, another maggot fantasy.
    1. Intruder
      Intruder 20 January 2021 19: 09
      -6
      This is all from the evil one, another maggot fantasy.
      hmm, from the evil one ... rather in your head, and knocking your fingers on the keyboard from him:
      another maggot fantasy
      , it is possible to more correctly express your opinion about another nation (and it is not far to reach national patriotism ...) !? No.
      1. Vadim Ananyin
        Vadim Ananyin 20 January 2021 19: 26
        +1
        From the age of 18 my fantasies disappeared in life, optimism was present. As for maggots, they can recall in response about quilted jackets, Colorado, and everyone else. I'm not a Natsik, not a patriot, hurray. He worked with many nationalities by profession and there were no problems.
        1. Intruder
          Intruder 21 January 2021 05: 07
          -4
          As for maggots, they can recall in response about quilted jackets, Colorado, and all the rest
          Duc, then why repeat here, these overbearing slogans and semantic phrases in the new country of the Future!? :)), if you have, like:
          I'm not a Natsik, not a patriot, hurray. He worked with many nationalities by profession and there were no problems.
          ?
  8. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev 20 January 2021 14: 04
    +2
    Not tired of writing about science fiction? Where is Ukraine and where is new?
    1. Intruder
      Intruder 20 January 2021 19: 05
      -5
      Where is Ukraine and where is new?
      in the same place as before, within the same boundaries on the ball map :))) New in the article, and by the way not a bad and versatile kit (cannon, machine gun and grenade launcher in 40 mm., in one BM for different purposes .., among other things :)), though the armor needs to be increased or the armor structure should be increased by sector, otherwise the operator will be above his head, only fragments of the structure will fly, from the line of armor-piercing ...
      1. Viktor Sergeev
        Viktor Sergeev 21 January 2021 10: 33
        0
        There are no specialists, enterprises are dead, there is no base. Everything was in the USSR, they are not even able to make armored steel and barrels, let alone create something new.
        1. Intruder
          Intruder 21 January 2021 10: 37
          -5
          Everything was in the USSR, they are not even able to make armored steel and barrels, let alone create something new.
          and therefore the Russian Federation has been buying from them for 24 years winked turbojet / theater engines, for turntables and transport aircraft, and even the stabilization system modules on the Soyuz were Ukrainian - until 2016 !? belay and until now in the Russian Federation they use 124th "Ruslans" and other Anas, Antonov Design Bureau products, suddenly :)))
          1. Viktor Sergeev
            Viktor Sergeev 21 January 2021 11: 21
            +1
            You are inattentive, I wrote about 2021, not about then. Everything has been destroyed over the past few years, MotorSich is the last thing that will be finished soon. Oh yes, I wrote about the new, not about the old, which we bought for the same old, like the Union or Mi8 with Ruslan.
            1. Intruder
              Intruder 21 January 2021 12: 26
              -4
              which we purchased for the same old stuff, like Union or Mi8 with Ruslan.
              stop, what do you mean by old !? Unions, Mi-8 (even Yak-40 and 42, in some modifications, namely with Progress and Ivchenko engines), Ruslans are all sent to the dump and are not used in the Russian Federation and others countries when and where! ??? recourse
              I wrote about 2021, not about then. Everything has been destroyed in the last few years
              where it was destroyed, here is the "Progress" named after Ivchenko with the Turks has been working since 2020, in the field of theater engines for drones ... winked
          2. Stepan S
            Stepan S 21 January 2021 23: 28
            0
            Quote: Intruder
            and until now in the Russian Federation they use 124th "Ruslans" and other Anas, Antonov Design Bureau products, suddenly :)))

            Only today's Ukraine has nothing to do with this, and everything was created and built in the USSR in cooperation, and during the years of independence Ruslans were not produced.
            1. Intruder
              Intruder 22 January 2021 03: 29
              -2
              and everything was created and built in the USSR in cooperation, and during the years of independence Ruslans were not produced.
              right, obviously all this was built in cooperation with other enterprises in the union republics, although the development of engines was carried out in the design bureau and tests were carried out there ... and other work ..., and titanium with magnesium was melted in the Ukrainian SSR (I still have those people who built: a titanium-magnesium combine in the city of Zaporozhye :)), there is one commentator above, with foam, tried to convince other readers that the Ukrainians, besides: "pig farms and poultry farms", could not build anything !? winked
            2. onstar9
              onstar9 22 January 2021 06: 32
              +2
              Quote: Stepan S
              Only today's Ukraine has nothing to do with this, and everything was created and built in the USSR in cooperation, and during the years of independence Ruslans were not produced.

              Interestingly, but Ukraine was not in the USSR? As I remember, throughout the Soviet period, Ukraine was the "main forge of Soviet weapons" ... How many read about it then. And now it turns out that "there was nothing in Ukraine, everything was done in the USSR" ...
            3. Zementbomber
              Zementbomber 23 January 2021 06: 47
              +1
              In the Russian Parallel Reality - yes, they were not released. laughing
              And in Real Reality, the last Ruslan was released by Aviant at the beginning of the XNUMXs.
        2. Intruder
          Intruder 21 January 2021 10: 48
          -3
          sure, they don't know how!?, but yak winked "Kharkov mechanical repair plant" (military unit A-1569)
          - can produce armored repair and recovery vehicles BREM-64; spare parts for T-55, T-62, T-64B, T-80, T-80UD tanks; non-standard equipment for the repair of T-55, T-64, T-72, T-80 tanks; educational stands UKS-447A, UDS-447A; running simulators HTV-64, HTV-80; simulator stands for the driver of T-64B, T-72, T-80UD tanks; park and technological equipment;
          - modernizes: T-55 tanks to the T-55AG type; T-64B and T-64B1 tanks for the T-64BM2 type; T-80B tanks to the T-80BVD type [1]
          - performs overhaul of tanks T-64, T-64A, T-64B, T-64B1, T-72, T-80, T-80B, T-80BV, T-80UD; armored repair and recovery vehicles BREM-64; engineering vehicles PTS-2, PTS-M, PMM-2; engines 5TDF, 6TD, GTD-1000;
          - services for military-technical purposes: to teach technologies for repairing T-64B and T-80UD tanks;
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  9. konstant213
    konstant213 20 January 2021 18: 29
    +2
    Well, if there is an adequate price and acceptable quality, then there will be buyers.
    1. Viktor Sergeev
      Viktor Sergeev 21 January 2021 10: 35
      0
      For an adequate price, you need equipment, mass production, and most importantly, supply to your own troops, to begin with. Ukraine does not have this and will not. Well, it's better not to mention Ukrainian quality at all.
  10. psiho117
    psiho117 21 January 2021 17: 20
    0
    Author, STANAG 3 is protection against 7,62x51mm AP, not 12,7mm.
    Oh no no no bully
  11. Stepan S
    Stepan S 21 January 2021 23: 26
    0
    And what are we going to discuss? Computer pictures from the village? Only rub your fingers on the keyboard.
    1. Zementbomber
      Zementbomber 23 January 2021 06: 43
      +1
      Well, your funny pictures and cartoons are discussed. smile
      So "chom bi y ni"? wink smile
  12. Zementbomber
    Zementbomber 23 January 2021 06: 42
    0
    In the frontal embrasure of the turret, there is a common installation with a 30-mm automatic cannon ZTM-1 (copy 2A72), a PKT machine gun and a KBA-117 grenade launcher (a copy of AGS-17).

    ZTM-2. And the machine gun KT-7,62 actually.
  13. dima314
    dima314 27 March 2021 11: 37
    0
    don't do it with the BMP-1, but it won't get better. To spend money on this unsuccessful creation, which is more than 50 years old to harass money.