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Mine the terrain in a matter of minutes: UMP equipment in the Russian Armed Forces

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One of the most effective ways to stop the advance of large enemy ground forces is the deployment of minefields. However, the task can be complicated by the enemy advancing too fast to create minefields manually. The loss of time can lead to dire consequences, including the release of enemy units to the operational space.


In order for the mining of the terrain to be carried out in the shortest possible time, automation is needed, special equipment capable of creating minefields even directly in front of the advancing enemy forces.

The Armed Forces of Russia have equipment of this kind. These are universal minelayers - in three versions: tracked (UMZ-G), based on the KamAZ truck (UMZ-K) and based on the Typhoon-VDV armored vehicle (UMZ-T).

The main task of any of these variants of military equipment is to create a minefield using hundreds of mines in a matter of minutes, which ultimately should lead to a halt in the advance of the enemy that has encountered an obstacle.

The creation of minefields by UMP series equipment is carried out using launching devices integrated with special containers in which the mines are located. The peculiarity of containers is that the operator can control them in terms of choosing the vector of "shooting" mines - and for each container its own drive.

Details about the work of universal mine layers are presented in the "Military Acceptance" plot on the "Zvezda" channel. About the ability to mine the terrain in a matter of minutes:

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  1. Lionnvrsk
    Lionnvrsk April 9 2021 12: 16
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    These machines have not yet arrived at the military organization? repeat
    1. Gato
      Gato April 9 2021 12: 24
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      The Armed Forces of Russia have equipment of this kind.

      But it is not specified how much in marketable quantities.
  2. svan26
    svan26 April 9 2021 12: 23
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    It would be nice to provide for the elimination of such fields on command!
  3. Gato
    Gato April 9 2021 12: 28
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    In general, remote mining systems have one, but a serious drawback - such mines are easy enough to detect and localize. Well, unless, of course, you do not cover the area with "petals" with a density of 10 minutes per square meter. wassat
    1. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I April 9 2021 13: 49
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      Quote: Gato
      In general, remote mining systems have one, but a serious drawback - such mines are easy enough to detect and localize.

      Remote mining systems are often used in situations where the main task is not to destroy enemy equipment, but to delay! Let them discover (!) ... get scared faster! And there ... while they call specialists with special equipment ... until they remove the "stones from the road" ... time will pass (!) ... the more, the better! yes
      1. SovAr238A
        SovAr238A April 9 2021 15: 54
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        Quote: Nikolaevich I
        Quote: Gato
        In general, remote mining systems have one, but a serious drawback - such mines are easy enough to detect and localize.

        Remote mining systems are often used in situations where the main task is not to destroy enemy equipment, but to delay! Let them discover (!) ... get scared faster! And there ... while they call specialists with special equipment ... until they remove the "stones from the road" ... time will pass (!) ... the more, the better! yes


        Do you really think that there will be special equipment and someone will remove the stones?
        Surround yourself.
        The Second World War is long over.
        And the era of peaceful post-war mine clearance is also not used in such cases of massive mechanized mining!
        for a long time in all countries of the world there are demining systems based on the use of ground and air-based volumetric explosion ammunition.
        What is anti-personnel. that for anti-tank, anti-helicopter and other mines.
        1. Nikolaevich I
          Nikolaevich I April 9 2021 16: 14
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          Quote: SovAr238A
          Do you really think that there will be special equipment and someone will remove the stones?

          You "narrowly" understood my comment! Or ... literally !? what Under "special equipment" I did not exclude the use, for example, of demining systems such as MLRS ... and other means ... But, anyway ... the military often use remote mining systems (that is, openly without camouflage ... ) in order not to destroy the enemy's equipment, but to delay ...
          1. SovAr238A
            SovAr238A April 9 2021 16: 17
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            Quote: Nikolaevich I
            Quote: SovAr238A
            Do you really think that there will be special equipment and someone will remove the stones?

            You "narrowly" understood my comment! Or ... literally !? what Under "special equipment" I did not exclude the use, for example, of demining systems such as MLRS ... and other means ... But, anyway ... the military often use remote mining systems (that is, openly without camouflage ... ) in order not to destroy the enemy's equipment, but to delay ...


            Probably literally ...

            And to detain - well, then yes.
            Hours for 5-10.
            Until the bombs of the ODAB-500 type are brought to the nearest airfield ...
        2. Roman 57 rus
          Roman 57 rus April 10 2021 05: 14
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          The mines have protection against explosion sweeping.
      2. Barberry25
        Barberry25 April 10 2021 10: 59
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        laughing especially that while I am waiting to visit them, a couple of Tornado packages will arrive