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Nordic Defense Innovations (part of 1)

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The development of a new version of GRIPEN, known under the designation GRIPEN NG, started in 2013.



In recent years, many reviews have been published on individual Scandinavian countries. In this article, we will look at defense innovations from countries in the Nordic region.

The significance of this northern region is determined by the huge number of defense solutions developed and produced in one of the most sparsely populated areas, which, nevertheless, is the world's largest developer and exporter of defense solutions.

When studying several areas of innovation (from ammunition to world-class test sites), operational reliability, economic efficiency, ergonomics, adaptability and modularity of all new solutions from this region immediately attract attention, which makes the “Scandinavian proposal” the simplest and most meaningful choice. There is a reasonable explanation for everything here, be it a bolt of a special shape, be it a seat of a special design.

All products and solutions from this region are aimed solely at fulfilling important and necessary tasks. Nothing redundant in everything.

Like the Scandinavians themselves, everything they develop is often elegant, cost-effective, intricate, but nevertheless user-friendly, and works in harmony with the mechanical, technical or natural environment and environment. This is the key to success, which most of the rest of the world should still understand.

Scandinavian "Super Companies"

Before you pay attention to the countless innovative firms in Northern Europe, you need to briefly talk about the two largest companies in the region: Kongsberg Gruppen and Saab Group. So, we will take a snapshot of each, to show their innovative solutions and the greatest experience and knowledge.

Saab Group (Saab short for Svenska Aeroplan AB - Swedish aviation limited liability company) was founded in 1937 with the aim of producing a local fighter to protect the country in difficult times before the Second World War. Later, Saab was divided into several industrial areas. The Saab Group has five business areas (aviation, defense, electronic systems, security solutions [SDS], and service) that promote innovation in six regional markets (Asia Pacific, India, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, both Americas), contributing to a significant increase in long-term and short-term sales.

Aviation direction offers aviation and related subsystems, unmanned systems and components for aircraft. Aviation business is responsible for the construction of aircraft JAS 39 GRIPEN, SKELDAR, as well as assemblies and parts for Airbus, Boeing and NH90.

Dynamics Defense is an intriguing group because it offers ground weapons, rocket systems, torpedoes, sensor systems, uninhabited underwater vehicles, and signature management systems (unmasking signs). This group includes Saab Underwater Systems, Saab Barracuda (camouflage and signature management) and the newly acquired ceramic armor company Protaurius. The proposed short-range weapons include CARL GUSTAF, NLAW, AT4 / AT4 CS, STRIX and MBT LAW systems. The RBS 70NG, RBS 23 and RBS 15 rocket systems are also offered. Dynamics produces systems not only for the military, but also for civilian security.

Electronic Defense Systems manufactures airborne, ground and shipborne radars, including ERI-EYE, ARTHUR and GIRAFFE, deployed around the world. As part of this business line, various self-defense systems are also offered: false target dropping systems, sensors, jammers, and various aviation electronic equipment.

SDS security business develops systems in the defense and civilian security sectors. It offers early warning radar systems and combat information and control systems, TACTICALL, a fully integrated multi-band / multi-format programmable communication system; 9LV and 9LAND SOLDIER sPAD systems (pictured below), as well as the TRACKFIRE combat module. This business structure also includes the training and modeling division of Saab Training and Simulation, which successfully competes and defeats US companies on their own territory.

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Saab 9Land Soldier sPAD


The direction of provision and service is probably the most mysterious, but perhaps the most omnipresent sphere within the whole industrial group. It offers integrated support services and solutions, field equipment (food, medicine, etc.), logistics and even regional aviation services.

The Kongsberg Gruppen industrial group has its roots in the 1624 year. The group is divided into four main areas: Defense Systems, Protech Systems, Oil & Gas Technologies and Maritime. Like Saab, Kongsberg has offices and manufacturing locations around the world that successfully enter markets that are closed to companies from other countries, thanks to their vast experience.

Defense Systems (defense systems) produces an impressive number of systems, which include missiles and solutions for operational control, arming, observation, training, communications.

Destination Protech Systems releases popular remote-controlled combat modules. Company modules are the most widely distributed in the world and are often considered among professionals as the most replicable of their kind.


Kongsberg M151 PROTECTOR Battle Module



Video description of the PROTECTOR combat module with three additional non-lethal systems with my subtitles

Maritime (sea direction) offers radar, communications equipment, torpedoes, bridges, UAVs and ready-made underwater robots, such as HUGIN, REMUS and SEAGLIDER. In the recent joint naval exercises of underwater robots in the Gulf of Aden, almost all participants used Kongsberg submersibles. This division produces a very successful underwater system of the Kongsberg Maritime Camera System, which set the gold standard in surface and underwater photography for defense, rescue, security and coastal applications, for example, OE14-522 HD PATZ . Maritime's business direction has a developed user culture as part of its long-term after-sales service strategy.

Fire at will

At the top of the list is the Norwegian company DSG, which developed and put on stream production of the once mythical supercavity bullet. When firing from a ship at a torpedo or a swimmer’s means of delivery, firing from under the water by naval special forces at an underwater or surface target, these DSG bullets hit their target with unsurpassed speed and accuracy. Some in the ranks of special forces consider it a revolutionary innovation, such as a saddle for cavalry.

A long-time manufacturer of bullets and artillery weapons, Nammo is not only widely known for its lead-free bullets, missiles, smart mortar shots, projectile explosives and unguided rockets, but it is also a leader among other organizations in decommissioning and disposing of ammunition and artillery systems. With its own production facilities in Norway, Sweden and Germany, Nammo can safely decommission ammunition and artillery systems from its modern factories that surpass any existing conventions and standards. Nammo is owned by the Norwegian state and Finnish Patria, which is more than 70% owned by the Finnish government, which makes it a very unique organization.

A few years ago, Patria developed the NEMO mortar for ground systems and speedboats. The almost postmodern form of the design with low signatures makes it very recognizable, and its accuracy and fire power make it formidable. weapons.

BAE Bofors is famous for its artillery systems, such as the ARCHER, which leaves no chance to its competitors like any howitzer of this type, while the 40 Mark 4 model is a ship gun with incomparable parameters. There are other, larger and faster-rate weapons systems on the market, but no one can beat the caliber and “ferocity” (speed, accuracy and distance) of the 40-mm Mark 4 gun, which is popular all over the world, including Southeast Asia and Latin America.


Nordic Battlegroup (NBG) is one of the 18 combat groupings of the European Union. It consists of approximately 2200 soldiers, including officers, personnel have identified six participating countries (Sweden, Finland, Norway, Ireland, Estonia and Latvia). Denmark refused to participate in all military formations. But Norway has agreed on its participation, although it is not a member of the European Union


Now can you hear me ...?

Elektrobit (EB) is known in many markets in two areas. These are excellent means of communication for vehicles and military means of communication. The Tactical Wireless IP Network from EB has proven itself well in real conditions. This network is modular, flexible and very fast, quickly and without delays organizes the exchange of information (voice and information packets) between field operational and command centers, which makes it possible to make well-thought-out and optimal solutions for successfully completing combat missions, especially when using cognitive radio technologies in military means of communication.

Invisio offers what is arguably one of the best personal communications for armed personnel, from naval commandos to a foot soldier in patrol. Invisio has successfully developed and is promoting microphone headsets with so-called maxillary conduction. She recently released the long-awaited communication system INVISIO V60. V60 is the newest, smallest and lightest radio device in the line, connecting a soldier with his squad, company and high command through short-wave and ultra-short wave and half-duplex communication. Presented almost a year ago, V60, along with the famous X5 earphone, is in great demand in Europe and Asia, and the demand for it is also growing in both Americas. Invisio has recently signed a multi-million dollar contract with the US Army.

Teleanalys company deals exclusively with secure communications. Its MINICOM-IP wireless intercom system uses the latest W-LAN networking technology to create a flexible and simple, fully duplex communication system for transmitting information and voice data. Each portable unit is automatically registered in a predetermined network and is connected by a modular principle with all other devices within the same network.

Coyot Oy and Comrod are unique companies that produce antennas and masts in the UHF, HF and VHF ranges for vehicles, ships and personnel. By coincidence, these masts can work as mufflers of improvised explosive devices, while simultaneously providing protection and communications for deployed troops.



Falck-Schmidt Defense Systems develops the lightest and most durable composite masts for light (communication) and hard working conditions (TOW anti-tank missiles)



Video presentation of telescopic masts for combat vehicles from the Danish company Falck Schmidt Defense Systems with my subtitles

Falck-Schmidt Defense Systems (F-SDS) has several "arrows in its quiver." It produces the lightest and most durable masts made of composite materials for light (communication) and harsh conditions (TOW anti-tank missiles), which can remain fully extended even if the car travels at high speed. But the F-SDS innovations don't end here. In addition to its ultra-light and durable composite masts, it has in its portfolio solutions with low signatures for power supply from an external source, which run on the same fuel as the base machine. For the US market, it launches a mobile rocket launcher under the comic name "Wand in a box", located in a typical transport container. The container is armored and has a cooling system, it houses the operator’s control panel and the rocket itself. In full combat readiness, it resembles a very large “Stick in the Box”, hence its nickname.

Have you been served?

The market for maintenance, repair and operation is the fastest growing and sustainable sector in the defense sector. Since few states can afford to replace obsolete weapons, maintenance, repair, and modernization services are becoming increasingly relevant, profitable, popular, and innovative throughout their life cycle. In addition to Saab Services, Kongsberg, Millog and Patria, other companies are emerging on the market, such as Euromaint. Almost every company in Scandinavia has its own maintenance and service department, which can provide up to 60 percent of annual turnover. Patria, owned by the Finnish state (73,2%) and EADS (26,8%), is known not only for its armored wheeled vehicles, mortar systems and ammunition, but also no less successful services to support the life cycle of products in the field of defense, security and aviation . However, it is very successful in organizing and conducting the first training program for Russian civil pilots (and not only in Russia).

Also part of the services "logistics management - maintenance and repair - product life cycle management" is testing, optimization and determining suitability. Companies such as DA Design offer cost-effective ways to enhance systems with new solutions or to replace and modernize existing systems with modern electronics, which the company calls “solutions of the seventh sense”. This means the detection and exchange of information in the air, on the ground or under water using radio waves, magnetic waves, pressure, acoustics, vibration, infrared waves and ultraviolet waves, or any combination of these methods.

Millog LISA - hawk sight for the soldier


Millog LISA can be easily modified for various applications. It can also be connected to various combat and command systems, either by cable or wirelessly. In addition to its role as a transmitter of coordinates and location information, Millog LISA can operate as a receiving terminal.


Combat situations and tasks are changing rapidly. Observation carried out under the most difficult conditions must be accurate and reliable. In order to act in battle, a modern soldier needs an assistive device that will not let him down.

Millog LISA is a 24-hour sensory target detection device that is ideal for surveillance applications. The device has a direct channel for daytime conditions, an uncooled thermal imaging camera, a laser range finder, a digital compass and a GPS receiver.

Lightweight and compact device fits well with the soldiers' equipment. Millog LISA combines various functions in a single system, thereby reducing the amount of equipment that a soldier carries.

The Millog LISA device is designed for different departments with different levels of training, it was originally designed with an emphasis on ease of use.

The Millog LISA device can operate for a long time on batteries. The direct daily channel does not need power supply. Other functions consume electricity only during operation. Therefore, the batteries work long enough and are small in size, which, again, facilitates the equipment of the soldier. Millog LISA can be supplied with different types of batteries, which helps to use existing batteries and chargers.

Millog LISA is a robust device. Created and manufactured in Finland, this device was tested in extreme conditions in the Arctic, where magnetic disturbances, winter frosts, snow and ice are a good test for electronic devices. If the device could survive in the North, it could survive everywhere.

However, the most important characteristic of a fire control device is its accuracy. Millog LISA meets the most stringent requirements of the battlefield. The device is able to accurately measure the location of the target at a distance of 6 km regardless of its global location.

Millog has 70 years of experience creating and manufacturing high-quality optical devices. It is the largest manufacturer of night vision devices in Northern Europe. Millog first unveiled its new LISA device at DSEi 2013.

I spy on my little eye ...

No doubt Saab Barracuda is one of the main players when it comes to camouflage personnel and vehicles. With the introduction of the BAE System's ADAPTIV camouflage system to the market, new signature management capabilities have emerged through digital methods that mislead the best infrared sensors and surveillance systems. Polyamp is a leader in degaussing technology and has an unreleased list of customers, which makes larger companies bite their elbows with envy. Polyamp demagnetizing technology reduces the magnetic signatures of steel hulls of vessels to such a level that it becomes possible to use them in mine clearance operations.

A small company Optec works in the opposite area of ​​technology, which instead of "not to be seen" allows you to "see." It creates new technologies in the field of optoelectronics for intelligence and surveillance, including the repair and maintenance of equipment. As a system supplier, the company also specializes in the repair of lasers, telescopes and rare measuring equipment. She has extensive experience and knowledge in areas such as geodetic, optoelectronic and optical instruments.

Millog is part of the Patria group and specializes in two main areas: services and optoelectronics. Millog is Northern Europe's largest manufacturer of optoelectronics and night vision devices, which include a variety of products, from prototypes to mass production, from individual components to complete night vision devices. The company showed a new LISA target detection and reconnaissance device at DSEi. It is a lightweight, durable, accurate instrument with a simple interface, low power consumption and the ability to connect to other control systems, which has built-in GPS and wireless connectivity and other advantages.



The Aimpoint CEU (Concealed Engagement Unit - a defeat device from a closed position) gives the shooter the opportunity to observe and / or destroy threats from a disguised or hidden position.


Aimpoint is the world leader in collimator optical devices for civil, police and military. The most popular model CompM2 is currently used by many armies in the world. Its advantage over laser sights is that it provides the shooter with excellent accuracy without the possibility of detection by the enemy. Aimpoint was founded in 1974 and its main products are mirror sights, especially collimator sights. Currently, it offers many families of products based on this technology, as well as additional devices, including a collimator sight for anti-tank weapons. Aimpoint received the first multi-year contract for a collimator sighting system in 1997, when the US Army bought its Aimpoint CompM2 device under the designation “M68 Close Combat Optic”, which demonstrated the company's ability to penetrate and receive the favor of one of the most “closed” markets, which is a recognition of the demand company products.

Optec AS is a system supplier of surveillance and topography equipment, such as surveying, optronic and optical instruments. Of the company's products can be noted PECTEN EYECAM, which is suitable for most large binoculars and optical tubes. It allows the user to observe and simultaneously record information, transmit observation data as part of intelligence and information operations. The company also developed an adjustable tripod for marine binoculars, including the Fujinin Giant Binoculars.


Surgical tent from Saab Services





NFM Load Bearing System


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  1. vietnam7
    vietnam7 April 4 2014 10: 30 New
    +4
    PROTECTOR with three additional non-lethal systems is a good thing to celebrate the New Year in nature, and there is a place to sit and yell for the whole district: "Happy New Year" and the normal salute is in the kit!
    1. jjj
      jjj April 4 2014 14: 43 New
      +7
      I watched the training "Offensive detachment". The guys had such sophisticated ammunition, including a tablet, satellite communications, etc. On foot, unhurried "dashes" will advance a few meters and crouch, as if the ladies of the court are doing knicksen in front of the queen. They themselves serve as an excellent target. How else. With such "crinolines" the exercise "fell - rolled back to the side" no longer works
      1. StolzSS
        StolzSS April 5 2014 12: 37 New
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        I agree very cumbersome, I would not issue standards in such a harness ...
  2. MVV
    MVV April 4 2014 10: 30 New
    +1
    I did not read much.
    1. vjhbc
      vjhbc April 4 2014 20: 32 New
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      that's how they are with us
    2. smile
      smile April 4 2014 23: 35 New
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      MVV
      Oh-oh-oh ... but I began to write ... The question is, why, huh? :)))
  3. inkass_98
    inkass_98 April 4 2014 11: 01 New
    +2
    Thanks for the review. Once again, I am convinced that only the bourgeoisie can come up with in order to humiliate the Orthodox person. laughing
    1. predator.3
      predator.3 April 4 2014 11: 26 New
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      Quote: inkass_98
      Thanks for the review. Once again, I am convinced that only the bourgeoisie can come up with in order to humiliate the Orthodox person. laughing

      Yes, they have been trying to humiliate the Orthodox since the time of Jarl Birger, by the way, but what kind of armored car is near the surgical tent?
  4. Nayhas
    Nayhas April 4 2014 11: 02 New
    +8
    While the majority seems to know about the Saab Group, all the same, GRIPEN is one of the best combat aircraft in the world, then Kongsberg Gruppen is little known in Russia. Mentioned remotely controlled modules for armored vehicles are far from the main activity of the company. Kongsberg Gruppen (more precisely, a division of Kongsberg Defense Systems) is known as the creator of the world's best small RCC with Penguin infrared seeker. RCC was so successful that the United States bought the license and produces it under the index AGM-119, it is armed with PLO helicopters deployed on ships of the U.S. Navy.
    Kongsberg Defense Systems is currently launching a new shipborne / coast-based NSM anti-ship missile and aircraft-based JSM. With almost the same mass characteristics as the Penguin anti-ship missiles, the range increased significantly. In fact, this is the best subsonic anti-ship missile system in the world, just to get acquainted with the characteristics to be sure of this.

    JSM (Joint Strike Missile):
    The mass of the rocket is 370kg.
    The length of the rocket is 3,7 m.
    Weight b / h 120kg.
    Range 280km.
    Speed ​​0,9M
    RCC flies over the crest of the wave, not giving out itself as EM radiation, because a laser altimeter is used, using GPS / ANN guidance at the initial stage of the RCC, it detects the targets of the infrared seeker by comparing the obtained images with those stored in memory to exclude the capture of a civilian vessel. It is impossible to expose the interference of such anti-ship missiles.
    PS: Kongsberg Gruppen is known for another interesting fact. In 1987 participation of the Kongsberg Vaapenfabrikk company in delivery to the Baltic Shipyard from 1979-1984 was revealed. through Toshiba Machine, CNC precision milling machines for the manufacture of ship propellers for nuclear submarines, bypassing CoCom. Those. Thanks to Kongsberg Gruppen (and the Toshiba Machine Company, of course), Soviet submarines ceased to rattle across the ocean. Now many patriotic citizens shout about the power of the USSR and that we can do without someone else's help, this case is an example of the real situation ...
    1. iwind
      iwind April 4 2014 11: 18 New
      +1
      Quote: Nayhas
      Kongsberg Defense Systems is currently launching a new shipborne / coast-based NSM anti-ship missile and aircraft-based JSM. With almost the same mass characteristics as the Penguin anti-ship missiles, the range increased significantly. In fact, this is the best subsonic anti-ship missile system in the world, just to get acquainted with the characteristics to be sure of this.

      I add that it is still optimized for use with the F-35. I won’t be surprised if in the end the Americans buy it for themselves, of course they will have LRASM, but still.
    2. postman
      postman April 4 2014 12: 53 New
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      Quote: Nayhas
      through Toshiba Machine, CNC precision milling machines for the manufacture of ship propellers for nuclear submarines, bypassing CoCom.

      ?
      The Toshiba Machine Group is Japan, and Japan is a member of the Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls.
      What was the point of making Kongsberg Gruppen such a scheme?
      Probably CNC machines, all the same were from Toshibanot without reason:
      Toshiba Machine Company supplied the USSR with highly angry supplies to the USSR. The machines were used to produce low-noise engines for Soviet submarines, aimed primarily at the United States, as a result of which Toshiba in America dropped sales of civilian equipment, and Toshiba's top management was forced to publish an apology in the newspapers of all 52 states of North America
      Here's another hassle with CoCom:

      the concept of "controlled technological lag", according to which
      machinery and technology could not be sold to socialist countries earlier than four years after their serial release.
      A plate (time lag) shows that somewhere we were ahead, and somewhere behind, but not much
      1. cdrt
        cdrt April 4 2014 21: 58 New
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        Quote: Postman
        A plate (time lag) shows that somewhere we were ahead, and somewhere behind, but not much


        Well, yes, yes, which only statistics will not confirm ...
        But ... machines were bought by bribing management, my mother worked and Vneshtorg, bought equipment for the mining and metallurgical industry. This is what she told (in the 90s already) about the procurement of line control systems, directly a spy detective ...
    3. cdrt
      cdrt April 4 2014 21: 55 New
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      Quote: Nayhas
      SM (Joint Strike Missile):
      The mass of the rocket is 370kg.
      The length of the rocket is 3,7 m.
      Weight b / h 120kg.
      Range 280km.
      Speed ​​0,9M
      RCC flies over the crest of the wave, not giving out itself as EM radiation, because a laser altimeter is used, using GPS / ANN guidance at the initial stage of the RCC, it detects the targets of the infrared seeker by comparing the obtained images with those stored in memory to exclude the capture of a civilian vessel. It is impossible to expose the interference of such anti-ship missiles.
      PS: Kongsberg Gruppen is known for another interesting fact. In 1987 participation of the Kongsberg Vaapenfabrikk company in delivery to the Baltic Shipyard from 1979-1984 was revealed. through Toshiba Machine, CNC precision milling machines for the manufacture of ship propellers for nuclear submarines, bypassing CoCom. Those. Thanks to Kongsberg Gruppen (and the Toshiba Machine Company, of course), Soviet submarines ceased to rattle across the ocean. Now many patriotic citizens shout about the power of the USSR and that we can do without someone else's help, this case is an example of the real situation ...


      For the first time I saw the characteristics of this rocket.
      Thanks, very interesting. A class that weighs just 370kg. Here is the right weapon of the mosquito fleet - put it at least on large motorboats that can be fluttered anywhere.
      And what kind of RCs on the airspace do they have - generally space :-) our Boras do not look so cosmic only if the Bison laughing

      About machines - did not know, thanks.
      I myself remember very well how the Voice of America listened to the scandal with the sale of machine tools for screws to us - but Toshiba was there.
      And by the way, you're right. Current haters do not think (apparently do not know how) that even the mighty USSR did not have the ability to produce critical equipment (highly sophisticated and precise machines), and this is the basis of any technological breakthrough in mechanical engineering ...
      1. anomalocaris
        anomalocaris April 5 2014 07: 42 New
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        I’ll fix it a bit. The mighty USSR did not “have no opportunity”, but simply was easier, faster and cheaper to buy. Especially when this or that equipment in single copies was required. Incidentally, this applies not only to the USSR, but also to all countries of the world. Too complex and diverse is modern machinery.
        1. Nayhas
          Nayhas April 5 2014 08: 48 New
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          Quote: anomalocaris
          I’ll fix it a bit. The mighty USSR did not “have no opportunity”, but simply was easier, faster and cheaper to buy. Especially when this or that equipment in single copies was required. Incidentally, this applies not only to the USSR, but also to all countries of the world. Too complex and diverse is modern machinery.

          Industry cannot keep pace with the times if a country is isolated from the world. At that time, if it had not been for KOKOM and Jackson with Broom, our industry, absorbing world experience, could very well have produced such a thing. Now it’s impossible, because what was dead ...
          1. anomalocaris
            anomalocaris April 5 2014 10: 03 New
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            Partly yes, partly no. I just repeat once again that modern machinery is extremely complex and very voluminous. Yes, the USSR (and today's Russia, under certain conditions) could produce the vast majority of engineering products, but the question is in properties and price ... The same machines from Toshiba for processing large diameter propellers - how many were needed for the shipbuilding industry THE USSR? I do not think more than a dozen. Too specific unit. Now imagine how much time, effort and money would have to be diverted to solving that problem and how much would such a machine cost, and not now, but after a few years, because the development of such equipment is quite a long business?
            There are strategically important industries and directions, no one argues with this, they must be developed and supported in every way, but you should not try to grasp the immensity.
  5. Stasi
    Stasi April 4 2014 12: 06 New
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    The Scandinavians have very interesting military developments. It would be interesting to learn about our similar developments for our army, what our scientists and specialists came up with and created, as opposed to all these Western things. I especially liked the scope, which allows you to shoot from closed and disguised positions, a useful thing. Our defenders should buy such things for study, unless of course the Scandinavians want to sell. Well, if not, then there is still the opportunity for our military intelligence to obtain such products for study.
    1. tlauicol
      tlauicol April 4 2014 12: 32 New
      +3
      Yes, they came up with a cool sight - they did not bend the trunks, like some, or invented articulated automatic machines! interestingly think and embody ideas
    2. smile
      smile April 4 2014 20: 43 New
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      Stasi
      No one disputes that they are interesting. Personally, I have no complaints against them. :))) But personally, I was pretty amused by the phrase - quote:

      “Like the Scandinavians themselves, everything they develop is often elegant, economically viable, sophisticated, but convenient for the user, and works in harmony with the mechanical, technical or natural environment and the environment. This is the key to success, which most of the rest of the world must still understand. . " :)))

      The trouble is that, to put it mildly, not all Scandinavians are such, as the author enthusiastically points out. :))) Such intonations are perhaps more appropriate for a girl who is in love with her personal Scandinavian. :))) I can imagine how the OP would start if this were written about our technology .... :)))
      Somehow I doubt that, as always, elegant Scandinavians, harmoniously blending into the natural environment, hold the key to success, the meaning of which has not reached the rest of the world. :)))
      And so, a good article.
      1. smile
        smile April 6 2014 22: 16 New
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        What, someone didn’t like it? :))) And cho, is this someone hiding? :)))) Yes, that cannot be! Shy specialists are always specialists, even when they bravely criticize our advertising articles .... :)))) Well, they can’t criticize foreign ones ... like you can ..... here conscience isn’t paid a damn, apparently. .... :))))
  6. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 April 4 2014 14: 37 New
    +3
    Yes, the Swedish JAS.39 Gripen in terms of performance characteristics can be inferior to larger competitors, but its electronics (avionics, radar) and weapons system are quite at the level, somewhat surpassing our MiG-35.
    For example, it can carry KEPD-150 / 350 TAURUS cruise missiles or Meteor airborne missiles.
    Plus, it has an advanced information exchange system (which allows you to get a tactical advantage in aerial combat) and for example there is a low-altitude flight mode with an envelope around the terrain, which is important for working against enemy air defense. It will have a better radar than the MiG-35, the hanging container is not even discussed.
    For your money - a decent choice. Aircraft level and dimension of the famous F-5E Tiger II. It was just in service with the countries of the 3 world as a mass fighter.

    JAS.39C Swedish Air Force.
    The Swedish RBS-70 MANPADS are in service with 18 countries (as of 2006), including Bahrain, Venezuela, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Argentina, Tunisia, Iran, Ireland, Norway, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Australia and other
    MANPADS was used in real combat only in the military conflict between Iran and Iraq in 1980-88. In the armed forces of Iran, the RBS-70 filled a niche between the Chinese version of the Soviet MANPADS "Strela-2" and the medium-range air defense systems of the American production "Hawk". The appearance of RBS-70 on the battlefields occurred in January-February 1987. The high mobility of these anti-aircraft systems made it possible to organize ambushes on the most probable flight routes for Iraqi combat aircraft. It is believed that it was RBS-70 that shot down most of the 42 (according to some sources - 45) planes that Iraq lost. Currently, Iran is armed with 50 MANPADS RBS-70.
    http://dokwar.ru/publ/voenny_vestnik/armii_mira/pvo_irana/3-1-0-739


    MANPADS RBS-70 on the Land Rover chassis

    MANPADS RBS-70 on the BTR M-113 chassis
    The Swedish armed forces use a self-propelled version of the RBS-70 - Type 701 (Lvrbv 701). Elements of the complex are placed on the chassis of the tracked armored personnel carrier Pbv302.
    1. cdrt
      cdrt April 4 2014 22: 00 New
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      Quote: Novel 1977
      Yes, the Swedish JAS.39 Gripen in terms of performance characteristics can be inferior to larger competitors, but its electronics (avionics, radar) and weapons system are quite at the level, somewhat surpassing our MiG-35.


      That's how we live. We compare the existing aircraft with Murzilka (because the MiG-35 does not yet exist) and are proud of the superiority of Murzilka over the produced aircraft.
      Shame on you comrades ...

      And Gripen is an outstanding aircraft.
      With quite good characteristics, avionics, efficiency, it seems like they reached a cost of $ 4000 per hour for combat use, which is an outstanding result (in the F-16 - 15, in my opinion, the MiG-000 is much larger, not to mention the F-29 and Su-15).

      Here, in principle, I think that the LFI should ideologically be created similar to Gripen - a cheap, single-engine multipurpose aircraft with a minimum cost of operation. And to be cheaper laughing
  7. Sergey Sitnikov
    Sergey Sitnikov April 5 2014 05: 17 New
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    I want a vest like that !!!!!
  8. Sergey Sitnikov
    Sergey Sitnikov April 5 2014 05: 36 New
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    I got the impression that all these gadgets are needed (indisputably), but only to a limited number of combatants, for example, special forces, but why are there collimators and sights because of the angle of the infantry army supported by the tank army (600 tanks + 1500 armored vehicles + 2000 war)? From here I draw conclusions - I have no doubt that ours can stir up ANY lotion, but here's the question, but is it necessary? After all, what is SAAB? This is a commercial organization, the whole movement of which has a goal - PROFIT RECOVERY , so they offer the best option for what is on the market or not or not much ...
    Imagine a war between the Russian Federation and Sweden - 50 iskander or 10 YARSov falls on a bunch of lotions (from a soldier to an airplane) - Poltava nervously smokes!
    1. Stasi
      Stasi April 7 2014 09: 17 New
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      Iskander and Yars are certainly powerful, but the war is won not by equipment and missiles, but by soldiers. In addition, no one canceled the battles in the conditions of the city and communications, and in such conditions, collimator sights, as well as sights that allow accurate fire from shelters, are of great importance, not only for special forces but also for ordinary infantry. There are no trifles in a war; every trifle can both save a life and destroy it.
  9. anomalocaris
    anomalocaris April 5 2014 07: 55 New
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    Quote: Sergey Sitnikov
    Imagine a war between the Russian Federation and Sweden - 50 iskander or 10 YARSov falls on a bunch of lotions (from a soldier to an airplane) - Poltava nervously smokes!

    That you are very in vain. Swedes guys are pretty serious. Although not without cockroaches. The terrain there is extremely complicated, so fifty of the Iskander horseradish will cost, and the combined arms army will be very difficult to operate there.
    By the way, Sweden is probably the only country in the world that has been purposefully preparing for two years to repulse the Russian attack. They have a "Russian fear" is a kind of fix idea.
    Quote: Sergey Sitnikov
    From here I draw conclusions - I have no doubt that ours can stir up ANY lotion, but here's the question, but is it necessary?

    But I doubt it quite strongly. I myself, at the moment, work in the field of engineering and I see very well the state of our industry. Now we can no longer do half of what was done in the USSR.
    Quote: Sergey Sitnikov
    After all, what is SAAB? This is a commercial organization, the whole movement of which has a goal - EXTRACTION OF PROFIT

    Any "movement" is for profit, this is such a small secret of any economic model. By the way, in terms of profit, domestic businesses are the most greedy in the world. Here we are really ahead of the rest.
  10. Stasi
    Stasi April 7 2014 08: 42 New
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    As they say, everything is relative. Just to repeat, I would like to compare our developments and the Scandinavian ones. Little is said about our developments, even less about their quality and possible superiority over foreign analogues.
  11. studentmati
    studentmati April 8 2014 22: 45 New
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    Like the Scandinavians themselves everything developed by them is often elegant, economically viable, intricate, but nevertheless convenient for the user, and works in harmony with the mechanical, technical or natural environment and environment. This is the key to success.,

    Very nice and capacious said !!! good drinks And why? Maybe because the technological culture of Scandinavian production has been cultivated for centuries, i.e. in an extensive way? And American technology is going through intensification. The intensive path brings loud but short results, while the extensive path brings lasting success. (Crimea and politics are a good example).
  12. beifall
    beifall April 19 2014 17: 15 New
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    Well done move, that's who you need to look closely at the air force! and we with whom ??????????????? ugh !!!!!!
  13. Lesorub
    Lesorub 13 May 2014 00: 32 New
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    Quote: Novel 1977
    Yes, the Swedish JAS.39 Gripen in terms of performance characteristics can be inferior to larger competitors, but its electronics (avionics, radar) and weapons system are quite at the level, somewhat surpassing our MiG-35.
    For example, it can carry KEPD-150 / 350 TAURUS cruise missiles or Meteor airborne missiles.
    Plus, it has an advanced information exchange system (which allows you to get a tactical advantage in aerial combat) and for example there is a low-altitude flight mode with an envelope around the terrain, which is important for working against enemy air defense. It will have a better radar than the MiG-35, the hanging container is not even discussed.
    For your money - a decent choice. Aircraft level and dimension of the famous F-5E Tiger II. It was just in service with the countries of the 3 world as a mass fighter.


    From this article, I still do not understand why JAS.39 Gripen is better for some indicators ??????? than MIG 35. (It feels like our aviation does not have an informational data exchange, one of the best air-to-air missiles, or the X-59M Ovod cruise missile and its modifications) !!!!