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Sudanese howitzer debuts on IDEX 2015


News from IDEX 2015

Sudanese 122-mm Khalifa-1 self-propelled howitzer with a gun partially raised and turned to the right

Corporation from Sudan Military Industry Corporation (MIC) at IDEX 2015 exhibition presents a wide range of weapons and military equipment.

One of the most interesting exhibits presented at the exhibition is the 122-mm self-propelled howitzer Khalifa-1, which is already in service with the Sudanese army and debuts for the first time in the international arena.

Khalifa-1 is based on the high-performance KAMAZ 43118 chassis with the 6xNNXX wheel formula with a fully protected four-door cab, which houses the calculation of five people. At the moment, the cabin does not have air conditioning.

At the rear of the chassis, there is a carriage with a cannon assembly from the wide-spread Russian 122-mm towed howitzer D-30. The Khalifa-1 howitzer has manual horizontal guidance on the 40 ° left and right, vertical guidance angles are limited to the range from -5 ° to + 70 °, although guidance over the cabin certainly has its limitations.


When deployed to a firing position, the rear stabilizers are lowered using hydraulic actuators. Steel boards also fold down hydraulically to get quick access to the calculation of the ammunition. Ammunition of separate loading, projectile and the corresponding charge in the traditional charging sleeve; total on the machine is placed 45 shells and charges.

The maximum range depends on the projectile / charge combination, but is estimated at 17 km. The stated maximum rate of fire is 8 shots per minute.

The standard 122-mm howitzer D-30 is towed by a 6x6 truck, which also carries the crew and ammunition of finished 122-mm shots. By installing the system on the chassis of an off-road truck 6x6, it becomes significantly more mobile. This allows you to take a firing position and then leave it much faster, which makes the artillery system less vulnerable to counter-battery fire.

Aravis for the UN mission in Gabon


Aravis 4x4 protected vehicle with a Kongsberg Protector combat module installed, armed with an 12,7-mm M2 HB machine gun

In accordance with the contract issued to the company in October 2014 of the year, Nexter Systems in June 2015 of the year will deliver 12 protected Aravis 4x4 vehicles to the Republic of Gabon. They will be attached to the battalion deployed by the stabilization mission in the Central African Republic MINUSCA, acting under a UN mandate.

Currently, these cars are manufactured at the plant of Nexter Systems in France. Arax’s Nexter System ARX20 RCT turrets armed with an M20 621-mm cannon will be installed on Aravis vehicles. In order to increase the level of protection from the ubiquitous RPG-7 rocket launchers, they will have a PG-Guard protection system installed (photo below). They will also carry onboard the Nerva ground robot from Nexter Robotics to carry out reconnaissance missions.


According to Nexter Systems, the Aravis car in its basic configuration has the highest level of protection in its class against a variety of threats on the battlefield, including small-arms fire. weapons, mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The Aravis has a high off-road capability because it is based on the Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG U-5000 chassis (4x4).

The first buyer of Nexter Aravis was the French army, which 2009 machines were supplied from 15 onwards. 11 machines were deployed in Afghanistan for engineering units of the French contingent using the MBDA SOUVIM 2 demining system. The remaining four cars Aravis were left in France for training. France has now completed its activities in Afghanistan.

The Aravis French Army vehicles are equipped with a Kongsberg remotely-controlled combat module, armed with an 12,7-mm machine gun M2 HB, Thales PR4G communication equipment, an Exavision camera system to provide all-round situational awareness and electronic devices to combat IEDs.

Although Nexter Systems, although Nexter Systems has never confirmed a contract with Saudi Arabia, it delivers AraN 200 machines to this country in three batches; The first batch of 73 units is currently being shipped. On some of them, the Nexter Systems ARX20 RCT remote control tower is installed. In addition to the version of the personnel transporter, specialized versions are also supplied to Saudi Arabia.

CMI Defense shows off its new tower


Desert Piranha 5 with the installed new modular tower 3000 series from the company CMI Defense

At IDEX 2015, the Belgian company CMI Defense for the first time showed its latest modular turret system, the Cockerill 3000 MTS (modular turret system). The turret is demonstrated on a Desert Piranha 5 8x8 armored vehicle manufactured by General Dynamics European Land Systems.

As part of the company's exposition at the 12-C35 stand, the Cockerill 3000 MTS turret is demonstrated with an ATK Armament Systems Mk30 XT-mm cannon with a dual feed (can be replaced with an 44-mm cannon) and an 40-mm paired machine gun.

This weapon is aimed at the target with the help of a modern computer-based fire control system, the commander and the gunner have a stabilized day / night sighting system, which also includes a laser rangefinder. At the exhibition the tower is demonstrated with an advanced panoramic sight of the commander, which allows you to capture and destroy targets in search and impact mode.

In order to meet the various requirements of customers in the Cockerill 3000 MTS tower can be installed very different weapons. Mid-caliber versions include 25 mm, 30 mm, 35 mm, 40 mm and 50 mm guns, while heavier weapons include 90-mm and 105-mm rifled guns.

Large-caliber guns can fire anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) from the barrel to a range of 5000 meters, which greatly exceeds the range of a rifled gun. The ATGM carries a tandem anti-tank cumulative warhead to destroy targets equipped with dynamic defense systems.

For the turret, there is a large selection of optional weapons, including twin machine guns, remote-controlled combat modules mounted on the roof with various weapons, up to 40-mm automatic grenade launchers, smoke grenade launchers and anti-tank guided missiles launched from a rail guide or from a pipe-container.

The tower modular protection kit provides the maximum level of ballistic protection in accordance with the STANAG 4569 Level 5 standard.

The exhibition presents a platform for high-power laser


ARTEC company multipurpose Boxer 8x8 MRAV armored vehicle with a rooftop 5 kW laser

Rheinmetall has invested significant amounts in the design and development of high-power HEL (high-energy laser) lasers for combat use. At IDEX 2015, the company demonstrates a system integrated into a Boxer 8x8 MRAV (multi-role armored vehicle) manufactured by ARTEC.

During tests conducted in Switzerland in the presence of several high-level foreign delegations, Rheinmetall demonstrated its HEL system installed on three ground platforms. In addition to the Boxer MRAV, the other two platforms were the RUAG Defense M113 tracked armored personnel carrier and the Tatra 8x8 off-road protected truck.


During a demonstration in Switzerland, the installation Boxer HEL neutralized a large-caliber machine gun of increased size mounted on a pickup truck


Two demo platforms Boxer MRAV and BTR M113

At present, the Boxer is prepared to install a laser with an 5 or 10 kW power, which are identical in mass and volume. Here at the IDEX exhibition, the machine is equipped with a HEL device with a capacity of 5kW under the designation Mobile HEL Effector Wheel XX. It is distinguished by the special executive module HEL, which fully realized the advantage of Rheinmetall's proprietary know-how, which is based on beam overlay technology.

The RUAG M113 BTR was equipped with an HEL powering device with a power of 1 kW, which received the designation Mobile HEL Effector Track V, which successfully demonstrated the remote detonation of ammunition. The third container installation HEL with a power of 20 kW on the Tatra truck 8x8 received the designation Mobile HEL Effector Container L. The Roman numerals V, XX and L correspond to the categories of the laser 5 kW, 20 kW and 50 kW.

Rheinmetall Air Defense also tested its Skyshield air defense system, in which the 35-mm gun was replaced with a HEL installation. During tests in Switzerland, the Skyshield HEL laser actuator was able to successfully destroy several attacking mortar shells.

According to the company Rheinmetall, the range of damage of this technology demonstration sample is 3000 meters, an increase of 1000 meters compared to the results of previous demonstrations of HEL installations.

More responsibilities for Ajban LAV

Nimr Automotive from the United Arab Emirates is now in full-scale production of its growing family of light protected vehicles LAV (light armored vehicle), currently classified as Ajban. The production of a pilot batch began two years ago and the number of machines that came off the production line in 4x4 and 6x6 configurations significantly exceeded 1000 units.

At IDEX 2015, it was announced that the UAE armed forces issued a contract to Nimr Automotive for another 500 machines plus upgrades to previously released 500 machines.

The machine is shipped to other countries, including Bahrain, Egypt and Libya; in addition, a program is being implemented for joint production in Algeria from vehicle sets supplied from the UAE.

Ajban is described by the company as a family of modular cars LAV, which are available in versions with a double and four-seater cabin with a cargo platform in the rear. In order to reduce the cost of the life cycle all options have the same power unit and drives.

The Ajban power unit consists of a six-cylinder Cummins diesel engine with an 300 hp power, coupled with an Allison 3000SP automatic transmission and a two-speed transfer case. This allows you to develop speed on the highway to 110 km / h. It is also possible to install a diesel engine with power 350 hp


Ajban in 6x6 configuration

The car has an independent suspension with double wishbones; The central wheel inflation system is standard, which is considered important for operations in the desert. The wheels are fitted with fire resistant inserts, there is a power management system, a winch is installed ahead.

A specialized version was developed for the internal security forces, which is distinguished by a ten-seat reinforced cabin with loopholes and hatches on the roof. The car also has a camera system to increase situational awareness.

A good example of the implementation of a more specialized version based on the 6x6 configuration is the air defense option. In this case, a remote turret with MBD Mistral ground-to-air missile launchers can be installed on the machine. It is also possible to integrate a remote-controlled module with an 30-mm gun. In the configuration of the cargo platform on the variant 6x6 can be installed various containers for more specialized combat missions.

For the first time, an open-top Ajban variant for Special Forces Special Forces (SF) is being demonstrated here at IDEX for improved visibility and species intelligence. Various weapons can be mounted on it, either trunnion or on a support ring, for example a machine gun or a cannon.

This option has a total weight of 7500 kg, from which the payload accounts for 2500 kg, including crew, weapons and equipment. In the basic configuration, the Ajban SF version is not protected, but if necessary it can be equipped with anti-bullet and anti-mine protection kits.

More firepower for Boxer

The ARTEC Boxer is currently deployed in the armies of Germany and the Netherlands, where it is usually used in an armored personnel carrier version, as well as in more specialized versions, for example, sanitary and command posts. In order to meet the needs of potential foreign customers in an infantry fighting vehicle, Boxer is demonstrated for the first time in the Middle East in the BMP configuration.

At the Krauss-Maffei Wegmann stand, a remote-controlled tower was installed on the Boxer machine. The same tower stands on the German tracked BMP Puma, which is currently being manufactured for the German army.

This modern turret is armed with a dual-feed 30-mm Mauser MK 30-2 cannon that can fire various types of ammunition, including the newly developed ABM air bomb. Empty 30-mm sleeves are ejected from the tower. In the twin configuration, a 5,56-mm machine gun is mounted next to the cannon, in addition, 76-mm grenades are mounted on the turret.

The Boxer IFV BMP has a crew of three, a commander, a gunner and a driver, plus seven paratroopers; all sit on energy absorbing seats. The BMP version has an all-welded body of armored steel, and the functional module is equipped with an additional reservation kit in order to obtain a higher level of protection. The combat weight of this variant is approximately 36 tons. In addition to the Boxer BMP version, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann further expands Boxer's capabilities by removing the rear function module and installing an 155-mm / 52 caliber Artillery Gun Module artillery gun (AGM) caliber. This installation has already passed advanced fire tests on two tracked chassis. The same gun is installed on a much heavier self-propelled PzH 2000. Guidance and shooting of AGMs are carried out remotely, ammunition is 30 shots (155-mm projectiles and the corresponding modular charges).




The Boxer in the BMP configuration is equipped with a remote-controlled turret armed with a 30-mm cannon and a paired 5,56-mm machine gun

More tasks for Survivor R


On the photo Survivor R in the configuration of the control point

For the first time at the IDEX 2015, the Survivor R is shown in a four-seat control configuration. The car was created by a joint venture between the German Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles and the Austrian company Achleitner.

The Survivor R is a combination of the TGM 18 350 off-road chassis (4x4) from Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles and the Achleitner protection kit. The front engine compartment is protected in accordance with the STANAG 4569 Level 1, and the single-volume habitable compartment has a higher level of protection complying with the STANAG 4569 Level 3 standard with mine protection corresponding to the STANAG 4569 Level 4a.

The maximum total weight of the machine corresponds to 15 tons, of which 4,1 tons are the payload. The latter includes crew, fuel and functional equipment and equipment.

The machine at the IDEX exhibition is equipped with a battle management system, a Kongsberg Nordic remotely-controlled combat module, armed with an 12,7-mm machine gun and a Rheinmetall ROSY grenade launcher system, is installed on the roof.

In addition to the two doors on the sides, the newest version of the Survivor R differs with a hinged rear door, which makes it possible to use the machine for other tasks, for example for a specialized sanitary option that can be equipped with equipment for quick loading of stretchers into the machine.

The Survivor R armored car is equipped with a six-cylinder MAN diesel engine rated at 330 hp, coupled with aTipMatic transmission and a two-speed transfer case.

Standard equipment includes air conditioning, protection against mass destruction and a central wheel inflation system.

Korea targets the Middle East


The newest Hyundai Rotem KW2 8x8 machine in the basic configuration of the BTR is armed with a 12,7-mm M2 HB machine gun mounted on the roof

The Korean Hyundai Rotem uses the IDEX exhibition to understand the export potential of its newest combat armored vehicles (BBM), which the company has developed to meet the operational needs of the South Korean army. The company seeks to increase its market share in the Middle East region through cooperation with local companies regarding its new line of tracked and wheeled armored vehicles.

Initial contract for the supply of 100 major combat tanks (MBT) K2 of the latest generation, Hyundai Rotem received from the Korean army; the first batch of 13 tanks was transferred in July last year. MBT K2 should complement MBT K1 (105 mm) and K1A1 (120 mm), which are currently in service with the South Korean army. These tanks were also designed, developed and manufactured by the Korean company Hyundai Rotem.

The newest MBT K2 has a lot of advanced elements, including crew reduction from three to two people due to the installation of an automatic loader in the aft niche of the tower for 120 mm / 55 caliber smooth-bore tank gun, a modern computer fire control system connected to the commander’s day / imaging sights and arrow, diesel power unit with power 1500 hp and an advanced modular booking kit. K2 has a high power density of more than 27 hp / t, and its hydropneumatic suspension improves off-road maneuverability and increases crew comfort while on the move.

After the competition, Hyundai Rotem also received a contract for a new family of armored personnel carriers, their options in the 8x8 and 6x6 configuration for the Korean army, which currently mainly operates tracked BTR and BMP.

The prototypes of these machines are currently undergoing extensive testing in the Korean army; It is expected that the first production machines will be delivered in 2018 year. It is assumed that the first serial contract will be on 675 machines. The variant 6x6 received the designation KW1; variant 8x8 - designation KW2. The latter has a greater internal volume and carrying capacity, which will allow to perform a wider range of combat missions.

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  1. Cruorvult
    Cruorvult 27 February 2015 08: 23 New
    +1
    IMHO a mistake, the number of crews was reduced from 4 to 3 in K2.
  2. tchoni
    tchoni 27 February 2015 09: 29 New
    +1
    It seems that wheeled vehicles will soon supersede normal tanks ....
    However, such a "wheeled boom" perfectly characterizes the importance that modern armies attach to the mobility and mass character of the equipment used. It seems that, on the one hand, there is a tendency to reduce the minimum composition of the unit from 10 to 4-6 people, on the other hand, to increase its mobility and independence, and from a third - firepower. In all this, on the one hand, it required small vehicles designed for 4-6 crew members + necessary cargo and firepower, on the other hand, support vehicles capable of keeping pace with small mobile units during rough terrain ........
    1. Professor
      Professor 27 February 2015 10: 43 New
      -1
      There is still a reason for this trend: caterpillar equipment is not only more expensive, but also worse protected from IEDs and mines.
      1. insafufa
        insafufa 27 February 2015 11: 24 New
        +6
        Quote: Professor
        There is still a reason for this trend: caterpillar equipment is not only more expensive, but also worse protected from IEDs and mines.

        Hi Professor
        I don’t agree with you a little bit wrong, you distort, do not go to extremes
        From the beginning we praise Nemer and other armored personnel carriers on a caterpillar track, we swear that it’s better not to find a wheeled vehicle, please decide
        Each vehicle is good and not yet developed for its own theater of battle.
        By the way - not mine
      2. tchoni
        tchoni 27 February 2015 12: 02 New
        +1
        Type because it is located higher?
        1. Professor
          Professor 27 February 2015 12: 09 New
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          Quote: tchoni
          ipa because it is located higher?

          And that too. They are elementary designed for these purposes too.
          1. tchoni
            tchoni 27 February 2015 12: 59 New
            +3
            The tracked vehicle can also be designed in different ways. including with a v-shaped bottom. So I would not indiscriminately claim that the wheels themselves give an advantage in explosion protection .. Increase resistance to damage - yes (but I still have to define the terminology) Especially for multi-axle vehicles when running into an anti-tank mine .... But also here, not everything is lost for the goose hi
            1. Professor
              Professor 27 February 2015 14: 07 New
              +1
              Quote: tchoni
              The tracked vehicle can also be designed in different ways. including with a v-shaped bottom.

              I know 2 of these, but they can not be compared with wheeled vehicles.
              1. tchoni
                tchoni 28 February 2015 08: 00 New
                0
                Did you compare them?
            2. Robespierre9
              Robespierre9 28 February 2015 09: 01 New
              +1
              A cumulative mine will break through any of what is now the bottom, with a strike core, most likely, in a conflict, this type of weapon can practically be absent, or you can act in a completely different way. MRAP is just the dream of an artilleryman, grenade launcher and anyone with a conventional barrel (guns), all its advantages on the one hand are direct disadvantages on the other, if we say you need to quickly miss a large amount of equipment in the internal territory, the armored car will be a burden if the enemy has grenade launchers and artillery, it is simply useless and even dangerous because is an extremely good obstacle for the ordinary artilleryman due to its lower maneuverability and extremely large size, why do you need an MRAP that will be destroyed by barrel artillery? Its weak armor will not save, and the "bottom" will only increase damage when hit, and the board, what’s needed for it? Inside the country, at least the usual “Ural” is at least a Bus, and on the front line something lower - an armored personnel carrier, one must calculate the possibility of defeat from all types of weapons and not just one and rush with it like a “written shell”.

              According to wheeled vehicles, those who work for export are lobbying for the countries of the Gulf and the countries of the Middle East, here they are stupidly bogged down the road, in Europe the whole calculation is maximum on agricultural areas and not on the field, and especially not on any thread gully.
              1. tchoni
                tchoni 28 February 2015 16: 07 New
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                Quote: Robespierre9
                if we say you need to quickly miss a large amount of equipment inland

                The advantage of these armored cars is that they are precisely a means of delivering infantry to the front line, they can spy on the highway under a hundred and not sweat ...
                In addition, moving inland you are not immune from the actions of enemy DRGs and partisans, shelling, air raids, etc., which includes the concept of isolating the battlefield ....
                Quote: Robespierre9
                if the enemy has grenade launchers and artillery, he is simply useless and even dangerous because is an extremely good obstacle for the ordinary artilleryman due to its lower maneuverability and extremely large size,

                It is NOT NECESSARY to drag him to the front line. He must lead a soldier to it ... In addition, falling from a grenade launcher (say during the actions of an enemy DRG) will lead to much easier consequences than hitting a grenade in a tilt truck packed with soldiers
                Quote: Robespierre9
                According to wheeled vehicles, those who work for export are lobbying for the countries of the Gulf and the countries of the Middle East, here they are stupidly bogged down the road, in Europe the whole calculation is maximum on agricultural areas and not on the field, and especially not on any thread gully.
                You try to calculate how much it costs to operate wheeled and tracked vehicles (for simplicity, I’ll give a few figures. Fuel consumption for wheels is 1.5-3 times less. Track life is 2.5 - 5 thousand kilometers. A wheel runs 50. The average speed of a wheeled vehicle is 2- 3 times higher. Wheel technology does not require retraining of mechanical drives ...)
      3. tchoni
        tchoni 27 February 2015 13: 02 New
        +2
        That's cheaper - that's for sure. Yes, and service .... unlike simpler ...
    2. Lopatov
      Lopatov 27 February 2015 11: 24 New
      +5
      Quote: tchoni
      It seems that wheeled vehicles will soon supersede normal tanks ....

      There is simply no dirt in the desert.
      1. Professor
        Professor 27 February 2015 11: 36 New
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        Quote: insafufa
        From the beginning we praise Nemer and other armored personnel carriers on a caterpillar track, we swear that it’s better not to find a wheeled vehicle, please decide

        Perhaps you wanted to say Namer? Even heavy Namer is not as protected from mines and IEDs as some wheeled armored vehicles. I’m silent about the price.

        Quote: insafufa
        Each vehicle is good and not yet developed for its own theater of battle.

        And so we see wheeled vehicles from Finland to Arabia, well, just one "battle theater." wink

        Quote: Spade
        There is simply no dirt in the desert.

        Photo / video of dirt in the desert wink
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 27 February 2015 11: 50 New
          +3
          Quote: Professor
          Photo / video of dirt in the desert

          Required.


          Quote: Professor
          And so we see wheeled vehicles from Finland to Arabia, well, just one "battle theater."

          Near Komsomolsky, ammunition was unloaded on the road from wheels to boats, and they were already taking them to positions.
          At first they tried to drag in tow behind the motoliga. After the second torn bumper changed their minds. I had to wait for the TCP to be dragged from Vladikavkaz.
          1. Professor
            Professor 27 February 2015 12: 04 New
            +1
            Quote: Spade
            Quote: Professor
            Photo / video of dirt in the desert
            Required.

            I love to travel in the desert. There is no such silence anywhere else.



            1. Lopatov
              Lopatov 27 February 2015 12: 17 New
              +7
              Where is the dirt here? I observe a stream of water.

              That's what dirt is

              1. Professor
                Professor 27 February 2015 13: 57 New
                +3
                Quote: Spade
                Where is the dirt here? I observe a stream of water.

                And you try to snoop to where this "stream of water" was and even the tower will not be visible from the tank.
                People tend to neglect the dangers associated with water in the desert. Every year, even Israel says this, and every year there are crazy people who want to watch rain in the desert.
                The body of a missing person found in the Dead Sea

                Quote: Spade
                That's what dirt is

                Who argues that dirt is only in the homeland of elephants. laughing
                1. tchoni
                  tchoni 27 February 2015 14: 37 New
                  +5
                  On po-ole tanks utopa-a-ali ....
                  The car went to the bottom ...
                2. Lopatov
                  Lopatov 27 February 2015 18: 54 New
                  +1
                  Quote: Professor
                  And you try to snoop to where this "stream of water" was and even the tower will not be visible from the tank.

                  This is not serious. The flow of water, unlike mud, is a very episodic phenomenon.


                  Quote: Professor
                  Who argues that dirt is only in the homeland of elephants.

                  Is the desert in the photograph?
                  1. Professor
                    Professor 27 February 2015 19: 12 New
                    0
                    Quote: Spade
                    This is not serious. The flow of water, unlike mud, is a very episodic phenomenon.

                    Dirt is known to be a consequence of precipitation and all kinds of water flows there. In your opinion there is no dirt in the desert, it is not. In the desert there is impassable dirt. Moreover, for its occurrence there is no need for a large amount of precipitation (however, the desert), and in the Sinai, for example, a lot of precipitation falls for a year. request


                    Quote: Spade
                    Is the desert in the photograph?

                    Does this photo not suit you? wink


                    PS
                    So the average annual rainfall in the Central Negev is about 100 mm, and the highest areas like the Mitzpe Ramon area receive more rainfall, including SNOW.
                    Negev and the mountains of Eilat
                    1. Nagaibak
                      Nagaibak 27 February 2015 20: 51 New
                      +2
                      Professor "Does this photograph not suit you?"
                      For me, this is nonsense.))) Did the stream spill? Here we have the Ob being bottled.))) You can’t see the shores everywhere.))))
                      To our mud, and even with clay yet how far. This is me about the regions of central Russia. Plus, swamp like something in Tver, Novgorod, etc. ... In general, a kapets.))) About West Siberia, we generally keep quiet swamps. Wheel equipment in the winter on winter roads will somehow pass outside the paved roads. And in summer everything But the caterpillar equipment based on MTLB and so on., Crawls wonderfully here and there. True tank in the swamp, I also faintly imagine.)))
                      1. Robespierre9
                        Robespierre9 28 February 2015 09: 21 New
                        0
                        Yes, of course, the nonsense in the subtropics is dry as a rule, quicksand if there are very rare, and in Israel there are also mountains - the soil is hard as nowhere else, naturally some dirt will be found even in monolithic rock))).
                    2. Aqela
                      Aqela 2 March 2015 22: 01 New
                      0
                      What about Arabia, the Sahara, the Nubian and Libyan deserts? Are there also water from heaven pouring dofigischi?
                      By the way, in the Russian tradition, the desert is usually called the area in which the water is not thick. According to the description given by you - some “non-desert deserts” come out, however ...
                      From Wikipedia, however:
                      Desert - a natural zone characterized by a flat surface, sparseness or lack of flora and a specific fauna.

                      There are sandy, stony, clayey, solonchak deserts. Snow deserts are singled out separately (in the Antarctica and the Arctic, the Arctic desert). The most famous sand desert is the Sahara (the largest sand desert by area), which occupies the entire northern part of the African continent. Semi-deserts (desert steppes) that are also related to extreme landscapes are close to deserts.
                      .
                      Deserts are common in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere, subtropical and tropical zones of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. They are characterized by humidification conditions (annual precipitation is less than 200 mm, in extra-arid regions - less than 50 mm, and in some deserts there is no precipitation for decades; the humidification coefficient, reflecting the ratio of precipitation and evaporation, is 0-0,15).
                  2. Aqela
                    Aqela 2 March 2015 22: 00 New
                    0
                    In the photo - the Israeli "chariot" ... laughing
                3. Aqela
                  Aqela 2 March 2015 21: 59 New
                  0
                  Do you mean that on such a road the wheel equipment will be rolled with a shement?
      2. tchoni
        tchoni 27 February 2015 13: 00 New
        +1
        On the roads it is not the same. And to advance without roads, at least country ones .... somehow it’s not half-way ...
        1. padded jacket
          padded jacket 27 February 2015 13: 49 New
          +8
          Professor

          And this video is from the "desert" in the US? Can you show the video from the desert in Israel?
          But what happens with extremely heavy equipment like Merkava on "soft" soils. She simply “gets stuck” out of the blue, her lot is desert and a “hard” surface.
          1. Robespierre9
            Robespierre9 28 February 2015 09: 28 New
            0
            Earth is ground with a completely different density, and it is everywhere in the middle lane, the Middle East, South Africa, this is where there is a paradise for different MRAPs and other similar equipment laughing .
  3. Robespierre9
    Robespierre9 27 February 2015 09: 34 New
    +1
    Rheinmetall has invested significant amounts in the design and development of high-power HEL (high-energy laser) lasers for combat use. At IDEX 2015, the company demonstrates a system integrated into a Boxer 8x8 MRAV (multi-role armored vehicle) manufactured by ARTEC.


    The laser against various drones is mostly good .. Inexpensive and low power can be.
    1. Professor
      Professor 27 February 2015 11: 12 New
      +1
      Quote: Robespierre9
      The laser against various drones is mostly good .. Inexpensive and low power can be.

      Lasers are still very expensive today.
      1. Robespierre9
        Robespierre9 28 February 2015 09: 07 New
        0
        And missiles are even more, especially in terms of each product of an aircraft model circle ..
      2. Aqela
        Aqela 2 March 2015 22: 08 New
        0
        I think that the problem is not in the lasers themselves, but in the absence of powerful and compact sources of energy. Yes, and efficiency, however, introduces limitations.
  4. svp67
    svp67 27 February 2015 10: 14 New
    +2
    The Ukrainian delegation was very interested in this car, apparently we will soon see in the fields of Ukraine ...
  5. Dimon-chik-79
    Dimon-chik-79 27 February 2015 10: 57 New
    +1
    Lasers ??
    Rheinmetall Air Defense also tested its Skyshield air defense system, in which the 35-mm gun was replaced with a HEL installation. During tests in Switzerland, the Skyshield HEL laser actuator was able to successfully destroy several attacking mortar shells.

    According to the company Rheinmetall, the range of damage of this technology demonstration sample is 3000 meters, an increase of 1000 meters compared to the results of previous demonstrations of HEL installations.
    Then this is a revolution that will radically change everything ...
  6. testerman
    testerman 27 February 2015 11: 06 New
    +1
    Quote: svp67
    The Ukrainian delegation was very interested in this car, apparently we will soon see in the fields of Ukraine ...


    Who would give money for it .... so, if only one and then in order to check the time between failures smile
    1. Aljavad
      Aljavad 28 February 2015 02: 05 New
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      testerman SU Yesterday, 11:06
      Quote: svp67
      The Ukrainian delegation was very interested in this car, apparently we will soon see in the fields of Ukraine ...


      Who would give money for it .... so, if only one and then in order to check the time between failures smile


      Already, the Arabs and other "friends" refuted Poroshenko’s words about any contracts for the supply of equipment.

      lying again.
  7. Simple
    Simple 27 February 2015 11: 52 New
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    Abu Dhabi: IDEX, weapons exhibition



    http://zyalt.livejournal.com/1284622.html
  8. Professor
    Professor 27 February 2015 14: 09 New
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    padded jacket
    The site is strictly prohibited:
    c) Flood, comments not related to the subject of the article

    d) Have multiple accounts per visitor;
  9. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa 27 February 2015 14: 25 New
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    The D-30 on the basis of KAMAZ generally implies that we can deploy analog production at any time. But the “Carnation" also also swims and drops with parachutes. Although it was produced in Kharkov, there are significant stocks of storage, in general, "not everything is so simple."
    1. cosmos111
      cosmos111 27 February 2015 17: 19 New
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      Sudanese with the D-30 howitzer on the KAMAZ chassis, frankly pleased the militia in the Donbass, this self-propelled gun was very useful good .
      Desert Piranha 5 with the installed new modular tower 3000 series from the company CMI Defense

      here is a mistake, dear Author Alex Alexeev ..

      on the above photo of the BBM "Pirana III" with the Cockerill-3000 tower


      and here is BBM "PiranaIV", with Duber Cockerill-3000
    2. padded jacket
      padded jacket 27 February 2015 21: 36 New
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      Professor

      padded jacket
      The site is strictly prohibited:
      c) Flood, comments not related to the subject of the article

      d) Have multiple accounts per visitor;


      Professor come on, don't tell me.
      1. The conversation about dirt and Merkava began - YOU.
      2. I do not have several accounts, you can ask any moderator.
      1. padded jacket
        padded jacket 27 February 2015 22: 12 New
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        By the way, here is your photo where you showed the desert:

        Here from this site:
        http://www.spiriferminerals.com/155,III-2014---8211--Morocco--part-I.html
        Short Translation - Geologists from Poland to Morocco lol
        Although there is also a desert, but fortunately there is no Merkav smile
  10. Artyom
    Artyom 28 February 2015 07: 02 New
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    wheeled vehicles are good where there are mostly solid soils and a dry climate, and a road network is developed, so everyone drags similar samples to the Arabs. South Africa is developing a lot of similar technology. Ours tried to drive wheeled tanks at home, in my opinion the Italians were taken for testing, and refused, they got stuck in the dirt in the fields. So, with regards to Russia, with a wealth of choice, there is no alternative, only caterpillars! As regards mines, mine trawls have been invented for tanks for a long time, I’m just wondering why the militias of New Russia do not use them in attacks, there is a production base, and you can make self-made ones.
    1. Aleksandr72
      Aleksandr72 28 February 2015 09: 27 New
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      We at the Italians, following Taburetkin’s orders, took the Centauro V-1 wheel tank, already considered obsolete, to be tested. This machine company Fiat and OTO Melara began to develop in the 1980s. Serial production started in 1990. The Italian army was intended to replace obsolete American M-47 tanks. Officially, the Centauro B-1 is a BRM (combat reconnaissance vehicle), and in fact a self-propelled anti-tank gun, the main armament is a 105-mm low-pulse rifled gun from the OTO Melara company with a barrel length of 52 caliber and ballistics corresponding to the main 105- mm NATO tank gun - L-7 (aka M-68). This machine was originally created for use in the conditions of the West European and Central European theater, and there still need to look for off-road. The good news is that they have not even been purchased as the notorious Iveco LMV, adopted by the RF Armed Forces under the name Lynx. As for tank mine trawls, then against a makeshift land mine of stupidly equipped 100-150 kg of the most common nitrogen-nitrate industrial explosives (and not necessarily ammonals), no trawl will help. The tank may not be able to carry the atoms, but the crew, due to the extensive shell shock, will definitely go to heaven. True, in this case, what does the armored vehicle ride on - tracks or wheels - is monopenisual, the outcome is still the same.
      I have the honor.
    2. Aqela
      Aqela 2 March 2015 22: 12 New
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      I think that there may be technical difficulties. Here, for example, the Americans somehow do not really work with trawls, although they cannot be called a technically backward US country! ..
  11. Ivan the Fool
    Ivan the Fool 28 February 2015 15: 36 New
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    Photos are good, text too!