Innovation Day of the Southern Military District: airborne combat vehicle BMD-2K-AU

The BMD-2 airborne combat vehicle is not new, but it forms the basis of the fleet of armored vehicles of the airborne troops. To save the required combat potential, this technique needs to be upgraded. A few years ago, a project was launched to upgrade the BMD-2K type commander machines called the BMD-2K-AU. Such a technique should improve troop control at the battalion level. The 5 and 6 of October, the modernized BMD-2K-AU machine, was shown at the exposition of the Innovation Day of the Southern Military District exhibition.


The modernization project for the BMD-2K-AU (“automated unified command system”) was created at the Research Institute of Communication and Control Systems (Moscow). This project involves the installation of a set of new equipment on existing commander vehicles. Such a revision concerns only the complex of radio-electronic means and is intended to enhance the capabilities of the commanding BMD in the management of the parachute battalion.

As part of the modernization, the base BMD-2Ks receive a set of automation and communication equipment of the 3 type (so-called KSAC-3), intended for use by the paratroop battalion commander. The equipment installed in the vehicle is part of the automated control system of the battalion of the airborne or airborne assault division Polet-K. The equipment of the BMD-2K-AU combat vehicle provides communication and control of the unit in several modes. Depending on the situation, the battalion commander can perform all operations manually or transfer part of his duties to automation.



According to reports, during the installation of KSAC-3 equipment, the base BMD-2K does not undergo any noticeable changes. Machine design, power plant, weapons, etc. remain the same. If necessary, repair can probably be carried out. Such an approach to modernization to a certain extent facilitates the simultaneous operation of equipment of several models of the same family, and also ensures their joint combat work.

Thus, the BMD-2K-AU retains anti-bullet reservation protecting the crew and units from shelling from weapons caliber 12,7 mm (frontal projection) or 7,62 mm (round). Combat weight remains at the level of 8 t, which allows you to parachute the car and cross water obstacles by swimming. 5D-20-240 diesel engine with 240 horsepower provides maximum speed on the highway to 60 km / h and on the water to 10 km / h.

The armament of the updated command vehicle remains the same. The main weapon is the 30-mm automatic gun 2А42. 7,62-mm PKTM machine gun is paired with a gun. Another such machine gun mounted in the course installation case. If necessary, the crew can use anti-tank missile system. On the roof of the tower there is a pin for mounting the 9P135M launcher of the XFUMOT 9K111 complex. The control equipment and the trigger mechanism with fixtures for the rocket transport and launch container is fixed on the pin.

Keeping the basic characteristics of all the previous BMDs of its family, the BMD-2K-AU can operate in the same combat formations with other machines, providing control of the battalion's combat work. In addition, the commander machine retains all the possibilities for direct participation in the battle. If necessary, it, like the other equipment of the unit, can fire at targets using all available weapons.

According to some sources, a serial modernization of the existing BMD-2K machines for a new project has now been launched. These works are carried out by several enterprises responsible for the supply of necessary components and installation of equipment on the basic machines. Thus, the installation of new equipment was entrusted to the Kaluga Telegraph Equipment Plant.

The troops have already received a certain amount of BMD-2 in the "Commander Automated Unified" version. According to public information, in 2014, the Research and Development Institute of Communication and Control Systems, together with related enterprises, should have transferred to the customer two dozen modernized machines. Based on the available data, it can be assumed that the modernization of the BMD-2K machines will continue. The total airborne demand for such equipment can be estimated at several dozen units. Apparently, the BMD-2K-AU should be in every battalion that has the base BMD-2 in service.

Currently, the Airborne Forces have several dozen BMD-2K-AU airborne assault vehicles, delivered in various formations. In early October, one of the newest commander vehicles arrived in Rostov-on-Don to participate in the exhibition "Innovation Day of the Southern Military District."


Externally, BMD-2K-AU is similar to regular BMD-2





Frontal hull characteristic angular shape



Inspection devices of the driver




Periscopes in the field of paratroopers on the right and left of the driver



The troop compartment is also equipped with viewing devices.



Onboard the hull provides mounting for entrenching tools




Aft machine



Equipment on the roof of the engine compartment



Antenna on the roof of the hull, at the starboard. The only major exterior element that distinguishes BMD-2K-AU from BMD-2






Chassis



Tower






Automatic weapon 2А42





Anti-tank missile system 9K111 "Fagot"





Viewing instruments and turret sights



On the frontal part of the tower there is a searchlight mechanically connected with the installation of the gun.




On the right side of the tower mounted awning

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  1. inkass_98 16 October 2015 07: 29 New
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    Modernization, of course, is better than nothing at all, but is it time to switch to BMD-4 / 4M, and is this good to sell?
    1. max702 16 October 2015 12: 35 New
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      Quote: inkass_98
      Modernization, of course, is better than nothing at all, but is it time to switch to BMD-4 / 4M, and is this good to sell?

      And then to sell to whom? It’s a very specific technique .. Choose a resource at the training grounds and forget .. And to the BMD-4M troops.
    2. Professor 16 October 2015 14: 02 New
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      Quote: inkass_98
      but isn’t it time to switch to BMD-4 / 4M

      What for? When did the equipment be dropped in a combat situation? Moreover, after 1956 did anyone drop infantry in battle? request
      1. Lapkonium 16 October 2015 14: 29 New
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        in 2008 there was a landing just around the corner, though it seems to be a helicopter. Imagine that the Syrian army is conducting an offensive on Aleppo, the militants are slowly retreating, a front has formed, heavy fighting is underway. And then out of nowhere, the militants in the rear are a couple of dozen BMDs with crews occupying a strategic hub on the main road. The whole front will fail to this very node, because the supply line, and the influx of reinforcements will be interrupted, victory! smile ... Well or not.
        1. Professor 16 October 2015 14: 36 New
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          Quote: Lapkonium
          in 2008 there was a landing just around the corner, though it seems to be a helicopter.

          Who and where has parachuted since 1956?

          Quote: Lapkonium
          Imagine that the Syrian army is conducting an offensive on Aleppo, the militants are slowly retreating, a front has formed, heavy fighting is underway. And then out of nowhere, the militants in the rear are a couple of dozen BMDs with crews occupying a strategic hub on the main road. The whole front will fail to this very node, because the supply line, and the influx of reinforcements will be interrupted, victory!

          This is exactly what the sharks of the military industrial complex explained when ordering equipment that was not needed by anyone. In practice, military parachuting of troops has not been used for 60 years.
          1. strannik1985 16 October 2015 15: 00 New
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            If we consider only parachute landing, and yet it can be a landing.
            1. Professor 16 October 2015 15: 02 New
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              Quote: strannik1985
              If we consider only parachute landing, and yet it can be a landing.

              And then why do we need such a technique? request You can also throw tanks through the air.

              1. strannik1985 16 October 2015 15: 17 New
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                Of course you can, but the difference between BMP-3 and BMD-4 is 5 tons.
      2. cosmos111 16 October 2015 18: 05 New
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        Quote: Professor
        What for? When did the equipment be dropped in a combat situation? Moreover, after the 1956 year, someone drove off infantry in battle


        with such armor protection as that of BMDs, the theater of operations saturated with modern ATGMs ((Syria, Ukraine))) ... if you get into BMD 100% death of an infantry fighting vehicle and crew ((I already wrote about mines)))

        output: No. 1 application of KAZ from ammunition sacking the upper hemisphere ...

        now infa: the Saudis and Qatar, transferred the CCA 500 of the BGM 71E complexes in Syria ((which they themselves recognized)))

        http://uk.businessinsider.com/syria-rebels-and-tow-missiles-2015-10?r=US&IR=T
        1. Professor 16 October 2015 18: 08 New
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          Quote: cosmos111
          Now infa: the Saudis and Qatar, transferred the CCA 500 BGM 71E systems in Syria ...

          They write "most effective." This is not true. However, this is good news. good
          1. cosmos111 16 October 2015 18: 29 New
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            Quote: Professor
            Nevertheless, this is good news.

            what is it good ????
            TOW, they may "accidentally" find themselves in Hamas ....
            1. Professor 16 October 2015 18: 32 New
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              Quote: cosmos111
              what is it good ????

              The more Asodov and Hizbalon tanks they burn, the better.

              1. cosmos111 16 October 2015 19: 08 New
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                Quote: Professor
                The more Asodov and Hizbalon tanks they burn, the better.


                Traffbut still, what about Hamas ??? or igil, appear in Gaza, armed TOWArabs are merchants who will sell to anyone ....
                1. Professor 16 October 2015 19: 13 New
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                  Quote: cosmos111
                  PROFF, but still, what about Hamas ??? or igil, appear in Gaza, armed TOW, Arabs merchants, will sell to anyone ....

                  Cornets are already with Hamas and Hezbollah and other "merchants" have sold them. TOU they also have. The Persians have been producing TOU for a long time.
      3. Malkor 16 October 2015 19: 41 New
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        They may not have landed, but you should not deprive yourself of the possibility of tactical maneuver. There is such an opportunity, let it be. The Airborne Forces proved to be very trained and reliable troops, not all of them assume airborne assault with equipment, but a certain amount is tailored precisely for this, which by the way does not prevent them from fighting perfectly without combat landing.
        1. Professor 16 October 2015 19: 46 New
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          Quote: Malkor
          They may not have landed, but you should not deprive yourself of the possibility of tactical maneuver. There is such an opportunity, let it be.

          Why then can’t the cavalry be restored? Why deprive yourself of the possibility of tactical maneuver? wink

          Quote: Malkor
          The Airborne Forces proved to be very trained and reliable troops, not all of them assume airborne assault with equipment, but a certain amount is tailored precisely for this, which by the way does not prevent them from fighting perfectly without combat landing.

          However, here we are talking about technology. And it has never been used for its intended purpose.
          1. strannik1985 17 October 2015 07: 15 New
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            Already))) As far as I understand, mountain-pack companies on horses were formed in mountain brigades, in SA there was 68 separate motorized rifle (mountain) brigade with a separate cavalry squadron (248 horses) and a separate pack-transport company (225 horses).

            As part of the parachute landing, as part of the landing was used more than once.
            1. Professor 17 October 2015 07: 18 New
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              Quote: strannik1985
              As far as I understand in mountain brigades formed mountain pack companies on horseback

              Company? Return the cavalry army. wink

              Quote: strannik1985
              As part of the parachute landing, as part of the landing was used more than once.

              For example?
              1. strannik1985 17 October 2015 08: 22 New
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                What for? We are talking about the possibility of maneuver in specific conditions, cavalry-highlands, airborne rear of the enemy.

                For example, the Kabul-Bagram VDO.66 AN-22,77 Il-76,200 An-12, total 343 sorties, 7700 l / s, 1062 tons of cargo, 894 pieces of equipment.
          2. Malkor 17 October 2015 09: 15 New
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            cavalry prof will not give anything new
            if only a nuclear war does not begin, then we will restore
      4. strannik1985 17 October 2015 10: 16 New
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        Parachute landing after 1956:
        Operation Leopard, 1978, 450 paratroopers in the first wave and 200 in the second.
        RLI Battalion (Rhodesian Light Infantry) 5,190 landing for 4 years in the status of the parachute assault (battalion 250-350 people, never more than 480 people).
  2. Kolyma 16 October 2015 08: 05 New
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    yeah, old lady, guilty, old lady, it’s high time to go to the museum, to a well-deserved rest ... landing, of course, will endure everything, but how much can you mock people, what for then there was so much debate about BMD-4?
    .... and, yes, it is clear that in the first place priority areas: air defense, air force, navy

    Thanks to the author for the photo story hi
    1. cosmos111 16 October 2015 12: 38 New
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      Quote: Kolyma
      ..and, yes, it’s clear that first of all, priority areas


      a, airborne is not a priority ??? Airborne reserve of the Supreme Commander ...

      into service with the Airborne Forces, it is urgent to take the light modular wheeled armored vehicles 4x4, transported by transport Mi-8 / 17 ...


      pictured: GMV 1.1 4x4 modular armored company from General Dynamics
      http://www.wired.com/2012/06/general-dynamics-gmv/
      1. strannik1985 16 October 2015 14: 51 New
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        What's the point? The Airborne Forces are being thrown by the VTA, is there any point in artificially underestimating the characteristics? For the airborne forces, the tasks of mobile troops, for example, in 1979, the airborne forces were transferred from the Moscow Military District to a distance of 5500 km, to the border with China, but you will not transfer helicopters from BTA planes?
        Such a technique is needed for DShV joints, which should include transport and fire support helicopter shelves, so that the general weakness of the machines is compensated by tight support from the air.
      2. Kolyma 17 October 2015 14: 27 New
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        ... and the Airborne Forces, for starters, should still reach the landing zone, preferably in full force, for which the same division (which I believe and hope will never happen) needs a “corridor” 100 km along the front to the rear of the enemy, t .e. without an airborne forces and air defense, you can’t fly at all, Il, he can’t rotate the barrels :) but in order to squeeze the enemy’s air defense and air force, again what is needed? right - VKS, air defense and strategic missile forces. Although, of course, everything depends on the scale and details. This is if we are talking about a potentially equal opponent.

        I do not want to remind you, but the main purpose of the Airborne Forces, initially, in addition to strike and assault, is sabotage in the rear of the enemy, where the concentration of offensive heavy weapons is not significant. However, where are these front lines now?! .. there will be a heavy infantry fighting vehicle (such as based on Almaty), I will only be glad - this is the prospect!
  3. Kapralwdw 16 October 2015 09: 13 New
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    yes I served on such a machine !! there are a lot of sores in it but in general a good nimble car !!! she will still fight !! wink
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  5. rosomaha 16 October 2015 10: 21 New
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    BMD-4M is a prospect, but now and here you need to have cars with significantly improved performance, especially in terms of armament and LMS. Does anyone know if the troops have modifications of the BMD-2 with the "Coast" module (see photo)
    1. Bad_gr 17 October 2015 17: 32 New
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      Quote: rosomaha
      BMD-4M is a prospect, but it is necessary here and now ....

      What is the prospect if the machine is already on the assembly line and is being bought into the troops?
      It is high time that the old equipment (and the BMD-1-2 was honestly plowed out) be replaced by the BMD-4m, and in the future, the BMD-4m should be upgraded (new OMS, additional protection, etc.)
  6. 31rus 16 October 2015 21: 24 New
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    What kind of nonsense, equipment is necessary for any troops, especially the Airborne Forces, and if it has not been used for 60 years, then its hour has not yet arrived, and the cavalry will be so sorry for a hundred that a second horse battalion is being created at the direction of the Russian Defense Minister, without any jokes