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Armored "Knights" will defend Belarus

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Armored "Knights" will defend Belarus



At the January 22 meeting of the Security Council of Belarus, President Alexander Lukashenko confirmed the state’s peace-loving policy. Moreover, as the Commander-in-Chief noted, there is currently no direct military threat to Belarus. That is how the Belarusian leader assesses the level of security in the region.

At the same time, a certain lull is not a reason for calm and should not be misleading. So, despite the fact that the main source of threats Lukashenko noted the possible destabilization of the situation inside the state, the Minister of Defense was tasked to explore all options for responding to modern threats by force, taking into account the long-term forecast. The result of this work is reflected in the new Military Doctrine of Belarus.

It seems that the official Minsk nevertheless realized that at the heart of state security, first of all, lies the military component and only then the economic, environmental, etc. This is obvious - there is no point in creating and accumulating national wealth, if it is not possible to protect it from outside attacks, including with the support of internal extremist forces. And as Ukraine has shown, there will always be those who wish.

Maybe that’s precisely why the activity of the military-political leadership of the country on building up the military power of the Belarusian army has recently intensified. So, in the most difficult economic conditions, the main efforts of the Ministry of Defense are aimed at the purchase of new weapons and military equipment, as well as the modernization of existing ones. Moreover, this process went far beyond the priorities outlined last year: the Air Force and Air Defense Forces, MTR, as well as the development of UAVs. To increase the combat capabilities of the units, new aircraft, radar systems are purchased, communication systems are updated, and now the turn has reached tanks.

According to the plans of the military leadership of Belarus, responsible specialists have already begun to implement a phased modernization of all T-72Bs in service. If we consider that the T-72B is the main battle tank of the Belarusian army, the number of which exceeds 400 units, then we can say that the tank units will in the future reach a qualitatively new level.

It is not by chance that last year, 140 Repair Plant, one of the main enterprises of the State Military Industrial Committee of Belarus, demonstrated its own program of deep modernization of T-72B - Vityaz. Obviously, Belarusian tanks will be modernized at home - this is cheaper, more reliable, and more practical. Moreover, it is well known from competent sources that the first “Vityazi” have already left the assembly line, have been tested in units during combat training and have shown quite high efficiency. All this allows us to assess the feasibility of the ongoing program. It can be assumed that soon the modernized "seventy doubles" will go to the troops.



What's new in the Belarusian version of the modernization of the T-72?
Belarusian defenders have undergone a radical change in the fire control system. This is, first of all, the installation of a modern fire control system with the multichannel gunner sight Sosna-U, a target tracking machine, an aiming and observation complex of the commander PNK-4С-01. These changes allow the gunner to search for and hit targets from a cannon and a coaxial machine gun in the “Double” mode at any time of day, in any weather. In addition, the combat vehicle is additionally enhanced by a closed anti-aircraft machine-gun installation, which makes it possible to more effectively fight not only airborne, but also ground targets from the combat compartment of the tank at a distance of up to 1600 meters.

In addition, the combat potential and survivability of the tank have been significantly increased due to the use of the latest active systems (“Barrier”) and dynamic protection (“Knife”). Interestingly, thanks to the use of domestic developments in the modernization, Vityaz managed to reduce its vulnerability to anti-tank weapons and mines with magnetic fuses, as well as to increase the tank's camouflage, many other combat and operational capabilities.
Also, Vityazi are equipped with new digital radio communications (P-181-50BU “Rhapsody”) and navigation (GLONASS / GPS). Also announced improved ergonomic features. However, as noted in the Ministry of Defense, the growth limit for tankers will still remain.

Not everything is so smooth ...
Of course to call the Belarusian version of the modernization of the T-72B "Vityaz" deep is somewhat presumptuous. First of all due to the fact that the changes did not affect the engine, automatic loader and gun. And if they left the gun, as there was simply nothing to replace it at the moment, and the engine is untouched due to considerations of its reliability and maintainability in Belarusian conditions, then it is quite possible to improve the automatic loader for domestic engineers. And, as experts assure, in the near future Belarusians will deal with this issue.

Somewhat different история used in the "Vityaz" systems of dynamic protection "Knife" and active protection "Barrier" of Ukrainian production. Against the background of extremely difficult relations between Russia and Ukraine, the use of Minsk, Moscow’s closest ally, of Ukrainian military technologies is somewhat unreasonable. Probably, this approach was due to low rates and the overpriced Russian dynamic protection "Relikt". At the same time, according to Ukrainian experts, the contract of Minsk and Kiev for the supply of sets of dynamic protection involves the subsequent transfer of its production technology, which will significantly improve the capabilities of the domestic military-industrial complex and increase its export potential.

As for the "Barrier", then from the Russian colleagues to him a lot of complaints, which, however, are refuted by American experts, who independently conducted a study of the system. Moreover, Russia itself is developing an active protection system for “Afganit”, which is based on the same principles as “Barrier”.
Analyzing these facts, it becomes clear that the military leadership of Belarus, making a decision on the modernization of the T-72B tank fleet, proceeded primarily from the economic possibilities of the country, leaving aside political ambitions.

Tank biathlon
Interestingly, military competitions held under the auspices of Russia can become an arena for demonstrating not only the combat skills of the personnel, but also demonstrating the achievements of the military-industrial complex. In this sense, it is noteworthy that at the next tank biathlon competitions, Belarusians will be able to root for their crews already at the Vityaz. Let's hope that the upcoming participation of representatives of Belarus in these competitions will be more successful than in previous years.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 30 January 2016 07: 30
    +7
    In this sense, it is noteworthy that at the next tank biathlon competitions, Belarusians will be able to cheer for their crews already at Vityaz
    I will cheer for the squabs with pleasure and see what they were able to achieve in the issue of modernizing the T72 ...
    1. hedgehog in the fog
      hedgehog in the fog 30 January 2016 10: 42
      +2
      It seems that official Minsk nevertheless realized that the state’s security is primarily based on the military component and only then on the economic, environmental, etc. This is obvious - it makes no sense to create and accumulate national wealth
      Yesterday I put the child and his wife to the children's hospital in Grodno, one therapist in 6 rooms, stood for 3 hours, and nearby friends laid the daughter with appendicitis, the same 1 surgeon who performed 2 more operations during the reception, why do we need doctors and teachers let's do tanks better. we are doing well
      1. My doctor
        My doctor 30 January 2016 11: 36
        +7
        You can’t argue with this, doctors may be available, but there are no specialists. There is a country at the bottom, there are cities where Construction and Installation Trusts are disbanded due to the lack of orders (example of SMT of Polotsk, 22), before that the president was criticized on the network right now, they started openly joking about him. When the interlocutor says Lukashenko, I’m ready to hear another joke about Luke. I think that's why nationalists appear in order to frighten the people with their presence, and once again remind about the southern neighbor. Speaking, we also have the right and now look what is happening in Ukraine, where the people did not support the government, there is war.
        1. hedgehog in the fog
          hedgehog in the fog 30 January 2016 13: 24
          10
          We have very few right-wingers, mostly students who, oddly enough, in Belarusian universities fall under the influence of Polish exchange practitioners. I repent, when I was 16-17 I was sick with European values, though life teaches very intelligibly.
          1. avt
            avt 30 January 2016 19: 07
            +2
            Quote: hedgehog in the fog
            practicing exchange. I confess that in my youth of 16-17 I was also sick with European values, though life teaches very intelligibly.

            Well, this is even normal, in youth everyone is somehow radical, then in adulthood - liberals, but with life experience - conservatives. The main thing is that radicalism does not go off scale into fanaticism, blocking the access of information to the brain by blocking the comprehension of visible events and facts, liberalism does not become a religion with the infallible "foundations" of intellectual glitches cut off from life in a short egalit, libert, fgontolite and mental development did not stop in it and conservatism, in fact, the experience warning about the fragility of the World and, therefore, about caution in sudden movements, did not atrophy into a hardened retrograde. And so everything is fine - the brain works with the acquisition of knowledge and life experience overestimates knowledge, knowing everything in comparison. So - mentally healthy, fit for drill. " laughing
            Quote: MyVrach
            . Speaking, we also have the right and now look what is happening in Ukraine, where the people did not support the government, there is war.

            what Not necessarily, but for kindling - it is desirable. Well, an article ... like it was already discussed yesterday .... request
        2. TARSUS
          TARSUS 30 January 2016 20: 59
          +1
          Why are those fellow countrymen tanks when your economy is in "opera"? And with whom are you going to fight? And believe me, if the Maidan begins, then new tanks will not help.
      2. co-creator
        co-creator 30 January 2016 15: 01
        +5
        I think Lukashenko just needs to stand under the umbrella of the Russian Federation. like Europe under the umbrella of the USA. And these funds should be spent on social programs. Only he will not go for it, he is afraid for his power.
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      4. Su24
        Su24 30 January 2016 16: 11
        -3
        Quote: hedgehog in the fog
        It seems that official Minsk nevertheless realized that the state’s security is primarily based on the military component and only then on the economic, environmental, etc. This is obvious - it makes no sense to create and accumulate national wealth
        Yesterday I put the child and his wife to the children's hospital in Grodno, one therapist in 6 rooms, stood for 3 hours, and nearby friends laid the daughter with appendicitis, the same 1 surgeon who performed 2 more operations during the reception, why do we need doctors and teachers let's do tanks better. we are doing well


        Yeah, tanks only need to be done if there are doctors. Indeed, in the event of a war, the doctors will fight back. Damn, damn it, that's the logic of civilians.
        1. co-creator
          co-creator 30 January 2016 16: 34
          -1
          Quote: Su24
          Yeah, tanks only need to be done if there are doctors. Indeed, in the event of a war, the doctors will fight back. Damn, damn it, that's the logic of civilians.

          And why not entrust the basic defense of the country and the expenses of the Russian Federation as Europe to the USA, and give the money to doctors? Who will get worse from this?
          1. Dam
            Dam 30 January 2016 20: 33
            +3
            Does the Russian Federation need this? You can’t drive to heaven on someone else’s hell
      5. father
        father 30 January 2016 18: 58
        -5
        Looking from the Lithuanian perspective. Against the infantryman with Javelin up to 4 km, not a single modification of the T-72 stands up. Waste of money.
        1. Dam
          Dam 30 January 2016 20: 35
          +6
          Hey schoolboy, go th beloved javelin look. And then get the screen dirty. And your prospect is Lithuanian, to clean the toilets in London.
          1. father
            father 30 January 2016 21: 10
            -2
            TTX Recent Modifications Maximum firing range 4,750 m (tested) [Javelin Man-Portable Anti-Tank Missile Demonstrates Extended Range Capability - Deagel.com, February 6, 2013]
            1. Cat man null
              Cat man null 30 January 2016 22: 12
              +1
              Quote: babai
              (tested)

              Where? Test conditions?

              Quote: babai
              Demonstrates Extended Range Capability

              Well, yes, yes .. Vasya, I worked for seven years in a very western company, I somehow know the standard phrases from the reports ..

              Total: everything that you wrote there in angelic is about nothing. This is if in Russian, yeah yes
              1. Scraptor
                Scraptor 1 February 2016 05: 43
                0
                He has a cool nickname "Pop Gapon" laughing
        2. Scraptor
          Scraptor 1 February 2016 05: 41
          0
          Looking from the perspective of the T-72 after a shot with shrapnel from a much greater range, the Lithuanian company with the javelins will not be able to count other people's money ...
          In general, this cheap tank was made by forgiving China Lithuanians there are many soldiers.
    2. NIKNN
      NIKNN 30 January 2016 11: 37
      +3
      The result of this work is reflected in the new Military Doctrine of Belarus.


      Based on the phrase (in the new Military Doctrine of Belarus) that they (Belarus) are between the hammer and the anvil (Russia and NATO) and the poor (not the people) do not know where to go, there is a clear tendency to try to sit on 2x chairs ... request

      PS: To the author: the word Belarus is written with "o" and with 2 "s". There is no need to insult the brothers, this is still not the USA ...
      1. Mexovoy
        Mexovoy 30 January 2016 18: 10
        +1

        Belarus will be in Russian, Belarusians have the self-name of the Republic of Belarus.
        1. Cat man null
          Cat man null 30 January 2016 23: 03
          +1
          Quote: Mexovoy
          Belarusians have a self-name Belarus

          Cho drove in, the tractor was so named, with the Union yet .. with big rear wheels, if you remember :)
          1. Sergej1972
            Sergej1972 31 January 2016 00: 48
            0
            Now there is a tractor without a soft sign, "Belarus".
            1. Scraptor
              Scraptor 1 February 2016 05: 44
              +1
              And the hare is not a rabbit ... Well, you all wait! bully
      2. ILDM1986
        ILDM1986 30 January 2016 18: 32
        0
        on the poster, by chance the anti-aircraft installation and the target tracking machine are not mixed up?
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 30 January 2016 07: 55
    +3
    To wish bad things to our brothers is not worthy. Develop, upgrade. Only to the west and beyond the ocean do not look back, they certainly will not help.
    1. sq
      sq 30 January 2016 18: 24
      +3
      Quote: aszzz888
      Only west and overseas do not look back

      It may not be necessary to look around, but it is necessary to glance so that some rubbish from there does not arrive
  3. Hammer
    Hammer 30 January 2016 08: 11
    +7
    Could not ignore:
    this approach was due to the low performance and overpriced cost of the Russian dynamic protection "Relic"

    A ridiculous statement, especially given that the "knife" based on absolutely delusional inferences, as expected, does not work not only in theory but also in practice.
    Russia itself is developing an active protection system, Afganit, which is based on the same principles as the Barrier.

    Afganit works absolutely on other principles that the "barrier"
    In general, Belarusians are great. Although they have no stools.
    1. ILDM1986
      ILDM1986 30 January 2016 21: 35
      0
      is there any reliable information about the principles of work of "Afghanit"? generally read the opinion that it is not a KAZ, but something like KOEP - that is, it interferes, but does not intercept the shells.
  4. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 30 January 2016 08: 32
    +9
    The Belarusian army will be a good judge when it enters the Russian army. And then we play .. but we don’t play there. But give me the money.
  5. misterwulf
    misterwulf 30 January 2016 10: 36
    +5
    In general, as long as the T-55, M-48, M-60, Leopard-1 and Chieftain with the Merkava-1 remain in service with "respectable" countries, the T-72 has an unlimited upgrade horizon. It is not necessary (in conditions of limited funding) to reinvent the T-90 or its ukro-analogue of the T-84 (which they do not financially pull), if from the T-72, using ingenuity and non-standard thinking, you can make the same T-90 and even better.
    This platform for another 30-40 years IMHO will give birth to new armored vehicles. Painfully it is universal. Steeper than the T-34. My father was in the 60s and 70s. served in the air defense precisely "in the field" and back in the 70s. some anti-aircraft guns were based on ... T-34! wink
    1. Forest
      Forest 30 January 2016 11: 20
      +1
      If Belarus were in the Middle East or in Africa, then there is a sense of a long modernization. And here, if something happens, Belarusians will have to face Leo 2, Abrams, Twarda and, God forbid there is a Maidan, with our T-72 and T-90.
      1. VP
        VP 31 January 2016 14: 59
        0
        And how many Poles have Abrams and how many 72's?
        And what are the prospects for the Abrams in the conditions of Belarus?
  6. Homo
    Homo 30 January 2016 11: 36
    +2
    “Analyzing these facts, it becomes clear that the military leadership of Belarus, when deciding to modernize the fleet of T-72B tanks, proceeded, first of all, from the country's economic capabilities, leaving political ambitions aside.”
    Only it would not hurt to share "political ambitions", "the desire to sit on two chairs", "flirting with the West" and "betrayal of allied interests"!
  7. misterwulf
    misterwulf 30 January 2016 11: 37
    +1
    By the way, Belarusians have good traditions of automobile construction (MAZ and BelAZ) and tractor construction - "Belarus". In my opinion, they only lack money for their tanks. Technology and production facilities and specialists are everything.
    1. flay
      flay 30 January 2016 12: 46
      +2
      Quote: misterwulf
      By the way, Belarusians have good traditions ....
      -"Belarus". In my opinion, they only lack money for their tanks. Technology and production facilities and specialists are everything.


      Well, so what should Russia give money for the development of Belarusian tanks?
      In my opinion in this matter BIG LACK OF POLICIES ...
      A tank is necessary, allied states.
      What co-financing cannot be implemented?
      Do not create a joint working group?
      Why drag "everyone in their direction" if in the end a trishkin caftan?
      1. Lex.
        Lex. 30 January 2016 17: 17
        +4
        Well, so what should Russia give money for the development of Belarusian tanks
        What are you talking about and what kind of money is the Belarusian communications satellite that China launched also Russia has given. And why do you not find Russia launched China and not Russia?
    2. uwzek
      uwzek 30 January 2016 16: 48
      +1
      Quote: misterwulf
      In my opinion, they have only money for their tanks. Technology and production facilities and specialists are everything.

      There is no production of armor, tank guns and machine guns, tank engines. And there is much more that there is no production. The main thing in the tank is iron. Multiple attempts to produce aluminum zrzatsy tank with a very smart and cool weapons to no avail (yet).
      The tank repair plant stupidly lacks space for a serious modernization of the tank. For him, a similar alteration of four hundred cars is a task for decades, for which the production of those imported components that they plan to use in revision will cease long ago ...
  8. Konstantin Yu
    Konstantin Yu 30 January 2016 14: 57
    +2
    Where it’s subtle, it’ll tear there, while the Old Man in two chairs manages, soon in three (+ Ukraine), but in the mood, maybe for everyone ... he has such a talent. ALL TECHNOLOGIES MUST BE CLOSED IN RUSSIA .. Without looking back at the little brothers. Well-done young people themselves, they won’t be able to, they will do what they can ... The fidelity of the fraternal peoples is tested in uroza, and not in the parade ... Is it interesting that there are Belarusian pilots or specialists in Syria?
    1. misterwulf
      misterwulf 30 January 2016 17: 18
      +2
      99% I think there is. Half of the Belarusian aircraft fleet is "leased" from Russia. Almost free such "leasing". And pilots on "leasing" are trained where the planes were delivered from. The same topic, by the way, is with Serbs and Armenians.
      And do not use such a beautiful chance to train their aces. Where are you still training? I think they are there.
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  11. Michael_59
    Michael_59 30 January 2016 17: 52
    +2
    Quote: AUTHOR
    Probably, this approach was due to low rates and the overpriced price of the Russian dynamic protection "Relic"


    The author surprised, surprised ...
  12. bed111
    bed111 30 January 2016 18: 49
    0
    Quote: NIKNN
    The result of this work is reflected in the new Military Doctrine of Belarus.


    Based on the phrase (in the new Military Doctrine of Belarus) that they (Belarus) are between the hammer and the anvil (Russia and NATO) and the poor (not the people) do not know where to go, there is a clear tendency to try to sit on 2x chairs ... request
    PS: To the author: the word Belarus is written with "o" and with 2 "s". There is no need to insult the brothers, this is still not the USA ...

    Yes, the author correctly writes: Republic of Belarus. So, he did not hurt us. We write like this ourselves, but you don't know about the brothers, it turns out that nothing is insulting. And the Old Man is trying hard: he is trying for the people. If he takes money from anyone, he spends money on new homes and hospitals, and not on Chubais's piles of money. And he understands this: you will not feed your army, you will have to maintain someone else's.
  13. bed111
    bed111 30 January 2016 18: 55
    0
    Quote: misterwulf
    99% I think there is. Half of the Belarusian aircraft fleet is "leased" from Russia. Almost free such "leasing". And pilots on "leasing" are trained where the planes were delivered from. The same topic, by the way, is with Serbs and Armenians.
    And do not use such a beautiful chance to train their aces. Where are you still training? I think they are there.


    This is not and was not. Our planes fly to themselves, yours to themselves, with their pilots. Of course, there is an exchange, studies, joint exercises, possibly flying by training machines, but, naturally, no one will fly a military plane of another state to a Belarusian. They don't even take Belarusians to study as a military pilot. So, by leasing, you invented something here.
  14. aba
    aba 30 January 2016 20: 59
    0
    I understand everything that Belarus is another country, that it has its own interests and economic necessity and opportunity. But right now hope for Ukraine ?!
    Experience shows that one cannot measure everything by economic expediency. Over there they said, "what we can't do, we'll buy it." And before that, promises of the best led to the death of the USSR, and a little more, then the entire industry just crashed. So it turns out that you first need to rely on yourself.
  15. bed111
    bed111 30 January 2016 21: 16
    0
    Quote: aba
    I understand everything that Belarus is another country, that it has its own interests and economic necessity and opportunity. But right now hope for Ukraine ?!

    By the way, I don’t even know why Ukrainian components were chosen, if there are Russian components that are better. There is a thought that some kind of barter, maybe. Or they are, indeed, much cheaper at times. The only way I can explain.
  16. gallville
    gallville 31 January 2016 00: 09
    0
    fire control systems with multi-channel gunner’s sight “Sosna-U”, automatic target tracking, sighting and observation complex commander PNK-4C-01. These changes allow the gunner to search and defeat the target from the cannon and coaxial machine gun in the Double mode at any time of the day, in any weather. In addition, the combat vehicle is additionally reinforced with a closed anti-aircraft machine-gun mount, which makes it possible to more effectively combat not only air, but also ground targets from the fighting compartment of a tank at a distance of up to 1600 meters.

    The highlighted compares favorably with the t-72b3.
    Pine, if memory serves, is made in Belarus.
    So the choice is just great. Price quality all respected.
    In addition, the combat potential and survivability of the tank were significantly increased due to the use of the latest active ("Barrier") and dynamic defense ("Knife") systems.

    Well, firstly, there is not enough money for this. Secondly, these kits still have to produce, which is already doubtful. Thirdly, the quality of the product is in question, going a bunch of rumors of speculation is generally not a fact. They will stop at contact-5.
    First of all, due to the fact that the changes did not affect the engine, automatic loader and gun.

    Like a fish needs a bicycle? The idea of ​​using MBT does not provide for such battles. Sense with the new AZ? Also, to establish production under the new ammunition, but where to put the old ones? The gun during operation will be replaced will be bought in the Russian Federation (most likely). The engine? What's the point? TVD then the European is not up to the mountains to jump.

    In general, in terms of suo and armament, the modernization is competent, with dz and kaz there are many questions.
  17. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 31 January 2016 09: 51
    0
    Heavy (55-65t) modifications of NATO tanks appeared in the late 80s, after the results of the firing of GDRovsky T-72 Leopard-2 tanks by not the most modern submunitions of that time. Accordingly, the 125mm gun is still relevant when using modern BPS and ATGMs launched through the barrel. The rest is a balanced increase in booking, engine replacement, as growing mass and modern fire control system.
  18. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 31 January 2016 18: 15
    +1
    "Moreover, as noted by the Commander-in-Chief, currently direct
    there is no military threat to Belarus. "////

    Reasonable person. It is necessary to deal with the economy of Belarus, which at the end of 2014, 2015
    started to decline. When the economy is strong, the rest will follow.