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Project News "Boomerang"

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One of the promising projects for the development of military equipment for the armed forces moved to a new stage. According to the domestic press, the next stage of testing a promising armored personnel carrier, built on the basis of the unified wheeled platform "Boomerang", has begun. After completing all the necessary checks, the new combat vehicle must be put into service by various types of troops in need of such armored vehicles.


On the continuation of work on the project "Boomerang" and the beginning of testing the new 7 armored car in July reported the publication "Izvestia". The publication received comments on the progress of the project from the official representative of the developer. According to Sergei Suvorov, representing the “Military-Industrial Company”, preliminary tests of a promising armored personnel carrier built on the basis of the Boomerang platform have begun. It is reported that the new machine is amphibious and is able to move both on land and on water. Thanks to this, in particular, it is possible to supply new equipment to both ground forces and naval infantry.

The project of armored vehicles based on the Boomerang platform is called “an absolutely new word in the family of Soviet and Russian wheeled armored personnel carriers”. Unlike its predecessors, the new technique is built on the basis of a common platform with a number of characteristics related to modern requirements for such machines. This simplifies the creation and construction of new equipment, and in the future will lead to simplified operation of the front-line machines. The existing vehicle technology of the Boomerang family is said to be similar only to the wheel formula. From the point of view of other design features, this is a completely different technique.


Armored vehicle with combat module "Epoch" / "Boomerang-BM". Photo of Wikimedia Commons


It is noted that one of the main goals of a promising project is to increase the level of protection of equipment against threats in the form of various explosive devices. The old domestic armored personnel carriers did not have sufficient protection of this type, which led to corresponding negative consequences. In the framework of the new project, the task of mine protection was one of the main ones. In addition, the booking of the corps, which is responsible for protection from firing from a small weapons and small-caliber artillery or shell fragments.

Details of the current preliminary tests have not yet been clarified. Probably, the prototype "Boomerang" went to one of the landfills, where it is planned to check its driving performance and evaluate other characteristics. What exactly is happening now - official sources are silent.

In this case, there is some information that allows to build assumptions about the course of current tests. A few days before news About the beginning of preliminary tests in a free access there appeared several amateur photos of great interest. At the very beginning of July, in one of the streets of Nizhny Novgorod, a tractor with a tanker trailer carrying a Boomerang armored personnel carrier in a curious configuration was captured.

The greatest attention in the published photographs is the equipment installed behind the combat module of the armored personnel carrier. A special unit with two curved pipes for intake of atmospheric air was mounted on special slots of the roof of the prototype case. Such equipment allows to build assumptions about the objectives of current tests. There is reason to believe that an experienced armored vehicle was involved in tests on the water.

In this case, the armored personnel carrier had to move through the water with the help of two jet propulsion, originally envisaged by the project of a unified platform, and the pipes on the roof provided air supply to the habitable compartments and to the engine without the risk of flooding the intakes with water. Whether the prototype BTR was brought to the landfill or returned to the plant after inspections is unknown, but even without this information new photos are of great interest.

It is noteworthy that the possibility of an armored vehicle crossing water barriers by swimming, as well as the installation of jet propulsion units were originally provided for by the technical task. At the same time, from some published data it follows that the authors of the project did not immediately succeed in “teaching” the armored personnel carrier to sail. So, a few weeks ago, the management of the Military Industrial Company told that at present, work is underway on introducing new materials, primarily steel alloys, into the Boomerang project, aimed at reducing the weight of the structure and improving performance afloat. It is possible that these works were basically completed, which made it possible to begin testing experimental equipment in a modified configuration on water.

The development of the unified wheeled platform “Boomerang” project started at the beginning of this decade. The objective of the project was to create a platform suitable for use as the basis for the development of new equipment for various purposes. The creation of the platform was entrusted to the “Military Industrial Company” and a number of related organizations. For example, for the manufacture of new technology are responsible "The plant buildings" (Vyksa) and Arzamas engineering plant. The main part of the design work was completed in the first few years. In 2013, for the first time, a model of promising armored vehicles was shown for the first time to military officials and government officials.

The first public demonstration of technology built on the basis of the new platform was held on 9 on May 2015 of the year during a parade on Red Square. Then the cars were shown in the configuration of armored personnel carriers with appropriate equipment and weapons. The Boomerang family cars again took part in the 2016 parade of the year.

In mid-April, the development organization reported that a test program for the new armored personnel carrier was currently being implemented. Existing machines of the “Boomerang” family must pass the entire range of checks before the end of the current year. After completion of the test machine can be put into service. The start of serial construction of new equipment is scheduled for next year. At the same time, the first samples of armored personnel carriers may enter the troops, although mass deliveries will begin later.

Project News "Boomerang"
Transportation armored vehicle in the "water" configuration. Photo Bmpd.livejournal.com


The unified platform MIC-7829 "Boomerang" is a four-axle wheeled armored vehicle, the design of which is created taking into account the possible use as a basis for equipment for various purposes. For this purpose, in particular, the layout of the internal volumes with the front placement of the engine compartment, next to which the control section is located, is non-standard for domestic armored personnel carriers. The armored body of the machine was created using the latest developments in the field of protection systems, so that it can withstand firing from small arms or small-caliber artillery systems, as well as undermining explosive devices under the wheel or bottom.

According to reports, to date, "Military Industrial Company" has developed two versions of military equipment based on the platform "Boomerang." These are the K-16 armored personnel carrier and the K-17 wheeled infantry fighting vehicle. The differences between these two models are in the different composition of the equipment and different weapons. At the same time, the main characteristics, both tactical and technical, and operational, are on the same level.

The main tasks of the new family of vehicles are the transportation of personnel and support of the landing force with fire when participating in combat operations. For this, the machine is equipped with a three-dimensional troop compartment in the aft part. Unlike previous domestic armored personnel carriers, the Boomerang should land fighters through the stern ramp, which allows them to be covered from enemy fire with the entire vehicle body. There are also hatches in the roof.

The most noticeable external differences between the two versions of the armored vehicle relate to weapons. Thus, depending on the modification, the Boomerang can be equipped with two types of remotely controlled combat modules. A system with machine-gun armament and a set of smoke grenade launchers, also equipped with optical-electronic equipment for surveillance and guidance. An alternative to the machine-gun module is the Epoch / Boomerang-BM system. This combat module is large and carries a more serious weapon system. It is installed 30-mm automatic gun 2А42, 7,62-mm PKTM machine gun and launchers of guided missiles "Cornet". Both combat modules are controlled from the operator’s console located inside the reserved volume.

Armored vehicles based on the Boomerang platform, of at least two types, will go into mass production in the foreseeable future and will be supplied to the troops. Start of mass production is scheduled for next year. Full rearmament of the army is scheduled to begin by the end of the decade. New equipment will be transferred to the ground forces, as well as, according to recent reports, to the marines. Having received new armored vehicles with enhanced characteristics, various units of the armed forces will be able to increase their potential, as well as to abandon the operation of obsolete technology that does not fully meet modern requirements.

According to the latest media reports, one of the stages of testing new equipment is currently being conducted, which, among other things, may include testing on water. The completion of one or another phase of testing brings the moment of adoption of "Boomerangs" into service. This event will have to happen in the foreseeable future.


On the materials of the sites:
http://izvestia.ru/
http://tvzvezda.ru/
https://rg.ru/
http://bmpd.livejournal.com/
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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 8 July 2016 07: 04
    +1
    The start of mass production is scheduled for next year. Full rearmament of the army is planned to begin by the end of the decade.

    Well, God forbid that everything grows together and works out! drinks Otherwise, the Basurmans and foreigners will trample us! laughing
    1. Su24
      Su24 10 July 2016 00: 35
      +2
      Hmm, well, they wrote it. This article can be shrunk four times and it will not lose informational content.
    2. Ze Kot
      Ze Kot 11 July 2016 22: 38
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      Quote: aszzz888
      Well, God forbid that everything grows together and works out! drinks Otherwise, the Basurmans and foreigners will trample us!



      May the new armored personnel carrier not save us. And even 100 ... Especially at such a pace.
      1. CT-55_11-9009
        CT-55_11-9009 12 July 2016 11: 44
        +5
        Lying in a coffin and dying right away is not an option either. And in your opinion, maybe it would be better to "distribute the money spent on it to pensioners"?
  2. Shiva83483
    Shiva83483 8 July 2016 07: 11
    -2
    Let’s take a look at what our designers are casting ... the only hope is that they aren’t as handed as the dill, and the nudists. drinks
    1. NEXUS
      NEXUS 8 July 2016 09: 21
      +12
      Quote: Shiva83483
      the only hope is that they are not as hand-handed as the dill, and the nudists-natyuki.

      And what can be their "handshake", you may ask? The fact that they created a new unified platform from scratch is apparently world-class.
  3. ALEXXX1983
    ALEXXX1983 8 July 2016 08: 16
    +8
    Quote: Shiva83483
    Let’s take a look at what our designers are casting ... the only hope is that they aren’t as handed as the dill, and the nudists.

    You should have participated in the creation. You would, as the only one "not a handshake", definitely get an unsurpassed "wunderwaffle". laughing
  4. kugelblitz
    kugelblitz 8 July 2016 08: 30
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    I wonder what material the armored corps will be made of? If you plan to significantly reduce weight, while maintaining buoyancy + reserves for ceramic armor, then it will probably be made of aluminum alloys like BMP-3.
    1. goose
      goose 8 July 2016 15: 40
      +2
      Hinting at a moving sparkler? Well, this is now considered a global trend, and napalm or termite is not always at hand.
      1. CT-55_11-9009
        CT-55_11-9009 12 July 2016 11: 47
        +1
        Either aluminum and a floating platform, or armored steel (+ composites) and a hatchet in the lake. And there are a lot of rivers in Russia, and I’m generally silent about the rivers. An amphibious technique is needed. A termite with a tank or just a tank - the difference is small, one damn crew with a direct hit does not live.
  5. Verdun
    Verdun 8 July 2016 10: 26
    +3
    It is noted that one of the main goals of a promising project is to increase the level of protection of equipment from threats in the form of various explosive devices.
    That is, simply put, from mines. And that is why in the armed forces of different countries, armored personnel carriers became significantly higher than their predecessors. Indeed, to protect against the explosion of mines, a special suspension design, a wedge-shaped bottom and other technical tricks that increase the dimensions of the machine are needed. But, the fact is that all these tricks can be nullified by making changes to the design of the striking part of the mine. Make it cumulative, not high-explosive, and the tricks of the designers will be nullified. And to place DZ cars under the belly is a dubious decision. At the same time, a high and overall machine becomes a good target for other weapons. At the same time, the cost of a mine, as well as the cost of structural changes introduced into it, is significantly lower than the cost of an armored personnel carrier and changes made to its design. So the chances of armored vehicles to win in such a competition are few. I believe that it would make sense instead to focus on the development of a mobile robotic sapper equipment that will accompany the column in motion, detect and neutralize mines. It seems to me that this is a more promising way.
    1. Berkut24
      Berkut24 8 July 2016 11: 18
      +2
      You are a little confused about the purpose of different types of armored vehicles. The level of protection that you are talking about is required for the BMP, as a vehicle for direct support of a unit on the battlefield. The armored personnel carrier has in its name the main root - "transporter". those. Its task is to deliver subunits to the battlefield and to provide limited protection of personnel both during delivery and fire support on the battlefield in the worst case. The armored personnel carrier does not go in front of the infantry, it covers it with fire "from behind" or covers it with a side in case of fire contact from the rifleman, allowing the infantry to come closer to the enemy or to allow the infantry to withdraw in case of a crisis.
      You saw on TV news the tactics of using armored personnel carriers in the North Caucasus. There, the special forces approached the terrorists precisely behind the armored personnel carrier. On the armored personnel carrier they arrived at the CTO zone. And the battlefield is the lot of heavier and, mainly, tracked vehicles. There are no roads and there are completely different risks. There is the zone of operation of "Kurganets-25" and "Armata".
      1. gallville
        gallville 8 July 2016 11: 44
        +3
        Quote: Berkut24
        You are a little confused about the purpose of different types of armored vehicles. The level of protection that you are talking about is required for the BMP, as a vehicle for direct support of a unit on the battlefield. The armored personnel carrier has in its name the main root - "transporter"

        Most likely you are a little confused concept. On the Boomerang, it is not in vain that 2 variants of combat modules are installed. One goes purely as an armored personnel carrier (machine gun), the second for a full-fledged BMP. The bottom line is that both variations of the machine are protected equally.
        Quote: Berkut24
        its task is to deliver units to the battlefield and limited protection of personnel both during delivery and fire support on the battlefield in the worst case.

        So, in modern conflicts, an extremely common situation is highlighted. Therefore, the protection of the machine was brought to the level of BMP, as well as its weapons. The roots lie still in the Soviet state where some regiments and divisions were on armored personnel carriers. In modern realities, there is no sense in keeping battalions in the line. Why I will not explain. This is where the economy comes in. BMP (wheeled) quantitatively prevail over purely armored personnel carriers (those with a machine gun), the latter are cheaper to produce on the chassis of the BMP.
        Quote: Berkut24
        You saw on television news the tactics of using armored personnel carriers in the North Caucasus. There, the special forces approached closer to the terrorists precisely for the APCs. On the armored personnel carrier they arrived in the KTO zone.

        This situation is not from a good life. For such events, a good wheeled MRI with the 5th level of bottom protection and at least gratings from RPG would be best suited. Special forces must be protected. So, there are completely different requirements to the mrap compared to armored personnel carriers. Yes, and these operations are policemen. We are talking about a machine for military operations.
        Quote: Berkut24
        There is the zone of operation of "Kurganets-25" and "Armata".

        Caterpillars are not always required. The main databases are maintained in urban areas. So patency is not the main thing. From technology requires protection, good suo for weapons and mobility in this very area.
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  6. lexx2038
    lexx2038 8 July 2016 19: 49
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    Yes, the "box" is huge, you can see it from afar, the protection is weak, in case of "combat contact" they will be put out of action right away, therefore it is necessary to develop a concept of application. I think the police functions in the frontline or occupied territory, a cabman of personnel, a tractor, and something like that he will master - but no more.
    1. Vladimir61
      Vladimir61 8 July 2016 21: 47
      0
      As far as I remember, the concept of the reorganization of the Armed Forces provides for "light and heavy" brigades in the Land Forces, plus the rearmament of the coastal defense forces of the Navy. Nothing is done just like that, let's see!
      1. 4thParasinok
        4thParasinok 11 July 2016 11: 46
        +1
        Quote: Vladimir61
        As far as I remember, the concept of the reorganization of the Armed Forces provides for "light and heavy" brigades in the Land Forces, plus the rearmament of the coastal defense forces of the Navy. Nothing is done just like that, let's see!

        1. the repetition of the amerovskoy concept with their Strikers will not lead to anything good. And we must take into account that it is dry. they have borders only with Canada and Mexico. For such an adversary as Mexico, this concept is needed. For Russia, this is another cut of the dough and the further destruction of the army. Or would you say that Serdyukov was imprisoned for twenty years in a zone and not in the office of the general director of "Russian helicopters"
        2. For police operations there is the "National Guard", and it should not be confused with the army.
  7. Slon1978
    Slon1978 9 July 2016 01: 39
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    Quote: Verdun
    I believe that it would make sense instead to focus on the development of a mobile robotic sapper equipment that will accompany the column in motion, detect and neutralize mines. It seems to me that this is a more promising way.

    In your opinion, the technique moves only in columns? Are mines only factory-made? Even if we consider only standard "factory" mines - I agree that it is quite easy to make a cumulative mine, but such a mine must have a proximity fuse - otherwise it will be triggered under the track / wheel, for which the high-explosive action is much more effective than the cumulative one. Such a fuse, most likely, can be optical or magnetic, which implies a power source in the mine, which means its high cost and limited combat time (until the battery runs out). And all for what? To plant a cumulative jet in the bottom? But the cumulative jet does not guarantee equipment out of order, in contrast to the high-explosive jet, which blows the chassis and suspension. And this despite the fact that a cumulative mine is guaranteed to be more expensive and more difficult to operate. In general, your thought is controversial ...
  8. Hauptam
    Hauptam 10 July 2016 15: 01
    +1
    This idea with the Boomerang is not clear, it looks very much like a Polish car. Whoever would put up a comparison with the BTR 90, then there would be a substantive conversation, but there is only one water.
  9. Fei_Wong
    Fei_Wong 26 September 2016 08: 18
    0
    Still high, damn it ... Although this has its advantages, and considerable.
    Okay, the designers know better. No fools designed.
  10. zibo1668
    zibo1668 18 May 2017 05: 17
    0
    The first deliveries of production samples should begin in 2019, however, it is already known that these dates are postponed ...