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Bear wakes up: Modernization of Russian armored vehicles


The T-14 Armata tank is still in the early stages of development, but has already caused concern in the West, because its new layout and tower technology allow it to surpass existing combat capabilities Tanks

Despite all the recent economic turmoil, several major programs of modernization of the Russian ground forces are being implemented.

Russia today has significantly less military power than it was in the days of the Soviet Union, but, nevertheless, it still has an impressive army. The strength of the land forces of the Russian Federation is approximately 300 000 manpower. In addition, Russia retains elite airborne troops of 45000 men, while the marines subordinate to the Russian Navy have about 10000 men.

In the 90s, the Russian military was in a deep crisis due to total under-financing, radical reforms and cuts. At that time, the country was involved in two big wars with the separatists in Chechnya. The first wave of radical restructuring and reform of the land forces swept after the end of the first Chechen campaign. Then, from 2001 to 2004, the year went through a reorganization and further downsizing in an attempt to make the army more adapted to the new economic and geopolitical realities that Russia faced.

The five-day war with Georgia in the territory of the South Ossetia breakaway enclave in August 2008 demonstrated that the army was poorly prepared for modern hostilities with conventional weapons, as it had a lot of organizational flaws and experienced a shortage of certain weapons.

This forced the military leadership to launch a new wave of radical reforms, divided into three phases, the last of which is scheduled to be completed by the 2020 year. Among the main objectives of the reforms was the complete replacement of the arsenals of the Soviet era by the end of this period.

At the beginning of the reforms, the Russian defense budget was full of petrodollars, which allowed the Ministry of Defense to launch an ambitious rearmament program that embraced all branches and types of armed forces. However, the Russian economy today is in a rather deplorable state due to the low prices for oil and gas and the sanctions imposed by the West after the annexation of the Crimea in March 2014 of the year. The growing economic crisis was the reason for the reduction of Russian military revenues in 2015 by 3,8%, while the reduction in 2016 for the year was 5%.

The difficult economic situation makes it impossible to completely replace the Soviet weapons systems in the Russian armed forces by the 2020 year, so this will be a longer process, which at best can be completed no earlier than the middle of the next decade. A large number of new weapons systems are still in development or at the initial stage of mass production.

New assault vehicles

Russian airborne troops (Airborne Troops) are an independent airborne branch of the armed forces in a state of increased combat readiness. The Airborne Forces have special airborne combat armored vehicles, which can be dropped on parachute platforms from IL-76 and An-124 heavy transport aircraft for delivery to the site.

In 2004, the BMD-4 airborne combat vehicles began to receive in the Airborne Forces, but a year later their manufacturer, the Volgograd Tractor Plant (VgTZ), was declared bankrupt, and production was stopped.

Kurgan Machine-Building Plant (KMZ) received an urgent task to develop a new machine, which already in 2008 for the first time was presented under the designation BMD-4М. In fact, the car is an elongated and lightweight version of the BMP-3.

The first production units were delivered to the airborne troops in March 2015. By the end of 2016, about 60 vehicles will be delivered to the Airborne Forces to replace obsolete BMD-2 machines.

On the basis of BMD-4M was developed tracked armored personnel carrier, designated BTR-MDM "Shell"; The machine can carry 13 paratroopers.

The airborne is also armed with a self-propelled airborne anti-tank gun Sprut-SD with a 125-mm gun, which can also be used as a light amphibious tank. It was first introduced in 2005 after protracted development work, but production was also stopped after the VGTZ bankruptcy. An improved version of the Sprut-SDM1 was also developed by KMZ. He is armed with the same gun, but is based on the BMD-4M chassis.

Revolutionary armor

Tank T-14 Armata is considered the most important program for an armored vehicle. The full-scale development of this universal armored tracked platform began in the 2009-2011 years at the Uralvagonzavod Research and Production Corporation (UVZ) in Nizhny Tagil. The goal was to develop a large family of new generation combat vehicles on a common tracked chassis. The first version of the main battle tank (MBT) was first shown at the Victory Parade in Moscow in May 2015 of the year.

The design of the T-14 MBT, also known as the 148 Object, is radically different from the design of traditional Russian tanks, starting with the T-64 tank, which was born back in the 60s of the last century. The T-14 has three crew members who are placed in an armored compartment in front of the hull. The armored capsule is designed to increase the chances of survival in the event of a direct hit or fire in the engine compartment.

Like all other Russian MBTs, the T-14 tank is armed with an 125-mm smooth-bore automatic-loading gun, which can also launch guided missiles. The gun under the designation 2A82 is a completely new model. It is reported that it has significantly better performance compared with the 2A46 gun, which was installed on previous models of tanks.

Perhaps the biggest innovation of the T-14 project is the uninhabited tower. There is an assumption that its large size will make it possible to install an 152-mm gun in the future without significant modifications.

The development team has put a lot of effort to increase the combat survivability of the T-14 in the fight against modern tanks. There is not a lot of reliable information about the new complex of active protection (KAZ) "Afganit", which is one of the main elements of increasing the survivability of the new tank. It is assumed that it consists of a set of infrared, ultraviolet and radar sensors to determine the attacking projectiles and missiles with which it fights, using both means of direct and functional damage. In the event of a KAZ Afganit failure, the T-14 tank can rely on the Malachite Dynamic Protection System (DZ), covering most of its surface, including the roof of the tower. Under the DZ blocks there is a layer of composite armor of unbreakable thickness to provide additional protection.

The high mobility of the T-14 is ensured by the 12-cylinder diesel engine with an HP 1500 power. The tank also features an active suspension system.

Plans for the acquisition of the T-14 tank army units are not entirely clear. An experimental batch of tanks, which will participate in the final stage of factory testing, has been manufactured. After their completion, the vehicles will be delivered to the Russian military for military trials.

According to Vyacheslav Khalitov, deputy general director of UVZ, the plant’s production capacity allows the T-14 tank to be re-equipped with armored units of the Russian army during 5-10 years. In UVZ declare that they have the opportunity to make up to 2020 MBT before the 2300 year, but this possibility can be considered only as a purely theoretical figure, which is impossible from technical and financial points of view. However, T-14 has the highest priority among the plans for the re-equipment of armored vehicles and, of course, will receive the lion's share of funds aimed at financing the modernization of armored vehicles.

19 April 2016, the Deputy Minister of Defense, who oversees this program, Yuri Borisov, said that an order has already been placed for approximately 100 tanks. This batch is intended for field trials and, in his words, the initial limited order is consistent with the Ministry of Defense’s approach to procurement with “reasonable sufficiency”.

In May, 2015 was introduced to another member of the Armata family - the heavy T-15 BMP (149 Object). The engine of the car is installed in front, and the compartment for nine infantrymen is located in the rear part. The T-15 is equipped with a Boomerang-BM unmanned combat unit, armed with an 30-mm 2A42 cannon, a twin machine gun 7,62-mm PKT and four ATGM Cornet. It is expected that the heavy BMP T-15 will be produced in several versions, including with various weapons, including towers with 57-mm cannon and 120-mm mortar / cannon.

The T-15 heavy infantry vehicle offers the same level of protection as the T-14 tank, including the Afganit and Malachite complexes. Sources in the company UVZ also stated that the T-14 and T-15 are designed to fight in the same battle formations and will be equipped with a common tactical data exchange system. The 2015 video of the year showed an armored evacuation vehicle T-16 on the basis of the same universal tracked platform.

Bome "Boomerang" is being developed as a platform 8x8, which will perform various tasks and, ultimately, replace the outdated BTR-80

Rebirth MBT

It is clear that in the foreseeable future the Russian army will not receive a sufficient number of T-14 tanks, so it must rely on the modernization of existing armored vehicles. Its large OBT park consists of three main types: T-72, T-80 and T-90.

Tank T-90 and its modifications are considered the most modern MBT, in service with the Russian army. The base tank T-90, created in the late 80-s, is a deep refinement of the T-72B. Its production began in the 1992 year and continued until the 1998 year; It was manufactured from 120 to 160 machines. Most of these tanks are used for combat training or are in long-term storage.

The production of the modernized version of the T-90A "Vladimir" began in the 2004 year, it has a new welded turret and the B-92C2 engine with the 1000 horsepower X. The new systems also include the upgraded 2A46M-5 gun, the Buran M night sight, the advanced Blind-1M opto-electronic suppression system, and many other elements that increase mortality and survivability.

In 2006, the ESSA night sight with the Catherine-FC thermal imager matrix from the French company Thales was introduced. Until 2011, the X-NUMX T-360A tanks were manufactured with this scope, but production was then stopped due to plans for the production of the T-90 tank. UVZ also proposed an improved version of the T-14AM “Breakthrough”, but the Russian Ministry of Defense did not show any serious interest in it. However, last year there were discussions about the modernization of T-90A tanks using new systems originally designed for the T-90AM variant.

After stopping the production of T-90A, the Russian Ministry of Defense launched a program to modernize part of its T-72B MBT. The standard B3 was introduced at the end of 2011 as a more affordable alternative to restarting T-90A production.

The original upgrade in accordance with the standard B3 includes a tank overhaul, integration of the Sosna-U multichannel sight, new radio stations, a meteorological sensor and a ballistic computer. The firepower increased thanks to the integration of the 2A46M-5 gun, featuring improved gyrostabilization and more efficient automatic loading, which allows you to shoot new types of ammunition. The combat survivability of the T-72B3 tank was enhanced by the installation of DZ Kontakt-5 units.

By the beginning of 2016, the UVZ delivered 600 upgraded tanks. The T-72B3 program has reduced risks and costs compared with the T-90A project, while the upgraded tanks, according to some data, have slightly greater combat capabilities compared to the basic T-72B model. However, the survivability of the B3 remained at a low level due to the now outdated remote sensing system “Contact-5”.

At the beginning of 2016, the Department of Defense ordered a comprehensive upgrade of its T-72B MBT to an improved standard with a view to significantly lowering the overall mortality rate and increasing combat survivability. At the end of January, a contract was announced for the modernization of the first batch of X-NUMX T-32 tanks, which should be completed by the end of that year. He was followed in March by another contract, according to which the number of upgraded tanks increased to 72; according to the schedule, the last of them the army should receive at the end of 154 of the year.

The upgraded vehicle is distinguished by a more powerful diesel engine B-92C2F with 1130 hp power, an improved control system, 12,7-mm Kord machine gun mounted on the turret, a new DZ "Relikt" system and lattice screens to protect the engine compartment.

The tank fleet of the Russian army also includes a decent number of T-80 MBTs with a gas turbine engine, but there are no plans to upgrade this model; it will be decommissioned after the adoption of the T-14 tank.

Creation of BMP

Kurganets-25 (Object 695) is a new tracked BMP, developed by Kurganmashzavod. It differs from previous generations of machines in significantly larger sizes, which allows it to be compared with Western machines, for example, the American BMN M2 Bradley. As in the case of heavy infantry fighting vehicles T-15, to increase the survivability on the battlefield, saturated with ATGM and RPG, KAZ “Afganit” and DZ “Malachite” are installed on it.

Object 695 has a crew of three people and transports up to eight paratroopers. The machine is equipped with a remote-controlled Boomerang-BM combat unit with an 30-mm cannon and a twin machine gun, but the BMP is expected to receive more powerful weapons after the start of mass production.

The 693 object is the second combat vehicle based on the Kurganets-25 platform. The tracked armored personnel carrier is armed with a remote-controlled 12,7-mm machine gun, but does not have some elements of the Afghani KAZ.

In September, 2015, the concern Tractor Plants, announced that the Russian military had expressed serious concern about the large size of the Kurganets-25 family, calling it a "dream RPG shooter." However, the development of the platform will continue, and state tests will begin approximately after 2017. This means that mass production can begin at the end of the decade, provided that the Ministry of Defense approves the machine for adoption.

Russian motorized infantry units are equipped with two tracked infantry fighting vehicles — the outdated BMP-2 and better armed BMP-3. The first of them is not planned to upgrade, it is expected that it will be gradually replaced by newer models.

Until now, the BMP-3 is being manufactured, which, in service with the Russian aria, consists of 500 machines, while another batch of 100 machines was ordered in May 2015 of the year. According to the information available, the production will go on at least until the end of the decade and therefore additional orders are likely. The Russian Ministry of Defense, however, is not interested in upgrading its existing BMP-3, despite the new projects proposed by the Tractor Plants Concern, for example, the BMP-3М "Dragoon", which had the engine moved forward, which made it possible to increase the troop compartment in the aft parts of the machine.

A new generation of armored personnel carriers

Motorized infantry units of the Russian army operate a large fleet of armored personnel carriers, traditionally consisting of light wheeled armored vehicles. The military-industrial company (MIC) is the leading developer of armored personnel carriers in Russia and is currently promoting its new platform, the 8x8 Boomerang with a diesel engine with a power of 510 hp. Platform development began in the 2012-2013 years, but very little information is available about this project.

Unlike the previous models of the BTR, which are in large quantities in service with the Russian army, the new Boomerang model has an engine installed in the middle of the hull, which made it possible to install a stern ramp. All previous models had side doors, although this is considered a serious disadvantage, leading to a decrease in survivability.

At the beginning of 2016, it was announced that the tests of the BTR Boomerang began, but its production will begin no earlier than 2020, because the program does not have a high priority in the list of purchases of Russian ground forces.

The BTR-80, along with its upgraded version of the BTR-82A, are still the main types of BTR in the army. The latest version was developed by the MIC and first shown in the 2009 year. Compared with its predecessor, the BTR-82A armored personnel carrier has an increased level of survivability due to the installation of Kevlar tiles on the inner walls of the crew compartments and the landing force. Also in the car installed a new communication kit, air conditioning unit, fire extinguishing system and other systems. One of the most notable changes was the installation of a new weapon - the 30-mm 2A42 cannon with a twin PCT 7,62-mm machine gun.

Both the BTR-82AM (modernization of the existing BTR-80) and the new BTR-82A were supplied to the Russian army.

Western aid

During the presidential term of Dmitry Medvedev in 2008-2012, the Russian Ministry of Defense from time to time began to open doors to high-tech weapons from recognized Western European suppliers. Perhaps the largest such deal was the purchase for the Russian army of an LMV light armored car by the Italian company Iveco. After several years of testing, the first contract for the licensed assembly of this model in Russia was signed in 2011. In accordance with the plan, 358 purchased LMV M65 armored cars, which received the name “Lynx” in Russia. At that time, long-term plans included the purchase of a total of 1775 machines.

The contract on the armored car LMV was signed after the first disappointments caused by the shortcomings of the armored Tiger developed by the local company GAZ, but later it itself was subjected to certain criticism. The licensed assembly of the first batch of LMV M65 was completed in November 2014 of the year, but there were no new orders for the LMV machine. In 2013, high-ranking sources at the Ministry of Defense stated that no further purchases were foreseen, since tests and preliminary exploitation demonstrated that the vehicle did not meet all the requirements of the Russian military.

Another major contract with the Western company was signed in 2011 year, the purpose of which was to improve the quality of the combat training of the Russian army. For the construction of a large training center in Mulino in 370 km from Moscow, the German company Rheinmetall was chosen.

The contract for the construction of a center capable of training military personnel up to 30000 per year was estimated at 100 million euros. The landfill in Mulino with a total area of ​​500 km2 will allow to conduct combat training of the whole motorized infantry brigade in a wide range of combat scenarios. Using simulated hostilities and modern equipment, instructors will be able to assess in detail the fighting qualities of the units involved in the training, right down to the individual soldier.

After the EU imposed sanctions on Russia in connection with its participation in the crisis in Ukraine and the annexation of the Crimea, Rheinmetall unilaterally decided to terminate the contract, despite the stipulation in the sanctions, which allows for the complete completion of already concluded and active contracts.

Infantry mobility

Russia began to use various armored personnel carriers of the infantry after the war in Chechnya highlighted the urgent need to have armed infantry units armed with well-protected vehicles capable of withstanding explosions on improvised explosive devices (IED) and firing from small arms weapons.

The Russian military bought two main models of infantry vehicles. The first model is an armored Tiger 4x4 with a diesel engine manufactured by GAZ. There are several options for this vehicle, including armored and armed versions. In the framework of the second project "Typhoon" a protected vehicle was created for the transport of personnel, which will be used in light-duty infantry brigades. The Typhoon protected vehicle has an armored body, but has no weapons, since it is intended only for the transport of troops. The Tayfun-K 6x6 armored car was designed by the Kama Automobile Plant, and the Typhoon-U was built by the Ural auto plant. Both vehicles, which can accommodate 16 soldiers, are already being produced for the Russian military. The booking level roughly corresponds to the STANAG 4 NATO Standard 4569 Level.

The heavy-armored infantry fighting vehicle T-15 (pictured) enters the family on the basis of the Armat’s universal tracked platform.

Artillery continues to live

The Russian army inherited the traditions of the Soviet artillery school, as evidenced to a large extent by the massive use of artillery systems in eastern Ukraine and Syria. The army is armed with a fairly wide range of powerful and reliable artillery systems. Self-propelled systems include 203-mm Peony, 152-mm Hyacinth-S, Msta-C and Acacia, as well as 122-mm Carnation, while towed howitzers include 152-mm Hyacinth-B, Msta-B and 122-mm models D-30.

Coalition-SV, perhaps, is the most famous self-propelled unit, which is close to adoption. The development of 152 crawler howitzer began in 2002; It was first shown to the public in May 2015 at the Victory Parade in Moscow.

In accordance with the current plans, the Coalition-SV should replace the Msta-C howitzer. It has a completely new 2A88 gun with an automatic loader that allows you to achieve a quick rate of 5-10 minute shots. The initial plans envisaged its installation on the Armat’s chassis, but when the Coalition-SV entered the Parade, it turned out that the gun was based on the chassis of the T-90 tank.

Development and testing are at an advanced stage and sources in the Russian Ministry of Defense hint that the system will be adopted by the army at the end of 2016.

Another new system is the Khost self-propelled artillery gun. Being the development of an obsolete howitzer Carnation, this gun mount has a new 120-mm gun 2A80-1 in combination with a completely new fire control system. Hosta’s first howitzers were delivered in 2010; The Russian army has at least 20 upgraded systems, modified from existing Gvozdika howitzers.

From 2010 onwards, the Russian military has also been acquiring a self-propelled Vienna machine with an 120-mm cannon / mortar, which can fire a variety of ammunition. Traditionally in the Russian arsenal there are rocket salvo systems (MLRS). The arsenal consists of three main systems: 122-mm Grad, 220-mm Hurricane and 300-mm Smerch. The Tornado modernization program provides for the revision of all three MLRSs, which will increase their accuracy and mortality.

Tornado-G, based on the MLRS Grad, has a new fire control system, which allows you to reduce the time of preparation for launches and quickly perform a change of position. The system entered service in 2011 year.

Tornado-S is a similar modernization of the MLRS Smerch. Both upgraded systems for some reports received new missiles with higher mortality. The Tornado-M1 is the newest MLRS that can simultaneously launch 220-mm Hurricane missiles and Smerch 300-mm missiles. In total, 2020 MLRS should be ordered before 700, most of which are expected to be upgrades to existing systems.

BMP Kurganets-25 has a crew of three people and can carry up to 8 infantry. The machine is armed with a 30-mm 2A42 cannon and a 7,62-mm machine gun paired with it in a remote-controlled combat module Boomerang-BM

Kurganets-25 BTR (693 Object)

Model BRAM based platform Kurganets-25

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  1. Flinky
    Flinky 14 July 2016 07: 39
    What kind of rotten transferable HS in this article? Do we ourselves don’t know what equipment we have?
    VO administrators, are you sleeping?
    1. ProtectRusOrDie
      ProtectRusOrDie 14 July 2016 07: 56
      Quote: Flinky
      What kind of rotten transferable HS in this article? Do we ourselves don’t know what equipment we have?
      VO administrators, are you sleeping?

      I am inclined to agree - "smacks" of the article:
      - Is the T-14 Armata tank still at the EARLY stages of development? (In 2016 the tank goes into series, as be)

      - Russia began to adopt various infantry armored personnel carriers after the WAR IN CHECHNIA highlighted an acute need ..... (personally, from the mention of Chechnya by ALL, there is a desire to "meet in person")

      - The contract for the LMV armored car was signed after the FIRST DISAPPOINTMENTS caused by the shortcomings of the Tiger armored car (were there other disappointments? Or will it be? Everything is so dull? Or is it just the "acute absence of a brain" from those who wrote this?

      Etc. etc.

      My conclusion - the article was written precisely in order to hide / drag a little "shit" to us on the fan.

      I have the honor.
      1. venik
        venik 14 July 2016 14: 43
        Quote: ProtectRusOrDie
        I am inclined to agree - "smacks" of the article:

        Yeah! The article, as for me trashy, is why it "-" - with a "light heart" (although usually I try not to do this - everyone has the right to his own "bump" of vision). Simply, in this case - useful information - "0", but a bunch of "reflections" - not the most intelligent and deep ...
    2. Juborg
      Juborg 14 July 2016 20: 15
      You are right, the article is complete bullshit. Imported sorrow experts assess the state of our army and defense, is not it funny ???
  2. Gardamir
    Gardamir 14 July 2016 07: 39
    personally, these strips remind me of this
    1. sisa29
      sisa29 14 July 2016 10: 08
      Where is your patriotism !! You would also say that the Nazis had the emblem of the eagle and the Americans and ... No further I will not be driven into a minus.
      1. Gardamir
        Gardamir 14 July 2016 14: 21
        Would you say
        And I say, under the red star we defeated the European army under Hitler, under liberal colors we bomb the Syrian deserts.
        1. Gardamir
          Gardamir 14 July 2016 14: 47
          Yes, apparently, there are more and more people with partner psychology.
  3. potapych
    potapych 14 July 2016 07: 51
    And it’s glorious, the Homeland must strengthen its defense.
  4. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 14 July 2016 08: 24
    Quote: Gardamir
    personally, these strips remind me of this
    I can’t call your comment otherwise offensive. Think before making such comparisons.
    1. sisa29
      sisa29 14 July 2016 10: 22
      And I consider it an insult to refuse a red star and a red flag under which millions of our fathers and grandfathers died. But this creative star has not yet earned a special geographic past.
      1. Petrik66
        Petrik66 14 July 2016 11: 32
        Well, according to your logic, the rejection of imperial combat symbols in favor of the red star is not less but more blasphemy. Poltava, Lesnaya, Rymnik, Izmail, Cahul, Kunensdorf, Warsaw, Italian campaign, Shveitsarsky campaign, Austerlitz, Borodino, Smolensk, Plevna, Osovets, etc. Russian blood was not pouring under the red banners. The Red Army did not arise on the basis of half-drunk brothers and the Red Guard punks, but on the basis of the Russian army, Russian generals, officers and non-commissioners. A glamorous star - well, for this it is necessary to drive a nail into the head, since it is wooden.
        1. sisa29
          sisa29 14 July 2016 12: 44
          just so, the communists crossed out all the legacy that was in tsarist Russia. Well, let’s tidy up the past, there are no longer those who shed blood under the tsar’s flags, but there’s a lot of those who fought without arms and legs in Afghanistan with real red stars and flags. will change.
      2. The comment was deleted.
  5. atos_kin
    atos_kin 14 July 2016 08: 46
    The "creative" star disfigures military equipment.
  6. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 14 July 2016 09: 55
    The article is very superficial, although the author wanted to arrange it in the "best" form, including a photo .... it feels like another translation, or an interpretation of a second-rate western magazine about Russian military equipment
  7. Kibl
    Kibl 14 July 2016 09: 59
    When will these new tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers appear in the army or will they remain "SUVs"?
  8. Glaaki
    Glaaki 14 July 2016 10: 18
    At first I wanted to understand that they got headlines on the topic of bears, waking up bears and other medical supplies, but then I saw that this was a translation.
  9. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 14 July 2016 10: 24
    Quote: atos_kin
    The "creative" star disfigures military equipment.

    All these photos were taken on Victory Day, when both the St. George Ribbon and the star were inapplicable attributes of the holiday.
  10. Vadim237
    Vadim237 14 July 2016 11: 13
    It is likely that 25 Kurganets will be abandoned in favor of the T 15, the first will be exported, and the second will go to the troops.
  11. Sarmat149
    Sarmat149 14 July 2016 12: 19
    So to say, add my bit.

    I attribute this article to sugaryly patriotic and harmful, this impression is aggravated by listing the sources and stating the fact that all this was translated by a certain Alex Alekseev.

    Information about the reforms in the army was especially killed. The fact is that I served at this time and experienced all these reforms and the attitude of the authorities towards the RF Armed Forces.

    I consider everything that was before the war with Georgia not reforms, but destruction. The army retained its combat capability not thanks to, but in spite of these "reforms". Reforms started only after the war with Georgia.

  12. Tektor
    Tektor 14 July 2016 13: 03
    The more data comes about new models of armored vehicles, the more magnificent they seem !!! The T-14 is just a masterpiece, with the exception of the engine: it needs an aggregate with a capacity of at least 1800 hp. or - available, but with a hybrid power unit that raises the total power to 2000 hp The T-15 lacks a universal gun with a caliber of 57 mm, which is solved very quickly.
    The boomerang has already found its main application in the marine corps due to the best waterfowl properties and mine protection. These qualities, combined with the comfort of accommodating personnel, make Boomerang convenient for transporting the commander. A hybrid boom plant would also not hurt the boomerang.
  13. Recoil
    Recoil 14 July 2016 13: 20
    Pahanata propaganda on duty.
    Tell us better:
    - on the number of dismissed doctors, closed hospitals,
    - on the results of testing by universities the recruited students for knowledge of the Russian language,
    - about the Shuvalov hut renovated for 3 billion
    - about devoted New Russia
    - that UVZ, which makes these T-14s, is in pre-bankruptcy state with a debt of 16 billion
    - that the VAZ got up again
    - that with a pension of 12.000 the rent is 6.000
    - about Vasilyeva, released on parole after 1,5 months of serving her sentence
    - that instead of approving the UN Convention against Corruption, which involves controlling the expenses of officials, officials are puzzled by the control of our expenses ....
    - Remember the crazy spring law ... although it will remind us of itself for a long time

    You can go on forever
    Guys, just THINK!
    1. g1v2
      g1v2 14 July 2016 13: 55
      Well, why are we going to do work for the enemy. You need to toss the shit on the fan - you tell me. hi Well, also come up with. Normally. Maybe the American ambassador will give you a bun for that - lie boldly, the Internet is like paper - everything will be tolerated. crying
    2. Lyubopyatov
      Lyubopyatov 14 July 2016 23: 49
      Pan Otkat, your apartment is probably two-story, it requires a lot of heating, and 12-thousand pensioners do not live in such.
      We thought = and we say to you: Pan Rollback, just ACKNOWLEDGE!
  14. Anatoly
    Anatoly 14 July 2016 17: 19
    To be honest, when I first saw Armata, I was very disappointed. Firstly, it looks something absurd, but an ideal machine should be beautiful in appearance. Secondly, there is no protection module, even 20mm in a couple of seconds will turn this tank into a tractor. Thirdly, how does this platform differ, without a module, from the same Leopard or Challenger and from the same T90, and more precisely from the Terminator, only the module is more powerful.
    1. Petrik66
      Petrik66 14 July 2016 18: 36
      FUUU, thank you that at least one thinking person was found and told the whole forum that the "King is naked" and that out of 20 mm this toy is in a colander. Fu ... The Germans are stupid people, they then prepare 130 mm for a tank, you see, too, did not read the review.
    2. Voyager
      Voyager 17 November 2016 00: 43
      What do you call a module? Tank tower? So it is protected enough, and no protection will save from direct hits of large-caliber shells.

      As for the platform, learn the mathematical part .. any Google Yandex can give a normal answer to the simplest question "differences between the armata platform"
  15. Verdun
    Verdun 14 July 2016 19: 59
    Bear wakes up
    Reminded the name of the formal complexes of wushu. The next article, logically, should come out under the heading "The bear comes out of the den".))
    Quote: Tektor
    The more data comes about new models of armored vehicles, the more magnificent they seem !!!
    Many samples of military equipment, according to the data available on paper, once seemed to someone magnificent. Moreover, they were even put into service. For example, at a certain stage, the BT-5 and BT-7 seemed to be the pinnacle of perfection for Soviet tankers. The dots above the "Yo" were the actual combat actions.
  16. Zubr
    Zubr 14 July 2016 22: 28
    The production of the modernized version of the T-90A "Vladimir" began in the 2004 year, it has a new welded turret and the B-92C2 engine with the 1000 horsepower X. The new systems also include the upgraded 2A46M-5 gun, the Buran M night sight, the advanced Blind-1M opto-electronic suppression system, and many other elements that increase mortality and survivability.

    increasing mortality and vitality.

    Nuuu youth .... deuce you with a minus ...
  17. Lyubopyatov
    Lyubopyatov 14 July 2016 23: 43
    The author is unrequitedly in love with the foreign word "lethality", although the expression "firepower", as this article testifies. he also knows. But for some reason he shies away from Russian words.
    1. Lyubopyatov
      Lyubopyatov 14 July 2016 23: 55
      I confess: I overlooked that this was a translation of a foreign article ... So, the translator is worthless, brains do not toss the Russian word.
  18. polo
    polo 15 July 2016 04: 27
    I saw this technique close. I liked it very much. And the performance characteristics are decent. Let them do more.
  19. Anatoly
    Anatoly 15 July 2016 06: 17
    The Germans are preparing 130mm not in order to damage the modules, but in order to destroy the tanks and not rush to install artillery modules on their tanks, since the main thing in the tank is combat efficiency and reliability, the possibility of multiple control duplication up to manual, which is impossible in principle with the module. If the combat module on Armata were reliably protected, the tank would weigh not 48t but 60t at least.
    1. Cat man null
      Cat man null 31 July 2016 07: 14
      Quote: Anatoly
      the main thing in a tank is combat effectiveness and reliability

      - correctly...

      Quote: Anatoly
      the possibility of multiple duplication of control up to manual, which is impossible in principle with the module

      - um ... let’s imagine: in the tank, electric power was cut off. All.
      - what do you think "manually duplicate"?

      - stabilizer - does not work, fire only from a place
      - rangefinder scope - does not work, aiming the gun - as God puts on the soul. Manually, by the way, the speed just rolls over laughing
      - commanding direction indication - does not work. Commander stupidly smokes bamboo
      - MZ - does not work, twist manually belay
      - will we also turn the tower manually? And with what, excuse me, speed?

      Such a "wounded duck" will be finished much earlier than she has time to fire at least a couple of shots.

      Quote: Anatoly
      If the combat module on Armata were reliably protected ...

      - Yes exactly. In the design bureau sit entirely pests, enemy agents and USEshniki ...

      My minus is a lot of snowstorm from you, excuse me request
  20. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 7 November 2016 16: 10
    It seems that someone just woke up .... fell asleep at the beginning of 2015 and recovered at the end of 2016. Some kind of ancient opus from a foreign yellow magazine about the Russian army
  21. Tektor
    Tektor 20 November 2016 13: 48
    The latest models of armored vehicles simply exceed even the most daring expectations. The Afghanit system is a breakthrough into the impossible, and any armored vehicle that possesses it becomes invulnerable. But the automation and remote control systems make armored vehicles incomparable! Especially with the UAV Pterodactyl with a height of 100 m - it is possible to achieve a range increased by tens of kilometers with an anti-jamming optical communication channel. And this also translates this armored vehicle into the category of "wonder weapons". First of all, we need the Coalition-SV and T-14. Further Kurganets-25 with Afghanite and Boomerangi. Of course the T-15, but a little later, because we need T-14 "pieces" first of all.