Russia Brings New Products to Eurosatory 2012
OREANDA-NEWS. June 14, 2012. Russian enterprises will promote a number of their newest developments at the Eurosatory 2012 International Land Security and Defence exhibition held in
Specialists will focus their attention on the modernized T-90S MBT in the first place. They consider it a virtually new tank judging by the number of innovations introduced, and one of the best in the world arms market by the cumulative combat performance criteria.
The BMPT tank support combat vehicle is another development that has no equals in the world. Its powerful weapons set and heavy armour protection correspond well with the Russian nickname "Terminator".
The Kornet-E antitank missile system is quite popular on the world arms market is perceived as a modern anti-armour weapon system. However, Russian developers have succeeded in substantially extending range of fire of its new modification - the Kornet-EM. The Kornet-EM antitank missile system can also engage small-size aerial targets.
The Ural type trucks are actively employed in many countries and have proved their reliability and effectiveness not only in combat actions but in peace-keeping and rescue operations as well. The new Ural truck is designed with due account of experience gained in modern conflicts, is heavily armoured and fitted with enhanced anti-mine protection.
Air defence systems make up an equally important part of the exhibition. For many years
Rosoboronexport, JSC believes that Russian exposition will be one of the most attractive and memorable at this exhibition. "We have been participating in the Eurosatory exhibitions since 1996, but this year's show is special.
Exports of Russian defence equipment for land forces have been steadily rising in recent years. According to forecasts, this trend will be sustained. Which is particularly true regarding Russian heavy armoured vehicles, multiple rocket launchers, artillery systems, infantry combat vehicles, guided munitions. Russian-made armoured personnel carriers and small arms are in constant demand as well.
At Eurosatory 2012 Rosoboronexport will conduct a great number of talks with both traditional and potential partners. Many meetings are planned also with representatives of European companies. Special emphasis will be made on contacts with leading French defence manufacturers.
Military technical cooperation with
At the end of the last year a dedicated workgroup was set up to facilitate expansion of the Russian-French cooperation into the land forces equipment area. Its first meeting took place in January 2012, and the next one is scheduled for this June-end. "Rosoboronexport" wants as many as possible Russian developers and manufacturers to get involved in the workgroup activities to help define most prospective projects and ways of their implementation.
Rosoboronexport also pays special attention to upgrading earlier supplied materiel. At present there are hundreds of land forces equipment items repaired and upgraded under contracts in various countries.
At Eurosatory 2012 "Rosoboronexport" provides detailed information on nearly 200 items of Russian weapons and equipment presented in total at Eurosatory 2012.
Close combat weapons:
Assault rifles: Kalashnikov assault rifles of the hundredth series, AK-74M, AN-94, AKMS
Machine guns: RPK-74M, RPK-201, RPK-203, Pecheneg, PKMS, PKM
Sniper rifles: SVD, SVDS, SV-98, 6S8, 6V7, OSV-96, VKS
Pistols: PM, PMM, PSM, Yarygin pistol
Grenade launchers: AGS-17, RPG-7V1, RPG-26, RPG-27, RPG-28, RPG-29
ATGW: Kornet-EM, Kornet-E, Metis-M1
Hand-held flame throwers: RPO-A, RPO-D, RPO-Z, Shmel-M
Land systems: modernized T-90S MBT, Tigr armoured car, BMPT tank support combat vehicle, BMP-3M infantry combat vehicle, BTR-80A armoured personnel carrier, Smerch and Grad multiple launch rocket systems, Khrizantema-S self-propelled antitank system, Msta-S self-propelled howitzer with automated aiming and fire control system, Nona-S/Nona-SVK self-propelled artillery guns, BREM type armoured recovery and repair vehicles, various engineer equipment.
Air defence systems: air defence missile systems: Antey-2500, Buk-M2E, Tor-M2E (in three versions: Tor-M2E on tracked chassis, Tor-M2K on wheeled chassis, Tor-M2KM in modular configuration); Pantsir-S1 air defence missile-gun system, Igla-S man-portable air defence missile system.
Air systems: Ka-52 and Mi-28NE combat helicopters, Mi-171Sh military transport and Mi-35M combat transport helicopters, Mi-26T2 heavy-lift helicopter, Ka-226T light utility helicopter.
"Rosoboronexport" also offers a wide range of simulators, including those intended for training crews of the T-72, T-80B and T-90S MBTs, as well as of other armoured vehicles such as BMPT, BMP-3M, BTR-80A.
In the spotlight:
Modernized T-90S MBT: Tank designers improved all combat characteristics of the famous T-90S MBT including its fire power, command and control capability, mobility and protection. Its redesigned turret features an upgraded 125-mm gun, an advanced fire control system, new communication, positioning and interoperation facilities, as well as a remotely controlled 7.62-mm machine gun. The designers managed to retain the tank's relatively small weight while increasing substantially its protection. The tank turret provides protection against all existing munitions thanks to the efficient layout, differentiated armour and new explosive reactive armour application. The upgraded tank features a steering wheel type turn drive and an automatic gearbox which allow improving its controllability. The tank engine is also seriously modified and has its power uprated to 1,130 hp.
BMPT tank support combat vehicle: The BMPT tank support combat vehicle combines powerful weapons with heavy armour protection which facilitate armour support operations, in particular by defeating tank-dangerous targets of an antitank missile system crews type, as well as autonomous operations to reinforce infantry units, protect troop columns and installations, and defeat terrorist groups. The BMPT weapons set includes two 30-mm 2A42 automatic guns, two Ataka-T supersonic antitank missile launchers, two AG-17D automatic grenade launchers, and one 7.62-mm machine gun. The vehicle's fire control system includes a multichannel sight and a panoramic low-level light television (LLTV) sight, providing detection and identification of small-size targets at long ranges by day and night in adverse weather conditions. Three operators in the BMPT provide quick detection and engagement of three different targets in the all-round sector.
Kornet-EM antitank missile system based on the Tigr armoured car: Integration of the automatic target tracker allows the Kornet-EM to realise the fire-and-forget principle with enhanced target tracking accuracy and kill probability in the entire range envelope. The Kornet-EM's range of fire extends from 8 to