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UGP” Armata 2 Update

Posted: July 31, 2015 in Armata, Tank
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I came across these pictures and they prove to be interesting. The Armata 2 UGP.
If anyone has anything further please let me know in the comments.

This one seems to bea  crew trainer. Sit in the real OC, and software included in the space of exercises.

This one seems to bea crew trainer. Sit in the real OC, and software included in the space of exercises.


The presence of the covers signify new tanks.

The presence of the covers signify new tanks.


The Russian Company Uralvagonzavod is responsible for the design and development of the new Russian main battle tank MBT Armata T-14 for 2013 with the delivery of the An artist concept view of the new Russian tank. The Russian Army is planning to begin modernize its armored and mechanized forces beginning in 2015 On the 12th of June, Ukrainian officials report that 3 main battle tanks and several armoured vehicles crossed the border at the Dovzhanskyy border crossing, which Pages in category “Main battle tanks of Russia” The following 10 pages are in this category, out of 10 total. This list may not reflect recent changes .

Despite advances in armor-defeating systems, the Main Battle Tank remains the symbol of every modern army’s true strength on the battlefield.This is a list of main battle tanks, and other vehicles serving that role, in active military service with countries of the world. A main battle tank (MBT) is the T-90MS main battle tank data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images intelligence identification intelligence UralVagonZavod Russia ‘Flying tank’ premiere: Russia unveils new T90-MS in India Russian arms producers have presented the most up-to-date exportable version of the T-90 main I wrote about a new Russian main battle tank (MBT) more than a year ago, the T-95, in a blog headlined ” New Russian battle tank: it’s beginning to look a lot like The Uralvagonzavod Corporation’s T-14 main battle tank (MBT), based on the Armata universal combat platform and unveiled on the Victory Day parade on May 9, may

The main prize for the foreign teams is the new principal combat tank of the Russian armed forces, the T-90. Source: Press photo

Tank crews representing 13 countries from around the globe are putting the final touches to preparations for the second Tank Biathlon World Championship, an annual test of racing, shooting and driving prowess for the armed forces.

The tank biathlon championship, which begins on August 1 at the Alabino Firing Range near Moscow, features crews from 13 different countries: Angola, Armenia, Venezuela, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Kuwait, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Russia, Tajikistan and Serbia. The competition is now part of the International Army Games.

“Russia has created a unique and entertaining form of demonstrating the skills and knowledge of various kinds of forces and invited the armed forces of many countries,” said Commander of the Chief Directorate of Military Preparation of the Russian Armed Forces Lieutenant General Ivan Buvaltsev.

“As a result this year at the International Army Games there will be more than 60 teams from different countries, something that can be compared to the Olympic Games. For Russia’s Defense Ministry it is important that the games attract the attention of ordinary Russians. Large-scale and effectively dynamic demonstrations of military technology substantially increase the prestige of our army,” said Buvaltsev.


More participants, same rules

This year tank crews from 13 countries, which in the difficult political climate have proven to be Russia’s partners in military-technical cooperation, will compete for first prize in heavy combat-like conditions. Among the participants will be Nicaragua, which, according to several Russian media sources, is seen as a potential buyer of Russian T-72B tanks.

The army games will be held simultaneously on 11 firing ranges that are located on the borders of three military districts (Western, Southern and Central) between the Siberian and North Caucasus military districts. The program includes 14 field, air and sea competitions.

The tank biathlon is a purely Russian invention. It is a special type of military-applied sport and a new format of spectacular competition involving real combat tank crews. The participants compete against each other in tank maneuvering, speed and accuracy in firing from the basic and additional weapons located on the tank.

This year’s tank biathlon competitions have not seen any changes with respect to 2014 and consist of four stages: an individual race, a 3-kilometer sprint, a chase and a relay race.

The 7.1-kilometer course includes a speed section, firing sections and obstacles such as a track through minefields, two slopes, a fire lane, an anti-tank ditch, a barrier and maneuvering section, a mound, two escarpments, a ford and a mockup of a track bridge.


T-72 is still the favorite

The crews will mostly be competing in Russian T-72 tanks (and its modification, the 72B3). The Chinese team, as last year, will try its luck with Chinese tanks, the Tip-96. This tank performed well last year, but the loss of its caterpillar track left China behind the Russians, resulting in a third-place finish.


Russia’s all-new sniper rifle, currently being tested by the Airborne troops, is set to enter service already next year, Russian media reported on Friday.

The rifle, appropriately called Tochnost (Precision), has already won praise from the Airborne Troops Commander, General Vladimir Shamanov.

“Our Special Operations brigades have already tested this rifle during various missions and described it as a highly efficient weapon,” Shamanov told Rossiiskaya Gazeta newspaper.

Shamanov added, however, that as good as it was, the Tochnost still had to be brought up to speed during additional trials.

Promising Russian sniper Rifle “accuracy” Entered the test completion dates are not yet known.ACCORDING to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”, the new weapons are Already Interested in Russian Airborne Troops, WHO INTEND to Take the Tests Rifle combat. ACCORDING to the Commander of the russian Airborne Troops Colonel-General Vladimir Shamanov, “accuracy”, “it is Already A High degree of Readiness”, and the likelihood That it Will be Marines for Service is High. ACCORDING to the newspaper, the development of new A sniper Rifle has been a privately held company that manufactures rifles ORSIS T-5000. Publication Company does not Specify, But we know That T-5000 has Been designed holding “Survey Systems” and the weapons Produced at A Factory “ORSIS” in Moscow.


As the well-known blog “Secret Difa3”, at the airport of Aden was seen military transport aircraft C-130 Air Force in Saudi Arabia, who was taken to the special forces to Yemen Royal Army Saudi Arabia. They brought equipment loyalist forces who support the deposed president.

Among the delivered goods was seen and armored “Nimr”. Most likely, this will be the first case of its combat use. Blog author recalls that recently the Yemeni Shiite rebels killed minnozaschischenny car Oshkosh M-ATV.

Over 100 artillery rockets were launched June 16 at White Sands Missile Range to test an improved version of the M270A1 Multiple Rocket Launch System. The test, conducted at WSMR’s G-16 impact area, saw an M270A1 MLRS vehicle equipped with a new armored cab fire 138 rockets to ensure the improvements didn’t negatively impact the vehicle’s mission performance.
Over 100 artillery rockets were launched June 16 at White Sands Missile Range to test an improved version of the M270A1 Multiple Rocket Launch System. The test, conducted at WSMR's G-16 impact area, saw an M270A1 MLRS vehicle equipped with a new armored cab fire 138 rockets to ensure the improvements didn't negatively impact the vehicle's mission performance. An improved M270A1 MLRS of U.S. Army kicks up clouds of dust while firing during a test on White Sands Missile Range.

The M270A1 is a tracked vehicle equipped with a missile and rocket launch rack capable of firing many different kinds of artillery rockets and missiles. This makes the vehicle a highly-capable weapons platform, able to perform many different artillery missions in support of many different Army and joint operations. With the original system adopted in 1983, and an improved version in 2001, the MLRS has proven itself in several different armed conflicts, including Operation Desert Shield and Storm, as well as more recently Operation Iraqi Freedom.

As armed conflict has evolved so have the requirements of systems like the MLRS, while it’s seen several upgrades to improve its ability to put rockets and missiles on target, recent conflicts have shown a need to improve the protection the vehicle provides its crew. The Improved Armored Cab project under the Precisions Fires Rockets and Missile Systems Project office is expected to meet this goal by proving the vehicle with an enhanced armor on the cab and improving related components, like the windows.


The Croatian Armed Forces recently took delivery of its two first PzH 2000 155mm self-propelled howitzers, which will be presented on August 4 during a military parade for the anniversary of Operation Storm in Zagreb. Croatia bought 12 former Bundeswehr PzH 2000s from Germany in December 2014.
Croatia took delivery of its two first PzH 2000 155mm self propelled howitzers 640 001Croatia’s new PzH 2000 155mm self-propelled howitzer 
The delivery of PzH 2000 to the Croatian Armed Forces (CAF) is to be done in two tranches of six systems: the first in the second half of 2015 and the second batch in 2016. Germany will prepare the artillery systems for Croatian service prior to their delivery, a process that will include upgrading their communications array and weapon control software.

All 12 howitzers should be in full operational condition for 2017, said the Chief of General Staff General Drago Lovric. Croatian Defence Minister Ante Kotromanovic said that Croatia is receiveing “the most powerful artillery weapons, that will significantly raise the level of CAF capabilities“.

Double-Barrel AO-63: a horror story for NATO


Increased firepower, shooting accuracy, rate of fire – these domestic gunsmiths tried to embody in missile systems SA-63, which became the most famous in the country of a double-barreled gun. Experts explain why the weapon had not been taken on board. Bright future In the 1960s, “Organization number seven”, later better known as TSNIITOCHMASH, began developing automatic weapons under the cartridge maloimpulsnogo 5,45h39mm. Forces of designers has been designed and developed an experimental machine AO-38, which had an unusual pattern – a clever system of automation, which increases the accuracy of fire weapons at an order of magnitude. The complex research and development project of AO-38, despite the constructive solutions, has revealed that further work on the project impractical. All work on the concept of “long-term” weapons has been postponed until better times. One important caveat to this project served as a patterning is in automatic mode, which, according to military experts, greatly exceed existing at the time the samples of small arms. (more…)


“Type 96A” (ZTZ-96A) – production tank with reinforced armor and a new MSA; 2006

Machines created on the basis of “Type 96”: no

The prototype tank “Type 88C» sea trials. Side skirts and anti-aircraft machine gun shot

Public display tank “Type 96” at a military parade in Beijing on October 1, 1999 sovmestono other new tanks – “Type 98”

The prototype tank “Type 88C» (ZTZ-88C), installed in front of the Beijing People’s Liberation Army tank museum. The tank is armed with anti-aircraft machine gun old “Type 54/59”


Thales is announcing today the award of a $195 million contract for the supply of Sighting Systems and Ancillary Equipment to General Dynamics UK for the Production Phase of the UK MoD’s Specialist Vehicle (SV) programme.

(Credit: Thales)

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