“Armata” T-15 will come with mortar “Sani”

Posted: August 1, 2015 in Armata, Armata T-15, Chassis, Mortar, Sunny
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Heavy infantry fighting vehicle T-15 on the platform “Armata”Photo:

Promising Russian combat armored vehicles, created on the basis of a single heavy tracked platform “Armata” will come with upgraded mortar systems 2S12A “Sani” caliber 120 mm. On this, as  reported by  RIA Novosti, said General Director of the Central Research Institute “Petrel” George Zakamenny. According to him, these same mortars are mounted on armored vehicles, developed on the basis of a universal medium tracked platform “Kurganets-25.”

Upgrading Ammunition mortar “Sani” means weight reduction, improving the security of its calculation and ammunition. The date for these upgrades is not specified yet. Today, the army has supplied advanced version of tools, starting with a new base plate. It allows you to carry the mortar base to allow firing on enemy positions without having to reinstall. “The potential of this complex undertaking is still going through R&D.

2S12A “Sani” with a transport vehicle Ural 43206-0651

Photo: CRI “Petrel”

2S12A “Sani” with a transport vehicle Ural 43206-0651

Photo: CRI “Petrel”

2S12A “Sani” with a transport vehicle Ural 43206-0651

Photo: CRI “Petrel”

2S12A “Sani” with a transport vehicle Ural 43206-0651

Photo: CRI “Petrel”

Ammunition 2S12 mortar was developed based on mortar 2B11 in the USSR; It entered service in 1979. The 2S12A is weapon mounted on truck chassis Ural-43206-0651.Weight of the mortar in firing position is 210 kilograms.The gun can fire at a distance of seven kilometers with a rate of up to 12 rounds per minute.2S12 is a smoothbore system, muzzle-loading.The barrel is equipped with a fuse of double charging.The development of the tank was based on the “Armata chassis” produced by “Uralvagonzavod” since the mid-2000s. The first demonstration of a closed tank took place in 2013 at an exhibition in Nizhny Tagil. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the Armata preliminary test was completed in 2016, and that’s when mass production of these tanks began production and distribution to the troops. In May 2015 it was reported that the military will most likely reduce the volume of purchases of new tanks because of their high cost.

Source/TASS

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