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The capacity of the new tank support vehicle doubles the efficiency of six armored vehicles and 40 soldiers
The Russia army is taking a new military vehicle in the arsenal - the Terminator. Such a strange name has been given to the new tank support vehicle. At the end of 2004, when Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov was talking about new generations of the Russian arms that were planned to be added to the arsenal in 2005, he was talking about the Terminator too.
Specialists of the Ural Transport Machine-Building Design Bureau developed the new machine - the enterprise is a division of Uralvagonzavod, which is Russia's largest tank-maker.
Military specialists say that the capacity of the new tank support vehicle doubles the efficiency of six armored vehicles and 40 soldiers. Testing procedures for the latest development of the Russian defense industry are about to be over, a spokesman for the defense ministry's administration for armored vehicles, Nikolai Kovalev said.
"The use of the new machine in a tank battalion will add up to 30 percent of efficiency to the detachment. The tank support vehicle is capable of firing at three targets on a battlefield simultaneously," General Kovalev said.
The concept to develop the new tank support machine for the Russian army appeared from life experience itself.
Russian military specialists were originally going to solve the tank support problem with the help of self-propelled antiaircraft systems known as Shilka. Four 23-millimeter guns could provide appropriate defense and fire efficiency. However, Shilka systems are not armored because they were not developed for offensive actions. In addition, Shilka does not have the most important quality at this point - it cannot destroy tanks.
The new vehicle is capable of overcoming three-meter ditches and breaching 1.5-meter walls.
Specialists of the US Armed Forces are also working on the question to develop a new armored vehicle to replace a not very successful M-2 Bradly machine.
Spokesmen for the Israeli Defense Ministry evinced interest in the new Russian tank support machine during a military technological show in the city of Nizhni Tagil. Israeli officials said that they would like to conclude a contract with Russia to acquire new machines for their Merkava tanks that were used for scouring procedures in Palestinian settlements. They later said, however, that Israeli specialists would be able to develop a similar machine themselves.
The new Russian machine as the latest military technological development is not regulated with the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE). The Terminator is a vehicle of a new class. The CFE Treaty stipulates certain restrictions for the number of units of weaponry in Europe.
Originally posted by GrOuNd_ZeRo
Impressive, must be a little bit more effective than the Bradley I think.
What Chassis is the turret mounted on? looks like a T-80 chassis...
Originally posted by gooseuk, too slow, not enough range and very little protection.
Originally posted by blue cell
Cool vehicle its like a high tech tank destroyer right?
The Khrizantema is an advanced, long range, supersonic anti-tank missile system intended for operation in day/night, all weather, and severe natural and man-made countermeasures environments. It can effectively engage last generation tanks such as Abrams, Leopard and Challenger thanks to its tandem shaped charge warhead. The Khrizantema missile can also accommodate a high explosive warhead. It features two independent guidance modes: automatic through millimeter waves and semi-automatic through a laser beam riding guidance system.
The Khrizantema supersonic missile can also engage bunkers and low flying helicopters. The missile system has been designed to engage up to 15 targets within a few minutes, while 2 Khrizantema missiles can be fired simultaneously employing different guidance modes.
The Khrizantema was deployed with the Russian Army in 1998 aboard modified BMP-3 armored vehicles with a roof mounted radar system as well as other equipment and sensors. The modified BMP-3 Khrizantema carrier vehicle only needs a crew of 2-man with 2 Khrizantema missiles ready-to-fire. Reloading operations can be done automatically under armor protection.
Length 1.5 m 5-ft
Ammunition load, msls 15
Missile loading automatic
Guidance automatic radar, semi-automatic laser
Max Range 6,000 m 6,593 yd
Max Speed 1,440 kph Mach 1.2
Max Weight 40 kg 88-lb
Piercing in Armor 1,000mm 39.37-in
Warhead Weight 10 kg 22-lb
The system demonstrates robust performance against passive and active countermeasures. Dust, dense smoke and numerous fires at the battlefield do not affect the guidance system either.
Mobility and Survivability
The KHRIZANTEMA Missile System is mounted on the proven BMP-3 IFV chassis. The vehicle retains the full amphibious capability of the standard BMP-3. Its standard equipment includes a NBC system and a front-mounted dozer blade.
Radar detection of targets and their engagement with the supersonic missiles fired at a high rate at long range allow to eliminate threats at an early stage enhancing overall survivability of the KHRIZANTEMA System.
Originally posted by Seekerof
The inherent problem I see with this wonderful design is two-fold:
1) as with anything since the fall of Communism in Russia, production numbers will be minimal, at best.
2) Profit outweighs national interest, thus instead of keeping this strictly within the Russian military, it will be sold abroad, subsequently, ending up in a nation that the US can and will simply buy a few from for testing and R&D.
So, in short, what advantage Russia may gain over the Bradley is reduced because of the sheer production and in-service numbers of Bradleys and in upgrades gained from access to the Russian TFV. Let's not forget the STRIKER units, as well.
Originally posted by Seekerof
Your constructive criticism aside, Hellraiser, apparently I must be correct in my above analysis being that you did not counter it?
whatever you say...
I guess this Russian TFV will be regulated to those other great and wonderful Russian programs that amounted to mere prototypes and scant minimal production runs.
yeah too bad its beyond the prototype stage and cost half the price of a t90 and even less to just upgrade existing t72s
BTW, I'll take 160+ 'Raptors' any day over those non-produced Mig-1.42's, the Berkut, the fabled Black Eagle MBTs, etc., etc., and etc.
yeah do not forget to add your super next generation commanch , your crusader arty, your JCM, your LOSAT, etc etc.., hell even f22 may be canceled soon
"To pay for the war, the Pentagon also may have to scrap a $71 billion program to acquire F/A-22 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp. as part of a wider overhaul of U.S. spending priorities, said McCain, an influential member of the Armed Services Committee.
"We may have to cancel this airplane that's going to cost between $250 million and $300 million a copy," said McCain, who spearheaded a drive that stalled another multibillion-dollar Air Force project involving leasing or buying modified Boeing Co. refueling planes. "
also its impractical for russia to buy 70$ million per aircraft right now (mig-39) as it can just upgrade the existing fleet with new generation avionics/weapons etc.. which is what russia doing and there are already more then 100 upgraded sukhois alone not to mention the helicopter fleet..
I'll take those Bradley's and Strikers over 20-less than 60 hours flight time and training for those Russian pilots and continuing to rust,
what that doesn't make sense strykers and bradleys dont fly seeker and also stryker is a piece of crap as you may see by the pdf i provided, bradley isnt even amphibious and sucks in TTHOUSANDS about 25,000$ a month on just maintaining its tracks Russian naval vessels.enough to nuke your cvg's to hell and back The S-300 and S-400 anti-air systems have been compromised.oh no you got crappy 70's/80's era pmus what shall russia do still has a real air defence umbrella unlike a few non functional star wars dreams Whats left? Rhetoric it seems versus one taking the simple facts as they are.whatever you say If what I say is in error, then what will be the production numbers of this Russian TFV?i would guess in large number as russia has many t72's left which can be easely upgraded to this The problem I see when posters post concerning Russian "new" concepts and designs is that they always fail to produce anything that stipulates production numbers. Whys that? I'm all ears and more than willing to see your side of this.
By Andrew Koch JDW Bureau Chief
The long-term health of the US Navy's Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) - one of its most cherished programmes - appears in grave danger because of the growing cost of the war in Iraq, tightening defence budgets and mounting deficits.
According to US Department of Defense (DoD) documents, statements by senior navy officials and insider accounts, a combination of funding shortfalls and pressures from the highest levels of the DoD are moving decision-makers toward the conclusion that the Virginia-class programme should be cancelled well before its planned 30 boats will be built.
Originally posted by SiberianTiger
I assure you more than 25,000 (THOUSAND) of these babies have been built, it wont be revieled until WW3 starts, thats why Rus is always POPING up with all these NEW inventions at different times, when WE say "we bought 1 or 2 of these understand it to mean 1-2000.
Originally posted by Lucretius
China has already designed and built it's "next gen" APC, a hybrid of russian and chinese technology and supposedly supperior to anything the russians have currently. BMP-3 included