Russia to begin exporting the Armata tank and Su-57 fighter in the next 5 years

MOSCOW, (BM) – The Russian Federation has plans to export in the next 5 to 7 years its latest developments in the field of air and ground defense, namely the fighter of 4 ++ generation Su-57 and the tank of the fourth generation and the only one in the world in this class – the Armata, learned BulgarianMilitarians .com, quoting the Russian news agency Interfax.

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The information comes directly from the world’s largest arms dealer and one of the leaders in the international arms industry, Rosoboronexport. According to the press service of the Russian company for export, approximately 50 modern Russian weapons technologies have been prepared, which will be presented on the international markets and among them are the Armata and the Su-57. Rosoboronexport also claims that along with the two key weapons systems for Russia’s defense, the company will offer its customers the Ka-52 attack helicopter, the Mi-28E attack helicopter, which is specially designed for Russian special forces and others.

Russian arms dealer Rosoboronexport also said in a press release that it would expand the range of products offered to include in its catalogs some Antey-400 air defense systems, as well as products related to space defense or defense components for the construction of defense infrastructure. .

Alexander Mikheev, who heads and manages Rosoboronexport, claims that the company is already focusing on market share in the development and management of new weapons technologies, together with its partners from India, China, North Africa and Southeast Asia, with the aim of promoting Russian high-tech weapons solutions, which will be the basis and will allow the joint development with partners of excellent, precise and modern weapons that meet the requirements of the present.

The statement to expand the business of Rosoboronexport comes 20 years after the establishment of the company, which on November 4, 2000 with a presidential decree the company enters international markets at a time when Moscow decides to export military developments outside the federation in a sign of military-technical reforms in the country.

About Su-57 fighter jet

Felon or ‘the Criminal’. Thus, NATO named the newest Russian fighter, Su-57, which by its characteristics is a combat multi-role fighter. The fighter is designed according to the instructions of the Russian Air Force, as part of the PAK-FA program. The Su-57 has not one but two engines. The main goal of the PAK-FA program is to replace the existing Sukhoi Su-27. Nearly three years ago [August, 2017], the new Moscow fighter received its designation Su-57, while the type is more popular as a prototype Sukhoi T-50.

On the basis of the “FGFA program”, a two-seat variant for the Indian Air Force should also be developed. However, India dropped out of the project in spring 2018.

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All you have to know about Russian 4th generation tank Armata

There is currently no tank in the world to defeat the Russian technology giant T-14 Armata. The tank is so good that it is being written about all over the world, including Russia’s biggest competitors – the United States. They also emphasize the fact that the Army is something different from the available arsenal in the world. Russia has even been able to test it in real combat conditions in Syria, consolidating its characteristics. And they are mind-boggling.

In addition to the fact that the T-14 tank has significant combat power, rate of fire and firing accuracy, it is capable of performing network-centric tasks: reconnaissance, target designation, remote control through a single control system. In combat conditions, the vehicle receives operational data online and provides automatic determination of ballistic parameters for controlling the fire of the entire tactical link.

The main advantages of the tank: use of a universal platform; placement of tankers in an armored capsule, separate from the ammunition compartment; the possibility of operation with an uninhabited tower; the use of a pulse-Doppler radar that reliably and quickly determines the target velocity vector; active protection capable of protecting against various types of ammunition.

The main performance characteristics of the tank: mass in combat configuration – 48 tons; crew size – 2-3 people; multi-layer armor with complex protection “Afganit” and dynamic protection “Malachite”; engine power – 1600 hp from.; travel speed on a highway – up to 90 km / h, off-road – 70-75 km / h; running stock (highway) – at least 500 km; firing range – up to 8 km; the possibility of shooting on the move; ammunition – 45 shells. The tank has a system for launching and controlling an unmanned aerial vehicle “Pterodactyl”, which has an autonomous radar and an infrared sight. The drone’s mission includes reconnaissance and target designation.

T-14 design – The tank has a classic layout of the main elements, when the power plant (engine compartment) is located in the rear, aft part of the vehicle. In front there is a control compartment with seats for the crew, instruments and control devices. The combat compartment is in the center. It houses a turret, ammunition compartment and an automatic loader.

Armament – The T-14 tank is equipped with modern weapons that allow it to hit targets on the ground and in the air. A fire control system is used to increase the effectiveness of shooting. It provides accurate determination of the coordinates of the target, its capture and tracking in automatic mode, guidance of weapons, adjustment of ballistic parameters of fire. Information is taken by sensors mounted on the roof of the tank. These include: GLONASS receivers and navigation devices; gyroscope of angular orientation; sensors for wind parameters, temperature and humidity of the external environment, as well as barrel oscillations during warming up during firing.

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Cannon – The main weapon is a 125 mm smoothbore gun, type 2A82-1M. Shooting is done remotely, loading is automatic. The firing range is 7-8 km. Rate of fire – 11-12 rounds per minute. The resource of the gun is increased due to special alloying of the internal channel of the barrel. An automatic charger allows you to increase the length of the shells up to 100 cm. Compared with similar guns of Western countries, the cannon of the T-14 tank has increased barrel energy and higher firing accuracy (an average of 18-20%). The tank can be easily converted to a 152 mm 2A83 cannon. This significantly increases the armor-piercing abilities, but at the same time the ammunition load decreases. At the same time, experts believe that a 125 mm caliber is sufficient.

Machine-gun armament – Machine-gun armament was also installed on the T-14 tank. First of all, it is a Kord-type anti-aircraft machine gun (12.7 mm caliber). It is housed in an individual tower with robotic mechanisms receiving signals from tank radars and thermal imagers. The machine gun is controlled remotely. It hits air targets at a distance of up to 1.5 km, even at high speeds. Anti-aircraft installation is connected with the active protection system of the tank, which makes it possible to hit rockets. The second machine gun of the PKTM type is paired with the gun. Its task is to defeat the enemy’s manpower. The caliber is 7.62 mm.

Detection and guidance system – The basis of the reconnaissance and guidance system in the T-14 tank is a radar complex, which includes a radar with an antenna in the form of an active phased array (AFR). It can be considered an integral part of the KAZ “Afghanit”. Similar radars are used on the latest generation combat aircraft. The antenna is located on the tower and provides all-round visibility. It consists of four panels. The radar of the tank has the ability to simultaneously hold more than 20 air and 40 ground targets. The detection range is 100 km. Radar protection is provided by a shield that is not pierced by bullets and shrapnel. The radar of the tank is able to determine the trajectory of the projectile, and along it the point of the location of the gun or launcher.

The obtained coordinates are transmitted to the computer, which further makes it possible to ensure high-precision suppression of enemy firing points. The detection of air targets is quite effective. The radar determines the coordinates of the aircraft and the trajectory of its flight, the signal is transmitted to air defense systems such as “Wasp”, “Pine” or “Arrow”, and even “Shell C1”. In addition to the indicated radar, two radars are installed on the tank to detect close targets. Their main difference is an ultrafast response to detected objects. Additional radars are needed to combat ATGMs and BOPSs.

Stealth – In the army, camouflage methods are increasingly being used that can make military equipment invisible to enemy radars and visual observation, i.e. stealth technology. The following stealth means are used in the T-14 tank: a special heat-insulating coating of the hull from the inside; masking exhaust distribution system; a special shape of the tower and platform, including such an arrangement of flat edges that reduces radio signature due to diffuse reflection; special painting of the hull from the outside, while the paint has the ability to absorb radio and protect it from heating under the influence of sunlight, which distorts the magnetic and thermal fields induced on the tank. A special system installed on the T-14 tank is capable of seriously disrupting the possibility of its identification by enemy radars. It distorts the resulting fields.

Homing devices of ATGMs are programmed for a specific image of the tank, and therefore, when the signal is distorted, the missile loses its target. Distorted signals are transmitted in the radio and infrared range, and are also provided by heat sources. The cloaking system is combined with the KAZ “Afganit”. For its triggering, signals from AFR antennas are used. The jamming is provided in all directions, including upward to make it difficult to observe aerial reconnaissance.

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