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1 hour ago, LoooSeR said:

Um... why?

Wheeled alternative for the MTLB chassis. Although I do not really see the point, since the MTLB is dirt cheap, extremely reliable, and has low running costs... But maybe it was designed for some customers who are suffering in "track-phobia", and prefer a wheeled chassis...

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   Igla MANPADS won Indian contract.

https://www.defensenews.com/smr/2018/11/20/india-finally-oks-15b-russian-missile-system-purchase/

 

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   NEW DELHI — India has officially selected Russian firm Rosoboronexport as the winner for Indian Army’s $1.5 billion Very-Short-Range Air Defence, or VSHORAD program, after months of delays over complaints made by other competitors in the competition.

In a Nov. 19 meeting with the three finalists — Rosoboronexport, MBDA of France and Saab of Sweden — officials from India declared the Russian firm’s Igla-S system the winner, a senior ministry of defence official told Defense News.

   In May this year, Rosoboronexport was declared the lowest bidder among the three competitors. However, competitors in the program complained to the Indian army that the Russian firm was even allowed to be a finalist, as it had failed two initial technical tests; under procurement guidelines, failure in those tests should have knocked the Igla-S out of the running.

   Those objections tied up the award of the program until this month, when the MoD overruled the complaints and stated that the Russian company was fully complaint with competitive rules and did not violate any procedures, according to the defence official.

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The visualization of Polish 40mm (1.57") universal (un)guided missile - this one is called "Mors-40" (Walrus-40) and it is intended to use as a part of small craft and USV's CIWS.

 

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The family of 40mm (1.57") missiles may contain also land missiles - unguided "Kord" (Cutlass) and guided "Pika" (Pike), which could be launched from MLRS, UAV, or 40mm grenade launchers.

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The "Mors" CIWS will also contain "Mors-70" version based on Hydra rockets. And similarly to "Mors-40" it would be also based on small crafts and USVs.

 

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"Lanca" (Lance) system is also proposed for the Polish Army. Lanca is going to be a conversion of (IR-guided version of) Hydra rocket to use as a MANPADS and Grom / Piorun's successor in Polish Army. Authors of this project (who earlier worked on Grom and Piorun missiles) claimed that Lanca would be a system which was easier to train and maintain and safer to transport than existing MANPAD systems. And additionally Lance could be also used as a ground-to-ground missile.

 

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https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/753785/20181102-MOD_EquipmentPlan2018_FINAL-v1.pdf

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In coming years, the Complex Weapons Programme plans to deliver:

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  • Lightweight Multirole Missile, very short-range air defence capability in the land environment.
  • Sea Venom and Martlet (utilising the Lightweight Multirole Missile), Future Heavy and Light Anti-Ship capabilities for Wildcat;

 

Looks like starstreak replacement is sooner than I thought

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Chinese FD-2000 in Uzbekistan

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   As reported by the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on December 2, 2018, the over-the-horizon radar "Container" in Mordovia will take up combat duty in 2019. Currently it is going through testing.

   This is the country's first sample of this product. According to the state program of re-equipment and plans for the activities of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, it is planned to build several more such structures.

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Peresvet in service, apparently:

http://tass.com/defense/1034344

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Peresvet combat lasers enter duty with Russia’s armed forces

Russian military personnel operating those systems underwent special training at the Mozhaysky Military Space Academy

MOSCOW, December 5. /TASS/. Russian-made combat lasers, Peresvet, have started to enter duty with the Russian armed forces, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper reported on Wednesday.

"Peresvet laser systems, based on new physical principles, entered combat service in testing regime with the Russian armed forces," the paper said. "The armed forces started receiving them in 2017 as part of the state procurement program."

 

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On 12/31/2018 at 2:26 PM, Collimatrix said:

This is surprising.  What could the Israelis possibly get from Ukrainian radar technology that they can't already make better on their own?

Ukraine was a significant exporter of weapons to Iran, along with Belarus. I am guessing Ukraine had sold Iran radar technology that is used in the Kolchuga, and so it could emulate an Iranian air defense site, if the IAF were to prepare for the toughest potential air defense that Iran could field.

 

Alternatively, it may be similar to the radars supplied to Syria by Russia for the S-300PMU2 systems.

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S-350s will be delivered to VKS in 2019

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   The aerospace forces (VKS) of Russia for the first time will receive in 2019 the newest anti-aircraft missile system S-350 Vityaz.

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   The S-350 Vityaz system is a medium-range anti-aircraft missile system developed by the Almaz-Antey concern in the interests of army air defense, with a maximum radius of 60 km and a maximum height of 30 km. The complex is designed to deal with both aerodynamic and ballistic targets. One launcher of the complex is armed with 12 anti-aircraft missiles.

   Not sure why, AFAIK Buks have somewhat similar charachteristics, and longer range (about 75 km vs 60 km for S-350).

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