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On 10/17/2019 at 2:15 PM, LoooSeR said:

152-mm self-propelled gun 2S43 "Malva". A component of the R&D "Sketch". The base chassis BAZ-6010-027 in August 2019 was given to the Central Research Institute "Burevestnik" (Nizhny Novgorod) for the installation of the system.





   Some minor differences are visible, but nothing really big. Although laser illumination sensors are visible on top of crew cabin, while on real vehicle smoke grenade launchers are there, facing every direction (full 360 degrees?). Cabin itself is armored, looking at 3D model i though they will use standart cabin and limit arc for safe gun operation.

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   Object 326 SPG (Unofficial name - "Shayba"), was an initiative development by DB. 46 rounds, "double stack" in circular autoloader, crew in hull compartment outside of "turret". The gun, ammunition rack and loading mechanism are made in a single unit operating in automatic mode, providing a 360 coverage of fire. Vehicle was armed with 2S3 Akatsiya gun (152mm caliber howitzer).






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   Hermes looks like is alive, again!


   Rostec will show the Hermes missile system for the first time with a range of 100 km.

   The Instrument-Making Design Bureau JSC, which is part of the "High-Precision Complexes" holding of the Rostec State Corporation, will present for the first time a new-generation Hermes high-precision missile system with a firing range of up to 100 km. The premiere will take place at the Army-2020 forum. TASS was informed about this by the holding's press service.

   “At the upcoming forum “Army-2020” as part of the exposition of JSC “KBP”, the Hermes high-precision guided weapon system with an over-the-horizon firing range of up to 100 km will be demonstrated for the first time. It is a new generation complex that occupies a niche between guided artillery shells and operation level systems,” the holding said.


   The missile of the Hermes complex has an autonomous targeting system based on the “fire and forget” principle. The complex implements a salvo fire mode at several (up to 6) spaced targets, as well as automatic synchronization of laser target designation for hitting targets with high-precision ammunition with a miss of no more than 0.5 m.

   The development of the newest anti-tank missile system "Hermes" became known in 2015. As the head of the KBP complexes department then reported, "Hermes" was developed in two modifications: for hitting a target in the visibility zone at a distance of 20 km, and also outside the line-of-sight zone at a distance of up to 100 km.

   "Hermes" is multi-platform and can be installed on air vehicles, as well as on land vehicles and small warships. It is also allowed to use the complex from strike drones.


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   And here is Hermes photos from KBP site




Designed to engage day and night modern and advanced tanks, lightly armored targets, fortifications, surface targets, low-speed air targets.


Maximum range shooting day and night - 100 km
Guidance system on part of trajectory to the target area - radio navigation inertial
Guidance system on the final section - self homing
Amount guided missiles - 10 pcs.











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   Hermes TEL vehicle with 6 (?) missiles.




   Feels like this is unfinished or prototype launcher. Old concept of Hermes launcher vehicles:


   TEL with guidance control system (of some sorts)



Just launchers without any FCS



Truck with FCS only


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On 8/22/2020 at 11:42 AM, LoooSeR said:

     TEL with guidance control system (of some sorts)



Just launchers without any FCS





Is that a radar or a datalink? If it flies in a flat trajectory don't imagine it will be range of the launcher for too long. Does it have a SAM mode?

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   Related to Army 2020 expo, one of russian forum members comments about Hermes.


   Yes. Now this is a separate type (previously they wanted to combine it with Pantsir) of weapons on its own platform and with its own UAV. Carries out guidance by GLONNAS / GPS and at the final section can be corrected by laser guidance from a UAV or third-party (infantryman) illumination. The complex is completely ready for delivery to the Army, but its prospects are vague, since the Ministry of Defense does not quite understand its niche.


   The terminal guidance can be [used] on the target, but it can also hit [targets] using GLONASS.


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   PTKM-1R top attack anti-tank mine. Mock up of this thing i posted few years ago.


   It uses EFP warhead in launch unit. This mine is stored and launched in container. System is equipped with 4 sound sensors and 2 seismic sensors to detect AFV on the move. When possible target detected, a "mast" section of system rotates towards source of disturbance, and when in range it launches attack module with speed of 30 m/s. Module flies to height of 30 m and search for IR signature, module is equipped with pulse jet engine and some sort of radar detector/sensor. When target found, it attacks it with EFP. Max range of attack of this mine from is about 60 meters from "mast".












"At present, the serial production of such mines has been launched, supplies are being carried out in the interests of the RF Ministry of Defense," the source said.

In 2018, the Izvestia newspaper reported that the Russian military would receive an "anti-tank sentry" - the first anti-roof mine PTKM-1R.


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Hanwha Defense Australia (HDA) has been selected as the preferred supplier to the Australian Army (AA) of 30 K9 155 mm self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) and 15 K10 armoured ammunition resupply vehicles (AARVs), Defence Minister Linda Reynolds announced on 3 September.


(So its intent to negotiate a sole source contract)

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