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9 hours ago, LoooSeR said:

Domestic variant is about a year away from mass production, at least according to MoD. Trials are usually a year long process, so domestic variant should be finalised.

 

Did they build the production line already? 

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On 2/6/2021 at 1:27 PM, Beer said:

 

Did they build the production line already? 

   Don't know about state of production line, but here are some news regarding production of Armata:

 

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   Serial contracts for the supply of "Armata" were signed between the Ministry of Defense and UVZ.  

 

   "State tests are underway, we expect their completion in the next year or two. By the end of the 21st year, according to one of the contracts, the delivery of an initial batch of machines is planned. <...> Starting from 2022, we will reach stable serial deliveries of these machines," - said Andrey Terlikov, General Designer of the Ural Design Bureau of Transport Engineering, where Armata was developed.

   So first batch will be delivered in the end of 2021, at least according to current timetable.

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T-14 has for the first time demonstrated the ability to detect and track targets autonomously, without participation from the crew: https://ria.ru/20210225/armata-1598859233.html

 

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"The fire control system (FCS)" Armata "has a digital catalog with signatures of typical targets of the battlefield, including tanks, APMs, helicopters, etc. The elements of artificial intelligence allow the onboard computing facilities of the machine to independently search for targets against the background of a complex underlying surface, recognize them, including on the part of the object visible from behind the shelter, to carry out selection according to priority and take for escort, "he said.

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At the same time, the interlocutor of the agency stressed, the decision on defeat is still made by the person - the vehicle commander. In other models of armored vehicles, including foreign tanks, now there is only a target tracking machine, which assumes that the crew finds and selects an object for tracking manually.

 

 

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44 minutes ago, alanch90 said:

Remember some years back when people were saying that T-14 could use its radars to scan for targets as well? There is nothing to back that up right?

I bet those people confused info about Obect 195 with Armata. IIRC one of 195 versions had radar on it, AFAIK it was supposed to use data from it and fuse it in FCS with other channels (optics). 

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51 minutes ago, alanch90 said:

Remember some years back when people were saying that T-14 could use its radars to scan for targets as well? There is nothing to back that up right?


Usually, radar on armored vehicles (other than SPAA) is for either the APS (trophy / Iron fist), or more commonly to check the velocity of the projectile leaving the barrel, for accuracy purposes. This last I’ve seen mostly on artillery. 

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52 minutes ago, Lord_James said:


Usually, radar on armored vehicles (other than SPAA) is for either the APS (trophy / Iron fist), or more commonly to check the velocity of the projectile leaving the barrel, for accuracy purposes. This last I’ve seen mostly on artillery. 

   There were attempts made in Soviet Union regarding radar-based sights for ground vehicles. IIRC based on them we were developing something for Object 195.

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1 hour ago, LoooSeR said:

   There were attempts made in Soviet Union regarding radar-based sights for ground vehicles. IIRC based on them we were developing something for Object 195.

 

Wasn't there a radar for Rapira or some other towed AT gun as well? 

 

3 hours ago, alanch90 said:

Remember some years back when people were saying that T-14 could use its radars to scan for targets as well? There is nothing to back that up right?

 

IMHO that doesn't make much sense for two reasons. The first is that active radar is like a beacon. It gives away vehicle location to the enemy. There is a reason why APS radars are switched on only when a threat is detected by other sensors like UV or IR. The second reason is that IMO APS radar must have extremely short wavelength which means that its range may be just few hundred meters. 

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1 hour ago, Beer said:

There is a reason why APS radars are switched on only when a threat is detected by other sensors like UV or IR.

Primarily it's about power consumption, though. 

Engaging all of them continuously is unsustainable for AFV. 

 

Emcon is an obvious concern, but a second concern.

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https://ria.ru/20210224/bumerang-1597880132.html

   VPK wants to design a wheeled death trap tank using Boomerang chassis, armed with Sprut-SD's main gun (125 mm 2A75 smoothbore cannon).

 

   Some other info:

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   According to Krasovitskiy, the development of a unified wheeled platform "Boomerang" is close to completion - state tests of the K-16 armored personnel carrier built on it are planned until the end of the year.

   /.../

   Further plans include testing the promising K-17 BMP, special-purpose vehicles and other samples. The general director of the Military Industrial Company stressed that the rapid creation of a wheeled tank based on the Boomerang platform is not a problem for the industry.

 

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   Posted on otvaga, found docs about Armata soft-kill APS.

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   System type is reffered as SPN (anti-targeting system). Kit have 4 integrated sensors (multispectral) of working rocket engines and laser illumination detectors. 4 detectors combined create full coverage of upper hemisphere of vehicle. SPN was designed to not give away vehicle when it was turned on and working, so it uses only passive sensors.

   On scheme 1 is detectors, 2 are PPU (rotatable launchers) and 3 are 2 vertically aimed PUs (stationary launcher).

 

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   PPU are firing "camouflaging aerosol grenades" ("GAM") at detected threat taking into account anticipated trajectory. GAMs are deployed in such way that protected chassis is going to be covered by smoke either because of it's own movement into cloud or/and because of strong wind.

   PUs are used vs threats from upper hemisphere, low speed of chassis and in low wind.

 

   GAMs are triggered by induction launch system, doesn't require cleaning of electric contacts. 

 

   System chooses what launcher to use and timing based on vehicle own movement speed, speed and direction of wind, vehicle position relative to threat. SPN warns crew, give recommendations to them. 

 

   Modernisation potential of SPN:

- collective protection of units

- usage of special grenades (HE, flashbangs, etc.)

- creation of library of signatures of AT systems, allowing creation and use of more specialised grenades. 

 

 

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3 hours ago, alanch90 said:

New concept for an ATGM carrier - tank destroyer, based on the Kurganets platform. Makes a lot of sense. The "turret" from where missiles are launched reminds a lot of Tor.

 

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https://bmpd.livejournal.com/4276303.html?utm_source=fbsharing&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR1Mvt1gCixvz_-PNXj0dt7nIZF-sDTKaKq1C0IhCum2_vvJsBUIoFvFJco

 

 

   Picture probably isn't representative of final product. Also:

 

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