Cyberspec wrote:@MedoIt have different optical sight than prototype with two windows, so it could also have TI night channel inside.
You could be right. We'll see if it's confirmed.
Here's a better picture from the front together with a Hrizantema-S battery command vehicle
From this angle optical sight in Krizanthema is clearly seen and it have two windows and it for sure have one of Thales Chaterine thermal imagers, which are produced by license in UOMZ.
This battery post look like a replacement for older PRP vehicles. Radar, which it have looks like small Fara radar, but to use together with Krizanthema it would be better to have larger Credo radar with longer range.
Would have liked to have seen them go to a quad launcher and if they are going to stick with the arm launcher perhaps made it longer with a radar/optical package on a similar arm next to it so the vehicle could remain behind cover with the sensors popping up to search for targets and then to guide missiles to targets.
Why not a turret with two quad launchers and radar/EO package in the middle? It seems constructors decided to build this system without turret and that whole components could be stored inside vehicle. That means that launcher capabilities are depending on autoloader capabilities and maybe dual launcher is maximum, what autoloader could support.
Apparently the Hrizantema isn't being considered for Russian Army service. It's seen as a 1990's tech with limited upgrade potential. Looks like they'll be sticking with the Kornet and (hopefully soon) the Hermes as the LR ATGM system
As I know, Krizantema is ordered by Russian artillery units. Kornet is also 1990 tech and upgrade potential for both missiles are the same. Khrizantema have one + comparing to Kornet and that is radar mode of using and radar could enable far longer range of using than optical mode and missile could also be faster for use with radar. Limitation is more in optical mode with laser guidance. But with newer stabilized EO sight with Chaterine TI, those capabilities could also be improved, so I wouldn't be surprised if Krizanthema use newer faster missiles with longer range.