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    Viktor

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    Russia - Nicaragua military deals

    Post  Viktor on Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:24 am

    - 2 project 12418
    - 4 project 14310 LINK




    Russia will supply Nicaragua six missile and patrol boats

    SAINT-PETERSBURG, July 4. (ARMS-TASS). Russian shipyards will put two in Nicaragua and four missile patrol boats. This was announced by Deputy Director General of Fair-Nevsky Shipyard Alexander Vlasov at the 6th International Naval Show in St. Petersburg.
    "To date, the management of our factory is the reference of" Rosoboronexport "for the delivery of two Project 12418 missile boats (code" Lightning ") for Nicaragua, we determined the solution Minpromtorga executors of this contract," - he said.
    In addition, he said, from this country and there is an application for "Mirage" - Coast Guard patrol boats. Executor of this part of the order is Rybinsk Shipyard "Vympel". It is about four "Mirage", said deputy director of the Mid-Nevsky Shipyard.
    Vlasov said that in 2011 the company has successfully completed a contract for the construction of two missile boats "Lightning" for the Navy of Turkmenistan, which are operated in the Caspian Sea.

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    Re: Russia - Nicaragua military deals

    Post  Deep Throat on Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:22 pm

    Can Nicaragua foot the bill for such ships ? I suspect Russia will have to provide them a grant of sorts .

    Even grains are donated by Russia

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    Re: Russia - Nicaragua military deals

    Post  George1 on Wed May 20, 2015 1:36 am

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    Re: Russia - Nicaragua military deals

    Post  Cyberspec on Wed May 20, 2015 9:39 am


    So there is a customer for the "White Eagle" (T-72B1) after all....capability wise it's a decent upgrade with all sorts of gadgets added.

    At the time it was unveiled in 2012 it was suppose to have a French automatic transmission, I wonder whether that still applies...



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    Re: Russia - Nicaragua military deals

    Post  xeno on Wed May 20, 2015 11:52 am

    This is excellent news.
    The T-72B1 has a panoramic sight with Catherine XP Thermal Imager(3rd generation) for commander position and a gunner sight with 2nd generation thermal imager from Russia, and auto-tracking system from Russia in its fire control system.

    Even Russians have no tank with Catherine XP Thermal Imager(3rd generation) for commander position in service(Although T-90MS and Armata do have 3rd generation thermal imager).
    Even Chinese have no tank with Catherine XP Thermal Imager(3rd generation) for commander position in service.
    Even Indians have no tank with Catherine XP Thermal Imager(3rd generation) for commander position in service.
    Even the whole Latin American contries have no tank with Catherine XP Thermal Imager(3rd generation) for commander position in service.
    Even Chileans' Leopard2A4's fire control system cannot be compared with the one on T-72B1.

    Nicaraguans must have a very good taste, or they are just cheated by Russians because a panoramic sight with Catherine XP Thermal Imager(3rd generation) is definitely a overkill in central America. A panoramic sight with Catherine FC Thermal Imager(2nd generation) like the one on Indians' T-90S is enough...

    Anyway, congratulations to Russians and Nicaraguans. When I saw T-72B1 I thought Russians must be mad(again), why they put such an advanced sighting system and fire control system on an T-72B, which made the sighting systems and fire control systems  on T-72B2 and T-72B3 look like a shit, and who would buy such an unbalanced T-72B1 tank. So surprised that somebody buys this monster finally...


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    Re: Russia - Nicaragua military deals

    Post  GarryB on Wed May 20, 2015 12:23 pm

    The Catherine FC thermal sight is very well regarded... I chatted with a guy from the UK who said he had had some field experience with the older Catherine FC and he said you could see clearly out to about 6-8km on a good day/night.

    The Catherine XP has better resolution and longer effective range and is smaller and lighter and uses less power...


    Using QWIP technology as production increases their costs should go down fairly dramatically and potential for significant performance increases is there too.


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    Re: Russia - Nicaragua military deals

    Post  a89 on Wed May 20, 2015 12:33 pm

    This is excellent news.
    The T-72B1 has a panoramic sight with Cathrine XP Thermal Imager(3rd generation) for commander position and a gunner sight with 2nd generation thermal imager from Russia, and auto-tracking system from Russia in its fire control system.

    IMO the upgrade looks unbalanced. True, the FCS is top notch, but vehicle still mounts Kontakt-1 ERA, first introduced in 1985. In the demonstration vehicle there are no engines to transmission or engine. Let's see what the final configuration has.
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    Re: Russia - Nicaragua military deals

    Post  Werewolf on Wed May 20, 2015 2:13 pm

    What FCS is installed on these T-72B1?
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    Re: Russia - Nicaragua military deals

    Post  George1 on Wed May 20, 2015 3:56 pm

    i would like also to see nicaragua to take some new helicopters
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    Post  Cyberspec on Thu May 21, 2015 12:31 pm

    Werewolf wrote:What FCS is installed on these T-72B1?

    It uses a Belorussian sight called "Hawkeye" made by 'Peleng'

    there's some info in english here: http://survincity.com/2013/04/modernization-of-t-72-tanks-white-eagle-one-of-the/

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    Re: Russia - Nicaragua military deals

    Post  a89 on Fri May 22, 2015 3:59 pm

    It uses a Belorussian sight called "Hawkeye" made by 'Peleng'

    That's the designation of the panoramic camera for commander. The gunner uses Sosna-U FCS.


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    Post  Cyberspec on Sat May 23, 2015 3:44 am

    a89 wrote:
    It uses a Belorussian sight called "Hawkeye" made by 'Peleng'

    That's the designation of the panoramic camera for commander. The gunner uses Sosna-U FCS.



    So it should look something like this inside

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    Re: Russia - Nicaragua military deals

    Post  George1 on Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:28 am

    The first 20 modernized tanks T-72B1 delivered in Nicaragua. thumbsup

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1864324.html

    Viva Sandinista Nicaragua!!!


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    ussia has started to fulfill a contract for the supply of T-72B1 tanks

    Post  d_taddei2 on Tue May 24, 2016 10:10 pm

    Russia has started to fulfill a contract for the supply of T-72B1 tanks to the Armed Forces of Nicaragua. The first batch of 20 tanks has already been shipped. The total order of Russian military equipment by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government equals 50 units at a cost of $80 million.

    According to documents that have been published on the website of Russia's state procurement agency, the first batch of tanks features the relatively rare White Eagle modification equipped with an around the clock gunner's sight and the Hawkeye commander's panoramic around the clock sight equipped with a modern thermal imaging camera.

    thats $1.6m a tank

    http://rbth.com/defence/2016/05/05/russia-supplies-20-tanks-to-nicaragua_590705


    i would have thought they would have went for the T-72B3M or at least T-72B3
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    Re: Russia - Nicaragua military deals

    Post  George1 on Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:34 pm

    Exhibition of military equipment in honor of the 38th anniversary of the formation of the Sandinista People's Army in Nicaragua

    As previously reported by a colleague of bmpd, Russia began deliveries to Nicaragua of the presence of the Russian Defense Ministry of 50 upgraded T-72B1 tanks, which are to be upgraded to the 61th Armored Repair Plant in Strelna, St. Petersburg, according to the development option for this enterprise.

    The tanks upgraded for this option for Nicaragua are probably the most advanced mass-modernized in Russia T-72. Modernized tanks are equipped with a round-the-clock sighting of the PN-72 gunner (Sosna-U produced by the Belarusian JSC Peleng), a commander's round-the-clock panoramic sight PKP-72 (Falcon eye also produced by Peleng OJSC, using the third generation thermal imaging camera - apparently , Thales Catherine XP), automatic target tracking BARV.468939.001, information-control system of the chassis, navigation system, new gun stabilizer, as well as anti-aircraft machine-gun installation with remote control. At the same time, the old dynamic protection of the Contact-1 series is preserved.






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