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    Re: BMD-4M and BTR-MD Rakushka:

    Post  Benya on Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:25 pm

    BTR-MDM "Rakushka" to receive brand new comms equipment paratrooper

    Russian BTR-MDM airborne tracked vehicle will be fitted with advanced communication equipment

    The advanced BTR-MDM Rakushka air-droppable armored personnel carrier will be fitted with state-of-the-art communications equipment, spokesman for Russia’s United Instrument-Manufacturing Corporation Leonid Khozin said.


    Russian-made BTR-MDM airborne tracked armoured personnel carrier at RAE defense exhibition in Nizhny Tagil, Russia.

    "The advanced radio stations feature an enhanced maximum data transmitting speed. They can considerably speed up command and control in the field," Khozin said.

    "These are modern digital systems that ensure communications in various modes and secure data transmission and are able to counteract hostile electronic warfare systems. Intercommunication and control equipment and switch gear are also included," he added.

    In 2016, the United Instrument-Manufacturing Corporation has started delivering advanced communications equipment for promising Russian-made armored vehicles, the spokesman said.

    In particular, the talk is about a large-scale order for communications equipment for BTR-MDM Rakushka armored personnel carriers that will arrive for Russian Airborne Force large units.

    The BTR-MDM Rakushka is a further development of the BTR-MD airborne tracked multi-role armoured vehicle. This vehicle is equipped with a remote weapon station mounted to the top left side of the hull armed with a 7.62mm or 12.7mm machine gun.

    The BTR-MDM is of all-welded aluminum construction providing the crew with protection from small arms fire and shell splinters. The crew consists of commander, driver and 13 seats for military personnel.

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    I wonder how it can carry 13 paratroopers? dunno  I don't know how they would fit inside this small vehicle.
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    Re: BMD-4M and BTR-MD Rakushka:

    Post  George1 on Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:28 pm

    The first battalion set of BMD-4M handed over to the Airborne troops

    According to December 24, 2016 Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Russian Ministry of Defense, in Ryazan held a solemn ceremony of handing over the battalion set of new combat vehicles BMD-4M to 137th Guards Airborne Regiment of the 106th Guards Airborne Division of Airborne Troops Russia.



    In his speech, expressing gratitude to the creators of a new generation of combat machines, Airborne Troops Commander Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov said: - "This is the result of a huge team of military-industrial complex. No country in the world or in some armed forces, even more so, no one in the Airborne Troops is no such combat vehicle. We are proud that this fighting machine came to us for service. "

    "This machine is capable of firing at a distance of 7 km and fight with the most modern tanks at a distance of 5 km. This maneuver, speed, floating, desantiruemye machine. Her combat module is unique. The car has a navigation system, "- said the commander of the Airborne Force, describing the ability of BMD-4M.

    "In the future, Airborne Troops will continue to be equipped with the same battalion sets of BMD-4M. The following year, two battalion sets will enter service with 31th Guards separate airborne assault brigade, which is deployed in the city of Ulyanovsk "- said Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov.

    Comment bmpd. Thus, the first battalion set (31 units) of the new series of combat vehicles BMD-4M submitted to the Russian Airborne Troops of production of JSC "Kurgan Machine-Building Plant". Supply of serial BMD-4M is carried out in the framework of a long-term contract signed with ASM Russian Defense Ministry in 2014. Two battalion set BMD-4M, as is evident from the driven application VDV Colonel General Andrei Serdyukov must be delivered in 2017.

    The first 17 serial BMD-4M were delivered to the Ministry of Defence in the first half of 2015. According to the known data, they received, by the Ryazan Higher Airborne Command Order of Suvorov twice Red Banner School named after Army General VF Margelov. The transfer of the first battalion sets of BMD-4M was also originally planned for 2015, but was eventually postponed for a year due to "the need to finalize the production of documentation."

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    Post  franco on Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:25 pm

    Second battalion of BMD-4M's handed over to the 137th Airborne Regiment;

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    Post  George1 on Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:01 pm

    Russian Airborne Force to receive three battalions of BMD-4M fighting vehicles in 2017

    Airborne Force units and formations will also be provided with more than 60 BTR-MDM Rakushka armored personnel carriers

    MOSCOW, March 14. /TASS/. Russia’s Airborne Force will receive three battalion sets of BMD-4M airborne assault vehicles and more than 60 BTR-MDM Rakushka armored personnel carriers, Airborne Force Deputy Commander for Logistics Major-General Nariman Timergazin said on Tuesday.

    "Beginning with 2014, Airborne Force units and formations have been provided one by one with modern BMD-4M and multipurpose BTR-MDM armored vehicles. By now, two battalion sets of BMD-4M vehicles and about 40 BTR-MDM Rakushka APCs have been operational in the troops. In 2017, our units and formations will receive another three battalion sets of BMD-4Ms and over 60 BTR-MDMs," the general said, without specifying the number of armored vehicles per battalion set.

    As compared to the armies of foreign countries, except for China, the Russian Airborne Force’s fighting vehicles are air mobile machines dropped by parachutes, including with crews inside them, from Ilyushin Il-76, Antonov An-12 and, in the future, from An-148 planes, he noted.

    Also, only the Russian Airborne Force’s airborne assault vehicles and armored personnel carriers can negotiate water obstacles on the move, without preliminary preparations while same-type vehicles from NATO member states need four hours of preparations on average before crossing a river, Timergazin said.

    Moreover, NATO armored vehicles need another 1.5-2 hours after negotiating a water obstacle to start moving on the opposite shore to dismantle special floating equipment, he added.

    The Airborne Force deputy commander citied some operational characteristics of the BMD-4M airborne assault vehicle. Specifically, the vehicle is armed with a 100mm gun - an antitank guided missile launcher and a coaxial gun that are capable of delivering fire at the enemy’s manpower and armored targets at a distance of up to 6,500 km in the daytime and up to 3,000 kilometers at night, which exceeds by more than two times the characteristics of its predecessor BMD-2. The BMD-4M can develop a maximum speed of 70km/hour on roads and 10km/hour afloat.


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    Post  calripson on Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:12 am

    What is the composition of BMD-4M vs BTR-MDM in a VDV regiment ? I thought there were 31 BMD-M per battalion ? Where does the BTR-MDM fit in ?
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    Post  George1 on Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:14 pm

    Serial production of armored personnel carriers BTR-MDM at OJSC "Kurganmashzavod"

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    Re: BMD-4M and BTR-MD Rakushka:

    Post  George1 on Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:43 pm

    Airborne Forces of Russia received the last batch of armored personnel carriers BTR-MDM under a three-year contract

    According to the press-service of the company "Corporate Management Company" Concern "Tractor Plants" in the press release, on April 19, 2017, the last batch of amphibious armored personnel carriers BTR-MDM was shipped to OJSC "Kurgan Machine Building Plant" within the framework of the current state defense order. Military equipment is sent to the troops in accordance with the state program of rearmament of the Russian army.



    The first batch of serial amphibious vehicles was shipped by Kurganmashzavod in March 2015. A three-year contract by the leading defense company was fulfilled ahead of schedule, the quality of the delivered products does not cause criticism, as reported by the head of the military delegation, Lieutenant-Colonel Yevgeny Sutormin, who was present at the shipment:

    - Today a shipment of BTR-MDM was sent, which will be sent to the Western Military District. The next contract for the delivery of these machines is in the signing stage at the Ministry of Defense.

    - The combat vehicle BMD-4M with the combat module "Sinitsa" is intended for the transport of Airborne troops, fighting from the car and fire support of dismounted paratroopers, "he said. - The machine is adapted for parachute landing, it is floating. In fact, this is a further improvement of the design of the landing vehicle, ensuring its maximum unification in armament, systems and units with the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle. It has a panoramic sight with a thermal imaging channel, which is not present on the regular tower BMD-4M.

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    Re: BMD-4M and BTR-MD Rakushka:

    Post  franco on Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:56 am

    Ulyanovsk, April 28 - RIA Novosti. Airborne troops of Russia until 2020 will receive more than 300 combat vehicles BMD-4M and armored personnel carriers "Rakushka", said on Friday commander of the Airborne Troops of Russia Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov.

    In Ulyanovsk on Friday, a solemn ceremony was held to transfer a set of the latest combat vehicles BMD-4M and armored personnel carriers "Rakushka" to servicemen of the 31st separate Guards Airborne Assault Division Airborne Division. In the presence of the commander of the brigade, about 50 units of the latest technology were transferred.

    "Since 2016, modernized combat vehicles of the fourth generation BMD-4M and multi-purpose armored personnel carriers BTR-MDM" Rakushka "arrive in the troops, until 2020 we plan to receive more than 300 units of this equipment," Serdyukov said.

    Tests of the airborne control system on the basis of the BTR "Rakushka" will begin in 2018
    He added that artillery units and units will receive more than 100 modern means of radar reconnaissance, guns, mortars and anti-tank weapons, and air defense units - almost 200 pieces of equipment and weapons.

    "As part of the aviation support facilities, more than 25,000 modern parachutes and sets of means for landing AWAC and cargo have been planned," the commander specified.

    BMD-4M is equipped with an automated fire control system and a new navigation system. The newest electronic equipment facilitates the aiming of the crew at high speeds during its movement over rough terrain.

    BTR-MD "Shell" is a Russian airborne armored vehicle created at the Volgograd Tractor Plant. The car has a mass of 13.2 tons and is armed with two machine guns. The crew consists of two people, and the number of landing forces reaches 13 people. "Shell" is designed for the transport of personnel (assault), ammunition, spare parts, fuel and lubricants in the airborne troops and marines.
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    Re: BMD-4M and BTR-MD Rakushka:

    Post  George1 on Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:11 am

    The 31st Independent Guards Airborne Assault Brigade received the first battalion batch of BMD-4M

    According to the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, on April 28, 2017 in Ulyanovsk, a solemn ceremony of transferring about 50 units of BMD-4M landing vehicles and armored personnel carriers BTR-MDM "Rakushka" to one of the assault and assault battalions of the 31st Guards Airborne assault brigade of the Airborne Forces (Airborne Forces).

    The commander of the Airborne Forces Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov, the governor of the Ulyanovsk region Sergey Morozov, representatives of veterans and public organizations, pupils of the Ulyanovsk Suvorov Military School took part in the event.



    During the ceremony, more than 20 officers of the brigade were awarded state awards and departmental medals for the courage and courage shown in the performance of military duty.

    The Commander of the Airborne Forces congratulated the personnel of the brigade on the successful completion of the winter training period and the receipt of the first battalion set of advanced models of military equipment.

    On the eve of the polygon Polyvan with one of the units of the brigade, the first practical training was held with the use of new models of weapons and military equipment. Crews BMD-4M and BTR-MDM "Shell" performed exercises for driving and fire training.

    Within two months, the crews of the new combat vehicles, manned by contract servicemen, passed a refresher course in Omsk on the basis of the Airborne Forces Training Center.

    With the acquisition of new models of military equipment, the combat capabilities and readiness of the Ulyanovsk Airborne Forces Union to accomplish tasks for its intended purpose, including in the Collective Rapid Response Forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, which the brigade will include since 2009, will significantly increase.

    Speaking at the transfer ceremony, the commander of the Airborne Troops of the Russian Federation Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov said that the airborne troops of Russia until 2020 will receive more than 300 BMD-4M combat vehicles and armored personnel carriers "Rakushka".

    "Since 2016, modernized combat vehicles of the fourth-generation BMD-4M landing force and multi-purpose armored personnel carriers BTR-MDM" Rakushka "have been coming into the army, until 2020 we plan to receive more than 300 units of this equipment," said Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov.

    According to him, by the end of 2017, the Ulyanovsk Airborne Assault Brigade will receive [another] battalion batch of the newest BMD-4M combat vehicles.

    The commander-in-chief of the Airborne Forces added that artillery units and airborne units will receive more than 100 modern radar reconnaissance vehicles, guns, mortars and anti-tank weapons, and air defense units - almost 200 pieces of equipment and weapons.

    "In the next two years joint state tests will be conducted and new self-propelled anti-tank complexes" Kornet-D1 "[on the BMD-4M chassis] will begin to enter the troops," said Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov.

    According to him, within two years the Airborne Forces will also receive the special-purpose vehicles "Typhoon", parachuted, as well as the unified means of landing "Bahcha- U-PDS", which will allow the BMD-4M and BTR-MDM to land with the crew inside the car From the IL-76 aircraft.

    In addition, in the same period, the Airborne Forces will receive an airborne training training complex designed for practicing operations on the parachute system of special purpose "Arbalet" from the moment when the paratroopers are paratroopers to landing at the given point.

    "In 2018, it is planned to carry out experimental design work on the modernization of the parachute parachute system D-10 and a spare parachute for the landing of personnel in the combat kit" Ratnik ", said Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov.

    According to him, in 2018, as well, experimental work will be completed to create a whole line of multipurpose platforms and parachute-cargo systems for landing weapons, military equipment and cargo with a flight mass from 500 kilograms to 18 tons.


    The bmpd comment. Thus, deliveries of battalion sets of new combat vehicles BMD-4M (including armored personnel carriers BTR-MDM "Rakushka") to the Airborne Forces have been carried out since 2016, and since 2017, apparently, the planned pace is two battalion kits per year. In 2016, the first two battalion sets of serial BMD-4Ms (including one produced in 2015) received by the 137th Guards Parachute Regiment of the 106th Guards Airborne Division of the Russian Airborne Forces stationed in Ryazan. Now one battalion kit BMD-4M received by the 31st separate Guards landing assault brigade in Ulyanovsk, and by the end of 2017 it will receive another battalion kit.

    In addition, at the beginning of 2017, the company's BMD-4M (ten machines) received by the 242th Airborne Training Center in Omsk.

    Each battalion set includes 31 BMD-
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    Re: BMD-4M and BTR-MD Rakushka:

    Post  Book. on Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:14 am

    Росэлекроника оснастит боевые машины десанта БМД-4 передовой техникой связи
    Roselekronika equip combat vehicles BMD-4 Advanced 5th Gen Communication Technology 06/16/2017
    Here: http://www.ruselectronics.ru/news/?id=2900

    The combined holding company "Russian Electronics" (part of the State Corporation Rostec) developed advanced communication systems for combat vehicles BMD-4M. In particular, the new machine will have a fifth-generation radio equipment, and the inner network, switching and control (ABCK). Appliances provide a new level of reliability and data transmission efficiency.

    As part of the joint "Russian Electronics" production of communication systems leads "Ryazan Radio Plant". Hardware and software system ABCK provides internal communication between crew members, provides an opportunity to get an outside connection through radio stations and satellite radio. Multifunction radio 168-25UE P-2 are designed to open and masked due under sredneperesechennoy areas. Digital radios implement a radio frequency tuning mode, a Noise and have increased resistance to electronic warfare. This equipment can smoothly operate in harsh climatic conditions, can withstand heavy shock and vibration, and also resistant to moisture and sand.

    To ensure the electromagnetic compatibility in confined spaces and placing a dense electronic means within the combat vehicle experts "Ryazansky radiofactory" arrangement was made antennas designed unique sets of cables, protection against interference filters. Type testing of BMD-4M proved that the problem of electromagnetic compatibility has been completely solved, the machine is provided with high-quality and reliable connection to the required range.

    BMD-4M is intended for use in the Airborne troops. Technique enables landing with the crew from an aircraft to overcome water barrier at a speed of 10 km / h, firing on track with target tracking of paired 100 mm and 30 mm automatic cannon.



    Foto: Ntiim.ru | VHF R-168-25UE Tactical Radio Comm w/ Satellite
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    Re: BMD-4M and BTR-MD Rakushka:

    Post  George1 on Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:00 am

    The 31st Guards separate assault-assault brigade received the second battalion kit BMD-4M

    As reported to the media of Ulyanovsk, on August 1, 2017, on the eve of the Day of Airborne Forces, the 31st Guards separate landing and assault brigade of the Airborne Troops of Russia handed over the second battalion kit of new military equipment and weapons totaling about 50 combat vehicles Landing BMD-4M and amphibious armored personnel carriers BTR-MDM "Rakushka".


    Transfer of the second battalion set of combat vehicles BMD-4M and armored personnel carriers BTR-MDM "Rakushka" to the 31st Guards separate landing assault brigade of the Airborne Troops of Russia. Ulyanovsk, August 1, 2017 (c) ulpressa.ru

    Earlier on April 28, 2017 in Ulyanovsk, the ceremony of transferring the first battalion kit consisting of about 50 units of BMD-4M landing vehicles and armored personnel carriers BTR-MDM "Rakushka" to the 31st Guards separate assault brigade was held.

    Delivery of battalion sets of new combat vehicles BMD-4M (including armored personnel carriers BTR-MDM "Rakushka") to the Airborne Forces has been carried out since 2016, and from 2017, apparently, is conducted at a planned pace, two battalion kits per year. In 2016, the first two battalion sets of serial BMD-4Ms (including one produced in 2015) received the 137th Guards Parachute Regiment of the 106th Guards Airborne Division of the Russian Airborne Forces stationed in Ryazan. Now in 2017 two battalion sets BMD-4M received the 31st Guards separate assault-assault brigade in Ulyanovsk.

    In addition, at the beginning of 2017, the company's BMD-4M (ten machines) company received the 242th Airborne Training Center in Omsk.

    Each battalion set includes 31 BMD-4M, and, presumably, 16 BTR-MDM.

    Serial production of BMD-4M ("Object 960M") is carried out by Volgograd Tractor Plant JSC, and BTR-MDM (Object 955) - Kurgan Machine Building Plant (KMZ). Delivery of serial BMD-4M and BTR-MDM is carried out within the framework of a long-term contract, concluded by the Russian Defense Ministry in 2014.

    The first 17 serial BMD-4Ms and 12 BTR-MDMs were delivered to the Ministry of Defense in the first half of 2015. According to known data, they received the Ryazan Higher Airborne Command Order of Suvorov twice Red Banner School named after General of the Army VF. Margelova. The delivery of the first BMD-4M battalion kit was also originally planned for 2015, but was eventually postponed for a year because of "the need to finalize the production documentation," and this first battalion kit was transferred to the 137th Guards Parachute Regiment in Ryazan in September 2016 year.

    BMD-4M and BTR-MDM were officially adopted by the Armed Forces of Russia in April 2016.




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    Re: BMD-4M and BTR-MD Rakushka:

    Post  ult on Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:57 pm

    Here is a video about that.

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    Post  ult on Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:00 pm

    ult wrote:Here is a video about that.

    They are saying that there will be another batch this year to the 76th division. And 150 BMD and BTR in total. Previously only 100 were mentioned to be delivered this year.
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    Re: BMD-4M and BTR-MD Rakushka:

    Post  franco on Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:04 pm

    PSKOV, Feb. 6 - RIA Novosti. The Pskov Airborne Troops received a battalion kit of the newest armored vehicles on Tuesday - BMD-4M landing combat vehicles and BTR-MDM caterpillar armored personnel carriers.

    The Ministry of Defense told about the growth of the combat potential of the Airborne Forces
    "Under the state armament program, the 104th Airborne Assault Regiment of the Pskov Airborne Assault Division receives a battalion kit of the most advanced equipment," Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov, commander of the Airborne Forces, said at a solemn ceremony of equipment transfer.

    As the commander noted, "equipping the airborne forces with new and promising examples of weapons and military equipment is the most important stage in the development of troops."

    "The Pskov connection receives a battalion kit of combat vehicles of the new-generation landing BMD-4M and armored personnel carriers BTR-MDM" Rakushka "on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Red Army on the legendary Pskov land," he stressed.

    The Commander expressed his gratitude to the designers, engineers and workers who created new combat vehicles. "I am confident that in the near future other airborne forces will also receive formidable military vehicles on schedule," Serdyukov said.

    He recalled that the 104th regiment went through many armed conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

    During the ceremony, commanders of combat vehicles received technical forms for new equipment.

    The Pskov airborne assault compound is the third in the airborne assault, re-equipped on BMD-4M and BTR-MDM.

    As noted in the Department of Information and Communications of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, "the crews received the connection of equipment before the delivery of combat vehicles were trained in the training center during their production at the enterprises of industry."

    According to the Ministry of Defense, BMD-4M and BTR-MDM are the newest high-speed floating tracked vehicles equipped with the most advanced high-tech weapon systems.

    "With the advent of these machines, the combat and fire capabilities of the Pskov unit will significantly increase," the department stressed.

    The main armament of BMD-4M includes a 100-mm gun with ammunition for 34 high-explosive projectiles and 4 guided missiles Arkan, a 30-mm automatic cannon with 500 rounds of ammunition for various purposes, and a 7.62-mm machine gun.


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    Re: BMD-4M and BTR-MD Rakushka:

    Post  George1 on Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:27 am



    On the bmpd side, we remind that deliveries of battalion sets of new combat vehicles BMD-4M (including armored personnel carriers BTR-MDM "Rakushka") to the Airborne Forces of Russia have been carried out since 2016. In September and December 2016, the first two battalion sets of serial BMD-4Ms (including one produced in 2015) received the 137th Guards Parachute Regiment of the 106th Guards Airborne Division stationed in Ryazan. In April and August 2017, two battalion sets BMD-4M received the 31st Guards separate assault-assault brigade in Ulyanovsk.

    In addition, at the beginning of 2017 the company's BMD-4M (ten machines) company received the 242th Airborne Training Center in Omsk.

    Each battalion set includes 31 BMD-4M, and, presumably, 16 BTR-MDM.

    Serial production of BMD-4M ("Object 960M") is carried out by Volgograd Tractor Plant JSC, and BTR-MDM (Object 955) - Kurgan Machine Building Plant (KMZ). The delivery of serial BMD-4M and BTR-MDM is carried out within the framework of the long-term contract concluded by the Russian Defense Ministry in 2014.

    The first 17 serial BMD-4Ms and 12 BTR-MDMs were delivered to the Ministry of Defense in the first half of 2015. According to known data, they received the Ryazan Higher Airborne Command Order of Suvorov twice Red Banner School named after General of the Army V.F. Margelova. The delivery of the first BMD-4M battalion kit was also originally planned for 2015, but eventually was postponed for a year because of "the need to finalize the production documentation," and this first battalion kit was transferred to the 137th Guards Parachute Regiment in Ryazan in September 2016 year.

    BMD-4M and BTR-MDM were officially adopted by the Armed Forces of Russia in April 2016.

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    Re: BMD-4M and BTR-MD Rakushka:

    Post  George1 on Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:29 am

    Airborne Troops’ BMD-4 and BTR-MDM APCs to be involved in Russia-Belarus exercises

    Paratrooper of the Ulyanovsk formation of the Airborne Troops will take part in the Russia-Belarus tactical peacekeeping exercises. It is the first tame a battalion set of the BMD-4M and BTR-MDM newest armoured personal carriers (APC) will be involved in the drills.

    During the bilateral exercise, the Russian Airborne Troops and Special Forces of Belarus will train peacekeeping missions. The troops will use unmanned aerial vehicles, transport and combat helicopters, special EW equipment and latest combat vehicles and APCs which are in service with the airborne formation.

    The active phase of the drills will take place on March 19 – 22 at the Polivna training ground, Ulyanovsk region.

    Some 600 troops and 80 pieces of military and special hardware are to be involved in the drills.

    http://eng.mil.ru/en/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12166797@egNews
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    Post  TheArmenian on Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:44 pm

    The vehicle that will replace the STRELA-10 (SA-13) in airborne units (VDV) will be the PTITSELOV.

    It is based on the SOSNA system mounted on a BMD-4 chassis.

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    Re: BMD-4M and BTR-MD Rakushka:

    Post  GarryB on Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:23 am

    Excellent...

    For those not familiar with the SA-13 and this new system, the advantages and disadvantages are as follows:

    SA-13
    Advantages:

    Light
    Mobile
    Relatively cheap
    No radar emissions except ranging radar (probably not much used... if the IR sensor can detect the target it is probably in range... so if you get a lock you can probably fire).
    Fire and forget.

    Disadvantages:

    Lacks range... 5km is less than some new ATGMs on helos.
    IR seeker got better with age but still not ideal guidance.
    6 ready to fire missiles (Tunguska = 8 )
    Replaced in land forces by Tunguska which has more missiles with better range and also guns and better sensors... Tunguska is more expensive than SA-13, but cheaper and better performing than the SA-13 and the Shilka in all areas.
    Mounted on an MTLB chassis which is not air droppable AFAIK.

    SOSNA-R

    Advantages:

    Very high speed missiles, so 8 second engagement time to 10km range.
    10km Range.
    No radar emissions.
    Compact lightweight two stage missiles with 12 ready to fire.
    Laser beam riding missiles with no optics facing the target that can be dazzled by DIRCMs or effected by flares or smoke.
    Relatively cheap guidance should make the missiles very cheap to use in numbers... which is important for SAMs and ATGMs where there will be plenty of targets to use them against... you don't want a very expensive system like Javelin that is so expensive you get limited numbers of missiles because they cost too much... a soldier in the field does not care how much they cost when it comes to killing the enemy and keeping themselves safe... and cheap weapons make that acceptable...
    BMD-4 vehicle chassis... fully air droppable.
    Depending upon the warhead could possibly be used against light ground armour and light fortifications.
    In theory right up to impact the engagement could be aborted if the operator wanted to... something you can't do with IR guidance.

    Disadvantages:

    Not in service yet.
    Might be some bugs to be ironed out yet, but these are small, light, fast, and should not be expensive.
    Not fire and forget, but flight speed means about 8 seconds flight time to 10km range targets, and I would suspect auto target tracking so the operator jsut launches the missile and does not need to manually track the target to impact.

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