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    Post  George1 on Sun May 31, 2015 3:42 am

    Russian airborne troops will get three new artillery systems, said Shamanov

    According to the Commander of the Airborne Forces, to solve problems far fire damage if airborne troops will carry out the tasks as part of ground forces, the troops will be given a means of strengthening.

    MOSCOW, May 30 - RIA Novosti. The new gun "Zauralets" developed in the interests of the Russian airborne troops, soon to be available 120-mm cannon of increased power, 50% completed the work on the creation of 152-mm self-propelled guns, he said Saturday in an interview with radio station "Russian news service, " the commander of the Airborne Troops (VDV), Russian Colonel-General Vladimir Shamanov.

    "Here we have my firm conviction, we hold experience in the framework of instruments "Zauralets ", we output a 120-mm cannon of increased power, we passed the 50% threshold of 152-mm self-propelled guns. That will be enough, as and distance, and the power we have significantly prevzoydёm current counterparts, "- said Shamanov.

    He pointed out that "solving long-range destruction" if Airborne "will perform tasks as part of ground forces," the troops will be given a means of strengthening.

    "If we solve the problem in desantiruemye embodiment, the means are provided fire gain at the expense of the army and tactical aviation," - said Shamanov.
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    Post  George1 on Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:03 pm

    TSNIITOCHMASH: Weapon "Zauralets-D" has passed preliminary tests



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    Post  Viktor on Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:28 pm

    Nice thumbsup

    Self-propelled "Zauralets" should appear in the airborne troops in 2019
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    Post  Militarov on Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:11 pm

    The fielding of the Zauralets self-propelled (SP) artillery piece, triple-hatted as the howitzer, gun and mortar, and the Zavet-D artillery fire control vehicle with the Russian Airborne Force is expected in 2019, Col. Alexei Kostritsa, chief, artillery, Airborne Force, told has journalists at Russian Defense Ministry Innovation Day 2015. "Certainly, it will take the Zauralets SP artillery system more than a year to complete its official test program. A decision has been made that the advanced fighting module will be mounted on a sophisticated chassis commonized with that of the latest BMD-4 airborne infantry fighting vehicle. Two to three years more are needed to this end. The airborne artillery units will have had the weapon system in their inventory by 2019," Kostritsa said during the Russian Defense Industry Innovation Day.

    A special version of the Kornet antitank guided missile system is in development for the paratroops as well, and the Zaveet-S artillery fire control vehicle is in the R&D phase. "The advanced [fire] control vehicle will be fielded in about 2019 too," the colonel added. In addition, the upgrade of the 120-mm Nona SP artillery system capable of operating in gun, howitzer and mortar modes, Restat-1 artillery survey and fire control system and 125-mm Sprut SP antitank gun is under way for the paratroops. "The upgrade of the Sprut will be completed in 2016," Kostritsa said. According to the colonel, the Airborne Force’s key requirements to the newly-developed and upgraded weapons systems are their being fit for airlifting and airdropping in addition to their commonality in terms of the chassis."


    They annoynced Zauralets D back in like 2012. or so and said it will be ready by 2015. now they reactivated it for 2019. i rly, rly hate these Russian delays. So it seems it will be on BMD4 chasis after all that Volk platform was discarted i assume due to lower resistance to airdrops and offroad capabilities. Hopefully the rest of the armed forces shall get same combat module on K25 or something of a sort, Vena is too good idea not to be used and produced.



    Source: http://www.armyrecognition.com/weapons_defence_industry_military_technology_uk/russian_airborne_troops_will_be_equipped_with_new_zauralets_120mm_mortar_carrier_in_2019_10610152.html
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    Post  Militarov on Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:12 pm

    George1 wrote:TSNIITOCHMASH: Weapon "Zauralets-D" has passed preliminary tests


    However it will be on BMD4 chasis not Volk it seems.
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    Post  flamming_python on Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:43 am

    Militarov wrote:
    George1 wrote:TSNIITOCHMASH: Weapon "Zauralets-D" has passed preliminary tests


    However it will be on BMD4 chasis not Volk it seems.

    Some sense at last.

    Get that hideous monstrosity outta my sight.
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    Post  Militarov on Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:51 am

    flamming_python wrote:
    Militarov wrote:
    George1 wrote:TSNIITOCHMASH: Weapon "Zauralets-D" has passed preliminary tests


    However it will be on BMD4 chasis not Volk it seems.

    Some sense at last.

    Get that hideous monstrosity outta my sight.

    Yeah, it truly did not look well Very Happy At least doesnt look like something id put into service with VDV, motorised units.. i guess, sounds legit.

    "The fielding of the Zauralets self-propelled (SP) artillery piece, triple-hatted as the howitzer, gun and mortar, and the Zavet-D artillery fire control vehicle with the Russian Airborne Force is expected in 2019, Col. Alexei Kostritsa, chief, artillery, Airborne Force, told has journalists at Russian Defense Ministry Innovation Day 2015. "Certainly, it will take the Zauralets SP artillery system more than a year to complete its official test program. A decision has been made that the advanced fighting module will be mounted on a sophisticated chassis commonized with that of the latest BMD-4 airborne infantry fighting vehicle. Two to three years more are needed to this end. The airborne artillery units will have had the weapon system in their inventory by 2019," Kostritsa said during the Russian Defense Industry Innovation Day."

    Source: http://www.armyrecognition.com/weapons_defence_industry_military_technology_uk/russian_airborne_troops_will_be_equipped_with_new_zauralets_120mm_mortar_carrier_in_2019_10610152.html
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    Post  sepheronx on Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:54 pm

    Militarov wrote:The fielding of the Zauralets self-propelled (SP) artillery piece, triple-hatted as the howitzer, gun and mortar, and the Zavet-D artillery fire control vehicle with the Russian Airborne Force is expected in 2019, Col. Alexei Kostritsa, chief, artillery, Airborne Force, told has journalists at Russian Defense Ministry Innovation Day 2015. "Certainly, it will take the Zauralets SP artillery system more than a year to complete its official test program. A decision has been made that the advanced fighting module will be mounted on a sophisticated chassis commonized with that of the latest BMD-4 airborne infantry fighting vehicle. Two to three years more are needed to this end. The airborne artillery units will have had the weapon system in their inventory by 2019," Kostritsa said during the Russian Defense Industry Innovation Day.

    A special version of the Kornet antitank guided missile system is in development for the paratroops as well, and the Zaveet-S artillery fire control vehicle is in the R&D phase. "The advanced [fire] control vehicle will be fielded in about 2019 too," the colonel added. In addition, the upgrade of the 120-mm Nona SP artillery system capable of operating in gun, howitzer and mortar modes, Restat-1 artillery survey and fire control system and 125-mm Sprut SP antitank gun is under way for the paratroops. "The upgrade of the Sprut will be completed in 2016," Kostritsa said. According to the colonel, the Airborne Force’s key requirements to the newly-developed and upgraded weapons systems are their being fit for airlifting and airdropping in addition to their commonality in terms of the chassis."


    They annoynced Zauralets D back in like 2012. or so and said it will be ready by 2015. now they reactivated it for 2019. i rly, rly hate these Russian delays. So it seems it will be on BMD4 chasis after all that Volk platform was discarted i assume due to lower resistance to airdrops and offroad capabilities. Hopefully the rest of the armed forces shall get same combat module on K25 or something of a sort, Vena is too good idea not to be used and produced.



    Source: http://www.armyrecognition.com/weapons_defence_industry_military_technology_uk/russian_airborne_troops_will_be_equipped_with_new_zauralets_120mm_mortar_carrier_in_2019_10610152.html

    Funny how Azerbaijan has them already in service yet the country whom makes them does not. Vena is a fantastic system and would be ideal for Syria as well.
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    Post  Militarov on Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:00 pm

    sepheronx wrote:
    Militarov wrote:The fielding of the Zauralets self-propelled (SP) artillery piece, triple-hatted as the howitzer, gun and mortar, and the Zavet-D artillery fire control vehicle with the Russian Airborne Force is expected in 2019, Col. Alexei Kostritsa, chief, artillery, Airborne Force, told has journalists at Russian Defense Ministry Innovation Day 2015. "Certainly, it will take the Zauralets SP artillery system more than a year to complete its official test program. A decision has been made that the advanced fighting module will be mounted on a sophisticated chassis commonized with that of the latest BMD-4 airborne infantry fighting vehicle. Two to three years more are needed to this end. The airborne artillery units will have had the weapon system in their inventory by 2019," Kostritsa said during the Russian Defense Industry Innovation Day.

    A special version of the Kornet antitank guided missile system is in development for the paratroops as well, and the Zaveet-S artillery fire control vehicle is in the R&D phase. "The advanced [fire] control vehicle will be fielded in about 2019 too," the colonel added. In addition, the upgrade of the 120-mm Nona SP artillery system capable of operating in gun, howitzer and mortar modes, Restat-1 artillery survey and fire control system and 125-mm Sprut SP antitank gun is under way for the paratroops. "The upgrade of the Sprut will be completed in 2016," Kostritsa said. According to the colonel, the Airborne Force’s key requirements to the newly-developed and upgraded weapons systems are their being fit for airlifting and airdropping in addition to their commonality in terms of the chassis."


    They annoynced Zauralets D back in like 2012. or so and said it will be ready by 2015. now they reactivated it for 2019. i rly, rly hate these Russian delays. So it seems it will be on BMD4 chasis after all that Volk platform was discarted i assume due to lower resistance to airdrops and offroad capabilities. Hopefully the rest of the armed forces shall get same combat module on K25 or something of a sort, Vena is too good idea not to be used and produced.

    Source: http://www.armyrecognition.com/weapons_defence_industry_military_technology_uk/russian_airborne_troops_will_be_equipped_with_new_zauralets_120mm_mortar_carrier_in_2019_10610152.html

    Funny how Azerbaijan has them already in service yet the country whom makes them does not.  Vena is a fantastic system and would be ideal for Syria as well.

    I am big fan of Vena and actually Nona K for a start, i consider it as an exceptional light artillery piece, if you ask me you can replace whole D30 based family with Nona K/Vena. And yeah, abit sad that only real order came from Azerbaijan, but i think they also have 15 or 18, those two numbers were mentioned.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:09 pm

    sepheronx wrote:
    Militarov wrote:The fielding of the Zauralets self-propelled (SP) artillery piece, triple-hatted as the howitzer, gun and mortar, and the Zavet-D artillery fire control vehicle with the Russian Airborne Force is expected in 2019, Col. Alexei Kostritsa, chief, artillery, Airborne Force, told has journalists at Russian Defense Ministry Innovation Day 2015. "Certainly, it will take the Zauralets SP artillery system more than a year to complete its official test program. A decision has been made that the advanced fighting module will be mounted on a sophisticated chassis commonized with that of the latest BMD-4 airborne infantry fighting vehicle. Two to three years more are needed to this end. The airborne artillery units will have had the weapon system in their inventory by 2019," Kostritsa said during the Russian Defense Industry Innovation Day.

    A special version of the Kornet antitank guided missile system is in development for the paratroops as well, and the Zaveet-S artillery fire control vehicle is in the R&D phase. "The advanced [fire] control vehicle will be fielded in about 2019 too," the colonel added. In addition, the upgrade of the 120-mm Nona SP artillery system capable of operating in gun, howitzer and mortar modes, Restat-1 artillery survey and fire control system and 125-mm Sprut SP antitank gun is under way for the paratroops. "The upgrade of the Sprut will be completed in 2016," Kostritsa said. According to the colonel, the Airborne Force’s key requirements to the newly-developed and upgraded weapons systems are their being fit for airlifting and airdropping in addition to their commonality in terms of the chassis."


    They annoynced Zauralets D back in like 2012. or so and said it will be ready by 2015. now they reactivated it for 2019. i rly, rly hate these Russian delays. So it seems it will be on BMD4 chasis after all that Volk platform was discarted i assume due to lower resistance to airdrops and offroad capabilities. Hopefully the rest of the armed forces shall get same combat module on K25 or something of a sort, Vena is too good idea not to be used and produced.



    Source: http://www.armyrecognition.com/weapons_defence_industry_military_technology_uk/russian_airborne_troops_will_be_equipped_with_new_zauralets_120mm_mortar_carrier_in_2019_10610152.html

    Funny how Azerbaijan has them already in service yet the country whom makes them does not.  Vena is a fantastic system and would be ideal for Syria as well.

    Because they probably want them on Kurganets-25 chassis. For another example, Azerbaijan has more TOS-1's in service than Russia, but it doesn't mean that they're not going to put Burantino's on top of Armata chassis. Same with BMPT's, Kazahkstan has them in service and Russia doesn't, but that doesn't mean they're not going to put them on Armata chassis's either.
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    Post  Militarov on Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:30 pm

    "Russian Company TsNIITochMash has tested its new fighting module for the Zauralets-D, a new development of self-propelled artillery system, Dmitry Semizorov, director general of Russian defense contractor TSNIITOCHMASH, told journalists on Friday, February 5, 2016. "The fighting module of the artillery system has passed its tests. They have been successful enough and have proven the feasibility of meeting the customer’s requirements. There have been some drawbacks needed ironing out, and this is what are we doing in earnest," Semizorov said.



    He added that the sophisticated weapons system would be developed and its production would be launched within two years or two years and a half. As was reported in the press, the Zauralets-D’s full-scale production can start before year-end 2018. The Zauralets-D SP artillery system is being derived from the 2S25M Sprut-SDM1 airdroppable SP antitank gun. TSNIITOCHMASH is developing two guns to equipped it with - a 120-mm one and a 152-mm one. They are to have be superior to the current artillery weapons in terms of range and ammunition lethality. The Zauralets-D is designed to replace the 2S9 Nona-S SP artillery system operated by the Russian Airborne Force."


    Source: http://www.armyrecognition.com/february_2016_global_defense_security_news_industry/tsniitochmash_has_tested_its_new_fighting_module_for_zauralets-d_self-propelled_artillery_system_tass_10502166.html
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    Post  George1 on Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:23 am

    so if i understand right this new system will be a unified platform for 122, 150 mm artilliery guns and 120mm mortar (3 types of artilliery systems)


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    Post  GarryB on Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:52 am

    Ummm... no.

    Two calibres... 120mm and 152mm.

    The talk of Sprut confuses the matter, because what they are talking about is artillery, while Sprut is a self propelled Anti tank gun (125mm).

    The two calibres they are talking about however are artillery rounds... not anti armour so this new vehicle will replace the existing NONA vehicle and have a role similar to VENA gun/mortar system.

    The version with a 152mm gun would be seriously powerful for such a small vehicle unless it has a much reduced size 152mm gun... the equivalent of a lightened shorter barrel towed 152mm gun, but mounted on a BMD-4 chassis.

    It seems the Zauralets-D will be an artillery vehicle based on the BMD-4M chassis with either a 120mm gun/mortar or a 152mm gun for artillery use.

    I would expect a new model Sprut with a 125mm gun in the anti tank role too.

    Note: This is interesting as one would assume the land forces would do the same... so an armata version of a 120mm gun/mortar vehicle might be the BMPT model shown previously, and the 152mm version would of course be Coalition replacing MSTA.


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    Post  Militarov on Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:55 pm

    George1 wrote:so if i understand right this new system will be a unified platform for 122, 150 mm artilliery guns and 120mm mortar (3 types of artilliery systems)

    Apparently 152mm howtizer tho i am not sure how well this platform will deal with it, 125mm AT/fire support gun (Sprut) and 120mm mortar based on Nona most likely. I dont think Russians will keep 122mm artillery caliber in future.
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    Post  Militarov on Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:57 pm

    GarryB wrote:Ummm... no.

    Two calibres... 120mm and 152mm.

    The talk of Sprut confuses the matter, because what they are talking about is artillery, while Sprut is a self propelled Anti tank gun (125mm).

    The two calibres they are talking about however are artillery rounds... not anti armour so this new vehicle will replace the existing NONA vehicle and have a role similar to VENA gun/mortar system.

    The version with a 152mm gun would be seriously powerful for such a small vehicle unless it has a much reduced size 152mm gun... the equivalent of a lightened shorter barrel towed 152mm gun, but mounted on a BMD-4 chassis.

    It seems the Zauralets-D will be an artillery vehicle based on the BMD-4M chassis with either a 120mm gun/mortar or a 152mm gun for artillery use.

    I would expect a new model Sprut with a 125mm gun in the anti tank role too.

    Note: This is interesting as one would assume the land forces would do the same... so an armata version of a 120mm gun/mortar vehicle might be the BMPT model shown previously, and the 152mm version would of course be Coalition replacing MSTA.

    I find Armata too heavy for Nona platform, K25 sounds more plausible. As they are planning to make whole divisions equiped with same vehicle in future i expect same to be done with Boomerangs. Like having Spruts on both Boomerang and K25 depending on unit. I think Armata will be used for Coalition, T15, Bridgelaying, engineering vehicle, recovery, new TOS...
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    Post  George1 on Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:57 pm

    for Sprut there is a replacement in BMD-4M chasis also.
    Apparently Zauralets will have a 120-mm gun-mortar and a 152-mm gun-howitzer.


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    Post  Militarov on Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:04 pm

    George1 wrote:for Sprut there is a replacement in BMD-4M chasis also.
    Apparently Zauralets will have a 120-mm gun-mortar and a 152-mm gun-howitzer.

    Well yes, but BMD-4M variant will be for VDV only, at least i guess it will be for VDV only. While army in future might get K25 with same or similar turret.
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    Post  eehnie on Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:09 am


    This new artillery system seems to be receiving the 2S36 designation.

    2S36 Zauralets-D.
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    Post  d_taddei2 on Mon May 16, 2016 3:21 am

    i know this is a bit off topic a bit. But Russia could always look elsewhere for SP artillery for its airborne forces, could save them money in designing one, and it already uses the 122mm round, although this is likely to be heavier. its Just a thought, see below

    the Serbian Soko/Sora 122mm or it they wanted bigger calibre the Nora-B-52 152mm

    http://www.yugoimport.com/en/proizvodi/soko-sp-rr-122mm-truck-mounted-howitzer

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sora_122mm

    http://www.armyrecognition.com/serbia_serbian_army_artillery_vehicles_systems_uk/soko_sp_rr_122mm_self-propelled_rapid_response_6x6_truck-mounted_howitzer_technical_data_sheet.html

    Soko/Sora 122mm




    Nora-B-52
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nora_B-52


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    Post  eehnie on Mon May 16, 2016 4:32 am

    The new 2S36 Zauralets-D, a weapon that can fire in howitzer, gun and mortar mode, and is compatible for all the 120mm ammunitions, seems an artillery piece for decades, fairly better than the current options of similar caliber. I like a lot this project. As concept is very good, very modern and I expect this concept to be used too for future pieces of self propelled artillery of bigger calibers.

    In this case, the delay has been very very positive for the result.

    http://www.armyrecognition.com/february_2016_global_defense_security_news_industry/tsniitochmash_has_tested_its_new_fighting_module_for_zauralets-d_self-propelled_artillery_system_tass_10502166.html


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    Post  GarryB on Mon May 16, 2016 12:29 pm

    Apparently 152mm howtizer tho i am not sure how well this platform will deal with it, 125mm AT/fire support gun (Sprut) and 120mm mortar based on Nona most likely. I dont think Russians will keep 122mm artillery caliber in future.

    The 2S34 Hosta suggests the 122mm self propelled guns will be replaced with a long barrel 120mm gun mortar... which makes sense to me as the 122mm guided shells can be adapted to be fired in 120mm mortars, plus the guided 120mm guided rounds and 120mm shells and 120mm domestic and foreign mortar rounds can be used with these new guns.

    [qutoe]I find Armata too heavy for Nona platform, K25 sounds more plausible. As they are planning to make whole divisions equiped with same vehicle in future i expect same to be done with Boomerangs.[/quote]

    So you are suggesting that Armata units might use 160mm or 240mm mortars for their mortar carriers, while Kurganets and boomerang and Typhoon (Volk size) units will have 120mm gun mortars?

    I think they will more likely standardise the 120mm gun/mortar across all units as it is an effective round and for heavier use reserve units of older vehicles like 2S4 could be used when needed... eventually replaced with armata/kurganets etc etc based versions.

    Well yes, but BMD-4M variant will be for VDV only, at least i guess it will be for VDV only. While army in future might get K25 with same or similar turret.

    I agree that an army based mortar gun system would be useful and wheeled versions like 2S23 will be adapted to the new vehicle platforms. the 120mm gun/mortar system should be mild enough in recoil to replace towed mortars in all units from typhoon up to armata and as an added bonus you could use them in place of 100mm rifled guns in the BMP-3M arrangement turrets... more recoil, but a standardised round between infantry support vehicles and mortar carriers.

    I would think a 120mm gun/mortar replacing the 100mm rifled 2A70 gun with a coaxial 30mm cannon would be a useful vehicle armament with an auto grenade launcher. Have another vehicle with a high velocity 57mm cannon and Kornet-EM ATGMs and you have a combination that can deal with a wide range of battlefield targets and threats... and get rid of 100mm calibre from the army.

    the 120mm shells will be more powerful and much longer ranged at the cost of higher recoil. The mortar design means you can vary the propellent with each shot to improve accuracy and range performance while retaining all the guided options of the 120mm mortar and 122mm artillery. (ie 122mm Kitolov rounds are compatible with 120mm gun/mortars).


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    Re: Zauralets-D Artilliery system

    Post  Benya on Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:51 pm

    SAO prospects 2S36 "Zauralets-D"

    From an interview with the general director Dmitry TSNIITOCHMASH Semizorova "Federal news agency":




    - At one time the Institute participated in the development of 120-mm self-propelled guns 2S9 "Nona-C», entered service in 1981. It is known that instead of the ACS Institute develops installation 2S36 "Zauralets-D." What is the situation with the tests "Zauraltsa"?

    - Today, "Nona-S" is the basis of self-propelled artillery park Airborne. Based on this, we were set as the main task of the new fold increase in performance compared to ACS features of its predecessor. Work on "Zauralets-D" at the moment is over at the stage of preliminary tests that the installation was successfully. We received almost double the increase in the firing range. We received a significant improvement in fire maneuver. We were able to conduct protivoognevogo maneuver on their own, while still having the ability to conduct reconnaissance, not only when ACS is in the firing position, but also on the move. Now the customer brought increased demands on our tools, so that the work of the ACS continues. We use stock modernization lurking in the development of new shots to the ACS. As a result, we need to get a new car, which is scheduled to go into production in mid-2019 ....

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    Post  GarryB on Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:19 pm

    As a result, we need to get a new car, which is scheduled to go into production in mid-2019 ....

    So they will move the turret to the new vehicle family chassis... so I guess we can expect typhoon, Bomerang, Kurganets, and Armata versions of this vehicle... excellent....


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    Post  eehnie on Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:22 pm

    GarryB wrote:
    As a result, we need to get a new car, which is scheduled to go into production in mid-2019 ....

    So they will move the turret to the new vehicle family chassis... so I guess we can expect typhoon, Bomerang, Kurganets, and Armata versions of this vehicle... excellent....

    The sentence was included in a paragraph that was talking about Airborne Troops. The 2S36 would be in the BMD-4M platform, which makes sense. I would expect stronger weapons for artillery roles in the rest of the new platforms, taking into account that at least for some platforms it is projected to carry 120mm 2B12 Sani mortars. It would be a little redundant to put a 120mm turret on these platforms.

    I would expect something stronger. Even new designs.
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    Re: Zauralets-D Artilliery system

    Post  Benya on Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:16 am

    Some further news about the Zauralets-D SP mortar system's development

    Russia is planning to launch new air-droppable self-propelled gun called Zauralets-D

    Russia`s TsNIITochMash design bureau (a subsidiary of the Rostec state corporation) is planning to launch the serial production of the new air-droppable self-propelled gun (SPG) for the Airborne Forces (Russian acronym: VDV, Vozdushno-Desantnie Voyska) in mid-2019, according to the company`s CEO, Dmitry Semizorov.

    Russia`s TsNIITochMash design bureau (a subsidiary of the Rostec state corporation) is planning to launch the serial production of the new air-droppable self-propelled gun (SPG) for the Airborne Forces (Russian acronym: VDV, Vozdushno-Desantnie Voyska) in mid-2019, according to the company`s CEO, Dmitry Semizorov. The new Zauralets-D will be based on the 2S25M Sprut-SDM1 air-droppable self-propelled anti-tank gun (SPATG).

    "The works under the Zauralets-D SPG program have been finished at the preliminary trials level. We have increased the range of the gun twofold compared to the original requirements. The firepower and mobility of the SPG have been successfully enhanced. Russia`s Ministry of Defense (MoD) has issued the stricter requirements to the vehicle. TsNIITochMash is enhancing the gun`s rounds in order to increase firing range. The Zauralets-D SPG is supposed to be drastically upgraded. We are planning to launch the serial production of the new vehicles in mid-2019," Semizorov said.

    Previously, a source in Russian defense industry said that the Zauralets-D program had been ceased due to the introduction of the stricter requirements by the MoD. The renovated program was designated as Lotos (Lotus), he added.

    Zauralets-D SPG is being developed on the base of 2S25M Sprut-SDM1 air-droppable self-propelled anti-tank gun (SPATG).

    For the SPG TSNIITOCHMASH is making two types of main gun chambered for different shells, namely, 120mm and 152mm. Their ranges and projectile power will be increased, as compared to the actual artillery equipment. Zauralets-D SPG is intended to replace 2S9 Nona-S guns in the Russian Airborne troops.

    Link to the official article:

    http://www.armyrecognition.com/weapons_defence_industry_military_technology_uk/russia_is_planning_to_launch_new_air-droppable_self-propelled_gun_called_zauralets-d_tass_12107161.html

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