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Tsniitochmashat New mortar Nona-M1 at IDEX 2011
Postnikov elaborated some on heavy, medium, and light brigades. Heavy will have tanks and tracked armor. NG concludes
there won’t be a new tank. Tanks in storage will get new electronics
and Arena active defense systems. According to Postnikov, medium
brigades will get [among other things?] the Bumerang amphibious BTR now
in development. This, says NG, is the first time anyone’s
heard Bumerang. But if it isn’t successfully developed or produced in
sufficient numbers by 2020, the army will just buy armored vehicles
abroad since there’s already ample precedent for this.
So they use BTR-80/90 , BMP-3 and BMD-3/4 for troop carrying and fighting ?
Now isnt that too much of a specialised platform to do the job ?
IronsightSniper wrote:To be fair Garry, the EFV is not designed to handle RPGs (neither is the BMD-4)
Austin wrote:IronsightSniper wrote:To be fair Garry, the EFV is not designed to handle RPGs (neither is the BMD-4)
You mean the normal RPG like RPG-7,RPG-16/18 or the specialised one like RPG-29 ?
To be fair Garry, the EFV is not designed to handle RPGs (neither is the
BMD-4). The BMD-4, like Garry said, is basically an airborne BMP,
designed to be light enough to be air dropped. The difference I heard,
is that the BMD-4 has less armor, IIRC, only good for all around
protection v.s. 7.62 mm rounds rather than the all around 14.5mm that
the BMP-3 has.
GarryB wrote:The missile is launched and the launcher can see the rear of the missile and determines its location by finding a flare or coded IR signal from the rear of the missile.
So it's a very protected vehicle.
Really, if you're hit with anything that resembles a rocket it's best to just pray.
because like I've said before, you can't design a vehicle to fight everything.