Technodinamika presented the latest developments at the Airborne Forces Day.
Technodinamika Holding of Rostec State Corporation showed more than 70 developments and a jump with a record-breaking flag at the military sports festival dedicated to the Day of the Russian Airborne Troops. The company's paratrooper vehicles, melee weapons and special chemicals were displayed in a static display that demonstrates the capabilities of elite Russian troops. In addition, guests of the event, which took place at the Alabino training ground in the Moscow region, were able to see special – purpose parachute systems in action-the demonstration landing was one of the most striking parts of the holiday.
The demonstration of the combat capabilities of the Airborne Troops units and subunits included the landing of a special purpose group, during which the Steyer parachute systems demonstrated their advantages. Airborne soldiers are already familiar with these systems – in April 2020, they were the first in the world to make a group jump from the lower limit of the stratosphere (10,000 m) in the Far North. This happened during an exercise that took place on Franz Josef Land.
For high-altitude landing, another system is also designed, shown on the bottom of the Airborne Forces - "Dalnolet". It allows you to jump at distances of up to 60 km from the point of departure of the aircraft with a fair wind, which allows you to perform the most difficult tasks, including behind enemy lines.
As part of the demonstration program, an artillery crew was also landed. One fighter on the Tandem-400 parachute system with universal cargo strapping delivered an 82-mm mortar to the destination, the other on a similar parachute-a gunner.
All these parachute systems could also be seen in the static display that unfolded at the Alabino training ground. In addition, among the means of landing personnel, a line of "Cadets" was presented, including the latest "Kadet-100" with a round dome, which is currently being tested, and "Kadet-100D", which is just being prepared for testing, as well as a line of special-purpose parachute systems for high-altitude landing, a parachute harness that allows you to land service dogs, an electronic parachute belaying device and an insurance system.
Special attention was drawn to the part of the exhibition where cargo parachute systems were presented. So, for the first time, the public was shown the system developed within the framework of the ROC "Parachute". The unified platform is capable of delivering vehicles weighing up to 18 tons to their destination. This" weight category "includes, for example, the Typhoon-Airborne armored car. It was presented in the exhibition together with the parachute system. Preliminary tests of its prototypes, including joint flight experiments, are scheduled to be completed in December 2021.
Another novelty presented at the exhibition is the cargo controlled parachute system "Horizontal-4000". It has a payload capacity of up to four tons and is currently undergoing preliminary testing.
The automated parachute cargo delivery system, which managed to perform well during the tests, also became a notable exhibit. It consists of a parachute system itself, which includes a braking parachute and a wing-type controlled dome, as well as a cargo platform and an automatic control system that allows for several modes of operation. The first of them is automatic using GLONASS/GPS signals. In this case, the descent of the landing cargo is completely controllable, and the accuracy of pointing and landing at a given point is 100 m. The system can also operate in the "follow me" mode, as well as manually, when the control is carried out by the operator on the radio command line.
"Our country's airborne training system is the most advanced and efficient in the world. You will not see such airborne complexes anywhere, which are built and equipped in almost every military unit of the Airborne Forces" – the commander
of the Airborne Forces, Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov commented. – "In terms of their design features and characteristics, Russian parachute systems are superior to foreign parachutes. The main advantages of Russian systems in comparison with foreign analogues are controllability, duplication of the main parachute opening with an insurance device, and the possibility of ejection at an increased speed of the aircraft. I would like to note that the existing parachute systems fully meet modern requirements for the use of Airborne troops."
In addition to the developments of the leading enterprises of the Technodinamiki parachute division (Ivanovo Parachute Plant "Polet", Research Institute of Parachute Engineering, Solnechnogorsk Mechanical Plant and MKPK "Universal"), which can also be seen in the Airborne Forces ' exposition at the Army International Forum, special chemical products were presented in Alabino. In particular, modules for shooting firebombs that create a smoke screen on the battlefield. Melee weapons also attracted attention. For example, the RPG-26 rocket-propelled anti-tank grenade with a single-use grenade launcher developed by NPO Basalt (part of JSC RPC Techmash). The product affects unarmored and armored vehicles, including tanks, suppresses firing points, manpower in wood-earth shelters and field-type shelters, buildings and structures made of brick and reinforced concrete.
Another exhibit is the RSHG-2 rocket-propelled assault grenade, designed to suppress manpower in open areas, in field shelters, buildings and structures of various types, as well as defeat lightly armored and unarmored vehicles. The warhead of the grenade has a high high-explosive effect.
The final chord of the holiday was demonstration jumps with flags. First, the paratroopers unfurled the banners of the Rostec State Corporation with an area of 375 square meters in the sky. m and Technodinamika Holding with an area of 96 square meters, after which a 1000-meter Airborne Forces flag appeared over the training ground. Thus, the paratroopers of Aerograd Kolomna repeated the unique landing organized by Technodinamika exactly one year ago for the Day of the Airborne Troops. This achievement is listed in the Russian Book of Records as the country's largest flag unfurled in the sky by a skydiver.
"The success of a military operation has many components. A brilliant command strategy, strength and bravery of fighters should be supported by modern and high-quality equipment. Including weapons and reliable parachute systems. Even a small pyropatron is important, which will create a smoke screen and hide the equipment from the enemy. I want to wish that the Airborne Forces always have all the components of success at their disposal! Technodinamika, being a leading Russian developer and manufacturer of parachute systems and a competence center in the field of ammunition and special chemicals, will do everything possible to ensure that the elite of the Russian army always has the best technical solutions and developments. Happy holidays! Happy Airborne Forces Day! " – Igor Nasenkov, General Director of Technodinamika Holding sayd.