- Joint-stock company "Omsktransmash" together with NPC SM at the Moscow State Technical University developed the concept of a unified caterpillar platform and combat vehicle
This is translator error: there is logo and description of Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) . But Google translate sometimes looks like trolling Russian names
OmskTransMash is part of UMZ now if I'm not mistaken.
Good news that they're doing it; they need some orders for building stuff, to supplement the T-80 modernization work that they're doing.
hoom wrote:Though looking at those stats the engine only having 1500hp mode appears to kill land range down to 300km which seems distinctly inadequate.
Perfectly adequate for reinforcing Russian territory such as the Kurliles, or that of allied states. Or making some supporting incursions in the Ukraine/Georgia if it comes down to it.
Russia doesn't have a huge force of marines; they're not going to be used as the spearhead for any invasion.
AlfaT8 wrote:The weapon suites available are also very impressive to say nothing of the included Arena APS.
! wonder what size barrel that Light tank suite is gonna use?
It does look like a tank.
But the label says 'self-propelled artillery'.
Actually it looks most like some of those early models of BMPT variants of the Armata chassis that we saw years ago.
I'm guessing it would have both direct and indirect fire capabilities. If it only had indirect then there wouldn't be any neccessity in the extra ERA tiles.
Should be doable even with standard Russian guns.
About a month ago I read somewhere that Russia is testing its T-72s with indirect fire capabilities; firing over elevations and what not.