The best options for upgrading their own weapons as before developers offer
The active promotion of companies in the defense of Israel arms market in Kazakhstan is yielding, not yet so perfectly legible at a casual gaze, but completely real fruit. Exhibition held in Astana KADEX-2010 showed this clearly. Apart from a very presentable exposure actually Israeli manufacturers, there could be a number of products and behold, they have developed in cooperation with the Kazakh colleagues. However, active military and technical cooperation between the former Russian republic and the Jewish state, and brings different results — in the form of corruption scandals and criminal cases.
Among relative Recent this cooperation can be noted, namely, stable battle module WAVE 300 "Tolkyn." It is a joint product of personal West Kazakhstan Engineering Company (ZKMK, past the Ural plant "Metalist") and IMI's office and is remotely controlled by the installation of manufactured Uralsk 12.7-mm machine gun NSV curb opto-electronic system of targeting Israeli production. According to the representative ZKMK, the module is designed to equip armored vehicles as well as for stationary ground placement. System guidance allows for automatic capture and tracking is also to conduct aimed fire NIGHT MODE and in bad weather criteria.
Plans ZKMK against WAVE 300 is quite ambitious. It is meant to export to adjacent countries in Central Asia, and can be, and in Russia. In any case, the marketing leaflet module has a photo in which he seems to be "installed" in Russian armored vehicle "Tiger", talks about the likely supply of which the armed forces of Kazakhstan while staying at the initial stage.
Other proposals in the middle of the Israelites is the project of modernization of the T-72, presented by Elbit Systems and the equipment providing the latest MSA machine with thermal channel (TISAS), intercom system, auxiliary power unit, and active armor. And on the BRDM-2 reconnaissance Israelis offer to do the complex, providing that car telescopic mast system with remote monitoring, process control, remote controlled unit with mnogokalibernym machine gun. In addition, the complex includes wearable equipment for the crew sets off to explore outside the ARV.
The test Semser
But the more ambitious, but with all this and more notorious project implemented in cooperation between the defense industry Kazakhstan and companies from Israel, has been the development of weapons systems "Semser", "Aibat" and "Naiza." All three are the standard upgrade to 122-mm howitzer D-30, 120-mm mortar 2B11, as multiple launch rocket systems "Grad" and "Hurricane", a kind of symbiosis between media and trunks Russian / Russian production and advanced technology companies in Israel Soltam systems and IMI.
Self-propelled howitzer "Semser" — a notorious D-30, hoisted on KAMAZ-6350 (8×8). It is armed with charging systems and fire control system, developed by Soltam systems as part of a self-propelled 155mm howitzer ATMOS-2000.
Self-propelled 155-mm howitzer ATMOS-2000
"Aibat" — is mounted on the chassis MTLB 120-mm mortar 2B11 with Israeli and anti-recoil system of complexes CARDOM. The structure of the latter include computerized MSA and inertial navigation equipment, the use of which reduces the preparation time for the opening of fire (up to 30 seconds), and increases the possibility of getting the first shot. Rate system achieves 16 shots per minute. The ability to "Aibat" allow mortar units operate on a "shot — disappeared." In the complex there is also a 82-mm mortar. Both instruments can be used by ordinary — it is on the machine are provided for mounting base plates and two-legged.
RSZV BM-27 "Hurricane"
"Naiza" — a universal system on the launcher which can be installed packages guides for 122-
mm rockets "Grad", 220-mm "Hurricane", 160-mm Israeli LAR-160, as Extra, Super Extra and Delilah of IMI. The creation of MLRS "Naiza" in Kazakhstan engaged in languid Petropavlovsk Plant Engineering (PZTM). According to the company, then the containers were designed for firing rockets "Grad" and "Hurricane", transport and loading vehicle, designed by IMI produced launcher, in other words 90% of the mechanical parts of the complex were doing in Kazakhstan.
Contracts with Israeli companies Ministry of Defence of Kazakhstan signed in 2007. Army of the Republic received the three batteries of self-propelled 120-mm mortar "Aibat," one Division I 122-mm self-propelled howitzer "Semser" and one battalion of MLRS "Naiza."
The idea itself is relatively inexpensive upgrade that allows greater mobility and combat characteristics of missile and artillery systems, can be considered very successful. But here is the realization of such ideas will not name.
In August 2008, began an investigation related to "kickbacks" in the process of concluding and implementing agreements. As a result, in 2009, were arrested and later convicted citizen Boris Sheinkman Jewish state, representing the interests of Kazakhstan in the Israeli defense companies, and Deputy Minister of Defense Lieutenant General Kazhimurat Maermanov, who supervised the projects.
Kazakh media said that Israeli companies were paid above 190 million dollars, which is 82 million more than the actual purchase price of the arms. In addition, during target practice were identified shortcomings in the design of new types of weapons. "Vremya" newspaper wrote that "Naiza" dangerous for the calculation, because "in some cases, various jet stream of missiles will fall into the vehicle platform, which is based on installation, and in some kinds of cases — a booth where people are hiding. Contrary to the claims of generals missiles "Tornado" and "Hurricane" setting in general will not be able to shoot. It just rolls over. "
After the demonstration firing of mortars "Aibat" was revealed deformation of the bottom hull crawler tractor. As for the howitzer "Semser" that, according to the newspaper "Time", "chassis on which the gun D-30, even visually apparent overloaded. Besides ordinary field howitzer D-30 is one hundred percent to combat status under the specification for 90 seconds. We artillery system "Semser" it takes up to 3 minutes. "
Howitzer D-30 122mm
In some cases, journalists understand the meaning of the claims is difficult, although the poor quality of work apparently took place. It is worth recalling that the weight of D-30 howitzer in firing position is 3200 kg load capacity and chassis KamAZ-6350 — 12 tons, because it is unlikely system loading and sliding bearings in conjunction with the howitzer by weight did not fit in this tonnage. To transfer an ordinary D-30 of traveling to combat requires 1.5 to 2.5 second.
CARDOM adopted for the armies of Israel and the United States, but no cases of damage armor on which the mortar is not revealed. MTLB damage during firing in the army of Kazakhstan may be due to poor production of anti-recoil devices.
To judge by external appearance of the installation "Naiza", the jet stream at shooting really able to get on the platform, if the ignition is oriented along the axis of the machine and is of great eminence. As for being able to open fire, deploying launcher to the back of the cabin, even if the design does not provide the proper restraints, to act as the calculation must not allow the obvious instinct of self-preservation. From the "Nise" thrashed missiles "Grad" and "Hurricane" and LAR-160, it really is not able to use.
It seems that it was, but the discontent of Kazakhstan standards, made in cooperation with Israel, plays into the hands of Russian producers, at first — SSPE "Alloy". This company is in the exhibition KADEX-2010 is deployed fairly presentable shield. "Alloy" is ready to offer its own version of the Kazakh Army modernization of 3 types of MLRS, which will allow to increment range, automate combat vehicles, to reduce the time to prepare to open fire, to extend the current cycle of missiles systems, "Hurricane", to provide new, including precision-guided munitions "Twister."
As for the "Nise", the Russian developer of MRL, of course, refuses to assume any responsibility for the safety and combat effectiveness of upgraded in accordance with the draft system. On this issue, the representatives of "Fusion" made a report to the president, the prime minister, defense minister and commander in chief of the Missile Forces and Artillery of Kazakhstan.
Escalating fighting abilities rocket launchers — one of the priority directions of modernization of equipment of the armed forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Indicative in this respect is and a lot of enthusiasm shown by the Kazakh military to the heavy flamethrower system TOS-1A, also known under the title of "Pinocchio". During the exhibition KADEX-2010 experts at Rosoboron-export and Russian defense companies had a special presentation of the system to control the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan. As the adviser said General Director of FSUE "Rosoboronexport" Esen Topoev, it was agreed that the Kazakh side will send the application to purchase a ready-TOS-1A, and on their joint creation. The second option may look like a mount made in Russia launchers on the chassis of the T-72, available in Kazakhstan in extra amounts for the army.