Kurgan started manufacturing test track BMP Kurganets-25

Kurgan Engineering Works began making prototypes of promising track BMP "Kurganets-25." The tests will begin in the fall of 2013. This was told by the head of the department of military equipment "Concern" Tractor plants "Michael Levshunov.

  • Item management and intelligence PUR "Stole-P" on the basis of "Kurganets-25" | Picture: army-news.ru
  • Item management and intelligence PUR "Stole-P" on the basis of "Kurganets-25" | Picture: army-news.ru
  • Item management and intelligence PUR "Stole-P" on the basis of "Kurganets-25" | Picture: army-news.ru
  • Item management and intelligence PUR "Stole-P" on the basis of "Kurganets-25" | Picture: army-news.ru

 

The new infantry fighting vehicle on basic combat characteristics should surpass all currently existing machines. Characteristics of the "Kurgan-25" Michal Levshunov did not disclose, noting that the work of an enclosed nature. According to unofficial data, the estimated combat weight in tons is reflected in the title of the project — 25 tons.

In front of the machine with a shift to the right will be located the engine and transmission, the output for eight people — behind. The principle of equipment — modular. On the basis of this combat platforms will be created several military vehicles — infantry fighting vehicle, command post vehicle, reconnaissance and ambulance, self-propelled artillery caliber up to 122 mm ("Host", "Vienna"), machinery supply mobile systems radar systems.

The head of the department of military equipment "Concern" Tractor plants "Michael Levshunov spoke about the upcoming development desantiruemye tank. Earlier, there was an information that the command of the Russian Navy ordered Kurgan Machine Building Plant development of light tracked self-propelled unit with a 125-mm tank gun. On According Levshunova, this work is really underway.

"The developer and manufacturer of the 125 self-propelled anti-tank gun milimmetrovoy 2S25 (TEPS) for Airborne, known as the" Octopus-SD "was the Volgograd Tractor Plant. Therefore, its modernization entrusted LLC" Volgograd engineering company "VgTZ", a part of the machine-building-industrial group "Concern" Tractor plants ". Modernization new TEPS will go toward unification with the new combat vehicle BMD-4M, developed by JSC" SKBM "and produced by JSC" Kurgan ", which are also holding companies. They are co-authors of this work," — said Michael Levshunov.

As the head of the department of military equipment "Concern" Tractor plants ", except with the unification of the BMD-4M on the engine, transmission and running gear on TEPS will have the latest electronics. So, upgraded self-propelled anti-tank gun is equipped with a modern digital fire control system with improved sights, including thermal imaging, as well as program-technical complex that allows to include in a single system TEPS tactical control.

Between Concern "Tractor plants" and the Ministry of Defense of Russia are now negotiating the conclusion of the state defense order. It is planned that in addition to an order for BMD-4M in defense procurement will also include the development of TEPS.

"In order to reduce the time to develop, LLC" VMK "VgTZ" without waiting for the conclusion of a contract with the Russian Defense Ministry has already started to develop the design documentation ", — said Mikhail Levshunov.

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