UN­RI­VALLED BMPT-72 FIRE SUP­PORT VE­HI­CLE

SP's LandForces - - SHOW PREVIEW / EUROSATORY 2014 -

JSC Rosoboronex­port is of­fer­ing its for­eign ve­hi­cle, which is unique in per­for­mance and com­bat ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

The ex­pe­ri­ence gained from us­ing ar­mored ve - per­son­nel car­ri­ers) do not pro­vide the ef­fec­tive en­gage­ment of pin­point tar­gets in var­i­ous types and ATGM oper­a­tors. Armed with mod­ern weapons, they pose a se­ri­ous threat to ar­mored ve moun­tains, wooded ar­eas and set­tle­ments. Us sud­denly with high ac­cu­racy and dam­ag­ing ca­pac­ity. Timely de­tec­tion and de­struc­tion is an ef­fec­tive way to counter such threats.

To deal with these tasks, Rosoboronex­port, Rus­sia’s main ex­porter of the en­tire range of sup­port ve­hi­cle. It has tank-level pro­tec­tion and a set of weapons ca­pa­ble of ef­fec­tively de­tect­ing and de­stroy­ing pin­point con­cealed tar­gets. With its mod­ern tar­get search and de pow­er­ful multi-chan­nel set of au­to­matic weapons and all-as­pect crew pro­tec­tion, the BMPT to units in all types of com­bat op­er­a­tions in com­plex ge­o­graph­i­cal ar­eas, day or night, and against any en­emy.

The BMPT is based on the T-90S tank chas­sis. How­ever, since its main ar­ma­ment is placed in a mod­ule, which com­prises a tur­ret, a pow­ered ex­ter­nally-mounted weapon sys­tem, an am­mu­ni­tion feed sys­tem, and op­er­a­tor sta­tions, it can be in­stalled on var­i­ous types of tank chas­sis, in par­tic­u­lar, dur­ing T-72 up­grad­ing work. This BMPT ver­sion (BMPT-72) has been de­vel­oped by JSC NPK Ural­vagon­za­vod.

Out­dated T-72 tanks, in which weapons re­pair and mod­ern­iza­tion is im­prac­ti­cal due to wear and to save money and ac­tu­ally get a new kind of mil­i­tary equip­ment ca­pa­ble of suc­cess­fully per­form­ing tasks as­signed to it.

Re­vamp­ing the T-72 into the BMPT-72 con and in­stal­la­tion of a BMPT com­bat mod­ule with a re­mote-con­trolled weapon sys­tem (au­to­matic can­nons, ma­chine gun and mis­siles) in its place. The im­por­tant fea­ture is that the com­bat mod­ule is placed in a su­per­struc­ture lo­cated out­side the crew com­part­ment. In ad­di­tion, re­pair and op­tional mod­ern­iza­tion of the chas­sis are car­ried out. Re­vamp­ing the T-72 tanks into the BMPT-72 can be done at cus­tomer pro­duc­tion fa­cil­i­ties.

The BMPT has in­cor­po­rated pro­longed ex­pe­ri­ence of re­search and de­vel­op­ment work and test­ing of its pro­to­types in dif­fer­ent con­di­tions. As of - power and pro­tec­tion is un­ri­valed in terms of its

chan­nel gun­ner and com­man­der sights can de­tect and de­stroy tar­gets day and night, in bad weather and up to 2500 m us­ing ar­mor-pierc­ing shells. The am­mu­ni­tion load of the can­nons con­sists of 850 rounds in two belts.

The weapons sys­tem also in­cludes two launch­ers with four su­per­sonic guided mis­siles car­ry­ing HEAT and ther­mo­baric war­heads. A coax­ial 7.62mm ma­chine gun is used as sec­ondary ar­ma­ment.

The gun­ner’s sta­tion is equipped with a mul­ti­chan­nel sight with op­ti­cal and ther­mal imag­ing - sile con­trol chan­nel and an in­de­pen­dent two­plane FOV sta­bi­liza­tion sys­tem. The com­man­der’s sight is panoramic, com­bined with TV and ther - pen­dent two-plane FOV sta­bi­liza­tion sys­tem.

Pro­tec­tion of the BMPT-72 is pro­vided by: low vis­i­bil­ity due to its small size and dis­rup­tive paint­ing; ar­mor pro­tec­tion; in­te­gral ERA; high speed and ma­neu­ver­abil­ity; au­to­mated smoke screen­ing sys­tem; additional bar ar­mor.

Small size and dis­rup­tive paint­ing make the BMPT-72 low de­tectable dur­ing ac­tion on any ter­rain. An au­to­mated smoke screen­ing sys­tem pro­vides pro­tec­tion against en­emy anti-tank guided mis­siles and ar­tillery shells with semi­ac­tive laser seek­ers, as well as jam­ming against

to counter en­emy man­power and ar­mored ve­hi­cles equipped with anti-tank weapons (ATGMs, light anti-tank weapons, etc) as well as pro­vide

The BMPT-72 is ideal for com­bat mis­sions in set­tle­ments and forested moun­tain­ous ter­rain. It is ma­neu­ver­able as its weapons do not go be­yond the hull out­line when the tur­ret trans­verses, while the lay­ing an­gles make it pos­si­ble to en­gage tar­gets lo­cated on the base­ment to up­per

Depend­ing on mis­sions, the BMPT-72 can op­er­ate both in­de­pen­dently and to­gether with tanks. In the case of joint ac­tion of tanks and BMPT-72s, - tions, tanks and tank-based ve­hi­cles are de­stroyed by tanks, whereas man­power, an­ti­tank weapons, lightly ar­mored and soft-skinned ve­hi­cles are en­gaged by BMPT-72s. If nec­es­sary, the BMPT-72s

The BMPT-72s can be used in­de­pen­dently to strengthen and sup­port mo­tor­ized in­fantry units, es­cort col­umns and fa­cil­i­ties, and de­stroy armed gangs.

Equip­ping as­sault units with a set of well-pro­tected ve­hi­cles (tanks and BMPT-72s) is a way to build a mil­i­tary for­ma­tion which is bal­anced in mis­sions and weapons and mil­i­tary equip­ment

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