Russian Army Gets the Weapons of the Future Today

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The combat experience that Russia’s Terminator-2 tank support combat vehicle (BMPT-72) has gained in Syria has proven to be invaluable. It is being used to develop a new Terminator-3 version that will soon equip the tank support system to do things like attacking unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). Other armored vehicles and dismounted infantry in difficult terrain remain high-priority targets.

Few details are available so far. Like its predecessors, the new vehicle’s armor protection will be equivalent to that of a main battle tank, with armaments allowing it to engage virtually any enemy weapon system or unit and to fire at multiple targets at the same time. Automation makes it possible to reduce the number of crew members from 5 to 3.

The new weapon system is likely to share its chassis, sensors, armor, and active protection system with the new Armata T-14 main battle tank. According to Russian media reports, the main armament will be a 57-mm. gun already used by the Russian Navy. Its rate of fire is 300 rounds per minute, its range — 16 km., and its altitude — over 4 km. The projectile can penetrate armor over 100 mm. thick. Because the firing range of its machine gun and automatic grenade launcher are 60-140% greater than that of the American Bradley IFVs and Stryker wheeled armored vehicles and anti-tank systems, this system can reliably protect tanks and infantry while remaining safely out of reach. Continue reading

The Pentagon is Nervous about Russian and Chinese Killer Robots

Not only is the Sino-Soviet axis building new robots to gain the upper-edge on America, Russia is in fact keeping their older generation T-90 tanks and turning them in to robotic war machines. The neo-Soviets are playing it smart while America continues to disarm and scrap what’s now deemed as outdated technology.

See also the following reports:

Russia Develops Ultimate Killer Tank Brain

Russia’s New Armata Tank Can Be Upgraded to Robot – Official

 

Deputy defense secretary: Russia is preparing for all-robot fighting units

The Pentagon is rushing to keep up with Russian and Chinese efforts to develop highly autonomous robots — in Russia’s case, ones capable of independently carrying out military operations, deputy defense secretary Robert Work told the Center for New American Century forum today.

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