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Rostec announced plans to increase the production of Russian Obereg body armor several times. In 2024, the production volume of body armor will increase multiple times compared to the previous year.” Technical information about the body armor in the link to the video in the comments to the video. Unlike its Western counterparts, the body armor is not only much lighter, but is also capable of withstanding a direct hit even from a sniper rifle, as previously confirmed by tests. In the near future they also plan to reduce the weight of the “Obereg” body armor by at least 0.5 kilograms, without losing the body armor’s protection class and plate area. Production of the Obereg body armor was launched in the spring of 2023 at the Tula Oktava plant. Initially, the enterprise's capacity allowed it to produce up to two thousand products per quarter, but now it has increased significantly.

 

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The Russian design bureau MiS showed a new drone MiS-35. The drone is currently undergoing testing and is designed according to a hexacopter design with a folding mechanism. MiS-35 uses an analogue video communication system and is equipped with a 4K camera with 6x magnification. The drone uses non-standard control channel frequencies, which allows it to achieve high noise immunity without significant loss of quality. Thanks to the implementation of stabilization and flight algorithms similar to DJI drones, training operators to control MiS-35 drones is faster. The drone has a camera gyrostabilizer and is equipped with an autopilot complex and a payload release mechanism. The drone can be equipped with a thermal imager with a matrix resolution of 384x288. The drones come with an FPV helmet with an enhanced receiver. The maximum speed of the drone is 63 km/h, the range of the radio control channel is 9 km, the payload of the drone is up to 4.5 kg. The drone's flight time is up to 45 minutes, with a load of 4.5 kilograms up to 21 minutes. The price of the MiS 35 drone is from 468,000 rubles to 634,000 rubles. Or from $5000 to $6800.

 

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Russian pilots began to be massively trained in the use of glide bombs. Previously, we talked about the FAB-500 M-62 and KAB 1500 glide bombs; now they are the main strike weapons of Russian aviation, the link to the video is in the comments to the video. Using the wing and rudders, the module installed on the FAB bomb allows you to adjust the flight path to the bomb target and makes it highly accurate. Russia has a colossal number of FAB bombs weighing 250, 500 and 1500 kilograms, so apparently mass training of pilots has begun. To train pilots, a batch of Su-34 bombers was transferred to one of the training centers of the Russian Air Force, which will be used for training pilots. At the same time, the software of the Su-34 aircraft is being finalized, which will make it possible to drop bombs from all types of aircraft maneuvers.

 

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Russian troops began to receive sets of Strelok combat equipment produced by the Triada-TKO company. There is no video of the kit at the moment and it is large enough to find out the details and advantages of the combat equipment, press pause. The Strelok combat kit is a comprehensive solution for protecting military personnel. It is based on the Corset Plus body armor with protection class Br5 and a weight distribution system, due to which the back muscles and spine are relieved. The Strelok equipment set is made of several layers of non-woven material and is equipped with bulletproof protection in the chest and back sections. The body armor weighs about 12 kilograms, with additional protection modules the weight is about 20 kilograms. Combat equipment consists of a set of pouches, a 30-liter backpack, an additional transport bag, as well as additional protection modules. It is expected that by the end of 2023, more than 25 thousand sets of the new model of combat equipment will be supplied to the Russian army.

 

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Three-time world champion in practical shooting, Roman Khalitov, developed a camouflage raincoat with thermal imager protection for snipers. Russian winter camouflage works on the principle of a thermal barrier, it contains an air layer with thermo-reflective elements closed on both sides. Protective camouflage has already begun to be produced in small batches. The video shows a camouflage being checked with a thermal imager.

 

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Russia may purchase Burevestnik drones from Belarus. At the “Russia” exhibition held at the Moscow VDNKh, the Russian military became seriously interested in the Belarusian heavy UAV “Burevestnik-MK”; it is possible that Russian troops will purchase it. The Burevestnik-MK UAV was developed by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and can perform reconnaissance and strike missions. The UAV is capable of hitting various targets with guided and unguided S-5 missiles, including lightly armored vehicles. The maximum flight altitude of the drone is 5000 m. The reconnaissance and strike version of the drone is designated "Burevestnik-MK". The UAV carries a payload weighing up to 80 kilograms and has a television, infrared camera, photo camera and laser range finder. Under direct radio communication conditions, the maximum radius of use of the drone is about 100 km, and when using two repeaters, the controlled flight range will be 500 kilometers. According to the developer, in autonomous flight mode according to a given program, the Burevestnik-MK UAV is capable of covering more than 1,000 km in ten hours of flight; it is planned to increase the flight range to 1,500 kilometers. Reportedly, the UAV consists of 80% Belarusian components. The Burevestnik-MK UAV is equipped with a 62 hp engine. and has a maximum take-off weight of 320 kg.

 

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Russian military personnel have begun using the Bulat mini-drone detector. The Bulat passive drone detector was developed by the Russian company 3mx. The detector is based on a Chinese model, which was completely “redesigned and modernized”; the developers assembled their own radio part, made their own boards and changed the firmware. The device is capable of detecting and identifying the most popular brands of drones, such as DJI, Autel and various models of FPV drones at a range of up to 1 kilometer. Developers are constantly improving the detector by adding new data on drone models provided to them by Russian military personnel. The detector is easy to use and scans frequencies from 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz to 5.2 GHz and 5.8 GHz. The Bulat UAV detector weighs 285 grams and can operate for up to 5 hours. The device has a 5V power supply and a 4000 mAh lithium battery. The price of the Bulat drone detector is about 90 to 130 thousand rubles or 1,400 dollars.

 

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Testing of the MGTD-22 "Hummingbird" mini-jet engine designed for jet UAVs has begun in Russia. The compact gas turbine engine was developed by the Engineering Center of Samara University. Such engines are now in great demand among developers of jet drones, we talked about one of them, the link is in the description of the video. All technical information about the engine is on the screen, press pause to get to know it better. The MGTD-22 engine running on kerosene is currently being tested. The project, as shown in the table, has more powerful engines MGTD-40 "Chaika" and MGTD-100 "Eagle", which will surpass the MGTD-22 in size, thrust, power and other characteristics. The developers promise an engine control system that allows fuel to be used 2% more efficiently than competitors, and increases flight range by 10%. The Hummingbird engine weighs a little more than 2.1 kilograms, the body length is 38 cm, the diameter is 15 cm. The maximum thrust should be 220 Newtons. According to calculations, a small UAV equipped with such an engine with a take-off weight of 45 kg will be able to reach a maximum speed of 800 kilometers per hour, with a maximum flight altitude of 9000 meters.

 

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Footage of Russian FAB-500SHN bombs being dropped at ultra-low altitude by a Russian Su-34M fighter-bomber in Ukraine. The Russian Bomb FAB-500SHN was developed in 1976 by the State Research and Production Enterprise "Basalt" and is equipped with a built-in braking device in the form of a parachute, for use at extremely low altitudes. Thanks to the parachute, the plane manages to leave the danger zone. Bomb weight 513 kg, warhead weight 221 kg. The video was filmed in the Kherson region.

 

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The Russian army began using RP-377UVM1L Lesochek jamming stations, one of which was spotted on a BMD-4M armored personnel carrier. The RP-377 electronic warfare system is designed for radio jamming of mine-explosive device control channels. The complex is also used to suppress navigation channels and geopositioning of enemy UAVs; for this purpose, the complex’s antennas are usually installed horizontally, as shown in the figure. The range of the RP-377 “Lesochek” complex is about 100 meters in the horizontal plane and up to 200 meters in the vertical. The RP-377UVM1L jamming station can be installed on any equipment, from cars to tanks.

 

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A new Sobolyatnik reconnaissance radar, put into service in 2021, was seen in a video with Russian military personnel. These are the first shots showing the operation of the Sobolyatnik radar produced by the Tula NPO Strela. The Russian small-sized radar station 1L227 is equipped with a phased array antenna and is capable of detecting moving equipment at a distance of at least 17 kilometers, presumably up to 30 kilometers, a person at a distance of at least 7 kilometers, with an accuracy of 10 meters. The Sobolyatnik radar has low-power radiation, less than that of a cell phone and can track up to 20 targets. The time of continuous operation of the radar from a standard battery is up to 6 hours, the time of continuous operation of the radar without breakdowns was increased to 2 thousand hours. The mass of all components of the station is 36 kilograms, it is serviced by 2 people.

 

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As part of the tactical flight exercises, the Russian Ministry of Defense simultaneously took into the air seven An-124-100 Ruslan military transport aircraft. During the flights, young crews of An-124 aircraft practiced takeoff, en route flights and landing at reduced time intervals. The possibility of simultaneous transfer over long distances of personnel of military units with standard weapons and military equipment was tested. The flights took place at an altitude of over 4000 meters, in difficult weather conditions in the form of precipitation, low clouds and strong gusts of wind. The total length of the route was more than 1000 kilometers, the average speed of the aircraft was 500 km/h. The first flight of the An-124-100 "Ruslan" took place in 1991, the maximum speed of the aircraft is 865 km/h, the flight ceiling is up to 12,000 meters, the ferry range is up to 15,700 km. Flight range is 4800 kilometers with a load of 120 tons. Crew up to 6 people. The cost of the Russian An-124-100 Ruslan aircraft is about $70 million.

 

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The gunner of the Russian T-80BVM tank told his impressions of the tank and showed how its protection was strengthened. The T-80BVM tank first appeared in the Russian army in 2019. At the beginning of 2022, the Russian army had about 100 T-80BVM tanks, now their number is unknown, but the production of these tanks has been increased in Russia. In wide circles, the T-80BVM tank is called a flying tank because of its speed characteristics.

 

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Two Tu-22M3 bombers of Russian long-range aviation carried out a scheduled flight for 5 hours over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. Fighter escort for the bombers was provided by the crews of Su-30SM aircraft. On certain parts of the flight, the group was accompanied by F-16 and F-18 fighters from Scandinavian countries.

 

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Testers of the Russian kamikaze drone "Scalpel" told some details about the drone. The "Scalpel" drone is a cheap analogue of the "Lancet" drones; the estimated price of the "Scalpel" drone is 200 thousand rubles or $2,230. The design of the drone is still being finalized.

 

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The first footage of the use by the Russian army of the new electronic reconnaissance and radio countermeasures complex “Moscow-1” has been published. The 1L267 electronic warfare system was developed by NPO Kvant and entered service in 2015. The complex is capable of passively recognizing the radiation of aircraft and cruise missiles at a range of up to 400 kilometers and causing radio interference, as well as being a command post for control and reconnaissance. The complex has no analogues, as it can control an area of 500 thousand square kilometers and simultaneously assign tasks to nine electronic warfare and air defense systems. Often the Moscow-1 electronic warfare system works in conjunction with the Krasukha S-4 electronic warfare system. The Moscow-1 complex includes an automated command post "Moscow-1", a radio intelligence module 1L267 and an automated control station for jamming stations of an air-based radar station. One of the machines is equipped with a module that performs the tasks of searching, detecting, direction finding, measuring parameters and tracking air sources of radio emission operating in a wide spectrum of the range - from decimeter to millimeter radio waves. The entire complex is placed on the chassis of three Kamaz 6350 trucks and can be removed from them for camouflage. The electronic warfare station "Moscow-1" is capable of providing full all-round visibility and can be deployed in 45 minutes; it is serviced by 4 operators. The estimated price of the Moscow-1 electronic warfare complex is 380 million rubles or 4.5 million dollars.

 

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Russian troops began to use modernized Pantsir-SM air defense systems, of course this is not a version of the Pantsir-SM TBM air defense system, but it’s also not bad. Reportedly, the complexes were sent to Donbass, but there are no videos yet. The Pantsir-SM air defense system was developed in 2019 and is equipped with a new target detection radar and a new target tracking and missile guidance radar based on phased array antennas. The main advantage of the air defense system is the significantly longer detection, tracking and destruction ranges of objects, the ability to better hit mini-UAVs, guided artillery shells and high-speed ballistic targets. The Pantsir-SM air defense system is capable of detecting small targets at a range of up to 75 km. When using new anti-aircraft guided missiles with hypersonic speed, the target interception range is 40 km, which is twice as much as the previous version. Based on the test results reported earlier, the air defense system’s maximum range for destroying UAVs has been increased by 30%, and the complex can hit targets at an altitude of up to 18 km. The K-53958 chassis from the Tornado family of vehicles with an 8x8 wheel arrangement was chosen as the chassis for the Pantsir-SM. The price of the Pantsir-SM air defense system is still unknown.

 

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The Russian army has begun to use the latest self-propelled artillery unit “Coalition-SV” in Ukraine, TASS reported. After the start of mass production, in Ukraine the Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled gun is used in single copies. Technical information about the Coalition-SV self-propelled guns is in the link to the video in the comments to the video. Reportedly, the main task of the self-propelled guns is to make a decisive difference in the counter-battery fight against Ukrainian artillery. It is not clear how a few pieces can lead to a turning point in the fight against artillery; most likely we are talking about testing self-propelled guns in combat conditions. The Russian self-propelled gun "Coalition-SV" is capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 70 kilometers and has a high level of automation, surpassing its foreign counterparts. The self-propelled guns have a fire attack mode, apparently the military leadership is betting on this.

 

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Military personnel of Russian intelligence units showed the modernized TPN-1TOD thermal imaging surveillance device they use in combat work, interview at the end of the video. It is worth noting that the TPN-1TOD thermal imager was also installed on Russian T-90M tanks. The TPN-1TOD binocular thermal imager with a laser rangefinder is designed for visual observation and detection of openly located and camouflaged targets by their thermal radiation at any time of the day and in difficult weather conditions. Using the TPN-1TOD thermal imager, you can determine the coordinates of openly located and camouflaged targets in the daytime and at night, record images, transmit photos, videos and measurement information via wired and wireless communications. The device can also provide target indications to external devices. TPN-1TOD is capable of detecting a tank at a range of up to 7,500 meters during the day, and up to 6,500 meters at night. A human figure can be detected at a distance of up to 5500 meters during the day, and up to 4000 meters at night. The exact characteristics are shown in the table; the weight of the device is 4.3 kg.
The price of the TPN-1TOD device as of 2016 is 4,129,000 rubles or 45,700 dollars at the current exchange rate.

 

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The multi-purpose Russian helicopter Mi-171A2 has received approval for operation in high mountains. The helicopter was tested in the mountainous regions of Kabardino-Balkaria, in the Elbrus region. Expanding the capabilities of the helicopter will attract new customers both in Russia and abroad. The Mi-171A2 flew in different modes, including simulating the failure of one of the engines. The tests were carried out with a gradual increase in load. The maximum take-off and landing weight of this helicopter is 13 tons; this figure was achieved at high altitudes in the mountains. The Mi-171A2 helicopter confirmed the high reliability of its engines, equipment, safety and ability to operate in extreme mountain conditions. Now the helicopter can be lifted to a height of up to 5,000 meters, while previously the permitted ceiling was 3,500 meters. The Mi-171A2 helicopter is a deep modernization of one of the most popular Mi-8 helicopters in the world.

 

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