Saturday, June 29, 2019

Rostec to present BT-3F, Amphibious Armoured Personnel Carrier with remotely-operated weapon station, at Army-2019

via The
Rostec State Corporation will make the first presentation of BT-3F, an amphibious armoured personnel carrier with a remotely-operated weapon station (WS), at the International Military Technical Forum Army-2019.

The new WS is equipped with a dual-plane stabilised platform and a 12.7 mm Kord machine gun. The WS has a gyroscopic system for aiming sight and weapon stabilisation to hit targets in motion and afloat. It has a laser rangefinder, thermo-vision aiming sight functionality, built-in system diagnostics and a cartridge counter indicating when the ammunition runs out. The machine gun elevation angle has been increased to minus 10 degrees to fight targets located on hill slopes.

“The BT-3F is a joint product of Rostec companies. Created at Kurganmashzavod, its WS was developed by Uralvagonzavod’s subsidiary Elektromashina. Also involved were companies specialising in large-calibre small arms, which helped significantly improve its firing capabilities. BT-3F is a high-quality, elegant, reliable machine with good combat functionality and a high export potential,” said Sergey Abramov, Rostec’s Industrial Director.
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Remote operated weapon stations are almost standard on armored vehicles now.  All part of the next gen armor hitting motor pools worldwide.  It hasn't gotten as much attention as Aviation generational improvements but if you look hard you'll see that evolution is happening now.

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