Uralvagonzavod plans to install tactical drone on T-15 Armata infantry fighting vehicle 21804162

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Uralvagonzavod plans to install tactical drone on T-15 Armata infantry fighting vehicle
The T-15 heavy infantry fighting vehicle based on the Russian Armata tank will be equipped with a drone, Oleg Sienko, the General Director of the Uralvagonzavod corporation which manufactures the tanks, said. "The use of a drone on the T-15 heavy infantry fighting vehicle is envisioned. This is an indispensable element in the tactical level. It is extremely difficult to move in a convoy without seeing," Sienko told RIA Novosti.
     
Uralvagonzavod plans to install tactical drone on T 15 Armata infantry fighting vehicle 640 001Russia's T-15 Armata armoured infantry fighting vehicle showcased during RAE 2015
     
According to the official, the type of drone for use on theT-15 is currently under negotiation.

"This is definitely a question for the Defense Ministry which is testing Russian-made unmanned aerial vehicles," Sienko added.

The Russian Defense Ministry unveiled its new T-15 Armata BMP at the May 9 Victory Day military parade in Moscow in 2015.

The T-15 BMP Armata is the latest generation of AIFV (Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle) developed and manufactured by the Russian Defense Industry. The infantry fighting vehicle is operated by a crew of three, housed in an armored capsule at the front. An unmanned turret is located at the rear of the vehicle designed and manufactured by the Defense Company KBP, and according to Russian experts is armed with 30mm 2A42 automatic cannon. Second armament of the vehicle includes a PKTM 7,62mm machine gun and two anti-tank guided missile Kornet-D launchers mounted on each side of the turret.

The weapon station of the T-15 BMP Armata is fitted with a computerized fire control which includes multi-sights, one for the gunner and one for the commander. The turret has day/night fire-on-the-move capability. To increase its protection, the T-15 is equipped with the "Afganit" active protection system including sensors and laser detection systems.

 

 

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