Russia’s Armata Tank to Sport Helicopter Fire Control System
A leading Russian electronics company is ready to adapt a number of their combat helicopter gear for use on the latest types of armored vehicles, including the state-of-the-art Armata tank.
“We offer a slew of new electronic gear, from fire control systems to self-sustained navigation gear based on systems of inertial navigation and multifunctional indicators,” Vladimir Mikheyev, a senior executive at the Radioelectronic Technologies Concern (KRET), told RIA Novosti news agency on Tuesday.
“We at KRET are developing helicopter weapons control systems, and if we can control helicopter cannons and missiles, we can just as well do this on a tank,” he added.
Vladimir Mikheyev said that some Russian armored vehicles already featured multifunctional indicators designed by KRET.
“A tanker’s seat now looks a lot like that of a helicopter pilot with the very same shock-proof multifunctional indicators and other electronic gear using technology, which suits the demands of ground combat vehicles,” he noted.
Russia plans a 70 percent upgrade of its arsenals by 2020 and next year will see the mass purchase of new weapons systems such as the Armata tanks, Bumerang armored vehicle, Kurganets-25 armored personnel carrier and Taifun armored cars.
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