I don't see what that has to do with anything mate.Originally Posted by Pantsyr
The sooner conscripted soldiery are replaced with professional soldiers then, the better - they'll be able to devote more time to training so that they can strip more complicated weapons, if they intend to adopt the AN-94 over the whole army as they originally decided.Originally Posted by Pantsyr
Otherwise, they should just modernise the AK-74M again along the lines that Vympel / Alfa etc have (i.e. Picatinny rails and what not).
Anyway, the Uragan-1M looks like a great idea. One vehicle to fire both Smerch and Uragan missiles!
Isnt the RuA now leaning more towards the AEK-971 or the AK-107/108 balanced recoil type rifles? The AN-94 in hindsight was judged to only provide a significant advantage over the AK-74M in the 2-round burst mode, while the balanced rifles provide a massive advantage in full auto/long burst mode, while also being a fair bit cheaper and less complicated than the AN-94.
I personally would much rather see the AEK-971 or the AK-107/108 in regular army service, with the AN-94 possibly for special ops where full-auto is less important, while a 2 round burst with 2 bullets hitting almost in the same spot may be very useful.
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MAKS approaches . . .
Wonder what this new of an air-worthy PAK-FA being "given" to the RuAF on the 12th means?!
Edit: I did som Google-ing and found this:
Russia plans universal MLRS
By Miroslav Gyürösi
02 June 2009
Russia's GNPP Splav design bureau in Tula has conducted trials of a new universal 9A53 multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) designated Tornado.
It is expected to replace the existing Uragan and Smerch systems.
The biggest problem with the 9K57 Uragan system is that it is based on the ZIL-135, a chassis whose production ended some years ago and which no longer meets the requirements of modern vehicles. In the case of the 9K58 Smerch system, the existing chassis is not compatible with the current philosophy of 'Russification'.
Like all armed forces, the Russian Army requires artillery systems that offer faster reloading and simpler logistics. So it is looking for a new rocket artillery system based on a new type of chassis, but able to fire existing types of rockets (or derivatives of these fitted with improved rocket motors, new types of warhead, and even built-in guidance). Such a system should have a universal type of launching mechanism able to fire all types of rocket without any special preparation and changes.
Last edited by Koskela; 08-10-2009 at 03:03 AM. Reason: Found more facts