Rostec Unveils Remotely Controlled Minelayer System at Army 2021

Subsidiaries of the Rostec State Corporation showcased a new remote mine laying system and a heavy flamethrower system at the International Military-Technical Forum ‘Army-2021’ By DA Reporter / 02 Sep 2021
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At the International Military-Technical Forum ‘Army-2021’, subsidiaries of the Rostec State Corporation showcased the Remote Mine Laying System (ISDM) and the Heavy Flamethrower System (TOS-2). 

ISDM Zemledeliye was designed by the Splav Research and Manufacturing Association under management of Technodynamika and comprises an 8×8 heavy duty wheeled chassis vehicle, a transporter-loader, and launch pod containers loaded with various types of mines. ISDM automatically programs launch missions and self-destruct parameters for mines, and creates a map of the mined zone after planting the mines. All data is transmitted to the higher command tiers.

“ISDM is capable of covering an area of several football fields within minutes. The system uses two types of remote-laying containers with an option of self-destruct, loaded with anti-personnel or anti-tank mines,” said Igor Nasenkov, General Director of Technodinamika Holding.

“Armed forces have already received the first supply batch of Zemledeliye. The new system proved to have excellent performance during Command Post Exercises. During the close combat phase, the system was capable of ‘mining’ target areas, thus cutting off enemy reserves from the main force. We expect to finalize the ISDM and TOS-2 projects by the end of 2021.”

TOS-2 is a heavy flamethrower system armed with a new, more powerful ammunition currently under development by the A. N. Ganichev Splav Research and Manufacturing Association.  

The heavy flamethrower system is designed to incapacitate light armored vehicles, to set buildings and structures on fire, and to destroy enemy troops in the open and inside fortifications. 

Since TOS-2 system operates in close tactical zones, it is equipped with protection against high-precision weapons and it carries state-of-the-art navigation equipment, such as satellite positioning and an automated fire control system, which enable it to be deployed at unprepared firing positions.

“TOS-2 is different from its predecessors, because its single wheeled chassis combines functions of an armed vehicle and a transport-loader vehicle, which adds to the system’s versatility and self-sufficiency,” said Kirill Fyodorov, General Director of RT Capital LLC.

“We have achieved high reliability and mobility of the TOS-2 system during the in-plant testing. Our product fully meets the military operating specifications requested by the Russian Ministry of Defense.” 

Development and most of the production of the vehicle is performed in the SKB, a military division of the Motovilikhinskiye Zavody – a part of RT Capital Company of the Rostec State Corporation.

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