T-64 "Crab" and UAV "Sokol-M": in Ukraine named the most anticipated new weapons

In 2021, a substantial number of the latest developments of the Ukrainian military-industrial complex will be sent to Ukrainian test sites for testing. Therefore, it makes sense to name the five most anticipated weapons novelties that are of real interest, writes the Ukrainian portal Defense Express.

It should be noted that some samples equipment and ammunition will begin only the first tests, while others are at the finish line and are expected to be adopted.

MBT T-64 "Crab"

By the end of the year, the first prototype of the deeply modernized T-64 "Crab" tank from the KMDB is to leave for the test site. It should become an MBT of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and remain in this capacity until 2045. The tank will combine the best solutions tested on the T-64BM "Bulat", T-84 and T-84BM "Oplot" (both based on the T-80UD).

The tank will have a state-of-the-art sighting system that will expand the enemy detection zone from today's 0,8 km on conventional T-64Bs to 5-8 km, and it will be possible to use modern high-precision ammunition. It will be equipped with a modular complex of dynamic protection "Knife", anti-cumulative lattice screens and sensors warning of laser exposure. Engine 5TDF, 700 hp will be replaced by a 6TD-1 1000 hp This will provide a power density of at least 22 hp / t if the weight of the Crab is similar to that of Bulat and is 45 tons.

ACS "Bogdana"

In the year that has begun, the tests of the 155 mm caliber Bogdan wheeled self-propelled guns from the Kramatorsk Heavy Machine Tool Plant should be continued. A year ago they were interrupted due to lack of ammunition, but the Czech company Excalibur Army has already supplied the necessary ones. At the same time, 2019 units of 134-mm artillery ammunition delivered at the end of 155 by Spetstechnoexport from the Turkish company MKEK caused some misunderstanding between the Ministry of Defense, Spetstechnoexport and the developer of the ACS. Therefore, soon it will be possible to see how "Bogdana" is firing.

Modernized "Alder-M"

MLRS "Alder-M" from GKKB "Luch" with a range of 110-120 km should go to state tests and after their completion be put into service. It has a greater range compared to the conventional Alder, which has a range of 70 km.

UAV "Falcon-300"

The reconnaissance and strike UAV of the operational-tactical level "Sokol-300" from the GKKB "Luch" should take to the skies in 2021. Its full-size model was shown in November 2020. The drone can also be used as a target designator for the "Neptune" SCRC and the "Alder" MLRS.

Typhoon ammunition

The firing tests of the Typhoon-1 from the Yuzhnoye design bureau should continue. This is 122 mm ammunition for the Grad MLRS, flying 40 km instead of 20 km. Developed "Typhoon-1M" and ammunition for the 220-mm system of the type BM-27 "Uragan" - "Typhoon-2".

Taking into account the creation of 122-mm systems "Ivushka" and "Berest", as well as the presence of 220-mm "Uragan", the upgrade of rockets will significantly increase the combat effectiveness of the rocket artillery of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Ukrainian media summed up.
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  1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
    Just a cat (Bayun) 5 January 2021 17: 13
    The best solutions are probably crumbling armor and self-detonation of ammunition in the tank? Then I was too lazy to read ...
  2. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 5 January 2021 21: 08
    Better a rocket ship instead of a crab - as they crawl to the border with cancer, oh don't - a monstrous spectacle, you won't fall asleep at night !!!
  3. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 5 January 2021 21: 56
    It is not realistic to make a modern tank from the ancient heritage of the USSR, and it is doubtful that they would have enough money for a serious modernization of the entire tank fleet. A few upgraded tanks won't do the trick. South Korean Black Panthers will not find money for the purchase or production under license in Ukraine
    1. Barmaley_2 Offline Barmaley_2
      Barmaley_2 (Barmaley) 6 January 2021 01: 43
      Isn't the legacy of the USSR ancient in the TN LDNR or the RF Armed Forces? Or has the armata project become widespread already (on a hike, they already managed to safely lose it)? Or do you think that t64 is a crab, etc. are created to confront the abrams or leopard? And by the way, despite all the wretchedness of the budget of Ukraine, for 21 years the budget of the APU has been increased even more.
      1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
        Just a cat (Bayun) 6 January 2021 07: 20
        They added expenses to the purchase of Russian potatoes for the Ukrainian "army" laughing the purpose of the t64 is the same as that of the "hammer" mortar - to kill the Ukrainians who are near laughing And "crab" is a good name, international ... this is the name of the prostitutes who were accidentally frightened off during the urination process. here they are with their underpants lowered, bent over like crabs and scatter. So 100% hit with the title laughing laughing laughing
  4. oderih Offline oderih
    oderih (Alex) 5 January 2021 23: 35
    What a new tank he is. On the muzzle, the paint is peeling.
  5. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
    Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 6 January 2021 05: 31
    Poor 64.
    No death star comes out of it.
  6. LozmanPozman Offline LozmanPozman
    LozmanPozman (Lozman Pozman) 6 January 2021 07: 36
    Tanks and self-propelled guns are needed by a strong army to clean up after a missile strike. And so in modern war they are useless. Moreover, those crafts that are trying to create Banderlog. A volley of calibers from the Caspian will finish off the blue-yellow fascists in 1 hour.
  7. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 6 January 2021 07: 42
    T-64 "Crab" and UAV "Sokol-M": in Ukraine named the most anticipated new weapons

    - It's like comparing two films ... - "The Last Hero" and "The Last Hero. The Root of Evil" ...
    - If the first film ... is quite good enough, good enough ...
    - That second film ("The Last Hero. The Root of Evil") ... - This is just a failed option ... - And it seems ... - all the same actors are involved (and all the fairy-tale characters are the same) and the storyline continues; but such a disastrous bullshit that ... - it's just impossible to watch ... - The acting itself ... - just tortured and this whole second film ("The Last Hero. Root of Evil") ... - just tortured ... - sucks ...
    - So these films ... are just fairy tales ...
    - But Ukraine is trying to extort something fabulous from the failed real ...
  8. Cucumbers Offline Cucumbers
    Cucumbers (Cucumbers) 7 January 2021 12: 15
    I would be glad to laugh at all this technique, but I think the period of decline for Ukraine is ending on January 1, 2021, the free trade agreement between Ukraine and the UK came into force. This was announced on December 30 by the press service of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine. The department noted that the agreement will provide free access to the British market for 98% of Ukrainian products, and from 2023 another 2% will be liberalized for Ukraine. The anti-Russia project got the opportunity to recharge