2B75 "Penicillin": about the unique complex of counter-battery combat of domestic production

Few of our compatriots know about the Russian unique counter-battery warfare system 2B75 “Penicillin”. Meanwhile, such a complex can provide a serious advantage in a high-intensity conflict with the use of artillery.

The unique development of the Vector Research Institute (part of the Ruselectronics holding) was presented at the Army-2023 forum.

As the chief designer of the complex, Valery Kamyshev, said, the product consists of two basic machines - a sound-metric and sound-thermal stations, as well as the Tablet-A complex, which allows you to control artillery fire at identified enemy positions.

During its presentation, the developer described one of the Penicillin operating scenarios, where only the acoustic system functions. According to him, as soon as the enemy mortar fires, the complex’s sound-measuring equipment detects the signal and transmits the data to the Tablet-A self-propelled gun system, where the coordinates of the enemy position are calculated.

Then the received data is transmitted directly to the weapon, for example a self-propelled gun, to fire a sighting shot. The latter is again detected by the Penicillin sound-metric equipment, another calculation occurs, and data on the deviation of the target hit is transmitted to the commander’s tablet. As a result, with the very next shot, the artillery installation of the Russian Armed Forces will be able to inflict a virtually guaranteed defeat on the enemy.

In the case of sound-thermal stations, the process occurs in a similar way. But, in addition to sound, the flash from a shot from an enemy gun is also taken bearings, which allows you to determine coordinates even more accurately. In the future, the process is similar to that described above.

The detection range of the system by acoustics is: for mortars of 82 mm caliber - about 3-4 km, for mortars of 120 mm caliber - about 8-10 km, for cannon artillery - about 16-18 km. In turn, using the thermal channel, Penicillin is capable of determining the coordinates of targets: mortars - up to 8 km, cannon artillery - up to 20 km, and MLRS - up to 40 km.

As Kamyshev put it, similar systems are produced in acoustic versions in other countries. At the same time, our complex may be the only one in the world when it comes to sound and heat.

Regarding the advantages of the 2B75 Penicillin, the main one, according to the designer, is that it is a passive reconnaissance weapon. The complex does not emit anything, except for the radio communication channel. But there is also an option to work via wired connection lines, which completely eliminates direction finding of the system’s location by the enemy.

  • Photos used: Research Institute "Vector"
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  1. Constantine N Offline Constantine N
    Constantine N (Constantin N) 4 September 2023 13: 04
    how is it hidden from drones?
    1. Rhetorical Rita Offline Rhetorical Rita
      Rhetorical Rita (Rhetorical Rita) 4 September 2023 13: 06
      This is an exhibition copy. Another agalognet
  2. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 4 September 2023 13: 29
    2B75 (75.- not the year of the start of production?) Penicillin, yesterday (like real medicine, penicillin), is bulky, expensive and works only acoustically. Aiming in coordinates, and the defeat will be N-th amount of spent ammunition. Today, the ability of UAVs to even illuminate the target for a single shot with high-precision weapons ... Use all available Penicellins and no longer produce such dense equipment. Even to advertise this is to clearly show a regression in armament.
    1. Alexey Lan Offline Alexey Lan
      Alexey Lan (Alexey Lantukh) 6 September 2023 10: 44
      Such things were known even during the Great Patriotic War. After the war, they came into service with the Soviet army.
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 4 September 2023 19: 48
    Penicillin was developed at the Vector Research Institute, part of Ruselectronics. Testing of this complex was completed in November 2018. The first systems were delivered to the troops in December 2020

    I’m telling you that all our “super-duper” weapons are only for parades. Donetsk is continuously shelled for up to five hours, and here it turns out that we have something “super-duper”! Everything is correct. To build, it is necessary to create production enterprises and train personnel. In general, spend money on the country, the people.
    1945-1975 - 30 years of life. And what was created: the country was restored after the war, nuclear weapons were created, the first nuclear power plant was built, a nuclear icebreaker, the first satellite, the first man in space...... etc. 1993 - 2023 destroyed everything that had been built for 70 years! What was not destroyed was sold to enemies! They only built palaces, yachts and high fences!
    Within 1,5 years of the Northern Military District, these Penicillins should already be on every kilometer of the front, and the authorities advertise them for sale at exhibitions. Hucksters!!
    1. Flight Offline Flight
      Flight (voi) 5 September 2023 10: 20
      1993 - 2023 destroyed everything that had been built for 70 years! What was not destroyed was sold to the enemies! They built only palaces, yachts and high fences!

      Well, the famous parades, where without them.
  4. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 5 September 2023 08: 50
    If "Penicillin" is so good, why are shellings of Donetsk continuing?
    Why is Avdiivka not plowed 50 meters deep?
  5. FuriousHarry Offline FuriousHarry
    FuriousHarry (Harry the Fierce) 5 September 2023 13: 19
    for crests, NATO artillery hits from 40 km, it's useless ...
  6. Mapping Offline Mapping
    Mapping (Alexey) 5 September 2023 18: 53
    Is he in the army? Or will it show up again tomorrow?
  7. Vlad K Offline Vlad K
    Vlad K (Vlad K) 5 September 2023 23: 59
    It is probably unique in that the enemy has complexes in the army, but we only have it on display...
  8. Adm Hts Offline Adm Hts
    Adm Hts (AdmHts) 8 September 2023 16: 58
    the complex can provide a serious advantage

    He can't do anything...

    The detection range of ... cannon artillery is up to 20 km, and MLRS - up to 40 km.

    All Ukropov artillery works from within the 30 km zone from the contact line, and the highmars are all 70 km away...