23rd August 2021. At the International Military-Technical Forum “Army-2021”, subsidiaries of the Rostec State Corporation showcased the Remote Mine Laying System (ISDM, Russian ИСДМ) and the Heavy Flamethrower System (TOS-2, Russian ТОС-2). A video footage from the proving ground showed how these systems are prepared for battle and allowed viewers to appreciate their firepower.
ISDM Zemledeliye (which in Russian means ‘agriculture’) designed by the Splav Research and Manufacturing Association (under management of Technodynamika) 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 the 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. 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,” said Igor Nasenkov, General Director of Technodinamika Holding.
TOS-2 is a heavy flamethrower system armed with a new, more powerful ammunition. TOS-2 is under development, which has been conducted by the A. N. Ganichev Splav Research and Manufacturing Association. The process of development and the bulk of serial production chain of this combat vehicle are performed in the SKB, a military division of the Motovilikhinskiye Zavody (a part of RT Capital Company of the Rostec State Corporation).
“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. 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,” noted Kirill Fyodorov, General Director of RT Capital LLC.
The heavy flamethrower system is designed to incapacitate light armored vehicles, to conflagrate and destroy buildings and structures, 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. It also carries state-of-the-art navigation equipment, such as satellite positioning and an automated fire control system, which allows its deployment at the unprepared firing positions.
Technodinamika is a manufacturing holding which incorporates over 100 manufacturers of both civil and military products. It specializes in development, manufacturing and post-sales service of aircraft systems, production of parts and assemblies for oil and gas, automobile industry, transport and energy. The holding develops and produces all types of systems for airlifting military vehicles, troops and cargo, cutting-edge simulators for training pilots and engineers, and creates training centers for various programs. It manages leading developers and manufacturers of military ordnance, explosives and powder. The holding is a part of the Rostec State Corporation.
Motovilikhinskiye Zavody is a group of metallurgy and machine engineering plants. Motovilikha Civil Machine Engineering makes a wide range of metallurgy products, such as forgings, extrusions, and rolled steel; SKB produces military equipment (artillery, mortars, and multiple-launch rocket systems). The group is a developer and the only Russian manufacturer of armed vehicles and transport loaders for such multiple-launch rocket systems as Grad, Smerch, and their upgraded versions Tornado-G and Tornado-S; they also produce Nona-SVK and Vena self-propelled artillery units, Msta-B towed howitzers, Nona-M1 mortars, as well as other artillery systems.
RT Capital is a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation which manages non-core and impaired assets. The company implements measures to restructure debt and rehabilitate companies within the Rostec State Corporation and also manages their real estate. RT Capital manages a range of assets of various forms of ownership and operation.
Rostec Corporation is one of the largest industrial companies in Russia. It incorporates over 800 research institutions and companies in 60 regions of Russia. Core areas of its business include aircraft engineering and manufacturing, radio electronics, healthcare technologies, innovative materials, etc. The corporation portfolio comprises such famous brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, UAC, Russian Helicopters, UEC, Uralvagonzavod, Shvabe, Kalashnikov Group, etc. Rostec is proactively involved in the implementation of all twelve National Projects. The company is a key supplier of the Smart City technology, it is involved in digitizing public administration, industrial manufacturing, and social sector; it is developing plans for the rollout of 5G wireless technology, industrial internet of things, big data, and block chain systems. Rostec acts as a partner of such leading global manufacturers as Boeing, Airbus, Daimler, Pirelli, Renault, etc. Products of the corporation are supplied to over 100 countries. Almost one third of the company’s revenues comes from exporting high-tech products.