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Rare footage of the launch of the Russian X-32 cruise missile from a Tu-22M3 aircraft. The Kh-32 missile is made in the body of the Kh-22 missile and was put into service in 2016, developed by the Raduga ICB. The Kh-22 missile is designed to destroy ships, but the new Kh-32 can also hit ground targets. The Kh-32 missile rises to a height of up to 40 kilometers and at the final stage dives vertically onto the target, which makes it difficult to hit by air defense systems. The X-32 missile received a new liquid engine, digital equipment and an active-passive radar and electronic warfare systems protected from interference. The missile uses anti-aircraft maneuvers, sees the terrain and thereby determines its location. The radar acquisition range of the missile seeker is up to 300 km, the flight range is up to 1000 km at a speed of up to 5400 km/h. The probability of hitting the target is about 82%. The weight of the warhead of the Kh-22 missile is 960 kg, the weight of the warhead of the Kh-32 missile has not been officially reported, approximately 500 kilograms. The cost of the Kh-32 and Kh-22 missiles is supposedly about 500 thousand dollars.

 

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Footage of the Russian Ka-52 helicopter piloting at ultra-low altitude. Judging by the instruments, the helicopter flies at a height of 2-3 meters with a speed of about 220 km/h. When flying at extremely low altitudes, it is necessary to continuously maintain visual orientation and constantly monitor the earth's surface and obstacles on it, which practically eliminates the possibility of using counting and measuring instruments.

 

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Against the backdrop of news about the appointment of Andrei Belousov as Russian Minister of Defense, details have become known about the degree of localization of drone production in Russia. Despite the fact that they began to talk about the importance of developing the production of drones back in 2020 and began to intensively create production facilities for the production of components, the degree of localization of their production for 2023 is still low. Details in the video.

 

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Test footage of a Russian homemade maritime drone. The drone was created by the team of the channel “There Beyond the Fogs”, it is assembled in one workshop in the Tula region with the support of the local government, the name of the drone and the model index are not reported. The marine drone is equipped with modern satellite navigation modules, as well as an inertial navigation system based on compass deviation. It is not reported whether weapons can be mounted on the drone, but it can be equipped with 250 kilograms of explosives, in TNT equivalent, with the possibility of increasing to 350 kilograms. The unmanned boat is equipped with an internal combustion engine and has a range of up to 250 km; it is possible to install additional fuel tanks. The price of the drone is unknown

 

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An attachment for the Russian GP-25 grenade launcher, designed to destroy drones. Russian gunsmiths have developed a device for the GP-25 Koster under-barrel grenade launcher that allows you to effectively hit drones at close range.
The extension insert is inserted into the grenade launcher and is designed for a 12-gauge hunting cartridge loaded with buckshot. The device can be used with Kalashnikov assault rifle grenade launchers with a caliber of 5.45 mm and 7.62 mm; when used, the effective range of destruction of drones can reach up to 50 meters.
The grenade launcher insert allows you to successfully hit FPV drones at close range and eliminates the need to carry an additional shotgun

 

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Exercises of the Russian Pacific Fleet, repelling an attack by UAVs and sea drones. Fifteen ships of the Russian Pacific Fleet conducted an exercise to combat unmanned boats and UAVs in Peter the Great Bay. In the exercises, a Russian experimental naval aviation UAV was used as a mock enemy, which can take off and land on the helicopter deck of a ship. UAVs and unmanned boats simulating naval drones were hit from standard AK-630 and AK-630M anti-aircraft artillery systems, as well as from Kord and DShK heavy machine guns. It is worth noting that it would be more expedient to conduct the exercises at night, since ships are most vulnerable at this time of day. The corvettes “Sovershenny”, “Gromky” and “Rezkiy”, the large anti-submarine ship “Admiral Panteleev”, large landing ships, small anti-submarine ships and other ships of the Pacific Fleet took part in the exercise to repel attacks by unmanned vehicles.

 

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A Mi-35 helicopter attacks a Ukrainian MAGURA naval drone with a GSh-23L cannon. Footage of the attack of the Russian Mi-35M helicopter on the Ukrainian maritime drone MAGURA V5, technical information about the drone is on the channel. The Mi-35M helicopter fires at the drone from an NPPU-23 installation with a GSh-23L double-barreled aircraft cannon with a 23 mm caliber. The GSh-23L aviation cannon is liquid-cooled, which allows firing in long bursts without high-speed air flow blowing onto the gun; the GSh-23L's rate of fire is 3,400 rounds per minute. Reportedly, a total of 15 maritime drones were destroyed in the Black Sea, but only one was shown on video.

 

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The Russian Tula Research and Production Association "Strela" has developed the kamikaze drone "Strela", it is already in the Russian troops. Thanks to its foldable design, the drone can be transported already charged and ready for use. The drone can overcome electronic warfare systems. The maximum flight range of a drone with a combat load of 3 kg is about 35 km; tests have already confirmed the drone’s operating distance of up to 24 km. The drone is equipped with a remote charge activation system. The drone can also be launched by hand if the charge weight does not exceed 1.5 kg. When using a drone as a reconnaissance aircraft, the flight time is about 1.5 hours. The weight of the Strela UAV in ready-to-use form is up to 7 kg, the price is not reported.

 

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Testing of Russian cartridges against drones with caliber 12/70 "Interception" of the Tekhkrim company. The Russian company Tekhkrim presented new “Interception” cartridges designed to intercept drones. The tests were shown by journalist Alexander Rogatkin. Anti-drone cartridge 12/70 caliber, has 6 lead segments connected by Kevlar thread, the cartridge device is on the screen. When firing this cartridge, a strong Kevlar thread is revealed, which, when it hits a target, instantly gets tangled in the drone and disables it. The maximum diameter of the opened net of the Intercept cartridge is one meter; the net opens completely at a distance of 15-20 meters from the barrel cut. This solution will be especially effective against FPV drones, which have begun to attack infantry. According to the manufacturer, the effective firing range of the cartridge is up to 100 meters. Details in the video. The shooting distance for drones is 20-30 meters.

 

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Russian mechanics told about a British-made Ukrainian armored personnel carrier FV104 “Samaritan”; the armored personnel carrier was abandoned by the crew. This example was restored for the museum. The FV104 armored personnel carrier was developed in 1976 in Britain and is considered rare, with only 100 units produced. The transporter is developed on the basis of the British FV101 Scorpion tank and has a crew of 2 people. The FV104 has no weapons; it is equipped with four smoke grenade launchers. The vehicle can transport 4 wounded on stretchers and two medics. The armored vehicle was modernized for evacuation purposes, including receiving mine protection, which increases the protection of the crew. The 190 horsepower engine is installed in the front right side of the armored personnel carrier. The maximum speed on the highway is 72 km/h, the range is 480 km. Details in the video.

 

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Homemade Russian air defense with 3 PKT machine guns. Russian military personnel showed homemade anti-aircraft guns designed to combat drones and work on ground targets. One of the installations consists of three 7.62-mm PKT machine guns and is equipped with an electric trigger; each machine gun has 350 rounds of ammunition. The second installation is equipped with four Ak-47 assault rifles, 7.62 mm caliber. A homemade air defense installation is being tested; it is planned to equip the installations with thermal imagers and night vision devices.

 

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The Russian army received unsinkable boats; a total of 40 have been delivered so far. In the video you can see how the military is testing a boat from Rostov designers from the Kulibin Club; the boats are resistant to small arms fire and to ammunition dropped from drones. The boat is designed for landing on an unequipped shore and operation in severe weather conditions. The boat can be used with wave heights of up to 2 meters, at a distance from the shore of no more than 12 nautical miles. The weight of the fully equipped boat is 520 kilograms, the carrying capacity is up to 892 kilograms, the boat’s engine power is 130 horsepower. Due to the fact that the boat is filled with special foam, the boat is virtually unsinkable and can easily withstand shrapnel and bullet damage. The very shape of the boat is made specifically so as not to raise a large wave and make less noise. The low-density polyethylene from which the boat is made is a high-strength elastic material; all holes and holes in it can be easily repaired right on the spot. The bottom of the boat is divided into sections, each compartment is a sealed space, so if there is a hole, water will not occupy the entire space and the craft will not sink or lose speed.

 

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Preparation of Iskander and Kinzhal missiles, the first stage of Russian missile exercises 2024. The Russian Ministry of Defense reported that the first stage of the exercise has started in the Southern Military District in order to increase the readiness of non-strategic nuclear forces. The use of the Iskander and Kinzhal complexes is being practiced. As part of this stage of the exercises, missile formations are practicing the task of obtaining special ammunition for the Iskander missile system, equipping missiles with them and covertly moving into the designated launch area. The video shows the loading of the 9K728 cruise missile of the Iskander-K complex and the 9M723 ballistic missile of the Iskander-M complex. At the same time, the Russian Air Force will practice equipping missiles with special warheads, including Kinzhal hypersonic missiles, and sorties to patrol areas.

 

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A Russian serviceman appreciated the American FN Minimi machine gun of the Ukrainian army. Previously, the machine gun belonged to the Ukrainian Azov unit and was captured near Avdiivka. The machine gun was tested at the training ground. The FN Minimi machine gun was created by the Belgian company FN in 1974. The Minimi prototype was created chambered for 7.62x51, but then the caliber was changed in favor of 5.56x45. In 1982, the FN Minimi machine gun was adopted by the United States under the designation M249. The Minimi Para called M249 Para was also adopted. The M249 is currently manufactured in the United States by a subsidiary of FN Manufacturing. FN Minimi machine guns are popular and used by 45 countries, including under other indexes, some of the countries are shown on the screen. The machine gun has been modernized several times and has various modifications, including those chambered for 7.62 cartridge. Despite its popularity, the FN Minimi machine gun has problems that have not been completely eliminated. The problem of machine gun failures when fed from magazines, rapid failure of the barrel, with a large number of shots fired continuously from a cold barrel. The rate of fire of the machine gun, depending on the modification, is from 750 to 1000 rounds per minute. The maximum firing range is up to 3600 meters, a 100 or 200-round cartridge belt is used, and a 30-round magazine can also be used. The weight of the machine gun is from 5 to 8.5 kg. Details in the video.

 

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Russian special forces received the Frog ground drone, but it is not known who is producing it. The wheeled robotic complex “Frog” was modified by military personnel, after which its operating range began to reach 3 kilometers; according to test results, the drone was considered successful. The “Frog” drone can transport grenades, shells and mines, as well as be equipped with explosives, the drone’s carrying capacity is up to 30 kg. Most likely the drone will be used as a ground-based kamikaze drone. The drone is controlled like a regular FPV drone, the operator uses goggles and a joystick. Installing an electric motor made the drone almost silent; each wheel is equipped with an electric motor. Due to its small dimensions, the drone is difficult to notice from the air; it has a low height and can drive under armored vehicles. The drone has a power reserve of about an hour, a speed of up to 20 km/h, the price is still unknown, but the drone is reportedly being mass-produced.

 
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