Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Russia unveiled new self-propelled mine-clearing rocket system

The Russian defense industry has unveiled a new self-propelled mine-clearing rocket system during Kavkaz-2020 strategic drills for the first time.

The new BMP-3-based mine-clearing system with a hundred meters of explosive is designed to providing a “close-in” demining capability for maneuver forces.

The new system is based on the tracked chassis of the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle. The mine-clearing vehicle has a roof-mounted launcher for line charges used to breach and clear obstacles. These are launched by rocket over a minefield and filled with explosives. The overpressure of their explosion detonates many types of mines and dislodges unaffected mines.


Line charges are detonating hidden bombs at a safe distance, so that troops and vehicles can pass through safely.

The new vehicle developed by the «Rezonans» company for replacement Soviet UR-77 mine-clearing vehicle, based on a variant of the 2S1 Gvozdika chassis.

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Colton Jones
Colton Jones
Colton Jones is the deputy editor of Defence Blog. He is a US-based journalist, writer and publisher who specializes in the defense industry in North America and Europe. He has written about emerging technology in military magazines and elsewhere. He is a former Air Force airmen and served at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.



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