Russia’s Rostec to Participate in Defexpo 2022

By Editor 14-Feb-2022

Moscow: Russia’s largest manufacturer Rostec, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2022, will showcase its products at India’s flagship defence exhibition – Defexpo 2022, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, from March 10-13.

Among the products to be displayed at the Defexpo by Rostec include Ansat helicopter (passenger version), Mi-171A2, Ka-226T Climber among others. The full list of Rotec’s products to be displayed at Defexpo are below.

Ansat, passenger version

This is a product of “Russian Helicopters” Holding of Rostec State Corporation. The light multi-purpose Ansat helicopter developed in line with the latest Category A regulations can be assigned to various applications: search and rescue, patrol, medical, training, cargo-passenger, VIP and firefighting.

The exhibited passenger version has up to 7 passenger seats fitted with 4-point safety belts, and comfortable conditions inside the cabin thanks to conditioning and heating systems. The rotorcraft has the largest cockpit in its class and is built to a classic single-rotor design with a four-blade main rotor and a two-blade tail rotor.

Ansat is certified for use in the temperatures ranging between -45°? and +50°?, and in high mountains.

In 2019, the Federal Air Transport Agency certified an increase in the airworthiness of Ansat's fuselage to 16,000 flying hours.

In 2020, the Russian aviation authorities certified Ansat for installation of an emergency floatation system and isolation units for transporting patients, it also got a more ergonomic medical module. Later several main components of the helicopter received approval for the increase of their airworthiness restrictions.

Mi-171A2

This too is a product of “Russian Helicopters” Holding of Rostec State Corporation.

Mi-171A2 is an advanced heavy multirole helicopter that combines the distinguished operational history of the Mi-8/17 series with the latest technology to ensure a high level of reliability and comfort. The rotorcraft was certified according to Category A regulations, which provides for meeting the most stringent requirements to flight safety specified for civilian helicopters.

The exhibited model of Mi-171A2 is designed for offshore operations and maintenance of offshore drilling platforms and is able to perform long non-stop flights in various climate conditions. Engines with increased power and an upgraded complex of pilot navigation and radio communication equipment have significantly expanded the scope of helicopters’ applicability.

The more efficient X-shaped tail rotor, a new main rotor with composite blades, as well as improved aerodynamics imply that Mi-171A2 has 10% greater cruising and maximum speed than Mi-8/17 and 25% greater load carrying capacity (up to 4 tons of cargo inside the cockpit or up to 5 tons externally).

Ka-226T Climber

This is also a product of “Russian Helicopters” Holding of Rostec State Corporation.

The deeply modernised Ka-226T light helicopter is the first helicopter in Russia manufactured according to digital design documentation. For the first time, it was presented at the international aerospace show MAKS-2021, being later demonstrated abroad during the Dubai Airshow 2021.

The rotorcraft has a coaxial rotor design, which provides simplicity of control, resistance to strong side winds, high rate of climb, ability to take off and land on sites located at high altitudes. Thanks to these key features, the Ka-226T project received operating name "Climber".

Compared to previous models, Ka-226T boasts significantly improved flight performance characteristics, having received a new rotor head, blades, a main gearbox, and a shockproof emergency-resistant fuel system, which meets increased safety requirements. If necessary, the helicopter can be equipped with oxygen systems, ballonets, as well as air conditioning and heating systems.

125 mm round 3VBM23 (Svinets-2)

This is a product of the Mechanical Engineering Research Institute named after V.V. Bahirev (Bahirev NIMI), part of Technodinamika Holding of Rostec State Corporation.

The ammunition is designed to fire at tanks, including those equipped with dynamic protection, self-propelled artillery, armored shells and other armoured targets. It can be used for shooting from 125 mm smoothbore D-81 tank guns.

The 3VBM23 round pierces a 300 mm homogeneous block (with a 60 degree angle from normal at a distance of 2000 metres).

The new developments ensure the destruction of practically the entire range of foreign armored weapons and military equipment from a distance of more than 2 km.

Experimental prototype of 125 mm round with an armor-piercing sub-caliber high-powered projectile (Mango-M)

This is also a product of the Mechanical Engineering Research Institute named after V.V. Bahirev (Bahirev NIMI), part of Technodinamika Holding of Rostec State Corporation.

Mango-M experimental round is an export-oriented product.

The ammunition is designed to fire at tanks, including those equipped with dynamic protection, self-propelled artillery, armoured shells and other armored targets. It can be used for shooting from 125 mm smoothbore D-81 tank guns.

One of the main advantages worth highlighting is that there is no need to change the automatic loader design of T-72 and T-90 tanks.

Mango-M experimental model pierces 280 mm homogeneous block (with a 60 degree angle from normal at a distance of 2000 metres).

The new developments ensure the destruction of practically the entire range of foreign armored weapons and military equipment from a distance of more than 2 km.

122mm projectiles for the Tornado-G multiple launch rocket system (MLRS)

This is a product of the Ganichev SPLAV Scientific Production Enterprise (NPO), part of Technodinamika Holding of Rostec State Corporation.

This unguided rocket projectile with a separable high-explosive fragmentation warhead of higher effectiveness designed to destroy open and sheltered manpower, unarmored vehicles, command posts and other targets. The rocket missile can effectively hit targets behind ground folds (back slopes, gorges, etc.) and in the mountains.

This rocket projectile has an average 6 times higher engagement effectiveness than the unguided 9M22U high-explosive fragmenting rocket (standard projectile) of the Grad system. The unguided rocket projectile with a high-explosive fragmenting warhead of greater power is twice as effective as the standard rocket projectile of the Grad MLRS.

The Tornado-G system has proven itself as a highly effective and reliable weapon, replacing the classic Grad.  The rocket system can shoot in automated mode from a topographically unprepared firing position.

All these features allow for rapid firing if required, after which the weapon system can be turned away from the crew cabin in traveling position to change its location.

Pantsir-S1M Short-Range Air Defense Missile and Gun System

This is a product of “High-Precision Weapons” Holding of Rostec State Corporation.

The system is countering the high-precision weapons, firstly - the cruise missile raids, manned aircraft onboard weapons.

Compared to the serially produced Pantsir-S1 system the new Pantsir-S1M employs high-velocity SAM with the engagement range of up to 30 km and altitude of up to 18 km, with curtain-type kinetic action warhead thrusting a cloud of high-density fragments in front of the target following the uplink command.

The number of targets kept on fine tracking in radar mode of the new Pantsir-S1M is increased up to four. The search radar with two phased antenna arrays provides the following increase of the detection range up to 80 km and increase of the number of detected targets up to 40 pcs.

The optronic system provides automatic and semi-automatic determination of the missile and target coordinates in the optical band, surveillance of the airspace and target search by the operator, measuring the range to the target.

The system provides operation under the condition of reduced transparency of the atmosphere, while the system performance range surpasses the range of the meteorological visibility by 5 – 10 times, which enables target detection and determination of target front and side projections coordinates with the specified accuracy.

The modular concept of the Pantsir-S1M system design enables its mounting on wheeled and tracked chassis, as well as employment as a stationary version.

Antitank guided weapons Kornet - EM

This is also a product of “High-Precision Weapons” Holding of Rostec State Corporation.

New battlefield Antitank guided weapons have appeared to be attractively effective not only against MBT but also against other small-size targets including lightly armoured and soft vehicles, cars, fortifications, manpower, enemy infrastructure, fire points and snipers, as well as small size low level air targets like helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and others.

New missiles with a flight range up to 8 km and 10 km have been developed to be used with this weapon system. This weapon system has a “long arm” advantage, i.e. capability to effectively fight the enemy remaining safe beyond the enemy return fire.

Its foreign equivalents show that in traditional missions Kornet-EM outperforms the weapon systems, which use ATGW with a seeker to provide homing, by 3-5 times estimated on the basis of cumulative factors, and yet the Kornet-EM is easier to use and to provide services to, has 2-3 times less price for its guided missiles.

Yet the ALU modular design allows to integrate the Kornet-EM system with practically any vehicle, of foreign manufacture as well.

High design similarity between the Kornet-EM and Kornet-E launching units provides for minimised Customer’s costs of old system replacement by the upgraded one.