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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2019
Total Production: ?
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Uralvagonzavod production association
Parent System: BMP-3
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1988
Total Production: ?
Family Members: BMP-3, BMP-3 Derivation, BMP-3 Dragoon, BMP-3 Khrizantema, BMP-3 Vikhr, BMP-3F, BMP-3M, BMP-3MA, BREM-L, BRM-3K, RKhM-5, Sprut-SD, Sprut-SDM1 and VENA
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Description: The BMP-3 is a tracked, NBC-protected, Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) designed to transport infantry troops protected under armor and to engage on the move enemy troops, armored vehicles, low-flying helicopters, materiel and fortifications. The BMP-3 is the last member of Soviet BMP family of armored vehicles. The BMP-3 features enhanced cross country mobility and a water jet propulsion system (with two water jets) for amphibious operations. Its lightweight hull design enables BMP-3 to be airlifted easily by C-130 Hercules- or Antonov An-12-sized military tactical transport aircraft.

The BMP-3 powerplant is located in the rear compartment, gunner and commander are located in the turret, the driver is in the front compartment with 2 infantry troops and the remaining infantry troops are accommodated in the rear compartment separated from the engine compartment by a bulkhead. Doors and hatches are located to allow quick mounting and dismounting the vehicle. Its hull is made of armored aluminum plates with spaced steel-aluminum in the frontal sector.

The 2S38 is a new self-propelled anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) system being developed upon the BMP-3M chassis. The 2S38 utilizes a 57mm automatic cannon along with an array of passive electro-optical (EO) sensors to engage a wide array of airborne threats at close to short ranges such as fixed-wing airplanes, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), cruise missiles and rockets. Besides, the new gun system is able to engage both ground and sea targets. The 2S38 EO sensor is capable of target detection and tracking in passive mode while providing 360-degree full coverage. The maximum detection range varies from 6 to 12 kilometers depending on the target. The 57mm cannon is fast enough to effectively engage airborne targets flying at supersonic speeds of up to 500 meters per second (1,800 kilometers per hour). The new AAA system was revealed at UralVagonZavod (UVZ) plant in late January 2018 following a high ranking official visit. The new artillery system may enter service with the Russian Armed Forces in 2019 or 2020.

2S38 Specifications

Crew: 3
Number of Barrels: 1
Number of Cannons: 1
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 6
Length: 7.20 meter
Main Gun Caliber: 57 millimeter
Width: 3.15 meter
Max Detection Range: 12 kilometer
Power: 660 hp (492 kW)
Target's Max Speed: 500 mps
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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2S38 News

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Sunday, January 28, 2018Russia Unveils 2S38 New Mobile Anti-Aircraft Artillery System

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