Feb 18, 2013

UVZ unique designs at IDEX-2013

The International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX, saw Research and Production Corporation Uralvagonzavod demonstrate its leading designs in ground forces and artillery equipment.

The exhibition started on February 17, 2013 in Abu-Dhabi. Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, opened the Russian exhibit at IDEX and visited the UVZ stand. According to Manturov, the most interesting showpieces presented by the Russian exhibitors were the modernized T-90S tank and the “Terminator” tank support fighting vehicle, designed by UVZ for fighting in the urban area.

The vehicle is equipped with powerful multi-channel armament and it has a protection level of a tank. Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces was another distinguished guest at UVZ exhibition stand. The 1000 m2 Russian exhibit at IDEX presents about 30 top Russian armament manufacturers.

The UVZ stand takes up 80 m2 of indoor space and 252 m2 outdoors. For the first time UVZ lets any visitor try on the role of a “Terminator” commander, aim the turret, choose and aim a gun vertically. This unique opportunity is provided by a module that remotely controls all the armament in the tank support fighting vehicle.

The module was built by Ural Design Office of Transport Mechanical Engineering that belongs to the UVZ Corporation. Central Research Institute “Burevestnik” is also represented at the UVZ stand. The stand emphasizes that “Burevestnik” is focused mainly on naval products. “Burevestnik” exhibits a model of 1I37E-2 CTV Check & Test Vehicle and for the first time – full-scaled 82mm 2B24 and 2B25 Mortars. The portable mortar 2B24 is by key parameters superior to similar Russian and foreign products. For instance, compared to previous models, shooting range of 2B24 is extended 1.5 times. Advanced materials made it lighter, safer and easy to use, allowed more mobility and unfailing performance. For Special forces “Burevestnik” developed a 2B25 Mortar, which is highly efficient and completely stealth (shots are noise-, smoke- and fire-free).