Tecmash spotlights artillery and main battle tanks rounds at ADEX 2018

Concern Techmash, an affiliate of the Russian State Corporation Rostec, has presented munitions for tanks and anti-tank guns and field artillery at the ADEX-2018 international defense exhibition in Baku, Techmash said.

Tecmash munitions at ADEX 2018
Tecmash 125 mm munitions presetend at ADEX 2018
(Picture source Army Recognition)

"This year Techmash is presenting 125-mm munitions for modern T-72 and T-90 tanks comprising fragmentation ammunition, shaped-charge projectiles and armor-piercing shells (developed by the State Research and Development Institute for Machine-Building named after V.V. Bakhirev, an affiliate of Techmash), the concern’s press service said.

The exposition also features products of another Techmash affiliate -NPO SPLAV. They include unguided artillery rockets for land-based salvo firing systems and aviation such as a missile projectile in the TOS-1A thermobaric outfit.

The TOS-1A heavy flame-throwing system is designed to provide fire support for the infantry and tanks, defeat the enemy manpower and destroy open and closed firing positions during offensive and defensive operations. The 220-mm TOS-1A munitions can destroy targets at a distance of 6 kiolmeters. They explode near the target’s surface as a result of what the explosive substance gets mixed with air, inflames and then explodes. The key adverse factors, including a high-temperature field and a shock wave, can spread to an area of 40,000 square meters as a result of firing by one combat vehicle.