Army-2021: Rostec shows combat ability of new TOS-2 and ISDM systems
At the International Military-Technical Forum Army-2021, subsidiaries of the Rostec State Corporation showcase the Remote Mine Laying System (ISDM) and the Heavy Flamethrower System (TOS-2).
At the International Military-Technical Forum Army-2021, subsidiaries of the Rostec State Corporation showcase the Remote Mine Laying System (ISDM) and the Heavy Flamethrower System (TOS-2). (Picture source: Rostec)
ISDM Zemledeliye (which in Russian means 'agriculture') designed by the Splav Research and Manufacturing Association (under the management of Technodynamika) comprises an 8x8 heavy duty wheeled chassis vehicle, a transporter-loader, and launch pod containers loaded with various types of mines. ISDM automatically programs launch missions and self-destruct parameters for the mines, and creates a map of the mined zone after planting the mines. All data is transmitted to the higher command tiers.
"ISDM is capable of covering an area of several football fields within minutes. The system uses two types of remote-laying containers with an option of self-destructing, loaded with anti-personnel or anti-tank mines. Armed forces have already received the first supply batch of Zemledeliye. The new system proved to have an excellent performance during Command Post Exercises. During the close combat phase, the system was capable of 'mining' target areas, thus cutting off enemy reserves from the main force. We expect to finalize the ISDM and TOS-2 projects by the end of 2021," said Igor Nasenkov, General Director of Technodinamika Holding.
TOS-2 is a heavy flamethrower system armed with new, more powerful ammunition. TOS-2 is under development, which has been conducted by the A. N. Ganichev Splav Research and Manufacturing Association. The process of development and the bulk of the serial production chain of this combat vehicle are performed in SKB, a military division of the Motovilikhinskiye Zavody (a part of RT Capital Company of the Rostec State Corporation).