Army of Ukraine gets new automatic 30mm cannon on ZTM-1 turret for armoured vehicle 3003122

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Defense News - Ukraine

 
 
Friday, March 30, 2012, 07:00 PM
 
Army of Ukraine gets new automatic 30mm cannon on ZTM-1 turret for armoured vehicle.

The Ukrainian army is taking delivery of a new automatic 30-mm cannon ZTM-1 developed by Ukrainian experts, the Defense Ministry said quoting a minister's order on Thursday, March 29, 2012. The ZTM-1 automatic cannons are designed to engage light armored infantry fighting vehicles, dismounted infantry and low-flying aircraft.

     
The Ukrainian army is taking delivery of a new automatic 30-mm cannon ZTM-1 developed by Ukrainian experts, the Defense Ministry said quoting a minister's order on Thursday, March 29, 2012. The ZTM-1 automatic cannons are designed to engage light armored infantry fighting vehicles, dismounted infantry and low-flying aircraft.
The Ukrainian 30mm ZTM-1 automatic cannon/turret
     

“Once the document is implemented, the Ukrainian armed forces with be supplied with automatic 30 mm cannons made locally,” the ministry said.

In February, President Viktor Yanukovych said that the Ukrainian army would need to overhaul its major weapons supplies in the next three years.

The cannons are suitable for the installation on light AIFV platforms of various types, such as the BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicle , the BMD-2/3 airborne combat vehicles and the BTR80/90 armored personnel carriers.

The weapons of ZTM-1 are controlled mechanically or remotely (in the latter case, using, again, an electric trigger. The cannons deliver high-explosive or armor piercing rounds loaded from belt magazines stored in two ammunition boxes. Each of the automatic cannons is provided with up to 500 rounds of ready use ammunition.

The ZTM-1 cannons can operate independently or as part of the general-purpose SHKVAL remote weapons station mounted on AIFV platforms, in particular, the BMP-1U IFV and the BTR-3U APC. The guns are also suitable for installation on the BMD-1/2 ACV upgrades and other AIFV platforms designed by the Morozov Machine Design Bureau of Kharkiv.

 

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