Belarus unveils Bogomol self-propelled anti-tank 82405172

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Milex 2017: Belarusian company BSVT unveils the Bogomol self-propelled anti-tank guided missile
Belarus defence industry is developing the Bogomol unmanned self-propelled anti-tank guided missile (SPATGM) ground system. Its demonstrator was unveiled at the MILEX 2017 exhibition in Minsk.
     
Belarus defence industry is developing the Bogomol unmanned self-propelled anti-tank guided missile (SPATGM) ground system. Its demonstrator was unveiled at the MILEX 2017 exhibition in Minsk.
Bogomol SPATGM System
     
A representative of the Belarussian Belspetsvneshtekhnika company told TASS that the system is intended to engage armoured fighting vehicles, main battle tanks, hovering helicopters and field fortifications round-the-clock in automated mode.

Bogomol incorporates a remote controlled combat vehicle and a computerized command post. The combat vehicle is based on a small tracked chassis that features high cross-country capability. The operator can control Bogomol at a distance of up to 300 m via a wireless channel. The vehicle can autonomously leave the firing position after engaging a target.

Bogomol has a full weight of 800 kg (with fuel supply for 100 km of cruise and 24 hours of continuous work), a height in combat mode of 1,700 mm and a cross-country speed of no less than 5 km/h. The combat vehicle is armed with four ready-to-launch Shershen anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) with automatic laser beam-riding guidance. The system can launch the missiles in both automatic and manual modes. The maximum target engaging distance reaches 4,000 m. A round-the-clock search-and-detection device can detect a 2 x 2 m target and a human-type target at distances of up to 5,000 m and 2,000 m respectively.

Bogomol is a brand-new development of Belarus` defence industry in the unmanned ground systems area. The representative of Belspetsvneshtekhnika did not mention the status of the program. Thus, the trials of the system are supposed to start within several years at least. The official pointed out that Bogomol is intended for both Belarus` armed forces and potential foreign customers.

The organic Shershen ATGMs can be replaced with Fagot, Konkurs or Metis missiles with guidance systems that are different to the one of Shershen. In the recent years, Belarus has contributed to the development of various SPATGMs, both manned and unmanned ones. Almost all such systems are armed with the Shershen ATGM developed by the Minsk-based SRPC company as the organic anti-tank weapon.
     
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