Russian artillery unit of Southern Military District has tested PRP-4A Argus artilery radar armoured
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|Monday, December 29, 2014 10:44 AM|
|Russian artillery unit of Southern Military District has tested PRP-4A Argus artilery radar armoured.|
The Russian artillery infantry brigade of the Southern Military District has tested the 2S19 MSTA-S 152mm self-propelled artillery guns and the PRP-4A Argus artillery radar armoured vehicle at the Prudboy firing range in Russia’s Volgograd Region as part of the field training exercises. This was reported by the press service of the Russian Defence Ministry.
Russian PRP-4A Argus artillery reconnaissance and observation armoured artillery vehicle.
“During the field training exercises, the artillery infantry brigade used the latest PRP-4A Argus mobile reconnaissance unit based on the BMP-1 and equipped with a pulse monitoring device and a thermal imager for reconnaissance and target detection,” the press service of the Southern Military District informed.
The new PRP-4A artillery radar vehicle is designed and manufactured by the Russian Defense Company UralVagonZavod. The vehicle was unveiled for the first time to the public during the Defense Exhibition Russian Arms Expo in September 2013.
The PRP-4A is based on the BMP-1 Soviet-made armoured infantry fighting vehicle, but the original turret is removed and replaced by a turret fitted radar IL120-1 mounted at the rear, a 1D14-1 periscopic laser rangefinder mounted on the left of the turret and a 1D14-1 periscopic laser rangefinder.
The PRP-4A is used to perform reconnaissance and observation missions for artillery units. Target information is sent to an artillery battery command post vehicle. The radar can detect troops at a range of 7 km and armoured vehicle targets at a range of 20 km.
The servicemen practiced taking up a firing position, preparing for fight and firing from closed firing positions. According to the information presented by the press service of the Russian Defence Ministry, the artillery brigade has spent over 1,000 units of ammunition during three weeks of the field training exercises.