Zhytomyr Armored Plant continues work on increasing effectiveness of the Duplet combat module (VIDEO)

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Zhytomyr Armored Plant SE continues work on increasing effectiveness of the Duplet combat module, designed for modernization of armored vehicles.

Demonstrated for the first time at the Arms and Security 2016 exhibition, the combat module is optimized for use on BMP-2. If necessary, with minimal changes, this combat module can be mounted on other armored vehicles; For example, on the main battle tank T-64, turning it into a Strazh tank support fighting vehicle.

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During this time, Zhytomyr Armored Plant – using its own working capital – has been working to improve characteristics of the combat module. Specialists equipped the module with advanced fire system, allowing to track target in automatic mode, independently calculate ballistics and conduct accurate fire in all weather conditions, day and night.

For this purpose, Duplet was re-equipped with a new thermal imager, allowing to recognize targets throughout the range of fire with all Duplet armament, including ATGM 'Barrier'.

And during 'Duplet' testing – recently held at one of Zhytomyr region firing grounds – high efficiency of these solutions has been demonstrated in practice.

The main Duplet armament: two automatic 30-mm guns with maximum firing rate of about 1000 rounds per minute. It takes Duplet one second only to fire 16 rounds at the enemy. Heavy fire allows to put fortified weapon emplacements, light armored vehicles, manpower and low-flying helicopter type air targets out of action.

Duplet has a significantly expanded ammunition, allowing effective long-duration combat. And two automatic guns can work in turn, doubling continuous fire duration without overheating the guns. Duplet is also armed with an automatic grenade launcher, two machine guns caliber 7.62 mm and four ATGM 'Barrier' missile launchers.

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