Bumerang-BM

The Bumerang-BM (Russian: Бумеранг-БМ)[1] or DUBM-30 Epoch[2] is a remotely controlled turret for the T-15 Armata heavy IFV, Kurganets-25 and Bumerang platforms.[2] It was first seen in public in 2015 during rehearsals for the Moscow Victory Day Parade, mounted on those three platforms.[6]

Bumerang-BM[1] or DUBM-30 Epoch[2]
The turret mounted on a Kurganets-25 IFV
TypeRemote weapon station
Place of originRussia
Service history
Used byRussian Armed Forces
Production history
DesignerKBP Instrument Design Bureau[1][2]
Produced2015-present
Specifications
Crew0 (remotely controlled)

Main
armament
2A42 30 mm auto cannon[2][3] with 500 rounds (AP/HE)[4]
4 Kornet-EM[2]
Secondary
armament
7.62 mm coaxial PKT[5]

Design

The turret is designed by the KBP Instrument Design Bureau.[1][2]

Armament

The main armament is the 2A42 30 mm auto cannon[2][3] with 500 rounds[4] consisting of 160 AP and 340 HE shells with effective firing ranges of 4,000 m (2.5 mi) and 1,500 m respectively, along with a coaxial 7.62 mm PKT machine gun with 2,000 rounds.[5]

The turret has a pair of Kornet-EM anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) on either side,[2] enabling it to salvo fire two missiles at once, either at separate targets or to "double tap" the same one to overwhelm active protection systems.[7]

The turret comes with a wide range of modern sensory, target acquisition and target tracking equipment which can engage targets day and night at maximum range of 5,500 m (3.4 mi).[8]

Operators

See also

References

  1. "Боевой модуль "Бумеранг-БМ"" [Fighting Module "Bumerang-BM"]. topwar.ru (in Russian). 22 January 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  2. de Larrinaga, Nicholas (22 April 2015). "New Russian heavy armour breaks cover". IHS Jane's Defence Weekly. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  3. "T-15 (Object 149) heavy infantry combat vehicle". globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  4. "New Russian Armor; First analysis: Armata". defense-update.com. 9 May 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  5. T-15 Armata HIFV to increase combat capabilities of Russian Land Forces - Armyrecognition.com, 10 August 2016
  6. "Boomerang-BM".
  7. Russia Hopes Its New Super Combat Vehicle Will Rule the Battlefield - Nationalinterest.org, 30 July 2016
  8. "Kurganets-25 BMP Kurganets AIFV armoured infantry fighting vehicle technical data sheet pictures video". armyrecognition.com. Archived from the original on 3 May 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2015.


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