In the course of the Indian military day parade, which was held on January 15, 2021, the Indian military has offered a brand new improve of the Soviet-made ZSU-23-4 Shilka cell air defence system primarily based on tracked armoured chassis. In accordance with the army steadiness 2020, the Indian military has a complete of 75 ZSU-23-4 air defence autos.
New upgraded of ZSU-23-4 Shilka 23mm self-propelled anti-aircraft gun system mounted on tracked armoured
The ZSU-23-4 is a Soviet-made self-propelled anti-aircraft gun system produced by Russia in 1965 and unveiled the identical yr in the course of the annual parade held in Pink Sq., Moscow.The armament of the ZSU-23-4 Shilka consists of 4 23mm gas-operated cannon with a vertically transferring breechblock locking system, which drops to unlock and has a cyclic charge of fireside of 800 to 1,000 rds/barrel/min. The ZSU-23-4 can interact targets utilizing just one or two of the 4 cannons.
The weapons have a most efficient vary of two,500 m towards aerial targets and will be additionally used towards land targets. A complete of two,000 rounds of 23 mm ammunition is carried in 40 field magazines containing 50 belted rounds every.
The RPK-2 radar mounted on the rear of the turret is used to carry out search, detection, automated monitoring, and vary to focus on and angular place. It has a most detection vary of 20 km.
The ZSU-23-4 relies on the GM-575 tracked armoured automobile chassis, which used elements from the PT-76 gentle tracked amphibious tank. It might probably run at a most street pace of fifty km/h with a most cruising vary of 450 km.
The ZSU-23-4 was upgraded in India by the corporate BEL (Bharat Electronics Restricted), one of many primary new options, is the substitute of the outdated RPK 2 radar with a brand new 3D Lively Phased Array Radar mounted on the rear of the roof turret. The upgraded Shilka gives extra correct identification, acquisition, and monitoring of targets whereas working in an ECM (Digital Counter-Measure) atmosphere. It might probably now interact aerial targets throughout day or night time in addition to in all climate situations.
The upgraded ZSU-23-4 Shilka additionally options a number of goal monitoring on account of digital steering in elevation, new air-con, user-friendly operator shows, a brand new engine with a drastic discount in gasoline consumption, and a brand new CBRN (chemical, organic, radiological, and nuclear) safety system.
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