IDEAS 2014 report: Part-1 – Armoured and Artillery Systems

Designation:                  SH1
Manufactured by:       NORINCO China North Industries Corp.
Country:                         China
Type:                                Armoured / Artillery system
Name:                             Self-propelled howitzer

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SH1 155mm self-propelled howitzer

SH1 155mm self-propelled howitzer, developed by China North Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO) was shelved in model form at IDEAS’14. The 22 tonnes artillery system has a maximum road speed of 90km and firing range of 53 km. The SH1 is fitted with a computerized fire control system, navigation, positioning, targeting, and communications systems. It receives target information from artillery command vehicle and is complemented by meteorological radar system and 6×6 wheeled reconnaissance vehicles. For local defense against close air/ground targets, a secondary 12.7-mm machine gun is also mounted on top of the roof. SH-1 is believed to be in service with Pakistan Army and Myanmar Army.

Designation:                NORA-B52 K1
Manufactured by:       Serbian Defence Company YugoImport
Country:                       Serbia
Type:                             Armoured / Artillery system
Name:                           Self-propelled howitzer

Nora B-52K1 155mm 52 caliber self-propelled howitzer

Nora B-52K1 155mm 52 caliber self-propelled howitzer

Nora B-52K1 155mm 52 caliber self-propelled howitzer is an upgraded version of NORA-B52 KE artillery system. The system is based on 8×8 Serbian made high mobility truck with armour cabin and crew compartment and is modernised with reinforced cabin for ballistic protection. As compared to its predecessor (NORA-B52 KE system), B-52K1 comes with improved fully automatic turret (52mm artillery system), improved radar, target acquisition and communication system. In secondary role/self-protection a 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm can be mounted at the top of the crew cabin. NORA B-52K1 comes with smoke grenade launcher and automated fire-suspension system with maximum range of 41.2 km

Designation:                   T5-52
Manufactured by:         Denel Land Systems
Country:                           South Africa
Type:                                 Armoured / Artillery system
Name:                               Self-propelled howitzer

Denel Land Systems T5-52 truck mounted gun-howitzer

Denel Land Systems T5-52 truck mounted gun-howitzer

First revealed in 2002, Denel Land Systems T5-52 truck mounted gun-howitzer is capable of firing 3 rounds/minute. The artillery system has range of 41km with base bleed projectile and 55km with Velocity-enhanced Long-range Artillery Projectile (V-LAP). The system is compatible with standard NATO 155-mm ammunition. Projectiles are fed automatically onto the rammer tray from the magazine. Charge loading is semi-automatic. T5-52 can simultaneously fire up to six rounds. It is operated by 4-member crew while the loading and preparation of ammunition requires 4 additional crew members.

Designation:                  SH5
Manufactured by:        NORINCO China North Industries Corp.
Country:                          China
Type:                                 Armoured / Artillery system
Name:                               Self-propelled howitzer

SH-5 105mm self-propelled Artillery System

SH-5 105mm self-propelled Artillery System

SH-5 105mm self-propelled Artillery System is developed by NORINCO and is mounted on 6×6 truck. The truck has top speed of 100km/h and can reach over 800km. SH5 is armed with 105mm/37-calibre gun and with total capacity of carrying 40 rounds in ammunition containers. SH-5 comes with computerized fire-control system, communications system GPS navigation & targeting systems.

Designation:                  CS/SM2
Manufactured by:        NORINCO China North Industries Corp.
Country:                          China
Type:                                 Armoured / Artillery system
Name:                                self-propelled mortar (8×8 wheeled)

CS/SM2 120mm 8x8 wheeled self-propelled mortar

CS/SM2 120mm 8×8 wheeled self-propelled mortar

CS/SM2 120mm 8×8 wheeled self-propelled mortar developed by NORINCO. CS/SM2 provides quick reaction force to the battlegroup/command post/ground forces and is mainly used to support and compliment main battle tanks. In ordnance, CS/SM2 has 120mm gun-mortar, capable of firing 6-8 High Explosive rounds/min while employing its 360° moveable turret. The system only needs 4-persons crew and has cruising range of 600km. CS/SM2 mortar system can neutralise a target up to 9,500m with HE projectile and up to 8,500m with HE bomb.

Type:                               Armoured Vehicles
Designation:                  CS/SM1
Manufactured by:         NORINCO China North Industries Corp.
Country:                          China
Type:                                Armoured Vehicles
Name:                              self-propelled mortar (4×4 wheeled)

CS/SM1 is a 81mm self-propelled  rapid mortar system

CS/SM1 is a 81mm self-propelled rapid mortar system

CS/SM1 is a 81mm self-propelled  rapid mortar system developed for quick and rapid response operations. The system is mounted on 4×4 high mobility vehicle which complements the mortar system, which has high firing rate of 4 rounds / min. The vehicle has a cruising speed of 100 Km/hr and range of 6200 km/h. CS/SM1 is a lethal system for smaller battlefield primarily made to neutralise infantry troops, bunkers and enemy’s forward locations.

Designation:                        VN1A
Manufactured by:               NORINCO China North Industries Corp.
Country:                                China
Type:                                      Armoured Vehicles
Name:                                    Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier (8×8 wheeled)

VN1A infantry personnel carrier vehicle

VN1A infantry personnel carrier vehicle

VN1A (export name for ZBL-09 APC) is an infantry personnel carrier vehicle designed to transport infantry personnel to the battlefield. VN1, publically revealed in 2009, comes with 7.62-mm machine gun or 30mm cannon. It can also be fitted with NORINCO Red Arrow HJ-73D anti-tank guided weapon.  The vehicle has high armour steel protection  providing  effective protection  to vehicle and sitting infantry troops in general.  VN1 has maximum road speed of 100km/h and  maximum road range of up to 800km.

Designation:                        WMA301
Manufactured by:               NORINCO China North Industries Corp.
Country:                                China
Type:                                      Armoured Vehicles
Name:                                    Wheeled Tank destroying Vehicle (6×6 wheeled)

WMA301/PTL-02 Assaulter 105mm tank destroyer

WMA301/PTL-02 Assaulter 105mm tank destroyer

WMA301/PTL-02 Assaulter 105mm tank destroyer is a 6×6 wheeled vehicle designed to engage armoured vehicles, bunkers and other stationary or moving targets. The vehicle carries 60 rounds and targets while employing light spot fire control system with IR night vision and laser rangefinder input. In secondary / self protection role a 12.7mm/50-calibre anti-aircraft machinegun is mounted on the top.

Designation:                        VN-12
Manufactured by:               NORINCO China North Industries Corp.
Country:                                China
Type:                                      Armoured Vehicles
Name:                                    Tracked armoured infantry fighting vehicle

tracked armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)

tracked armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)

NORINCO VN12 tracked armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) comes with strong armour protection, greater mobility and immense fire power. VN12  comes with one 30mm automatic cannon, one 7.62mm coaxial machine gun and two launchers for the Red Arrow 73D ATGM (Anti-Tank Guided Missile), one on each side of the turret. Six smoke grenade dischargers are mounted at the front of each side of turret. N12 IFV features excellent mobility and amphibious characteristics allowing it to perform in all types of terrains. N12 also has fire extinguishing/explosion suppression system, modern day navigation, positioning, electronic and laser warning sensors which enhance its battlefield survivability.

Designation:                        SR-5
Manufactured by:               NORINCO China North Industries Corp.
Country:                                China
Type:                                      Multiple launch rocket system
Name:                                    Truck mounted Multiple Rocket Launcher multiple System (MLRS)

Truck mounted Multiple Rocket Launcher multiple System (MLRS)

Truck mounted Multiple Rocket Launcher multiple System (MLRS)

NORINCO SR5 Truck-mounted Universal Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) employs two rocket pods on rear section. The SR5 can employ  220-mm and 122-mm rockets with different war heads (HE-FRAG, incendiary, smoke etc.). GPS guided rockets can also be employed for precision targeting. A standard 220-mm pod contains 6 rockets and has a range of up to 70 km. Whereas a 122-mm pod contains 20 rockets with range of up to 50 km. SR5 artillery system is a versatile combat ready system, which can employ 220-mm rocket pod and 122-mm rocket pods at same time.

Rocket pods reloading is done with the help of support crew available in nearby truck in combat zone. Each truck can carry 4 pods. Usually the unloading is carried out in place far from original firing position to avoid enemy fire.

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