New System Is in Service
Two vehicles of the Centurion artillery battalion fire control system entered service with the 841st guards artillery group of the 11th Separate Guards Mechanised Brigade. These are new developments of AGAT-Control Systems JSC - Managing Company of Geoinformation Control Systems Holding. The main technological processes for the assembly of products and installation work were carried out at the workshops of Agat - Electromechanical Plant JSC. During the modernisation of the automated system, all tactical and system-technical requirements of military specialists were taken into account, which together ensured the creation of fundamentally new commander’s artillery fire control vehicles. In total, eight units of such military equipment were delivered to the Belarusian Armed Forces.
Col. Sergei Khaibullin, commanding officer of the 841st guards artillery guard group noted the importance of the event, emphasised that the new military equipment meets all modern requirements in the field of automation of tactical artillery command and control.
Domestic engineers took only a tracked chassis from the time-tested 1V12 system. The technical equipment of the commander’s vehicles was almost completely replaced with high-tech Belarusian-made components. Now they are fitted with advanced communication and data transmission systems, ISR assets, navigation and orientation systems, self-contained energy supply and air conditioning. All the technical assets at the software level are integrated into a single combat control system. The company has written fundamentally new interoperability protocols and developed special application software and software for monitoring the operation of the system’s hardware. These innovations have significantly increased the system’s combat capabilities and performance, and showed that the system allows the military to achieve a 4-5-fold reduction in the time needed to control an artillery battalion, without reducing the quality of control. A high-precision battle disposition topogeodetic survey and directional control have significantly improved the preparation and delivery of artillery fire.
According to Sergei Khaibullin, the baptism of fire will take place in August.