The New Generation C2 Vehicle Enters the Signal Troops
In June 2020, AGAT-SYSTEM JSC put into operation the first R-185 command and control (C2) vehicle, which successfully passed state tests and was adopted by the Armed Forces.
Project work continued since 2016 and the military department representatives actively participated in it.
R-185 is a ground mobile vehicle on a wheeled armored amphibious chassis, equipped with communications means and workplaces for officials and designed to control tactical units in the conduct of combat, as well as to perform tasks in peacetime and during emergency response.
The developers took the BTR-60MB2, which had been upgraded by Belarusian companies, as a base chassis. It reaches maximum motorway speeds up to 80 km/h, in water – 9 km/h. The cruising range on motorway is 500 km.
The vehicle’s large interior space made it possible to accommodate a wide range of advanced communications systems and other equipment.
The C2 vehicle belongs to the class of integrated equipment vehicles, which it is both a workstation for commanders and in fact a mobile command centre.
The product provides the formation of up to three simplex or one duplex and one simplex VHF radio channels using radio stations R-181-50VU-2, R-181-50TU of our own design (communication range on the move – up to 25 km, when parked (on the mast) – up to 50 km), as well as one simplex HF radio channel using the R-181-100VK radio station of in-house design (communication range on the move – up to 75 km, when parked (on the mast) – up to 350 km) and one radio channel of the DMR standard using the Klyon radio station.
The R-185 also allows the formation of one simplex VHF radio channel at a distance of up to 120 km and one simplex HF radio channel with aircraft at a distance of up to 450 km.
Reception, processing, storage and display of information can be carried out on four fixed automated workstations and one remote workstation for officials.
R-185 provides reception and transmission of speech and data via wired, HF and VHF radio channels from fixed and remote workstations, internal and external telephone communications, as well as reception and transmission of confidential information using encryption equipment.
Belarusian designers have successfully incorporated an integrated power supply system into the vehicle. With its help, the equipment is powered from the industrial network of 380V AC, the AD-2-P/28,5-1VM1 diesel electrical unit, two series-connected rechargeable uninterruptible power supply batteries GX12-100 and the electrical power take-off device which is installed on one of the engines. Power consumption does not exceed 2,000 watts.
Another advantage of the Belarusian model is its technical flexibility and unlimited upgradeability.