Rostec Launches Mass Production of Precision Weaponry Defense Systems
(Source: Rostec State Corporation; issued Sept. 25, 2021)
Russia has launched production of a new protection system designed to protect high-value vehicles, such as TOS-2 heavy flamethrowers, PRP-5 reconnaissance vehicles and the Zavet-D automated artillery control systems against attack by precision weapons. (Rostec photo)
The Central Scientific - Research Institute for Precision Machine Engineering (TSNIITOCHMASH) of Rostec State Corporation has launched the mass production of unified precision weaponry defense systems for advanced military vehicles. The product is designed to protect the TOS-2 heavy flamethrower system, the PRP-5 reconnaissance vehicle, and the Zavet-D automated artillery control systems.

The system incorporates attack warning sensors, control and indication equipment, launching devices and obscurant ordnance, and is designed to protect vehicles from precision weaponry with laser, optical, thermal and radar targeting.

"When the enemy attacks, the system detects the threat and "hides" the equipment behind a veil of combined jamming. Thanks to this, the munition loses contact with the target, goes off the attacking course or continues to fly "blind" in inertial mode without precise targeting. Tests have shown that the system is capable of protecting equipment during combat and on the march against anti-tank missiles, as well as against aerial attacks by precision aviation weapons,” said Bekhan Ozdoyev, Industrial Director of the Armaments, Ammunitions and Special Chemicals Cluster of Rostec.

The company is highly competent in the field of optical-electronic defenses of military equipment against precision weaponry. It manufactures protection systems for the Iskander operational-tactical missile system, the PRP-4A mobile reconnaissance unit and other combat vehicles.

TSNIITOCHMASH forms part of Rostec State Corporation as a directly managed organization. The company is a center of research and development of small arms, ammunition, training systems, combat suits and other weapons, as well as means of protection of weapons and military equipment from high-precision weapons. TSNIITOCHMASH's products are used by Russian and foreign defense and law enforcement agencies.

TSNIITOCHMASH's developments include the second generation of the Ratnik combat gear outfit, underwater weapons APS and SPP-1, the guidance system for the Kornet anti-tank guided missile, the Nona and Lotus self-propelled mortar systems, the Gyurza pistol, etc.


Rosteс State Corporation is one of the largest industrial companies in Russia. It unites more than 800 scientific and industrial organizations in 60 regions of the country. Its key areas of activity are aircraft engineering, radio-electronics, medical technologies, innovative materials, etc.

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