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In Video: Live-Fire Tests Of Russia’s 2S38 Derivatsiya-PVO Anti-Aircraft Artillery System

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In Video: Live-Fire Tests Of Russia's 2S38 Derivatsiya-PVO Anti-Aircraft Artillery System

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On December 16, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Zvezda TV released a video of the recent tests of the newest 2S38 Derivatsiya anti-aircraft artillery system. The 2S38 Derivatsiya-PVO is made on the basis of the BMP-3 chassis and armed with a 57-mm automatic anti-aircraft gun. The system is designed to defeat unmanned aerial vehicles, cruise missiles, air-to-ground missiles, tactical aviation jets and military helicopters. It’s also capable of intercepting rockets launched by rocket and misisle artillery systems.

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  • Pave Way IV

    Would have been more impressive if they used a 57mm seven-barrel rotary cannon. I bet the Houthis could make one.

    • Zarathustra

      I wonder if it can be adapted to the BMD-4M chassis?

      • MikeH

        My understanding is this is a drop in system and can be fitted on nearly anything. Boomerang will get this as well as BMD-4M.

        • Zarathustra

          You’re probably right about that. Hopefully something wouldn’t break on landing by parachute. It would be interesting if the designers manage to place the 9M337 Sosna-R on the BMD-4M. The BMP-3 shares 80% commonality with the BMD-4, so if the Sosna-R air defence system can’t be fitted onto the BMD-4M, the BMP-3 would be a better option from the perspective of military logistics than the MT-LB.

          https://www.janes.com/article/89554/army-2019-russia-unveils-new-sosna-variant-on-bmp-3-chassis

        • Zarathustra

          You’re probably right about that. Hopefully something won’t break on parachute landing. It would be interesting if the designers manage to place the 9M337 Sosna-R on the BMD-4M. The BMP-3 shares 80% commonality with the BMD-4, so if the Sosna-R air defence system can’t be fitted onto the BMD-4M, the BMP-3 would be a better option from the perspective of military logistics than the MT-LB.

          https://www.janes.com/article/89554/army-2019-russia-unveils-new-sosna-variant-on-bmp-3-chassis

  • Larry Rabinowitz, Ph.D

    Hilarious! The Russkie air defense missiles have proven to be a joke and easy to destroy by the IDF, so they resort to creating self-propelled air defense canons! HELLO? It’s not World War 2 anymore! Silly russkies still years behind the US Military and IDF in missile and radar technology!

    • Wolfgang Wolf

      ukrainian shlomo.. go home…

    • Nexusfast123

      Sad when old people get dementia.

    • Peter Jennings

      There is only one way to find out Larry. The ‘Russkies’ in the present day do not waste money on stuff which doesn’t work. One day soon, the isreali regime will exacerbate Russian patience in Syria and elsewhere.
      The lies and malign interference in western culture and its history is also being gradually exposed. There will be a backlash for that too.

      Without the US prostrating itself for the regime, the regime would be nothing and long ago defeated.

      • russ

        Lockheed Martin is working on a crossbreed of the F35 and the Nimitz class carriers. It will fly/sail stealthily and spit out submersible Littoral ships… All they need for this is half of the defense budget…

    • Z.P.

      Exactly “in missile and radar technology” (specially in anti-aircraft anti-missile systems) Russia by far excels US not to mention Israel.
      They are far above with S-350, S-400 not to mention S-500 around the corner.
      This 57mm canon has the same range (4-5km up and 6km distance) as man-pads have and each round is much cheaper than missiles any man-pad uses.
      The canon is firing 120 rounds per minute. That is formidable fire power that can take down any number of lower flying aircraft including “stealth” flying brick called F-35.

      • russ

        It would take out anything but heavy armor.

        • Z.P.

          true

        • MikeH

          With the rapid fire cannon, it would take out a MBT’s ability to attack but it wouldn’t destroy it. Sensors and optics will not function after a salvo hit of 57mm HE.

    • John

      Do you think up this crap on your own or are you paid to come across with this nonsense? I mean, all of the posts I have read from you make no sense. Why come to a place, site, where many of us actually follow the events on a daily basis and have at least some understanding of weaponry.

      If you want to score points as somebody who is not viewed as a nut job, go to the Washington Post, Bloomberg, Reuters or the NYT. Most there will swallow your intellectual sewage hook, line and sinker. Otherwise stay here and get treated as you deserve; as a fool. My take on you dingbat.

      PS: Where do you trolls get all those pictures of people, of whom you are not? A little thievery going on there ganev.

      • “Larry” (formerly Jersey Jeff) is a well known paid troll.

        He thrives on being provocative and purposefully obnoxious.

        He is currently employed by ISIS.

        • russ

          ISISrael?

        • John

          lol ……… I haven’t seen hide nor hair of him for a while. A good one to you Styx. :)

          • Like all genuine creeps – he reinvented itself ..

      • russ

        Good reply, well said. Nonsense only works on the nonsensical…

      • Zarathustra

        I guess he might not really be a rabbi, let alone have a PhD?

    • When did you say your lates bender commenced, Larry?

    • Wayne Nicholson

      I’m still waiting for that devastating IDF air strike on Al Bukamal you promised.

      First. If the IDF is so powerful how come they’ve been attacking Iranian forces around Damascus over and over and over for more than a year …. every time showing sat images of destroyed building yet the iranians are still there, still have their missiles and can land missile laden aircraft in Damascus whenever they please.

      Second if the Saudi’s had “self propelled air defence cannons” like the Pantsir their oil installations would not have been vulnerable to drone and cruise missile attacks. Keep thinking these weapons are obsolete …. it’s your funeral.

    • russ

      Here in NM when a bear is attacking/killing sheep the sheep huddle up and hide their heads under the others bellies for a false sense of safety…. then the black bear kills them all…

      • Larry Rabinowitz, Ph.D

        A Russkie living in New Mexico! Funny

        • russ

          Ha ha… the American awakening scares the living s… out of you guys doesn’t it…

    • Zarathustra

      SHORADs (short-range air defence) aren’t intended for high-altitude air interception. Russia made a deal with Israel to not sell advanced aircraft, advanced anti-aircraft technology, and tactical ballistic missiles like Iskander-M to any of Israel’s regional enemies in return for Israel refusing to sell advanced military tech to Georgia and Ukraine.

    • Zarathustra

      SHORADs (short-range air defence) aren’t intended for high-altitude air interception. Russia made a deal with Israel to not any sell advanced aircraft, advanced anti-aircraft technology, or tactical ballistic missiles like Alexander/Iskander-M to any of Israel’s regional enemies in return for Israel refusing to sell advanced military tech to Georgia and Ukraine.

      • Larry Rabinowitz, Ph.D

        Israel still destroyed over 3 SA-22 Pantsir systems since 2017

        • Zarathustra

          Because those were high-altitude airstrikes beyond the range of SHORADs.

  • Al Ge

    I don’t get how this thing is suppose to shoot down fast-flying drones and munitions, tiny targets. It would need to be wholly automated, have very advanced AI and optics/detection system, and a much faster firing weapon.

    • MikeH

      Russians have discovered fewer but larger rounds are more effective. They had the 4 barreled ZSU. Impressive but the 2 barreled Tunguska and then Pantsir. This is the next evolution.