Mobile Gun Mount SAMUM Shown at Army-2018 Forum

Rubric: Russia, Industry

The Podolsk Mechanical Plant brought the mobile multipurpose artillery gun SAMUM to the Army-2018 forum. Designers say it is the kind of artillery the future belongs to.

The presented car is equipped with antiaircraft mount ZU-23/30M1-4. It is designed for protection of assets from assault aircraft, helicopters and UAVs acting at low and ultra-low altitudes. The antiaircraft mount can also hit the light-armored ground targets in limited visibility conditions. The mount can fire at the targets in automatic, semi-automatic and manual modes.

Mobile artillery system SAMUM

The module is mounted on the all-wheeled driven armored rover. To turn at 180°C, it only needs a clear space of 11 meters in radius. The mount can be controlled even by one operator, by changing the driver's seat and the passenger’s seat equipped with the screen and the fire remote control system.

"I think this is a great advantage. Army is more and more interested in convenient and safe warfare methods", Vladimir Chizhov, director of design bureau at the Podolsk Mechanical Plant told Mil.Press Today.

Mobile artillery system SAMUM

The vehicle is protected by class 3 armor. It stands machinegun or sniper rifle bullets. According to designers, the armor can be optionally reinforced, but in this case SAMUM may become heavier and less maneuverable.

The Army-2018 International Military & Technical Forum is held in August 21-26 at the Patriot Congress & Expo Center, Alabino Range, and Kubinka Airbase near Moscow. As for the Russian Defense Ministry, the event is attended by 1,500+ companies that present over 20,000 products.