MODIFICATIONS, MEDERNIZATIONS AND CONVERSIONS
Modifications and modernizations of means represent the most important part of general overhauling, and particularly important are those modifications which provide improving of tactical-technical possibilities of combat means.
Acquired experiences of our specialists and the degree of development perfection of some subsystems give possibility of offering complete performance of modernization program and testing program of modernized means in conditions of increased loading comparing it to the exploiting.
Mobility improvement: engine of increased power by building-in new, domestically produced, high pressure pump, building –in new water cooler and oil cooler, modification of transmission by building-in new toothed wheels.
Firepower improvement: building-in antiaircraft machine gun 12,7mm M-87, building-in coupled machine-gun 7,62mm M-84.
Protection improving: building–in explosive protective armor, building–in anti cumulative shields, building–in new fire extinguisher using halon, modernization of device for nuclear protection, building–in of smoke scren laying active protection system (active masking), building –in assembly block for fixing crewis cupola lid partly closed.
Other improvements: building–in device for self-entrenching, building–in device for digging and deactivating mines KMT-6, building–in assembly block for fixing crewi's cupola lid, partly closed, modernization of active IR (infrared) devices and converting them into passive.
TANKS T-72 AND M-84
Mobility improvement: engine of increased power by building-in new, domestically produced, high pressure pump, building–in new ventilator with closed airscrew blades.
Firepower improvement: building–in thermo-insulation covering of gun barrel, building–in subassembly block for conjugated choice of ammunition (only on the tank M-84), building–in telescope type meteorologic-sensors, (on all types of the tank M-84).
Protection improving: building–in explosive protective armor, building–in anti cumulative shields, improving system for protection of fuel explosion, building–in assembly block for fixing crewi's cupola lid, in partly closed position.
Other improvements: Modernizing day-night sight device DNNS-2 (only on the tank M-84).
TANK M-84AB1Improvements with relations to tank M-84 are:
* It is built-in:
- 1000 HP engine, system for engine protection of faultily starting, system for protection of fuel explosion and fire, new elements of gradient part,
- new system for fire control (SUV), thermo-visionary system
- system UDZ – system of actively armor, system for irradiation detection, system of electromagnetic protection for mine activating and anti-missile protection,
- system for machine-gun guidance from armor which is integrated in system for fire control on tank.
- air conditioning,
- new barrel with possibility of missile firing and laser guided missile, it is firing within weather conditions.
ENGINEER VEHICLE VIU-55 ''MUNJA''
MUNJA (LIGHTING) is modern, armoured multipurpose combat vehicle based on the modification of tank T-55. The main conversion activity includesremoving the T-55 turret with gun and hull ammunitaion storage components, enlarging of hull's internal space by retrofitting of newly designed hull's roof and side walls, enabling the accommodation of infantry squad, consisting of squad commande and 7 memeber of crew, as well as additional equipment, intended for various combat engineer and other purposes.
It is equpped with laser distance meter, notebook computer and GPS system. The vehicle is weaponed with sniper machine gun M-86, 30 mm automatic grenade launcher with passive observation system. There are modified device for NBC protection and modern warm-up device and fire-protection device.
MODERNIZED 105 mm M-56 HOWITZER
Replacement of barrel, breech and gas-brake has increased the range and lethal power for 50%.