Russian Satellite News Agency reported on January 22 that Vyacheslav Mikhev, general manager of Russia’s “Vega” Group, said that the first batch of the latest “Penicillin” artillery reconnaissance system has been equipped with Russian armed forces.
“The first batch (gunry reconnaissance system) was delivered to the orderer in December 2020 as contracted,” Mikhev said.
The “panicillin” system is used to detect howitzers, rocket launch positions and anti-aircraft missile tactical missiles.
The system can lock the sound and heat signals of shooting and explosion, determine the exact coordinates of enemy weapons, and then input them into electronic maps.
According to the manufacturer’s public information, the “panicillin” system can operate all day at -40 to 50 degrees Celsius, and the measurement time of a single launch target coordinates does not exceed 5 seconds.
Unlike most other similar systems, Pannicilin uses a completely new principle of combining thermal and acoustic reconnaissance to determine the position of enemy artillery instead of using radar, so it is impossible to suppress it wirelessly electronically.
In addition, the new system will not expose itself due to radar radiation, but at the same time ensures high accuracy.
The system is installed on the chassis of Kamas, and its reconnaissance photoelectric module is fixed on the lifting rod.
Previously, the Russian army was equipped with artillery warfare reconnaissance devices, including a radar system that used radar to determine enemy artillery and missile positions, and an acoustic measurement system equipped only with acoustic sensors, which made great error in determining enemy artillery positions.