The military field kitchens of the Russian Northern Fleet Motor Rifle has held an exercise in the Arctic. The tactical maneuvers were carried out at a military training ground in the Pechengsky district of the Murmansk Region. The project was timed to coincide with the 320th anniversary of the creation of food and stores services in the Russian Army. The exercise involved food delivery in the harsh conditions of the Far North. They also tried applying new logistics support equipment designed for organizing catering for military personnel in Arctic conditions.
Food was prepared using the KA-250 / 30PM field kitchen and the KhPA-500 / 30PM bakery, a unique water tank that conducts ultraviolet water disinfection, and the XMA-12 / 30PM household module mounted on the chassis of a DT-30 Vityaz all-terrain vehicle. This special equipment can be used on a trek for many kilometers across difficult terrain and enables cooking at —50° C; short-term operation is possible even at —60° C.
The Vityaz DT-30 is a multi-purpose articulated tracked carrier developed in the Russian Federation. It was designed to carry heavy loads in difficult terrain like swamps, sand and snow in extreme weather conditions. The DT-30P ATVs are widely used by Russian troops deployed in challenging environmental regions, on islands (for transporting army elements, ammunition, equipment, FOLs and installation of weapon systems). Because of low ground pressure, vehicle is theoretically immune to certain types of AT mines.
The vehicle design primarily features an unconventional pattern of four active track envelopes providing for large surface contact with the ground for greater stability. In addition to this feature, these ATVs ensures the so-called “kinematic method” for turning the articulated tracked vehicle through the “forced folding” of its units. The kinematic method of turn provides a positive tracking force for all tracks during linear movement and while making turns.