At the International Military-Technical Forum “Army-2021”, subsidiaries of the Rostec State Corporation showcased the ISDM Zemledeliye Remotely Controlled Minelayer System. A video footage from the proving ground showed how these systems are prepared for battle and allowed viewers to appreciate their firepower. ISDM Zemledeliye (which in Russian means ‘agriculture’) designed by the Ganichev NPO Splav Research and Manufacturing Association (under management of Technodinamika Holding). NPO Splav is one of the leading global companies developers and manufacturers of multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), and one of the key companies providing Russian arms for the global market in the segment.
“ISDM is capable of covering an area of several football fields within minutes. The system uses two types of remote-laying containers with an option of self-destruct, loaded with anti-personnel or anti-tank mines. Armed forces have already received the first supply batch of Zemledeliye. The new system proved to have excellent performance during Command Post Exercises. During the close combat phase, the system was capable of ‘mining’ target areas, thus cutting off enemy reserves from the main force. We expect to finalize the ISDM projects by the end of 2021,” said Igor Nasenkov, General Director of Technodinamika Holding.
The ISDM Zemledeliye comprises a KamAZ 6560 8×8 heavy duty wheeled chassis vehicle, a transporter-loader, and launch pod containers loaded with various types of mines. The remotely controlled minelayer system automatically programs launch missions and self-destruct parameters for the mines, and creates a map of the mined zone after planting the mines. All data is transmitted to the higher command tiers. The vehicle that is also at the final stage of its trials has reduced an operator’s role to the minimum. The vehicle prepares flight mission assignments and pre-sets munitions, including their self-destruction time, in the automated mode.