Valery LEBOVKA, “FACTS”
Despite the help of the United States to supply lethal weapons, the Ukrainian experts do not stop the development and production of domestic types of equipment for the army.
The subsidiary of GC “Ukroboronprom” “Spaceborne” presented to him hand grenades from a family that meets NATO standards, the Agency Defense Express.
At the company emphasize that the development was carried out, on its own initiative for the enterprise funds based on the potential needs of the Armed Forces and export customers.
What was the output? One of the samples, a hand grenade, with plastic housing. For its production the company had developed specialized equipment. And from scratch created the technology of spherical inclusions of metallic debris in the body of the grenade to increase lethality upon detonation. Pomegranate is considered as universal. That is, it should be suitable to perform tasks both in attack and in defense.
At the company emphasize that the explosion of the grenade generates four seconds a fiery cloud with a volume of 13 m3, where the temperature reaches 2500-3000 °C, which allows to destroy not only manpower, but also disabling light armored vehicles. It is produced with cylindrical and rectangular shape of the hull (flat rectangle grenades allows you to set it at object destruction with a magnet or adhesive element).
“New hand grenades we develop considering the fact that they will meet the requirements of NATO. In particular, the quantity of debris per unit area of the impression”, — commented in “Spaceborne”.
Later, the development will present for consideration to the Ministry of defense.
Earlier, the “FACTS” wrote that Ukraine received the first shipment of missiles to anti-tank missile systems Javelin, and accessories, totaling more than 27 million dollars — the delivery is carried out in the framework of the pilot project on the programme of the government of the United States, “International military sales”.