In the Arctic started on the polar expedition, which involves as with modern military equipment, and advanced military machine in the near future can join the ranks of the Northern fleet. Accompanied the expedition in the Arctic Tiksi and the correspondent of “MK”.
During the expedition, the military needs to promptly pass the most difficult route from the village of Tiksi to the island of Kotelny Islands and back across the ice of the Laptev sea, the Straits between the Islands and the coastal zone of the modern samples snegurochkoy technology. Participate in the run, as already proven in Arctic conditions army A1 snowmobile, two-tier conveyors of the family “to the Ubiquitous” DT-10ПМ and DT-30ПМ and experimental samples two — tier tracked Transporter-tractor light category GAZ-3344-20 and wheeled all-terrain vehicles “Trekol”. Also will test a promising body-containers in the Arctic execution, frame-inflatable-fabricated tents to provide accommodation and maintenance of military tracked vehicles. During the March check and Arctic form, specially designed for drivers. According to the developers, it can withstand temperatures up to -70 degrees. So, the driver wearing such a kit can easily spend outside the cab in the cold for more than three hours.
And I tucked the hardy Arctic fuel and loaded with the necessary supplies of food, go to the light green ice of the Laptev sea.
— The Boiler will go to a mixed convoy of five trucks as wheeled and tracked vehicles. Task — Autonomous March, in isolation from the database, to check the machine. Tests there are professionals who are tasked to conduct a comprehensive review. Also there will be representatives of units for which this technique is primarily intended.
On the street, meanwhile, about minus 35 blowing in the Arctic wind that penetrates to the bone, despite all attempts to insulate. But in army vehicles — the present Tashkent. Therefore, members of the media quickly jumped to the ATVs, though slightly warm, and at the same time to get acquainted with the equipment and controlling its people.
Alexander Khomyakov, the driver of one of the two-tier conveyor DT-30, says that this is a very powerful machine with great maneuverability.
— Very powerful engine of about 700 HP, allows to overcome the river, steep slopes, swamps, — says Alexander. — As the expedition needs to check the characteristics of the equipment in harsh conditions and route to the island of Kotelny Islands.
Cars already line up in marching order in front of them suddenly appear and begin to dance, several young men and women in national Chukotka clothes. As it turns out, every complex travel to Tiksi local spend for the military so called ritual feeding of nature coaxing the spirits to the expedition was successful and returned home safely. After dancing on the ice of the Laptev sea put the offering of muffins and pastries, and watered the ice milk. And then a joint photo on the memory and wishes of good luck and team: “the cars!”