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PzH 2000


The PzH 2000 is a modern self-propelled howitzer of German origin. The PzH 2000 was developed at the request of the German military following the cancellation of the SP-70 project. PzH 2000 stands for Panzerhaubitze 2000, or self propelled gun 2000 in English. Two consortia set out to develop prototypes in 1986. The first consortium was headed by Krauss-Maffei and the second by Wegmann. In 1990 the contract was awarded to Wegmann and testing and improvement lasted until 1996.

RBS-70


The RBS-70 is a modern man portable SAM system of Swedish origin. It was developed as a highly mobile system to primarily protect predefined areas, not troops on the move. The manual SACLOS guidance sets this system apart from the more common infrared homing MANPADS designs.

BM-21 Grad


The BM-21 is a multiple rocket launcher of Russian origin. It was developed in the 1950\'s to replace older World War 2 era multiple rocket launchers. The BM-21 is the world\'s most widely used multiple rocket launcher. Its 122mm rocket and launcher design are employed on many foreign weapon systems. The nickname Grad is Russian for hailstorm.

UMGT-1


The UMGT-1 is a lightweight torpedo of Soviet origin. It was developed as a more capable alternative to the AT-1 torpedo for use on the URK-5 Rastrub rocket ASW system. Aside from being delivered as payload on various types of ASW rockets the UMGT-1 can also be launched from helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. In that role it is designated AT-3.

P-120 Malakhit


The P-120 is an anti-ship missile of Soviet origin. It was developed in the 1960\'s as a replacement for the P-5 Pityorka (SS-N-3 Shaddock) missile. The design is based on the P-70 Ametist (SS-N-7 Starbright). Unlike the P-70 the P-120 can be launched from both surface vessels and submarines, making it a multi-purpose missile.