RPG-30

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RPG-30
Type Rocket-propelled grenade
Place of origin Russia
Service history
In service 2012
Used by Russia
Production history
Designer State Research and Production Enterprise, Bazalt
Designed 2008
Manufacturer State Research and Production Enterprise, Bazalt
Produced 2013
Specifications
Weight 10.3 kg

Caliber 105 mm
Action 650 mm: Rolled homogeneous armor after active and dynamic protection
1,500 mm: Reinforced concrete
2,000 mm: Brick
Muzzle velocity 120 m/s
Effective firing range 200 m

The RPG-30 "Kryuk" ("Hook"; Russian: РПГ-30 «Крюк») is a Russian hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher.

History[edit]

The RPG-30 was unveiled in 2008 by the State Research and Production Enterprise, Bazalt as a modern anti-tank grenade launcher designed to address the challenge of reactive armor and active protection systems (APS) on tanks.[1] Active protection systems such as ARENA-E, Drozd and Trophy defeat anti-armor munitions by destroying them before they reach their target. The RPG-30 is an intended response to the introduction of these systems. The RPG-30 cleared its testing program and entered service in 2012–2013.[2]

Description[edit]

The RPG-30, like the RPG-27, is a man-portable, disposable anti-tank rocket launcher with a single shot capacity. Unlike the RPG-27 however, there is a smaller diameter precursor round in a side tube, in addition to the main round in the main tube. The precursor round is fired shortly before the main round and acts as a decoy, tricking the target's active protection system (APS) into engaging it. The APS is not ready to engage again until 0.2–0.4 seconds later, allowing the main round time to hit the target.[1]

The PG-30 is the main round of the RPG-30. The round is a 105-mm tandem shaped charge with a weight of 10.3 kg (22.7 lb) and has a range of 200 meters and a stated penetration capability in excess of 600 mm (24-in) of rolled homogeneous armor (RHA), 1,500 mm of reinforced concrete, 2,000 mm of brick and 3,700 mm of soil.[1] Reactive armor, including explosive reactive armor (ERA), can be defeated with multiple hits into the same place, such as by tandem-charge weapons, which fire two or more shaped charges in rapid succession.

Defenses[edit]

In 2012 Israel Defense reported that the Rafael weapons development authority has developed a defense system, "Trench Coat", against the RPG-30, to supplement the existing Trophy. It consists of a 360-degree radar that detects all threats and launches 17 projectiles, of which one should strike the incoming missile.[3]

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