Automated Self-propelled Artillery Battalion Fire Control System ASABFCS “Vulkan-C”

Command-Observation Post (COP)

The command-observation post is intended for making reconnaissance, determination of coordi-nates to the targets and fire control. The command-observation post is situated in MTLB-U armored vehicle and is a fire control vehicle. The command-observation post is deployed at a distance of up to 1-3 km from the forward line of the enemy. The data transmission channel is orga-nized on the basis of W-LAN computer network between the command-observation post and the portable reconnaissance post, and WAN computer network between the command-observation post and the fire control post by using VHF radio trans-ceivers with data transmission speed of 16 KB/sec.


The fire control post consists of one fire control vehicle.The fire control vehicle consists of:
- onboard computer (work station for ASABFCS “Vulcan-C”);
-printing device; 
-HF radio transceiver, only for the command vehicle of the battalion commander and batteries commanders;
-VHF radio transceivers – 3 (three) pcs; 
-access device – for W-LAN setting up;
-hub (concentrator); 
-laser range finder;
-sensors to measure the command vehicle tilt;
-remote control and laser range finder observation system;
-satellite navigation system (GPS); 
-independent navigation system; 
-artillery gyrocompass; 
-life provisioning equipment etc.
 
Onboard computer 
The onboard computer is a basic component in ASABFCS “Vulcan-C” and is intended for: 
-binding of all components in an integrated fire control system;
-display of the battle formation elements on a geographic information system;
-coordinates determination of the battle formation elements and the targets;
-fire data determination;
-exchanging information about the reconnaissance targets, fire data, commands, orders etc.
The onboard computer exchanges information with:
-the range finder, the sensors for measuring the command vehicle tilt and the remote control and laser range finder observation system by RS 232 cable interface;
-the radio transceivers through LAN network;
-the gun terminals through W-LAN network.

VHF radio transceiver 
The VHF radio transceiver is intended for exchanging speech data and information through digital channel at 16 MB/sec. The VHF radio transceiver is an up-to-date contemporary transceiver having data transmission mo-dem and encryption module. The VHF radio transceiver communicates with the portable computer through LAN network.
 
HF radio transceiver 
The HF radio transceiver is intended for exchanging speech data and information through digital channel at 3,6 KB/sec. The HF radio transceiver is an up-to-date contempo-rary transceiver having data transmission modem and encryption module. The HF radio transceiver communi-cates with the onboard computer through LAN network. In each fire control vehicle there is one transceiver for the battalion commander and one for the batteries com-manders. The fire control post and the command-observation post are of one and the same type and com-pletely interchangeable.








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