The Akhmat armored car, developed taking into account the experience of a special military operation, was presented at the Army-2022 forum. The chief designer of the Remdizel enterprise, Igor Zarakhovich, said that the new Z-STS ten-seater protected car was created in 25 days.
Its feature is that it has a high class of protection. When creating, a serial chassis was used, and a superstructure was made, similar in protection class to that of the Typhoon armored car.
According to Zarakhovich, Akhmats are assembled only from domestic components. Moreover, their advantage is ease of operation: no complicated training is needed, since the machine does not have any special electronics. The designer also added that armored vehicles will be produced in large batches.
If the Typhoons had a long production cycle, then these machines produce 7-10 times faster. Their task is to produce quickly and a lot.
The new armored car will be produced in large batches in the interests of the RF Armed Forces.
NASA’s Martian “vehicle fleet” returned to service after a long radio silence
The American Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA gave the latest news about its missions to Mars. Spacecraft are again operating at full capacity after a forced pause taken during the conjunction of Mars with the Sun.
The agency did not send commands to its Mars explorers from November 10 to November 25, while Earth and the Red Planet are on opposite sides of the Sun.
Sending commands to missions is suspended during this period because hot ionized gas ejected from the solar corona could potentially affect radio signals sent from Earth.
NASA’s Perseverance rover team reported that they are looking forward to continuing the sample collection process. And the Ingenuity helicopter team talks about its 67th flight last weekend, when the device covered 393 meters in a little more than 2 minutes.
Perseverance and Ingenuity are not NASA’s only Mars probes. The Curiosity rover has been exploring Gale Crater since August 2012, and three NASA probes are studying Mars from orbit: Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and MAVEN.
BMW X3, X4 and X5 recalled due to exploding pumps
Several hundred BMW X3, X4 and X5 models need to be repaired in the United States because they are equipped with defective Takata airbag inflators that can rupture.
The company reported that 486 of its vehicles were equipped with a Takata PSDI-X pump, which may have a manufacturing anomaly. On November 6, 2023, BMW received a customer complaint from the owner of a 2014 X3 whose airbag ruptured. Initial reports indicate a manufacturing error at the Takata plant in Monclova, Mexico, is to blame.
The recall involves 457 units of the 2014 BMW X3 xDrive28i and X3 xDrive35i manufactured between February 22, 2014 and March 7, 2014, one 2014 X4 xDrive35i manufactured on March 3, 2014, and 28 units of the 2014 X5.
Owners of affected vehicles will be notified of the recall beginning January 16, 2024, and dealers have already been informed. Owners will be invited to BMW dealerships for a free replacement of the driver’s front airbag. Any owner who has already paid to fix the problem will receive a refund.
“We don’t want to give up,” Toyota won’t give up on combustion-powered sports cars. They can find new life thanks to hydrogen
Toyota believes sports cars with internal combustion engines could get a new lease of life by switching to hydrogen. The announcement of new Toyota electric vehicles does not mean that the internal combustion engine is on its last legs.
Gazoo Racing manager Masahito Watanabe told Autocar that creating an all-battery car line is not the company’s ultimate goal, as zero emissions can be achieved with hydrogen. He recalled that the GR Yaris and GR Corolla have already become hydrogen-powered racing cars, while retaining their three-cylinder turbocharged engines.
“We continue to believe that the internal combustion engine has some potential, and in doing so we will of course endeavor to comply with all applicable regulations depending on the region in each country. But we don’t want to give up. It’s not over yet because if you look at the internal combustion engine, there’s still hydrogen combustion that could be part of that zero-emission line, so I think the development of such models will continue.” – Masahito Watanabe
However, Watanabe acknowledged one big obstacle: the existing charging infrastructure for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles like the Mirai is “severely insufficient.” Consequently, Toyota realizes that there is currently no point in selling ICE vehicles powered by hydrogen.
That said, Watanabe believes hydrogen can eventually gain traction in Europe, the US and Japan.
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