PMP-1 (a product of ” Precision Mechanics Plant “) or KBA-2 (a product CB “Artillery Armament”) – is a Ukrainian automatic gun with a caliber equal to 30-mm.
The gun PMP-1 (similar to the Russian cannon 2A72) is developed in Kamianets-Podilskyi State Enterprise “Scientific-Technical Complex” Precision Mechanics Plant “, that is specialized in manufacturing small arms and artillery armament. The factory established mass production of 30-mmr automatic cannons PMP-1 and PMP-2.
PMP-1 is designed to deal with lightly-armored vehicles, the destruction of the enemy’s manpower and air targets. The gun can be set on various types of light armored vehicles. In particular, PMP-1 can be equipped with armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles and landing troops. Particulary, the gun is a part of the universal remote weapon system “Shkval”, which is installed on the upgraded airborne assault vehicle BMP-1U “Shkval”. Also provides the ability to adapt mounting guns to arm on her other equipment.
PMP-1 is with the single or automatic fire control system. It has the mechanical and remote type of fire control – from electric trigger, selective tape ammunition supply and equipped with armor-piercing and high-explosive missiles. Gun ammunition is consist of 500 missiles.
In late February 2014, the Lviv radio electronic factory “Lorta” has started production of the new technology for them – automatic artillery guns PMP-1. Previously, production was carried out by the company-developer – Kiev KBAO (product KBA2) and Precision Mechanics Plant in Kamianets-Podilskyi.