Originally developed to protect the vessels of the Russian Navy from missile and aircraft attacks, the Kashtan close-in weapon system has been refitted for use as a stationary emplacement in support of Russian ground operations and perimeter defences. Its primary anti-aircraft weapon is a set of eight missiles, supported by a dual 30mm rotary cannon that rips through infantry, light vehicles and aircraft hulls at an astonishing rate of 10.000 rounds per minute - An economical combination that grants the 'Chestnut' an amazing defensive potential.
Just like the Protector of US, the Kashtan is also a naval weapon modified for land warfare. The Kashtan has two weapons; one, a dual machine gun for all-purpose work, and missiles dedicated for AA use. Its evident lack of anti-tank weaponry makes it vulnerable against tough armor, but Russia has RPG Towers for that eventuality, or in General Aleksandr's case, Tesla Turrets.