First Russian tank T-90 hit by TOW in Syria

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The BGM-71 TOW (“Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided”) is an anti-tank missile  hit the Russian T-90 main battle tank with “Shtora” in Sheikh Aqil, Syria.

The Shtora  is an electro-optical active protection system or suite for tanks, designed to disrupt the laser target designation and rangefinders of incoming anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs). The system is mounted on the Russian T-80 and T-90 series tanks, the Ukrainian T-84 and the Serbian M-84AS.

The first known application of the system is the Russian T-90 main battle tank, which entered service in the Russian Army in 1993. It is also available on the BMP-3M infantry fighting vehicle.

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Dylan Malyasov
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