Tuesday, March 5, 2024

In Syria spotted new protection system for tanks and armored vehicles

The Unknown device noticed yesterday on T-72 tanks and BMP-1 of Syrian army. Еhe device looks like a cylinder with sensors and it is likely to active protection system.

The  active protection system is a system  designed to prevent line-of-sight guided anti-tank missiles/projectiles from acquiring and/or destroying a target.

Externally, the new complex resembles the Russian Arena active protection system (APS) developed at Russia’s Kolomna-based Engineering Design Bureau. But in the complex are not visible launchers for defensive rocket is fired that detonates near the inbound threat, destroying it before it hits the vehicle.

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Russian «Arena» Active Protection System
Russian «Arena» Active Protection System

Maybe it’s just optical sensor classifies the incoming threat for smoke grenade launcher systems.

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Unknown device on Syrian BMP-1
Unknown device on Syrian BMP-1

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