Rostec’s Central Scientific-Research Institute for Precision Machine Engineering (TsNIITochMash) has created new ammunition for protecting armored vehicles from high-precision weapons to increase safety on the battlefield.
When a threat arises, the protective ammunition is fired in the dangerous direction to create aerosol and dipole chaff to blind the attacking precision weapon’s guidance system.
Its main feature is the density of combined curtain protecting from weapons with laser, optical, heat and radio guidance system, which is 1.5 times higher compared to analogs.
“The ammunition can be used as part of defensive weapons with existing and future armored vehicles in any climate. For the first time the product will be shown to the military at the forum Army-2021, and state tests are to finish this year,” representatives of Rostec’s weapons cluster said.
The new 76 mm-caliber protective ammunition weighs 2.8 kg. TsNIITochMash has developed several generations of means of protection from high-precision weapons for many military vehicles.