Starting this year, Russian armored personnel carriers (APCs) and infantry fighting vehicles (BMPs) will begin to be equipped with additional protective screens in the form of grilles and armored shields. This was reported by Izvestia’s sources in the military department and the military-industrial complex.
According to reports, the first batches of armored vehicles with enhanced protection have already begun to enter the troops of the Southern and Western military districts.
The decision to equip all new models of motorized rifle vehicles with lattice screens was made at the end of last year. Currently, the question of how to equip previously purchased armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles with them is being decided.
Combined screens protect combat vehicles from 7.62 mm and 12.6 mm bullets at distances of 400 m. Equipment saves from anti-tank grenades and missiles with a probability of about 50%.
“The threat from wearable anti-tank weapons has clearly manifested itself in the conflicts of recent years: both on our territory during the counter-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus, and in the Middle East – in Iraq and Syria. The concentration of anti-tank rocket grenades in various non-state military formations is very high, and protection from them is one of the key problems. Especially during the battles in the city on the territory saturated with infrastructure, as well as in the mountains and wooded areas, “- commented on the innovation military expert Viktor Murakhovsky.
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