The strategic exercises Kavkaz-2020 will conduct a full-scale test of the unique Terminator tank support vehicles (BMPT). This technique is used in several major episodes of maneuvers, sources in the Ministry of Defense told Izvestia.
Among the functions of “Terminators” – support for infantrymen and tankers in the offensive and defense, on the march, the fight against heavy armored vehicles of the enemy and, possibly, battle in the city. Based on the results of the exercises, the military department will make a final decision on the place of the new type of armored vehicles in the Ground Forces. So far, the experimental machines have been produced in a small batch of several dozen units. They are being tested in parts of the Western and Central Military Districts.
They plan to use the BMPT to support not only tank, but also motorized rifle units, sources in the Ministry of Defense told Izvestia. The task will be to defeat targets that threaten heavy and light armored vehicles – these are the calculations of anti-tank missile systems and hand grenade launchers, both on foot and from vehicles. Also “Terminator” will be able to deal with machine-gun points that interfere with the advance of the infantry. In the case of motorized rifle support, the vehicle will also serve as a cover for infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers, which will advance to the place where the infantry must dismount and engage the enemy.
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Role for “Terminator”: a new type of armored vehicle is being tested