Army 2021: Rostec to Unveil New Munition to Shield Armor from Precision Weapons

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Army 2021: Rostec to Unveil New Munition to Shield Armor from Precision Weapons
PRP-4A "Argus" vehicle. Via Russian media.

Russia’s Central Research Institute of Precision Machine-Building (TsNIITochMash) under state-owned Rostec will unveil new munition to boost armor’s survivability on the battlefield and shield it from precision weapons.

"The new counter-munition has been developed in the 76mm caliber and weighs 2.8 kg. Upon the emergence of a threat, the counter-munition is fired in a dangerous direction to create a curtain of aerosol and chaff interference that ‘blinds’ an enemy’s precision weapon guidance systems," Rostec said in a release Friday.

It can be employed as part of defensive armaments for existing and new models of the armor in any climatic conditions.

State trials of the munition will be completed this year. As compared to the ammo of the previous generation, the combined curtain density in the new projectile has been boosted by 50%, which makes it possible to suppress munitions with laser, optical, thermal and radar guidance.

TsNIITochMash has developed several generations of protection systems against precision weapons. Previously, the company created protection means for the PRP-4A ‘Argus’ reconnaissance vehicle, the Uragan-1M multiple launch rocket system and other combat vehicles.

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