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The secret weapon of the T-14 “Armata” is KAZ (active protection system) “Afghani”, which is complemented by the “innovation and unprecedented systems,” according to The National Interest.
American magazine notes that the developers “Afghanica” I wanted to combine in one KAZ the advantages of protection systems against antitank weapons “Blackbird” and “Blind”.
In particular, the “Afghani” includes two active phased antenna arrays on the sides of the gun, and a set of optical sensors required to monitor launch anti-tank missiles and launchers, ensuring the creation of smoke screens and dispersion of materials.
In Uralvagonzavod reacted to the publication of the TNI, saying that tank T-14 “Armata” is the “ultimate fighting machine and applied in the technical solutions have no direct counterparts”.
Russian military expert Alexei Leonov said RIA Novosti that the publication of the TNI is part of the information campaign, deployed in Western countries with the aim of funding the creation of analogues of the new Russian tank.
Created on the platform “Armata” T-14 was first publicly shown in Moscow on 9 may 2015. The new combat vehicle for the first time in the history of world tank development got a desert tower and an isolated armored capsule for the crew. Until 2020, the Russian defense Ministry plans to buy about a hundred of “Armat”.
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