Turkish drone Aksungur is a real threat for Russian T-90 and T-14 Armata tanks
ATHENS, (BM) – With a lot of arrogance and arrogance after the successes of the Turkish unmanned aerial vehicles in Armenia, the Turks took … a large force and threaten to destroy Russian tanks, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the Greek news agency Pentapostagma.
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The Turkish side announced that the capabilities of the Bayraktar TB2 and Anka-S of Turkish construction of unmanned aerial vehicles armed with MAM-L missiles are great as they have the potential to destroy Russian T-90 tanks, however, the Aksungur is even more great threat to Russian armored vehicles. According to the Turks, this drone is capable of destroying an entire epicardy of Russian tanks, which consists of T-72 and T-90 tanks, which have the new Russian armor – Kontakt 5.
According to the characteristics of the MAM-L missile, published by Rocketsan, we have penetration of the missile warhead into the Russian armor, since it can penetrate 700 mm thick targets [uniform steel armor]. It should be noted that the turrets of Russian T-72 tanks, like the T-72 Ural, T-72A, T-72M and T-72M1, are made of 450 to 560 mm thick steel. “This explains the heavy losses of the Armenian T-72 tanks in Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh,” the Turks said.
The new version of the T-72B provides steel shielding over 900 mm, so as not to become an “easy target” of today’s Turkish UAV Bayraktar. The new Turkish UAV Aksungur presented by Turkish Aerospace Industries [TAI] in late September 2020, however, can destroy with its missiles any available Russian armor available today.
The range of AKSUNGUR weapons is customizable, including 12 MAM-L missiles [250 kg], a 82 Mk 82kg multi-role bomb with high-precision navigation kits and a SOM long-range cruise missile [230 kg warhead]. “In Syria and in the territory of Nagorno, there are indeed very serious losses in Russian-made armored vehicles, however, if Turkish aircraft can destroy T-90 tanks, then in the near future they will be able to do the same with the T-14 Armata, which will acquire a very serious enemy”, says a Russian expert.
According to our article, the well-known military analyst of Armenia H. Arzomanian in an interview noted that 80% of the losses of the Arshak army come exclusively from the actions of the Turkish UAVs. “The massive use of UAVs for air supremacy and the complete suppression of enemy air defense systems has become the Turkish military’s most distinctive style of fighting in Idlib, Libya and now Nagorno,” he said in an article. Russia does not have all the components of the air force, with medium-altitude Bayraktar aircraft, let alone AKSUNGUR. Their absence negatively affected the entire course of hostilities in Idlib and Libya.
Recently, Ukrainian President Volotyr Zelensky agreed with the Turks to buy Turkish aerial vehicles of this type, without hiding that he intends to use them against the Russians in Donetsk, in a possible attack in Crimea. “The Russian military-industrial complex must adequately respond to all these external threats. We have the opportunity to prepare not for the last war, but for the war of the future, which has already broken out in Nagorno-Karabakh,” he said. Arzomanian in an open message to all countries that hate the Turks, especially in the Eastern Mediterranean. Are the Turks preparing to supply Aksungur to the Ukrainians to beat them in Donensk with certain results?
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