Russia is developing a new armor for its armored vehicles
MOSCOW, (BM) – In Russia, they are developing new armor for combat vehicles, which reduces equipment and maintains strength characteristics, said Alexander Krasovitsky, General Director of the Military Industrial Company LLC (MIC).
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“MIC, together with the Central Research Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy named after Bardin, did a great job to clarify the key positions of the program for the development and production of new steels for armored vehicles. In the coming months, we are ready to make samples of armor elements from new grades of steel and start testing them based on the Corps Plant,” explained Krasovitskiy to RIA Novosti.
He noted that at the moment, five research projects are underway to create armored and structural steels, which will reduce the weight of vehicles and maintain their protection. Also, the weight reduction will increase the flow rate of the equipment, said Krasovitsky.
Russia armored vehicles for $1 billion
Russia has begun to promote armored vehicles for export on the Boomerang platform. The preliminary estimate of their sales is about $ 1 billion, the press service of Rosoboronexport reported.
As noted by the general director of the particular exporter company Alexander Mikheev, whose words are quoted in the press service, countries in Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and the CIS have already shown interest in Boomerang.
“We estimate the volume of exports of this platform in the foreseeable future at the level of about $ 1 billion,” said the CEO.
Recall that at the beginning of April last year, the armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles modified after preliminary tests on the Boomerang chassis received an enlarged hull with improved buoyancy, which made it possible to strengthen the armor of vehicles during operations on the water.
British tanks have good armor but are looking for better camouflage
Sources in the British Army have revealed that tanks become an easy target during hostilities. According to them, the close distance for the destruction of tanks is surprising. For this reason, London began developing new camouflage for armored vehicles.
The military published the news last month in the British press. The British will look for creativity and innovation in development. The new camouflage will have to hide the tanks better. The new mask will have to deal better with the sensors, experts say.
The program is called the Multi-Colored Camouflage Scheme (MCDCS). The British military says that the experience in various missions and the lessons they have learned over the years have led to the need for a new disguise. “Camouflage must hide, deceive and survive on the modern battlefield,” writes the Defense Blog.
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