Russia creates an aerosol protective curtain against precision weapons

MOSCOW, BM, ($1= 72.86 rubles) – The Russian state agency TASS reports that the concern Tsniitochmash AS, a corporation of the Rostec group, is already testing a protective projectile to protect Russian weapons equipment from precision and high-precision weapons. TASS says that the state tests will be completed by the end of the year, and Rostec will present the new product at the Russian exhibition Armi 2021.

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“The new protective ammunition is designed in 76-mm caliber and weighs 2.8 kg <…>. When a threat arises, the protective projectile is fired in a dangerous direction and creates a curtain of aerosol-dipole interference,” blinding “the precision guidance systems of the enemy’s ammunition,” Rostec said in a press release.

Russian experts believe that if such technology proves its capabilities, in the future, much of the heavy armored ground equipment of the Russian army will gain this protection. Rostec says the new “protective projectile” works in all weather conditions. Furthermore, the company confirmed that they plan to offer this product on international markets.

BulgarianMilitary.com consulted its expert for a complete explanation of the principle of operation of the protective projectile. According to our source, the curtain that will deter the enemy projectiles will be much denser. The aerosols will provide laser, optical, thermal, and radar suppression of the enemy projectile.

An aerosol curtain is a considerable number of small particles suspended in the air or another gas. These are hollow aluminosilicate microspheres, or in other words – millions of tiny hollow metal balls!

They block the entire range of infrared radiation from the precision self-guided head of an anti-tank missile, such as Javelin. The action of these hollow metal balls is to “confuse” the rocket and make the armored vehicle “invisible” to it.

Rostec and its company Tsniitochmash AS have traditions in the development of such protective technologies. Dozens of heavily armored ground vehicles and reconnaissance infantry wheeled vehicles already have various protection and counteracting systems and company products.

We remind you that a similar aerosol curtain is installed on the newest Russian tank T-14 Armata. In this tank configuration, three aerosol curtain systems act synchronously.

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