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Russia close to completing tests of new armoured vehicle ammunition

7th June 2021 - 16:48 GMT | by Noemi Distefano in London

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Test firing of new 76mm ammunition. (Photo: Rostec)

Russian firm Rostec announced the development of a new ammunition that could protect armoured vehicles from high-precision weapons.

New ammunition created by the Russian design bureau Central Scientific and Research Institute for Precision Machine Engineering (TsNIITochMash) — part of Rostec Corporation — is nearing its final testing stage.  

Expected to be revealed at Army 2021 exhibition in August, this new ammunition is conceived to protect armoured vehicles as a countermeasure against ATGMs.

Rostec says the 76mm ammunition weighs 2.8kg, while main features include a smokescreen 1.5 times thicker than similar weapons.

Similar to a smoke grenade, when discharged the weapon creates aerosol and dipole chaff to 'blind' attackers using precision weapons.

Rostec weapons cluster representatives said: ‘The ammunition can be used …

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