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Russia tests C-UAS slat protection over turrets and anti-UAV jamming systems for armoured vehicles

20th September 2023 - 13:00 GMT | by Alex Tarasoff in Riga


A T-80BVM MBT featuring the combination of two Volnorez modules mounted at the upper-front part of the turret, along with slat and net screens protecting the turret roof and net armour protecting the lower turret as well as Nakidka camouflage system. (Photo: Author)

Russian defence companies are adapting to emerging threats and exploring ways to counter top-attack munitions and first-person-view (FPV) UAVs.

The threat of top-attack weapons was recognised by Russian army long before its invasion of Ukraine, leading to the introduction of slat armour mounted on the turrets of main battle tanks.

The proliferation of new threats for armoured vehicles, such as loitering munitions and FPV UAVs, has prompted efforts to create passive EW countermeasures.

One of them is a Triton modular system developed by PPSh Lab JSC and introduced at Army-2023 event last month. The system is derived from earlier developments of the PPSh Lab, the LPD-801 and LPD-802 portable C-UAS weapons and probably includes some components used in these

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Alex Tarasoff


Alex Tarasoff

Alex Tarasoff is a freelance defence journalist. 

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