A new modification of an electrooptic device for protection of the military hardware against enemy’s antitank guided missiles has been spotted on the Syrian T-72 tanks and military vehicles.
During fighting in Aleppo, Syrian government’s troops have started to use the T-72 main battle tanks, equipped with a new modification of an electrooptic device for protection of the military hardware against enemy’s antitank guided missiles, the Vestnik Mordovii informational website reported.
About six months ago, the website announced that Syrian designers were actively working to improve protection means of Syrian Army’s armored vehicles, and promised that very soon we will have a chance to see results of these works. So, its prediction was correct.
Compared to the earlier version of the Sarab-1 active protection system, the modernized version, nicknamed ‘Birdhouse’, features a larger number of peepholes, which, apparently, allow to create jamming on a larger number of frequency. This should make Syrian tanks more invulnerable.
These devices are used even on military vehicles of Syrian soldiers.