The complex of active defense Arena Americans want to buy

  • scheme of the "Arena"
  • scheme of the "Arena"

Earlier, a U.S. company, "General Dynamics" offered to sign a contract for the purchase of four years to two thousand active protection of tanks "Arena" CBM development. However, the contract has not received the approval of the Russian side.

  • T-72M1M with a complex of active defense "Arena"
  • T-72M1M with a complex of active defense "Arena"

FSUE "Kolomna Engineering Bureau" (MSC) will take part in the Indian tender for equipping the T-90S complex of active protection.

This informed the chief of the scientific and technical direction of the MSC — the chief designer Alexander Smirnov, who led a delegation of Kolomna on a show in India. "We plan to engage with the" Arena "in the Indian tender for active protection of the T-90S. The tender has been announced, "- he said. Smirnov no detailed information on the number of systems that can be ordered India.

It is known that the Indian army comes about 300 T-90S tanks from Russia, and as part of production license. "I think that at least half of India's T-90 fleet will require active protection", — said Smirnov. He also noted that the current interest in "Arena" shows Russian Ministry of Defense, "Defense Ministry not only appealed to us with a proposal, we are already strong collaboration."

Head of Delegation of the MSC, comparing complex "Arena-E" with global peers, said: "We continue to believe our development out of the competition." According to him, this is a very complex system and its characteristics are determined by including detailed drafting, which takes a lot of time and money. Russia first appeared on the market with such systems. Now "Arena" was complete all tests and is ready for serial production. At the same time, competitive development (Israel, U.S., South Korea) appear with a substantial time delay, and to achieve the appropriate level of them takes time.

Complex "Arena" is designed to protect tanks and infantry fighting vehicles from anti-tank grenades, shoot out all types of grenade launchers, as well as anti-tank guided missiles fired from the ground and from helicopters. In the combat use of onboard radar provides search and discovery purposes, flying up to the tank. After analyzing the information received radar switches to full support, in the course of which there are a set of information about the parameters of target motion and transfer it to the computing machine (VM). The results of processing of incoming information determined by number Munitions (WB) and the time of his engagement. In the current moment of time the VM issues a command to shoot, and the undermining of the selected ST. When triggered, the ST is formed directed field goal damaging elements.

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