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Cloak of Darkness: Russia Testing Unique Smokescreen for Armata Tanks

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A unique optical-electronic system now being tested in Russia ensures maximum protection for tanks and armored fighting vehicles against high-precision enemy missiles with the help of an impenetrable smokescreen, the newspaper Izvestia reported.

The system, developed by Electromashina research and production association, is installed on Armata tanks, Kurganets and Bumerang armored vehicles and detects laser beams or oncoming missiles and fires special smoke grenades, which make the fighting vehicle invisible both to the naked eye and to infrared scopes.

“The system is currently undergoing field trials and we expect to have this work done before this year is out,” a Defense Ministry representative told the newspaper, adding that live-fire tests of the system were slated for next year. – READ MORE

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