ABU DHABI, 21 Feb-RIA Novosti. Test active protection system (KAZ) tanks "arena-e", is able to reflect all the tank hazardous munitions, including the U.S. Javelin anti-tank missiles will be completed soon, said on Sunday, RIA Novosti General Director - chief designer of the Ural design Bureau of transport machine-building (UKBTM, part of the concern "Uralvagonzavod") Andrey Terlikov.
The upgraded T-72B3M tank, equipped with an export version of the Arena-E KAZ, is presented at the IDEX-2021 international arms Exhibition.
"Today we are showing the T-72 with the Arena-E KAZ-an export version of the complex made in the interests of the Russian Defense Ministry. Cars equipped with KAZ have already been created. The T-72 with Arena-E is undergoing tests, and they are nearing the end, " Terlikov said.
The general designer noted that this system is being developed jointly with the Kolomna Bureau of Mechanical Engineering (KBM) and provides the tank with all-round protection against "the entire range of modern tank-dangerous ammunition, including Javelin".