Kalashnikov discloses new reactive armor characteristics for BMP-3 IFV

MOSCOW, September 12. /TASS-DEFENSE/. The Kalashnikov company disclosed the characteristics of a new-generation reactive armor for BMP-3 designed by the Steel Institute.
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The new system is based on EDZ 4S24 reactive armor elements and weighs 4.2 tons. It increases the protection of thin armor against monobloc cumulative shells, grenades, armor-piercing bullets B-32, 23 mm armor-piercing incendiary tracers, and 30 mm armor-piercing projectiles. The armor covers 62 percent of BMP-3 hull, 36 percent of the front and 70 percent of the turret. The protection operates at temperatures of minus 50 to plus 55 degrees.

The reactive armor is fit for any armored vehicle, including T-72B3 and T-80BVM tanks. It was reported that a prospective evacuation vehicle developed from Kurganets-25 infantry fighting vehicle would be protected with 4S24 reactive armor elements.