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Russian BMPT-72 Terminator 2 fire support vehicle tested in Syria 10607172.


| 2017
Defense & Security News - Syria
 
Russian-made BMPT-72 fire support tracked vehicle has been tested in Syria.
According to the Russian website Russia Beyond The Headlines, the BMPT-72 also called Terminator 2 fire support tracked vehicle has been tested in Syria. On June 27, 2017, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited the Khmeimim Russian base, where the BMP-72 was presented.
     
According the Russian website Russia Beyond The Headlines, the BMPT-72 also called Terminator 2 fire support tracked vehicle has been tested in Syria. On June 27, 2017, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited the Khmeimim Russian base, where the BMP-72 was presented.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at the front of a Russian-made BMPT-72 Terminator 2 in a Russian military base in Syria.

     
The first version of the Terminator fire support vehicle was developed by the Russian company Uralvagonzavod. The vehicle was primarily designed to perform urban combat operations based on the experience of Russian troops during the war in Afghanistan and the First Chechen War.
 

The BMP-T Terminator 1 was presented for the first time in 1997, followed by the BMPT-72 Terminator 2 in 2013 which is based on the chassis of the Soviet-made main battle tank T-72.

The main goal of the BMPT-72 is to destroy heavy armoured vehicles and combat helicopters and to protect main battle tanks on the battlefield and especially in urban environment.

Compared with the BMPT predecessor, the BMPT-72 has an improved fire control system and better turret weapon station protection.

The BMPT-72 or Terminator 2 is fitted with a new unmanned redesigned fully stabilized electromechanical turret, with lower profile and better protection. The main armament of the BMPT-72 turret consists of two 30mm automatic guns 2A42 and one PKTM 7.62mm coaxial machine gun which can be used against light armoured vehicles and manpower.

The gun can fire a wide range of ammunitions as APERS-T (Anti-Personnel ammunitions), HEF-I (High-explosive Fragmentation Incendiary), AP-T (Armour Piercing)., and KE (Kinetic Energy). Two anti-tank guided missile Ataka-T launcher units are mounted to each side of the turret. The missile 9M1201 can be equipped with two types of warheads, hollow-charge and high-explosive concrete-piercing.
     
According the Russian website Russia Beyond The Headlines, the BMPT-72 also called Terminator 2 fire support tracked vehicle has been tested in Syria. On June 27, 2017, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited the Khmeimim Russian base, where the BMP-72 was presented.
Syrian soldiers at tfe front of a Russian-made BMPT-72 Terminator 2 fire support tracked vehicle
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