Photo of T-80UD from the USA: where did the Americans get the tanks with the secret explosive reactive armor "Knife"

Photo of T-80UD from the USA: where did the Americans get the tanks with the secret explosive reactive armor "Knife"

A fresh photo of a T-80UD tank from the United States was seen on social networks, which, according to sources, is being transported to the Yuma test site in Arizona. These combat vehicles were supplied by Ukraine in 2003 in the amount of four units and were equipped with an active protection system of the "Drozd" series, as well as modules of the then secret dynamic protection "Knife".


At the Yuma test site, many samples of combat equipment, including modern modifications of M1A2 Abrams tanks, Stryker armored vehicles, AH-64D helicopters, Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, as well as drones and high-precision ammunition. To assess the combat capabilities of military vehicles, samples of old decommissioned equipment, including Soviet-made ones, were used as targets and "experimental" specimens. Some samples of weapons arrived from the territory of Ukraine.

The tanks supplied by Ukraine to the United States actually corresponded to the technical characteristics of the T-84 Oplot tank, and to this day only one tank of this type has survived for the Americans. The rest, apparently, were destroyed during the tests.

"Knife" is a modular third-generation ERA for tank vehicles made in Ukraine, developed in the late 90s. Its peculiarity lies in the special composition of the explosive in the modules, which significantly increased the effectiveness of the remote sensing.
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  1. Starover_Z Offline Starover_Z
    Starover_Z (Yuri) 9 February 2021 21: 57
    +5
    All the former republics, out of resentment that no one else supports them or sponsors them, are selling everything that is more or less valuable of the former Soviet Union ...
    1. Barmaley_2 Offline Barmaley_2
      Barmaley_2 (Barmaley) 14 February 2021 03: 34
      0
      and support and sponsor through closed channels. Nobody has closed grant-eating structures and they have been doing great since the beginning of the 90s. Moreover, in Ukraine, in recent years, those who want to fall into grant funding have increased and there has been strong competition
  2. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 9 February 2021 23: 13
    +13
    They sold the whole country, and then some kind of dynamic protection ...
  3. Denis Kozlov Offline Denis Kozlov
    Denis Kozlov (Denis Kozlov) 11 February 2021 16: 40
    +1
    I’m still lucky that we bought one tank, because they could only get a tower knowing the thievery of Ukrainians
  4. bobba94 Offline bobba94
    bobba94 (Vladimir) 13 February 2021 18: 18
    0
    The "Knife" active protection complex was developed in 1997-1998. SKTB IPP NASU, GPBTsTK "Microtech", Research Center "Material processing of explosions" Paton, KhKBM them. Morozov. All listed scientific research and design organizations are located in Ukraine. Production was established at 107 plant DZRKHI (Donetsk). I am not for whites and I am not for reds. I am for objectivity.
  5. paster40 Offline paster40
    paster40 (paster40) 23 February 2021 11: 56
    0
    T-80 UD (all modifications) was removed from service in the Russian Federation in 1995.