The expert assessed the means of protection of modern tanks on the battlefield

Recently, many experts have spoken out about the prospects for tank building and the future of heavy tracked vehicles. On September 16, Russian military expert, reserve colonel, editor-in-chief of Arsenal of the Fatherland magazine Viktor Murakhovsky drew attention to this in his Telegram channel and commented on the situation.

The expert noted that he had become acquainted with a large number of different views. But all this is a heap of forecasts and assumptions about hybrid power plants, electromagnetic guns, controlled hydropneumatic suspension, “multi-layer” protection and others technological innovations come down to the period after 2040.

However, the expert was interested in the question of today's battlefield. How exactly do 1946 tanks differ from modern MBTs? In his opinion, there are only two main changes that relate to defense systems: dynamic defense (DZ) and complexes active protection (KAZ). He didn't mention the automatic loader.

According to his observations, remote sensing has now begun to actively staff even tanks that were not originally designed for this. For example, the APU steel set First-generation Soviet-style remote control for the German Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks. This directly indicates that there is a benefit, even from any kind of remote sensing. At the same time, Russia has developed the fourth generation remote sensing system “Malachite”, but the Russian Armed Forces are still massively using the third generation remote sensing system “Relikt”.

KAZ has been known for a long time; in 1983, the Drozd KAZ was serially installed on T-55AD tanks (in the USSR Armed Forces - Ed.). After that, “Drozd-2”, “Arena”, “Afganit” appeared. What’s interesting is that not a single KAZ version is installed on our tanks (in the RF Armed Forces - Ed.) It would seem that these are ideal conditions for testing the most modern KAZ in real combat. Tanks are used alone, in the absence of interaction with infantry, and friendly troops do not fire at them. But no, apparently there is no one to give the command

– he summed up, making it clear that the ongoing Russian air defense system on Ukrainian territory could be a good testing ground for technology.

We remind you that before this Murakhovsky clarified existing problems and features of the latest generation weapons systems.
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  1. JD1979 Offline JD1979
    JD1979 (Dmitriy) 17 September 2023 17: 36
    In his opinion, there are only two main changes that relate to defense systems: dynamic protection (DZ) and active protection systems (APS). He didn't mention the automatic loader.

    Aya-ya-ay, what a bad man! How dare he, such an expert, not mention the automatic loader! I don’t care that the topic is TANK PROTECTION! He should have mentioned it!!!))))
  2. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 17 September 2023 17: 58
    So a tank without a crew is an order of magnitude more viable - only damage to the progress and ammunition can be neutralized. The AI, poured into the mass, controls the tank and is not susceptible to quick defeat. An unmanned tank of the second generation and beyond will become a difficult attack weapon to stop. The weak link is the tracks, they will have to be replaced with wheeled 4X4 or another configuration with the ability to move if part of the chassis is damaged (it is possible to use the movement principle of a walking excavator). Such a machine is not afraid of multiple cumulative and other defeats, because the executive bodies are duplicated many times, to stop such tank, how to hit Kashchei in the apple of his eye. Conclusion: the future of tanks, unmanned with artificial intelligence, new in all structural elements with multiple duplicated machine functions, possibly structurally modified into composite monolithic blocks and segments.
  3. anclevalico Offline anclevalico
    anclevalico (Victor) 18 September 2023 08: 55
    Volunteers chip in for the DZ container, what kind of conversation can we have about protection systems? Active protection is very effective, but who has seen it not at an exhibition, but at the front?
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 18 September 2023 12: 46
      KAZ protection against horizontal approach, UAVs, with the ability to hit almost vertically, that is, the KAZ must work as a cover hemisphere. When modifying a UAV with a “cast iron” warhead, the KAZ may not help. The road, a weapon of attack and defense, eternal.