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Also Known As: Afghanit
Parent System: Afganit
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): December 2016
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Description: The Afganit is an active protection system (APS) developed for installation on the Russian Army's T-14 Armata family of heavyweight armored vehicles. Active Phased Antenna Array radar and Ultraviolet (UV) sensors allow to identify incoming rocket propelled grenades and missiles from any direction. The detectors trace the UV photons in the trail of the ionized air left by the rocket-propelled projectile evaluating its speed and trajectory. This critical information is employed by Afganit to successfully intercept the incoming threat. Originally, this APS system was based upon four small radars installed on the sides of the vehicle. The UV detectors are far more efficient and can withstand intense clutter and jamming environments. The Afganit active protection system is expected to be deployed with T-14 tanks and T-15 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) by the end of 2016 or early 2017.
In September 2016, KBP introduced a further modification of the Afganit enabling taking out depleted Uranium armor-piercing discarded sabot (APDS) shells. The Afganit is able of intercepting and destroying APDS shells which was previously considered near impossible. A mini-mortar system using fragmentation rounds is responsible for intercepting incoming threats in mid-flight. The first tests of this modification were carried out in 2016 with computer algorithms being the key for this new capability.
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