Russian tanks showed a high survivability in Syria, said on air of RSN Deputy Director of Corporation “Uralvagonzavod” for special equipment Vyacheslav Khalitov, commenting on the video with hit the rockets in T-90 tank.
“Even when hit by American anti-tank guided missile TOW-2 is not just a tank stand, it is practically not damaged. It has dynamic protection. Just a system that is a higher generation than the “Contact-1″. In this embodiment, it is triggered”, — he told.
According to Khalitov, the hit was in the region of the gunner, and he left the car, without taking damage.
“As far as we know, the crew then just take the machine completely free from a direct attack. It means higher survivability of the machine,” — said a top Manager of Uralvagonzavod.
Video of real fighting in Syria involving these machines show the highest survivability of tanks T72 and T90, said Khalitov.
Case, who described the representative of “Uralvagonzavod”, was posted network on 26 February.
In early February reported that the forces of the Syrian army used in battle in Aleppo about 15 tanks T-90 received military support from Russia.
First tanks of this type were recorded in the district of Aleppo in late November 2015. In December it was reported that Syria used an early version of these machines, also known as “T-90 of 1992” (with cast turret).
American anti-tank guided missile TOW-2 in the modification of TOW-2A was produced from 1987. The complex is designed to defeat armored vehicles equipped with dynamic systems of protection.