Russian anti-tank rocket launchers designed the latest American initiative to break the protection system (Figure)
Russian launch of the latest RPG-30 anti-tank rocket launcher
Hard Kill Active Protection System American anti-tank missiles to intercept diagram
U.S. Defense News Service reported on 18 December, Russia Ba Zhate company has successfully developed a new type called the RPG-30 anti-tank rocket launcher’s, dedicated to attacking the U.S. military armored vehicles equipped with Active Protection System (APS).
U.S. Defense News quoted Itar-Tass reported that, RPG-30 anti-tank rocket launcher first injection of new pipe within an adjacent decoy, then immediately launch a series rockets. Decoys intended to transfer active protection system – such as the U.S. Army’s “hard kill” (Hard Kill) active protection system as well as Israel’s “war booty” (Trophy) Active Protection System – the attention, this series of rockets will be able to continuous attacks on armored vehicles. Reported that Ba Zhate company has completed the development of this type of rocket-propelled grenades and testing, will be delivered the next few months Russia and other countries armed forces.
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command intelligence support agencies TRISA Ismaili Prussian intelligence experts said Jonathan: “RPG-30 anti-tank rocket launcher is equipped with a standard 105 mm rockets in series with other bazooka different, RPG-30 rocket warheads in a few seconds before the main launch, the first launch of a decoy or simulated ammunition, but in essence say, RPG-30 rocket is still a prototype. currently, Russia is vigorously promoting the rocket launcher , intended to fight the destruction of blasting a way to reactive armor and active protection systems of weapons. “
Prussian Ismaili said, RPG-30 anti-tank rocket launcher scheduled to enter service in 2015, the current not clear whether it can pass through the U.S. Army’s “hard kill” active protection system. U.S. Army’s “hard kill” active protection system uses radar to distinguish incoming weapons, then fired a small missile to destroy. He said: “To destroy the target, the U.S. military launched its proactive protection system needs to have enough ammunition, for a number of U.S. troops will be equipped with active protection systems are sometimes as many as 20 missiles. Interestingly, the Russians now consider themselves U.S. troops have been blasting through the armor and active protection systems challenges, so we’re curious, they will be what kind of test. “
the defense of Washington think tanks – Lexington Institute defense project Daniel, Vice President Gul said: “the actual operation of the problems is that the type of rocket fired two rockets at intervals, whether to allow U.S. troops a short Active Protection System sensor can not distinguish them, or not timely to twice a protection? “
However, RPG-30 anti-tank rocket launchers there is still that the world’s arms makers have begun to complex active protection system to respond. They are the expensive protection system response, display 21, the bane of expensive armored vehicles is cheap and easy spreading of these weapons. Gul said: “The launch tube using two small rockets, RPG-30 anti-tank rocket launcher a fraction of the cost, active protection system can be uniform, and now they are equipped with protective shells is able to attack the system twice, however, attack and defense never ending battle between the systems, as guns have become larger, armored vehicles have become as big as it is a cycle in which the most important thing is to announce the measures before the , first developed for its countermeasures. “
Prussian Ismaili said the company’s early development of the series Ba Zhate charge type RPG-29 rocket launcher – an old 3.5 inches bazooka – Some have been destroyed in Iraq, US-made M1 Abrams tanks. In 2006, Hezbollah in Lebanon, the use of RPG-29 rocket launcher to destroy some of Israel’s Merkava tanks had. Itar-Tass article points out, RPG-30 rocket power far better than its predecessors. The article said: “According to expert estimates, the active protection system to escape after, PG-30 can also penetrate the thickness of 650 mm latest battle tanks, more than 1.5 meters of thick reinforced concrete, brick and nearly 2 m 4 meters of wooden barriers which rocket-propelled grenades in the battle to destroy any kind of advanced tanks, other armored and non-armored vehicles and reinforced the security forces and facilities. “(Compass)