The Russian Defense Ministry announced recently that the trial phase with the Terminator BMPT Tank Support Fighting Vehicle has been completed

Before the test was completed in Russia, the Terminator vehicle also successfully completed its mission in operations to attack rebels in Syria. Terminator has the ability to track 3 targets at a time.

It is known that in Syria’s Deir Ezzor battlefield in 2017, the Terminator entered the war for the first time and showed its impressive strength. Here, the Terminators were fitted with soft armor blocks.

According to the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies Russia (CAST), the Russian version of Terminator sent to Syria has many special features. The vehicle used the original hull of the BMPT, with a combination of two 30 mm AG-17D automatic grenade launchers, but the turret was taken from the more modern BMPT-72.

Terminator BMPT Tank Support Fighting Vehicle
Terminator BMPT Tank Support Fighting Vehicle

In addition, Terminator vehicles participating in the battle at Deir Ezzor also did not have thermal image sensors for the commander, but only an optical reconnaissance device. This significantly reduced the cost of the vehicle, but did not affect the ability to fight effectively in the Syrian battlefield. Not only that, the soft armor mounted on the side of the vehicle, also limits the damage to Relikt’s explosive reactive armor during battle.

Statistics from Russian forces in Syria said that in just over a month of combat, these Terminators destroyed more than 30 military vehicles, demolished some buildings as rebel bases.

The Terminator was equipped with Ataka anti-tank guided missiles, capable of hitting targets at a distance of 6 km. The Terminator also has two 30mm 2A42 autocannons, two grenade launchers, and 1 7.62 mm machine gun. Terminator can reach top speed of 60km/h.

The Ataka missile has supersonic speed, laser-guided, for a very high ability to destroy targets. The enemy has absolutely no chance of escaping or using containment equipment after the missile is launched.The Atacka missile warhead is capable of penetrating 800mm armor, and the thermo-warhead when exploded gives the same explosive effect as the 152mm high explosive fragmentation warhead.

The Ataka missile has a variety of warheads, giving the Terminator the ability to destroy all targets such as modern tanks, heavy armored vehicles today and in the near future.


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