Russia has tested the new “Terminator” batch of tanks that can knock down helicopters and airplanes.
Originally, the BMPT-72 tanks were revealed at the Russian Weapons Expo in 2013 and first saw combat in Syria in 2017.
The BMPT is a post-Cold War armored combat vehicle (AFV) produced by the Russian company Uralvagonzavod and is designed to support tanks and other AFVs in urban areas.
One was spotted in 2017 at the Hmeymim airbase in Syria for a presentation by Russian Chief of Staff General Valery Gerasimov for Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Four 130 mm Ataka-T rocket launchers and two 30 mm 2A42 auto-cannons form the Terminator’s main armaments.
Two 30 mm AG-17D grenade launchers and a 7.62 mm PKTM machine gun are their secondary armaments.
The AFV is based on the chassis of the T-72 main battle tank, which is used by the Russian Army in vast numbers and produced by other countries under license.
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“The Russian Ministry of Defence wrote in a post on Facebook on Tuesday, December 1, that “Central Military District tankers are mastering the latest BMPT “Terminator” that came to them for trial operations.
They review and test in operation all the tactical capabilities of combat vehicles.
“With powerful weapons, advanced fire control systems and high maneuverability, the ‘Terminator’ tank support battle vehicle is multi-purpose and highly secured.
“‘Terminator’ is capable of hitting lightly armored targets, tanks, and infantry fighting vehicles, together with military air defense to fight helicopters and low-flying low-speed aircraft.”