APU can get new armor piercing cartridges
Ammunition was created at the Ukrainian-British enterprise Stiletto Systems.
"During the tests, shooting was carried out with new ammunition with unique bullets from Stiletto Systems, which could confidently hit the armor players imitating wearable armor sets and light armored vehicles of the BTR-80 and BMP-1 / 2 / 3 types," said a representative of the company Dmitry Malyasov at the presentation products.
According to him, last year, an experimental batch of such cartridges was handed over to army units for testing. Feedback received positive.
The company's technical director, Alexander Kalachev, explained to reporters that “the staff and developments are completely Ukrainian, but since it was easier to register in the UK armory company and license development, then officially Stiletto Systems is considered Ukrainian-British. ”
According to the company, the following ammunition was tested:
“Stiletto 9mm LUGER is a cartridge with an armor-piercing bullet that has an initial speed of 600 m / s (the standard speed for a bullet of this caliber is of the order of 400 m / s). The bullet was able to penetrate the 6 class bulletproof vest;
Stiletto 7.62 / 51 - armor-piercing "sniper" cartridge with an initial bullet speed 810 – 830 m / s. Able to pierce all types of body armor and armor plates with a thickness of up to 20,5 mm from a distance of more than 100 m;
Stiletto .338LM - armor-piercing "sniper" cartridge with an initial speed of 900 m / s. Punches all types of body armor at a distance of 1800 m and armor plates with a thickness of 20,5 mm from a distance of 700 m;
Stiletto AP - cartridge caliber 5,56 × 45 mm. The ammunition is equipped with a tungsten carbide core bullet. Punches armor plates with a thickness of more than 10 mm from a distance of 450 m. "
Kalachev also said that the production of ammunition is planned to establish in Ukraine.
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