As the head of the "VPK" ("Military-Industrial Company") LLC Alexander Krasovitsky told reporters, a new type of armor is being developed in Russia.
According to the general director of "VPK" LLC, we are talking about a new armor for combat vehicles, the peculiarity of which is as follows: while maintaining the strength characteristics, it should reduce the total weight of armored vehicles.
Alexander Krasovitsky's statement is published RIA News... It is noted that the development is carried out by employees of the "VPK" together with the Central Research Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy named after Bardin. A lot of work has already been done to master the production of new grades of armored steel.
Krasovitsky stressed that samples of armor elements from new steel grades are planned to be made in the near future. After manufacturing, their tests will begin in order to identify operational parameters.
In this regard, a related task is being solved. It is associated with an increase in the navigability of technology. If the program is fully implemented, the use of new grades of steel will increase the parameters of the navigability of various armored vehicles already in service with the RF Armed Forces.
It should be noted that active work has been underway recently to create new types of armor. The main task in this case is to increase the protective qualities and at the same time reduce the weight. This allows not only to increase the aforementioned navigability, but also the ability to transport armored vehicles by air, to drop them.