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Elements of the optoelectronic protection system observed on Syrian tanks

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The Syrian army pays more and more attention to the protection of its armored vehicles. Recently reported use on tanks and APC anti-cumulative screens, now there is information about the appearance of certain optical devices on combat vehicles, reports Messenger of Mordovia.


Elements of the optoelectronic protection system observed on Syrian tanks


Such devices were seen on the T-55, T-62, T-72 and BMP-1 tanks.

"Syrian sources report that this is supposedly their national development, and it is designed to protect and prevent crews of combat vehicles from launching an ATGM," writes the author of the article, Roman Katkov.



“Military experts believe that, apparently, we are talking about a variety of optical-electronic suppression complex (CEP). It should prevent the possibility of targeting anti-tank guided missiles on an armored vehicle, which in recent months have been supplied in large quantities to terrorists through Turkey from Saudi Arabia and Qatar. True, the grenade launchers, as a rule, are not used for setting smoke screens on T-62, T-55 and BMP tanks, ”he notes.



According to the author, the Syrian optical device somewhat resembles the COEP, previously developed in Israel.

COEP on Merkava tanks.

“But for now it’s hard to say whether the Syrians somehow took advantage of the Israeli practices, created this system entirely independently or were helped by experts from third countries (Russia, Iran, China),” the Bulletin concludes.
Photos used:
imp-navigator.livejournal.com, twitter.com/syrianmilitary, twitter.com/MathieuMorant, Brave2004
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  1. kot28.ru
    kot28.ru 3 February 2016 11: 59
    10
    Is someone running something in the field? whatAbout their own development, it is doubtful, not to that, but who? It is unlikely that Israel! China is permissible, Russia, who knows, other neighbors?
    1. Baikonur
      Baikonur 3 February 2016 12: 04
      13
      I think the Russian Federation! Who else!
      1. cniza
        cniza 3 February 2016 12: 07
        +9
        And he does it right, solving issues of protection, testing and advertising in the end.
        1. bort4145
          bort4145 3 February 2016 12: 18
          +5
          Judging by the appearance, "not our job" laughing Reminds the work of "local kulibins".
          1. NIKNN
            NIKNN 3 February 2016 21: 56
            +2
            Quote: bort4145
            Judging by the appearance, "not our job" laughing Reminds the work of "local kulibins".

            Perhaps ..., for example, a country developed in this sector is engaged in the supply of designer fillings, and assembly on the knee is in accordance with the instructions. All the same, the high-tech production necessary for this equipment in Syria is currently difficult to establish, and once there is no time. request
            1. Talgat
              Talgat 3 February 2016 22: 21
              +1
              Quote: Baikonur
              I think the Russian Federation! Who else!


              and Iran can also "test" its developments
      2. The comment was deleted.
      3. Blondy
        Blondy 3 February 2016 13: 17
        0
        In my opinion, it’s too ugly ... it looks ugly for Russian production: six of the same type of blocks were covered with a roof made of roofing iron. In general, they did it on the knee. It is possible that they dazzled at home from imported components.
    2. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 3 February 2016 12: 05
      11
      or experts from third countries (Russia, Iran, China) helped them, ”concludes the Vestnik.

      People, colleagues!
      Alas, I’m not a Russian, but a Russian, and I personally feel sorry,
      that some paper and maraca calls Russia the third country!
      And he means not local, so to understand ?!
      1. Mahmut
        Mahmut 3 February 2016 12: 15
        11
        No, you are not Russian, because you do not fully perceive all the semantic shades in the word "third". It doesn't mean extra, it doesn't mean grade. The third, that is, the seller-buyer not included in the pair of the main participants in the transaction.
      2. The comment was deleted.
      3. Ami du peuple
        Ami du peuple 3 February 2016 12: 16
        +3
        Quote: Starover_Z
        And he means not local, so to understand ?!

        He is from Mordovia laughing Okay, to you, the words are booming. Otherwise, using a phrase taken out of the context of the material, it is quite possible to conclude that Syria is the first country in the world, and Israel is the second.
      4. GRAY
        GRAY 3 February 2016 12: 16
        +2
        Quote: Starover_Z
        People, colleagues!
        Alas, I’m not a Russian, but a Russian, and I personally feel sorry,
        that some paper and maraca calls Russia the third country!

        And when they speak with the participation of "third parties" - what do you think it means? laughing
        Are you confusing "third countries" with "third world countries" / smile - here it means an unknown party (or several) who also participated in the process, and not what you thought.
        1. gray smeet
          gray smeet 3 February 2016 12: 37
          0
          According to the author, the Syrian optical device somewhat resembles the COEP, previously developed in Israel.

          Israel is handing out its development to all and sundry? I didn’t notice such things for Israel ..
          OR
          Israel sleeps and sees how to help the Syrians ?! laughing author lit up!
    3. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 3 February 2016 12: 54
      +2
      Here are statistics on the launch of ATGMs. Indicated model ATGM, province and grouping.
      RMB in the picture and click open image.

    4. padded jacket
      padded jacket 3 February 2016 12: 59
      +2
      Quote: kot28.ru
      China-permissible, Russia-who knows, other neighbors?

      Most likely this product is not Syrians but either ours or China or, what is most doubtful, Iran.
      KAZ data appeared? in Syria, not only on the T-72 but also on the T-55

      1. GRAY
        GRAY 3 February 2016 13: 54
        +6
        Quote: quilted jacket
        Most likely this product is not Syrians

        Come on! This device is made at the level of a graduate of a technical school - if only there were sensors in stock, and even a circular dial with bulbs is not difficult to pile, you can simultaneously depart and search for a goal - cheaply and angrily.
        These components are definitely not Syrian production.
        And so be it:

        PS
        They never found Artemon.
        1. padded jacket
          padded jacket 3 February 2016 14: 15
          0
          Quote: GRAY
          Come on! This device is made at the level of a graduate of a technical school - if only there were sensors in stock, and even a circular dial with bulbs is not difficult to pile, you can simultaneously depart and search for a goal - cheaply and angrily.

          Well, I will not argue until it’s just not very clear what kind of device it is, so I put KAZ with a question mark.
          So we will wait for more clarity, some here generally claim that this is a "periscope" with illumination.
          1. GRAY
            GRAY 3 February 2016 14: 33
            +1
            Quote: quilted jacket
            I put KAZ with a question mark.

            Judging by the design, this is precisely a warning tool - they do not shoot the sections together with the receivers.
            As for the suppression, I doubt that infrared projectors are needed there and they seem to be different in appearance - this can be seen in the photo in the article (on the carrot) and our "Curtain" also looks differently:

            But it looks like an indicator:

            The far right on the picture is, sorry, a searchlight.
            1. padded jacket
              padded jacket 4 February 2016 21: 46
              0
              Quote: GRAY
              But it looks like an indicator:

              Another snapshot of this device appeared on a larger scale.
              1. padded jacket
                padded jacket 5 February 2016 21: 18
                0
                Quote: quilted jacket
                Another snapshot of this device appeared on a larger scale.

                And here he is in a jeep.
  2. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 3 February 2016 12: 00
    +5
    “But it’s hard to say yet
    Do we have VO or where? There are our war correspondents in Syria. I would still like to receive first-hand information!
    1. kot28.ru
      kot28.ru 3 February 2016 12: 04
      +1
      From VO, it’s unlikely that there are correspondents, unfortunately, many news from tyrnet, not counting some notes by Skomorokhov Roman about Ukraine! hi
      1. Baikonur
        Baikonur 3 February 2016 12: 09
        +2
        Photos were taken, various experts draw conclusions from them, so it's "hard to say"!
        After all, if some devices, equipment are being tested, then it is classified as classified! And, of course, none of those who are "in the subject" will not tell, comment even to central correspondents!
  3. vladimirw
    vladimirw 3 February 2016 12: 03
    +4
    it’s good, the Americans have already put their nome anti-tank systems there
  4. polite people
    polite people 3 February 2016 12: 11
    0
    We still have a lot of tricks in store. For all enemies do not keep track.
  5. donavi49
    donavi49 3 February 2016 12: 13
    +2
    According to the new photo it is not clear what it is. It looks like LEDs with a lens. One thing is clear, there are many of them, which is already good.
    1. PKK
      PKK 3 February 2016 12: 31
      0
      Yes, things are good and useful. But there’s simply no other way. Apparently there’s no way to find tankers, there’s a lot of losses, and to save people, raise military strength, that's why they started to put in. For one and the tactics of applying such protection, they’ll work out so that their own . A new war will begin. They hit the tank, but it fights off and rushes on.
    2. Vadim237
      Vadim237 3 February 2016 13: 15
      0
      Most likely these are all-round cameras.
    3. ism_ek
      ism_ek 3 February 2016 22: 08
      0
      Most likely there is a laser similar to those used in the TOW ATGM sighting device. A rocket flies on a reflected laser beam. If she shine with a direct beam, even diffused, then the optics of the rocket is likely to go blind.

      Remember how a few years ago, in a disco, a laser beam was accidentally directed at a crowd. A bunch of cameras went into disrepair, as did the eyes of some visitors.
  6. silent
    silent 3 February 2016 12: 15
    +1
    A great chance to break in all the developments in real life and create even better!
  7. Lanista
    Lanista 3 February 2016 12: 17
    +4
    To me alone, this contraption painfully reminded a variation on the "Arena" theme?
    In the photo - the original Arena
    KAZ ARENA
    1. PKK
      PKK 3 February 2016 12: 34
      +2
      Yes, these defenses look like each other. The difference is apparently in the stability from the gunner and from another defeat. Well, in the sensors by itself.
    2. ism_ek
      ism_ek 3 February 2016 15: 19
      0
      In addition to the "turret" of the radar, the Arena system includes a set of protective ammunition.
  8. propolsky
    propolsky 3 February 2016 12: 18
    +9
    Another reason for the bandits and their owners to scratch their heads. If I were the Syrians, I would have weighed the tanks with all sorts of rubbish, even that has nothing to do with equipment, so there will be plenty of reasons not to sleep at night with "analysts and observers."
  9. Sly
    Sly 3 February 2016 12: 18
    0
    Quote: Starover_Z
    Alas, I’m not a Russian, but a Russian, and I personally feel sorry,
    that some paper and maraca calls Russia the third country!

    the context most likely meant "the third party to the conflict", not "third world countries"
  10. yushch
    yushch 3 February 2016 12: 27
    -3
    Quote: GRAY
    Quote: Starover_Z
    People, colleagues!
    Alas, I’m not a Russian, but a Russian, and I personally feel sorry,
    that some paper and maraca calls Russia the third country!

    And when they speak with the participation of "third parties" - what do you think it means? laughing
    Are you confusing "third countries" with "third world countries" / smile - here it means an unknown party (or several) who also participated in the process, and not what you thought.


    Countries of the third world were called countries from the so-called non-aligned movement, i.e. countries that did not enter the orbit of influence of the USSR or the USA. In this word combination, too, there is no inferiority or humiliation.
  11. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 3 February 2016 12: 41
    0
    Can't a gun automatically aim at a radiation source?
    1. Lanista
      Lanista 3 February 2016 12: 48
      +1
      In theory, it can. The problem is figuring out exactly where this radiation is coming from. That is, it is not difficult to determine the direction (most modern systems automatically rotate the tower towards the radiation source), but the specific position of the ATGM calculation is still difficult. Otherwise, there would already be KAZs armed with small-caliber cannons, and these KAZs would have borne the proud name "Retribution".
      1. TOR2
        TOR2 3 February 2016 15: 14
        +1
        Quote: Lanista
        but the specific position of the ATGM calculation is still difficult. Otherwise, there would have already been KAZs armed with small-caliber guns, and these KAZs would have borne the proud name "Retribution

        Even how it is detected. Look at the "TOW" optics. There is such a cunning device - an optics detector. During the second Caucasian campaign, he saved many lives, although he was "raw" and was triggered by glare from glass (used to detect snipers). A more powerful thing can be put on a tank. Moreover, such a device can be made sectoral. If the defended equipment works as part of a unit, then the frontal sectors are included, if in isolation, then everything is in a circle. The stepper motors will quickly deploy the "carpet item" in the desired direction. Of course, the crew for such equipment must be prepared otherwise they will shoot them down, and the developers will be to blame.
        1. Vadim237
          Vadim237 3 February 2016 15: 39
          0
          This device is called the "Optical Finder".
      2. uwzek
        uwzek 3 February 2016 19: 09
        0
        Quote: Lanista
        Otherwise, there would have been KAZs armed with small-caliber guns,

        Why small-bore? ATGMs with laser guidance have a firing range that exceeds the firing range of the main tank gun. Systems like the "curtain" do not hit the missile, but jam the laser grid, which is written by the missile gunner with a launcher, which may be quite far from the tank. Sometimes the illumination is cut in at the moment the rocket approaches the target, which practically excludes the useful firing of the ATGM launcher. And the exact bearing of the radiation source is quite simple ...
  12. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 3 February 2016 12: 57
    0
    I have never seen such bells and whistles on Merkava.
    Maybe something like a panoramic periscope for com.rot tanks?
    Small Laser Detector
    and located in front of the tower.
    1. GRAY
      GRAY 3 February 2016 14: 02
      0
      Quote: voyaka uh
      and located in front of the tower.

      And directed one way ...
    2. KG_patriot_last
      KG_patriot_last 3 February 2016 14: 16
      0
      Here I would have expressed doubt, judging by the fact that they put this thing on the T-90 the latest. And there is a good review.
  13. iouris
    iouris 3 February 2016 13: 01
    0
    Well, the province went to write.
    This is a photon reflector. By the way, why is it not painted ?!
    1. GRAY
      GRAY 3 February 2016 16: 36
      0
      Quote: iouris
      This is a photon reflector.

      What is a "photonic reflector"? Is this an element of a delusional generator or what?
      Explain.
  14. salad
    salad 3 February 2016 13: 08
    0
    It looks clumsy, our campaign laughing or this photocell is a new development, a sharp flash blinding the enemy wassat
  15. BARKHAN
    BARKHAN 3 February 2016 13: 10
    +5
    As it turned out, nobody essentially knows anything, and cannot comment.
    Where are the consultants?
    Profooooor !!! ??? Ataleeeef !!! ??? Michaaan !!! fellow laughing
  16. sergeyzzz
    sergeyzzz 3 February 2016 13: 32
    0
    Quote: salat
    It looks clumsy, our campaign or this photocell is a new development, a sharp flash blinding the enemy

    In order not to light up to the manufacturer, they probably made a clumsy gesture or put a casing on top. The Syrians cannot do this.
  17. shelva
    shelva 3 February 2016 13: 40
    0
    Quote: gray smeet
    Israel sleeps and sees how to help the Syrians ?!

    In the fight against ISIS and other fundamentalists from Islam ?, it is quite possible.
  18. Mark68
    Mark68 3 February 2016 13: 43
    0
    Although it is very similar to the KAZ radar, covered with camouflage plates, so that the brand and country of manufacture is not clearly recognizable, but there is something like protective ammunition on the tank body. And KAZ without protective ammunition does not make sense ... Rather, some kind of NVD.
  19. uskrabut
    uskrabut 3 February 2016 15: 31
    +1
    seemingly the latest model laughing

    if only there was benefit, but it does not look like it. could mask our development with a makeshift casing, not the first time

    By the way, the tower on Armata looks like a makeshift
  20. Strashila
    Strashila 3 February 2016 16: 27
    +2
    "elements of the optical-electronic protection system" ... this is great, there are still some machines left to equip with means of detecting optical objects, then the protection of armored vehicles will increase even more.