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Russia developing next-generation tank killer missiles

August 23, 2018, 11:48 UTC+3 KUBINKA

The company declined to specify the project’s details

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© Sergei Bobylev/Russian Defense Ministry Press Office/TASS

KUBINKA /Moscow Region/, August 23. /TASS/. Russia is developing a new generation of missiles for destroying tanks and other types of the armor, High Precision Systems holding company told TASS at the Army-2018 international military and technical forum on Thursday.

"The holding company’s enterprises are developing next-generation anti-tank missile systems," the company said, responding to the corresponding question.

The company declined to specify the project’s details and the name of the ongoing work.

Today a tank is the most protected and survivable vehicle on the battlefield. Modern tanks feature multi-layered armor made of various materials and explosive reactive armor. Also, active protection systems are being developed for tanks to shoot down incoming missiles and shells. In modern conflicts, tanks withstood several hits from anti-tank missile systems.

High Precision Systems earlier developed Kornet anti-tank missile systems capable of hitting armored targets at a range of up to 10 km. According to open sources, a munition is capable of piercing over 1m homogeneous armor.

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