Photo of the Day: Russian Slat Armor

From Jane’s IHS come this photo of a new slat armor system developed by the Russian defense industry for the BTR-80 APC.  Photo source here.

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  1. Perhaps they are learning somethin from Fighting in Syria and the Ukraine after all…

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    • That upgrade is several years old offering. Cage armor was used for long time in Russian army, in 2008 and earlier.

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      • True – I did see it on tanks going into Georgia. But do you know if they had used it as early as 2003? I know that was when we adopted it for our Stryker’s to protect them in Iraq from RPG’s.

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