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  • Directed Shot-type countermeasure munitions (like Trophy).
  • Rocket-Towed Barrier countermeasure munitions. The promise of this technology is the ability to defeat simultaneous incoming threats without any potential for local fratricide.

 

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The big radars infront of the turret frontal armour are the first thing to be hit by whatever shoots on the tank. Even the turret rotation among bushes or in any tight environment can damage them because they move at very wide circle. Don't know if it can be solved in a different way with Leo II, but I feel like in a real combat environment they will be damaged or destroyed pretty quickly just like similarly placed IR searchlights usually were. 

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   Project from late 70s of Soviet MBT (Object 478M) with Shatyor APS. 

 

 

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 Boxes on the side are probably radars (other components were mounted on rear plate of the turret), interceptors are visible in the roof of frontal armor of the turret.

 

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The tank was supposed to use the Shatyor active protection system, which defends the sector of 200 degrees, the number of cluster rounds - 20 pieces, the probability of hitting incoming shells - 0.7-0.8.

 

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   Launchers of interceptors are visible just above smoke grenades mortars:

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   Maybe earlier development that led to Arena APS, as they have plenty of similarities.

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