The industrial director of the Rostec weapons complex, Bekhan Ozdoev, said that the new Russian 2S25M self-propelled anti-tank gun will be equipped with an optical-electronic suppression system and additional armor.
“Currently, the High-Precision Complexes holding, which is part of Rostec, is working on the possibility of strengthening the protection of the 2S25M by installing an optical-electronic suppression complex on it, as well as an additional armor kit,” Ozdoev said.
Bekhan Ozdoev clarified that this will increase the security of the crew and the survivability of the vehicle on the battlefield. Optoelectronic suppression systems installed on armored vehicles are necessary, in particular, to disrupt the operation of anti-tank guided missile guidance systems.
Earlier, Ozdoev stated that the airborne self-propelled anti-tank gun 2S25M Sprut-SDM1 manufactured by Kurganmashzavod got the ability to shoot projectiles with remote detonation. According to him, such ammunition increases the effectiveness of the fight against light fortifications and enemy manpower.
The 2S25M self-propelled anti-tank gun on a tracked chassis is armed with a 125 mm caliber artillery and missile system, can be transported by ships and aircraft, and can be landed by landing and parachute. The self-propelled gun develops a speed of 70 km/h on the highway, up to 9 km/h afloat.