It is noted that in the conflicts in Syria, Libya and Karabakh, the tank could not resist the Turkish laser-guided missile MAM-L. It was dropped onto a combat vehicle by ANKA and Bayraktar TB2 attack drones. It is alleged that the MAM-L has become the “killer” of more than a hundred T-72s.
The author of the text stated that Russia is taking some passive measures to protect tanks from these threats. This gives the vehicles enhanced tower protection from above. The trellises were nicknamed the birdhouse. However, it is impossible to say how effective this solution will be.
Recently, the United States also announced the modernization of the T-72 and T-80 tanks for protection against loitering ammunition and UAVs.