If the tests are successfully completed, the Russian military will receive stealth tanks that can be operated at low temperatures, such as in the Arctic. Source: Dmitry Rogulin / TASS
The Russian military is carrying out testing on special paint that reduces the radar visibility of armored vehicles.
According to the spokesman of the Russian Ministry of Defense, the new coating was applied to a T-72 tank and a BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicle as part of the testing, held at a military training ground in the Chelyabinsk Region.
Paint for armor is more resistant to low temperatures and better resists the icing of the hull, is able to reduce radioactive contamination of equipment on which it is applied, and is hardly detectable by enemy radar systems.
According to the Ministry of Defense, the radio-absorbent coating meets the standards adopted in the Russian armed forces. Other details were not disclosed.
If the tests are successfully completed, the Russian military will receive stealth tanks that can be operated at low temperatures, such as in the Arctic. Russia's new advanced Armata tank is also planned to be made of steel resistant to low temperatures.
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