Syria, Israel Eye Russian “Terminator” Combat Vehicles

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Syria, Israel Eye Russian “Terminator” Combat Vehicles

Syria, Israel Eye Russian “Terminator” Combat Vehicles

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Israel and Syria have shown interest in the purchase of Russian “Terminator”-type tank support combat vehicles (BMPT), Alexander Shevchenko, Chief of the Main Automotive-Armored Tank Directorate of the Russian Defense Ministry said.

“This year, the Russian Armed Forces will receive a vehicle of a fundamentally new class - a tank support combat vehicle. Many countries, primarily Israel and Syria, have shown interest in this vehicle,” Shevchenko said.

The Defense Ministry signed a contract with the Uralvagonzavod company for deliveries of a first batch of Terminators to the Russian army during the recent Army-2017 military forum.

Currently, there are two versions of the vehicle based on the T-72 battle tank chassis – “the Terminator 1” and “the Terminator 2”. The BMPT-72 is fitted with a state-of-the-art guided weapons system and is capable of destroying enemy infantry vehicles, tanks and other armored objects, as well as helicopters.

The Terminator 2 is equipped with night vision, a laser range finder, as well as an integrated laser controlled missile guidance system. It can detect targets within a five-kilometer range, day or night.

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