Active Protection System / Ukraine
The Zaslon active protection suite was developed by Ukrainmash, a
Ukrainian AFV modernization firm that specializes in developing add-on
armor, active protection systems and upgrade kits for T-72, T-55 and BMP
The Zaslon system consists of a radar based detection module, a guidance
module and a customer specified number of static counter-measures
modules. Each counter-measure module packs two explosive charges, which
are ejected toward the target before detonating and forming a dense
fragmentation ring that destroys incoming projectiles on impact. Modules
can point forward, sideways or vertically, to protect from top attacks.
The system’s response time is 0.1 seconds.
A typical installation protects 150 – 180 degrees, and is capable of
defeating incoming projectiles at speeds between 70 and 1,200 m/sec. It
can be used to protect fixed sites or armored vehicles. Depending on the
protection level required, the system adds from 50 to 130 kg. per