Ukraine Unveils Upgraded Soviet-Era Anti-Tank Missile System 

Ukraine’s state defense manufacturer, Luch, has unveiled a self-propelled anti-tank guided missile system based on the Soviet-era Shturm-S system, Defense Blog reported.

The Barrier-S system has a semi-automatic command to line-of-sight anti-tank missiles, offers a higher rate of fire than its predecessor at a range of six kilometers, and is protected against electronic countermeasures, the publication added.

The armored, vehicle-mounted system is equipped with RK-2P and RK-2POF anti-tank guided missiles and a modern guidance system.

The manufacturer claims the system is effective against “targets with combined, carried or monolithic armor especially with explosive reactive armor.”

Its targets range from “main battle tanks, light armored vehicles, small ships, [to] low-flying aerial targets,” the publication added.

Anti-Tank Systems Demonstration 

The Kieve-based firm demonstrated a range of anti-tank guided missile systems last month at a field exercise, which was witnessed by Pakistan Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

The exercise saw missile systems such as the Skif and Corsar demonstrating their capabilities, accurately striking a number of targets, Defense Blog wrote.

The army chief was reportedly impressed by the demonstration and praised the performance of the newest Oplot tank and the Skif anti-tank system (an export modification of the Stugna missile system), the publication added.

“Pakistan is keen to enhance defense cooperation with Ukraine on the basis of Transfer of Technology and Joint Ventures in future as both sides can benefit from each other’s experience,” a spokesperson for the Pakistan Armed Forces said.

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