In particular, Russia showcased its Arena-E active protection system (APS) for armored vehicles at a recent international arms fair, but there is no evidence of APS use on Russian equipment in Ukraine.
That is according to a latest the U.K. Defense Ministry’s Defense Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine.
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"The Arena-E active protection system (APS), designed to improve the survivability of armoured vehicles, was displayed at a recent event. Its promotional literature states that it ‘defeats the threats that are most dangerous for armoured vehicles…if you value your armour and crews you need Arena-E’," the update states.
According to the U.K. Defense Ministry’s Defense Intelligence, "there has been no evidence of Arena-E systems being installed on Russia’s own vehicles in Ukraine, where it has lost over 5,000 armoured vehicles."
As the U.K. Defense Defense Intelligence estimates, "this is likely due to Russian industry’s inability to manufacture high-tech systems at scale; a problem which is exacerbated by the effect of international sanctions."
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