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Russian spies try to steal Ukrainian modern tank secrets

Ukraine’s safety service, recognized by the acronym SBU, has reportedly thwarted makes an attempt by the Russian spy to get secrets of the Ukrainian tank program.

A Russian spy was arrested Monday on suspicion of appearing as an unlawful agent of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces (GRU) of the Russian Federation, Ukraine’s safety service stated.

SBU’s counterintelligence detained in Kharkiv an agent of the Russian navy intelligence, who was performing the duty of acquiring technical documentation on the event and manufacturing of the Ukrainian T-84BM Oplot major battle tank.


As a part of the initiated felony proceedings, the investigators and counterintelligence officers of the SBU documented that on assignments from Russian curators and entry to labeled info, the enemy agent tried to appeal to an worker of the state-owned Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau, which carried out the event of the modern tank. Under the management of the SBU operatives, the agent obtained samples of technical supplies from the worker and handed over the photocopies to the consultant of Russia’s GRU navy intelligence utilizing the spent channels.

Now the spy has been knowledgeable of suspicion of committing a criminal offense beneath Part 1 of Art. 111 (excessive treason) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, and the problem of selecting a safety measure is being determined.

As famous by the SBU, investigative actions proceed.

Photo by SBU

Photo by SBU

The Oplot is Ukraine’s newest major battle tank. It is fitted with next-generation Duplet Explosive Reactive Armor (ERA), which protects towards tandem warheads. It is claimed to be superior to the Russian Kontakt 5 ERA armor. Protection of hull sides was additionally improved. The tank is fitted with a Shtora countermeasures system, which lowered the hit chance of enemy ATGW with semi-automatic steerage. It has been reported that this MBT can be fitted with Zaslon energetic safety system.

This tank is operated by a crew of three, together with a commander, gunner and driver. There is not any want for the loader, because the tank has an automated ammunition loading system. The smaller crew allowed to scale back the general dimensions of the automobile, making it a smaller goal on the battlefield.

Tanks of this kind have been ordered by the Royal Thai Army in 2011 and the U.S. Government has reached an settlement with the Ukrainian state arms export company to provide a number of Oplot major battle tanks in 2020.

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