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PROTECTION
BRENUS
REACTIVE ADDED PROTECTION KIT FOR MBTs AND LIGHT
ARMOURED VEHICLES
MISSION
The BRENUS add on ERA enables MBTs and
light armoured vehicles protection to be up
graded to the highest level against missiles,
anti-tank rockets and top attack grenades.
BRENUS provides protection against HE
shells, and only weighs one ninth of the
equivalent protection in steel.
It is remarkably insensitive to accidental
battlefield incidents and attacks.
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
BRENUS reactive modules provide acceptable protection against shaped charges, equivalent to
400mm of steel armour.
Its modular design facilitates installation on all vehicles, as a function of mission requirements.
BRENUS reactive modules have been officially acknowledged as MURAT (low hazard munition)
by French Ministry of Defense.
BSG2 bricks and U12 boxes provide protection against HE shells, while increasing resistance
against attack by medium calibre weapons. BSG3 bricks provide protection against top attack
grenades.
Added protection kits have been developed for the AMX-30B2, M48, M60 and T-72 MBTs and for
the M113, BMP-3 and CV90 light armoured vehicles.
STATUS
Qualified.
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