Nakidka in my point is not very usefull.
It would be everything.
It makes Javelin less useful than Metis-M1... it hides the IR signature of the tank... without a decent IR signature to lock on to Javelin is NOT fire and forget... it is command to line of sight guided like TOW and Milan.... which means optical dazzlers will render it totally ineffective.... all that money and it wont be hitting anything but the ground...
Clearly much has been done to ensure the reduction of visibility in the radar range, which, however, more than offset by a wonderful exhaust both sides, making the tanks very visible in the infrared wavelength range.
Anyone who has seen the heat plume behind a gas turbine powered tank will think a diesel runs on jelly beans and chocolate...
There are no such things like "trap shots", this isn't WW2 where big bullets have been fired against each other. All current AT weapons will not be ricochet from the surface but will detonate regardless of the angle. APFSDS will dive into the armor, HEAT will be set off, either by contact fuze or via electro magnetic field armor.
Could also be considered a good argument against heavy armour on the turret... if that angled plate is heavy armour it will deflect a rifle round into the optics... if it is just sheet metal with nothing at all behind it the round will punch straight through and miss the gunners optics completely...
If charly guestimates are correct.. then the pink hardware in the tank is active protection
and it directly one of them pointing upwards to hit anything the sensors capture over the tank..with what could be a shotgun round of projectiles.. So there is something there pointing
Nice find.... I would say those blue unknown sensors are the AESA radars for the APS... there are four and one would suspect they could scan horizontally 90 degrees each... so one would suppose they could also scan 90 degrees vertically too and as they are angled up at about 45 degrees that means they should cover from ground level to well past vertical allowing them to be used against attacks from any direction except land mines.