Russia to Modernize T-72B Platform

Russia to Modernize T-72B Platform 5 July, 2019


Belarusian Ministry of Defence signed a contract with Russia-based Uralvagonzavod for the modernization of 11 T-72B main battle tanks. The T-72B3 upgrade is designed to turn the basic T-72 into a modern fighting platform. It provides the vehicle, Sosna-U sight that allows the vehicle to engage targets at 3,000 m using a thermal imager, improved armour and a modestly improved 125 mm main gun. The vehicles will be delivered between now and next year.

Belarus has already received at least 24 T-72B3 obr.2016 vehicles, which have a more powerful engine and further improved armour over the T-72B3.

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