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  • Second Delivery for Modernised Tanks
    Second Delivery for Modernised Tanks 5 March 2020
    Ukraine which continues to clashes on the eastern border and the war, resumes modernisation of army. The Ukrainian Armed Forces received the second batch of upgraded T-72 tanks, which was completed as part of the modernization of the army. The survivability of the tanks, which modernized within the Kyiv Armored Plant (Київський бронетанковий завод) has been increased. In this context, in addition to explosive reactive armour bricks, tanks equipped with slat armour. Fi...
  • ASELSAN Communication Suites for Modernised Tanks
    ASELSAN Communication Suites for Modernised Tanks 29 January 2020
    ASELSAN product communication suites, which procures digital radio equipments many countries including Turkey, began to be used in the modernized T-72 tanks. ASELSAN, which has been exporting digital communication systems to Ukraine since 2017, reaching wider use in the Ukrainian Army. Kiev Management preferred ASELSAN-produced digital communication systems as well as Ukraine-based Lybid K2 radio stations for the communication systems of modernised T-72AMT tanks, which wer...
  • Modernised T-72 for Ukraine
    Modernised T-72 for Ukraine 28 January 2020
    In order to modernize the army and improve its capabilities, Ukraine continues its modernization and procurement activities. In this context, the Armed Forces of Ukraine received additional modernised main battle tanks. In the official social media account of the Ukranya Logistics Command, it was announced that the army received 15 T-72 tanks, which were modernized and upgraded to T-72AMT level. The Kiev government plans to receive 10 additional tanks by the end of January. Wit...
  • Russia Plans to Unveil the New TOS-2 Heavy Flamethrower System Next Year
    Russia Plans to Unveil the New TOS-2 Heavy Flamethrower System Next Year 14 November 2019
    The Russian Defence Ministry plans to show the new TOS-2 heavy flamethrower system at the parade in honour of the 75th anniversary of the Victory and send it to the troops. The head of the chemical, biological and radiation protection forces of the Russian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov, said that the TOS-2 heavy flamethrower system should enter the military units in May 2020. “By the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Pat...
  • Russia Continues Existence at the Balkans
    Russia Continues Existence at the Balkans 22 August 2019
    Cooperation between Russia and Serbia continues. In October 2018, the Serbian Air Force received six MiG-29 fighter jets handed over by Russia as part of military and technical assistance. In addition to this military assistance, Serbia will procure Russian-made Mi-35 and Mi-17 transport helicopters. The helicopters will arrive for the Serbian Air Force in the first quarter of 2020, Serbia’s Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin said in an interview with RTS television channel on August 19....
  • Donation from Russia
    Donation from Russia 25 July 2019
    BRDM-2M armoured reconnaissance vehicles that Russia promised to donate to Serbia, reached the country. The delivery of 30 upgraded BRDM-2Ms is part of a wider military agreement that has already resulted in the transfer of six surplus MiG-29 fighters to Serbia in 2017 and should be completed by the end of 2019 with the transfer of 30 modernised T-72 main battle tanks. BRDM-2, taken from Yugoslavia, were already in service of the Serbian army.
  • Modernization of the Polish Army
    Modernization of the Polish Army 24 July 2019
    T-72 main battle tanks in the Polish Army's inventory will undergo modernization and refit. “We modernize and modify this equipment, which is available in the Polish Army. Thanks to this upgrade, the tanks will be equipped with modern sights, navigation and observation devices as well as modern digital communications. Deep repairs of these tanks will also be carried out,” said the head of the Defence Ministry, Mariusz Błaszczak. Modernization is scheduled between 2019-2025.
  • 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 alrea...
  • Inventory Changes Coming
    Inventory Changes Coming 24 June 2019
    According to the Czech Ministry of Defence's statement on June 17, Czech Defence Minister Lubomir Metnar has submitted three contracts totalling nearly CZK4 USD176.6 million to the government for two C295 transport aircraft, the upgrade of 33 T-72M tanks, and a flight planning system. “The Army of the Czech Republic [ACR] needs to increase its transport capacity and replace the obsolete Yak-40s,” Metnar said, adding that the new aircraft would “be more economical,...
  • Faulty Ammunition Alarm
    Faulty Ammunition Alarm 16 May 2019
    The Indian Army is alarmed due to poor and defective quality of ammunition being supplied for tanks, artillery, air defence and other guns. Army is concerned due to unacceptably high number of accidents taking place in the field. State-owned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB supplies.   The Indian Times reported that Army has told the defence ministry (MoD) that the spike in ammunition-related accidents is causing “fatalities, injuries and damage to equipment” a...
  • ASELSAN Hit on "T-72"
    ASELSAN Hit on "T-72" 2 January 2019
    According to the news in ASELSAN's A Bulletin, T-72A Tank Modernization Project, which was carried out with Kazakhstan ASELSAN Engineering (KAE), the company's subsidiary in Kazakhstan, successfully completed and took its place in the showcase as one of the most modern T-72 tank configurations in the world. Within the scope of modernization, T-72 tanks were equipped with a new generation Fire Control System with day / night firing on move capability, remote-controlled anti-aircraft gu...
  • Made in India Tank Engines V-46-6 And V92S2 Are Handed Over To Indian Army
    Made in India Tank Engines V-46-6 And V92S2 Are Handed Over To Indian Army 30 July 2018
    Two types of indigenously built high-power multi-fuel engines V-46-6 and V92S2 were handed over to Indian Army for first time under Make in India. These engines are based on Russian design. V92S2, is high power diesel engine with 1000 HP capacity and it is fitted in T-90 Battle Tank (Bhisma Tank). V46-6 is also high-power diesel engines with 780 HP and it is fitted in T-72 Main Battle Tank (Ajeya Tank). Both are manufactured by Engine Factory Avadi (EFA), a unit of Ordnance Factory ...
  • Fair News Issue 62
    Fair News Issue 62 10 June 2018
    Electrical Vehicle by KazTechinnovations “CADI” Meets Visitors KAE Signature in Arlan T-72A Fitted with Owl Eyes AMTE’s Armoured Medical Evacuation Vehicle
    Barys Undergoes Climate Tests
    Short-Range Igla Solution STM in Cybersecurity Training Rocket Deal between ROKETSAN and Kazakhstan OTOKAR in Maintenance Business A400M to Deliver Arlan with ASEL...
  • Golan-1000 in Field
    Golan-1000 in Field 21 May 2018
    Syria's new multiple launch rocket system is unveiled. System was first seen during the attacks on the southern part of Damascus, consists of a three-barrel rocket launcher which is integrated on T-72 tank locally. It is reported that the system fires 500-millimeter rockets via a remote control, but there is no explanation as to how many pieces are produced with the range of the platform.
  • Algeria is the New Customer for TOS-1A
    Algeria is the New Customer for TOS-1A 15 May 2018
    Algeria has acquired 220 mm TOS-1A multiple rocket launchers from Russia. The country confirmed the purchase after a footage of an exercise on 12 May was released. The system consists of a launcher for 24 thermobaric or incendiary rockets mounted on a T-72 hull. The range of the system is 6 kilometres. 
  • Serbia Receives MiG-29 Fighters from Belarus
    Serbia Receives MiG-29 Fighters from Belarus 24 April 2018
    Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin revealed that Serbian Army has received four MiG-29 fighter jets from Belarus. The addition of four aircraft increased the number of Serbian MiG-29 fleet to 14. Vulin said that while visiting Moscow in April, he had talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoigu on supplies of four Mi-35 combat helicopters, four Mi-17 transport helicopters, T-72 tanks, BMP-2 armoured infantry carriers and missile defence systems. Serbia has...
  • India, Ukraine Agreed on Strategic Cooperation at DefExpo
    India, Ukraine Agreed on Strategic Cooperation at DefExpo 17 April 2018
    India and Ukraine have tightened relations in defence at DefExpo 2018. The First Deputy to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleg Hladkovskiy and the Defence Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman held a meeting on 13 April and discussed Ukraine’s participation in the defense industry development program “Make in India”. Hladkovskiy emphasized that the key areas of this cooperation saying that they were talking abou...
  • Serbia Negotiates Purchase of Mi-35
    Serbia Negotiates Purchase of Mi-35 10 April 2018
    Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin has revealed that Serbia has begun negotiating with Russia for the supply of four Mi-35 combat helicopters and four Mi-17 transport helicopters. After meeting with Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu in Moscow on 3 April, Vulin said they have also discussed the continuation of military-technical cooperation, the further equipping and modernization of MiG fighters and the acquisition and supply of T-72 tanks and BMP-2 and certain...
  • T-90 Tanks at Baghdad 2 February 2018
    Iraq began receiving T-90S and T-90SK tanks, which it ordered in 2014. Under the deal, a total of 73 T-90S and SK will be delivered to Iraq. Together with the tanks, it is stated that logistics vehicles are being delivered under the agreement. T-90S and SK has increased survivability compared to the T-72B3 tanks currently in use in the Iraqi Army. The T-90S is the most advanced tank of the T series tanks which currently in active service. There is a laser warning system in...
  • Deliveries to Ukraine Completed
    Deliveries to Ukraine Completed 4 January 2018
    Kyiv Armored Plant, a part of the State Concern "UkrOboronProm", delivered more than 50 new BTR-3As as well as repaired T-72 and other armoured vehicles to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard and other law enforcement agencies. Having passed all factory and acceptance tests, BTR-3DA is equipped with a combat module "Sturm-M" with a 30-mm automatic gun ZTM-1 with firing rate 330 rounds per minute, a 7.62-mm machine gu...
  • Global Call by India
    Global Call by India 9 November 2017
    Indian Ministry of Defence issued a new Request for Information (RFI) for multipurpose Future Ready Combat Vehicles (FRCVs) on 8 November. The global RFI calls for detailed information on the proposed 50-tonne tracked FRCV by 20 December.  The Indian Army (IA) will replace the service’s ageing fleet of T-72 main battle tanks and wants to build 1,770 vehicles.
  • 55. Issue Ukraine Fair News
    55. Issue Ukraine Fair News 7 November 2017
    ASELSAN: The Star of Ukraine Satellite Leap by ROKETSAN New Move by Taxila WB Electronics Merciless to UAVs Modernized T-72 On Display Ukraine Suppresses by Automatic Mortar
  • T-72A Upgrade Unveiled
    T-72A Upgrade Unveiled 16 August 2017
    UkroBoronProm has developed a new upgrade of theT-72A main battle tank designated as T-72AMT. According to the company's release on 14 August, T-72AMT features 'Knife' explosive reactive armour (ERA) which is already used on the Bulat and Oplot tanks. The upgraded version is armed with 125 mm Kombat (Combat) gun-fired laser-guided missile capable of penetrating 550 mm of armour at a distance of 5 km. The tanks will use Turkish ASELSAN's radio comm...
  • Russian T-72 Is Now Unmanned
    Russian T-72 Is Now Unmanned 17 April 2017
    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced today that its Micro Systems business unit has successfully converted a Russian T-72 Tank to an unmanned variant for the U.S. Army's need for a tank target. The T-72 will be controlled by the company's Army Ground Aerial Target Control System (AGATCS), a datalink agnostic control systems that has been interfaced to a wide variety of US Army air, ground, and sea surface target vehicles. ...
  • Russia Will Focus On Land
    Russia Will Focus On Land 8 April 2017
    Russian news website Sputnik studied the 2018-2025 armament program of the country. The site announced improvements to the final draft of the state-run armament program (DSP-2025) to be addressed in June 2017. The document identifies the weapons and technologies that will serve the Russian army in the next eight years. According to the site, details of the DSP-2025 are kept secret for now, but Russia's Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Borisov has specified the general outline of the program ...
  • Newest T-72 To Take Part In Victory Day Parade
    Newest T-72 To Take Part In Victory Day Parade 7 April 2017
    Russia will demonstrate the latest version of its T-72 main battle tank during the Victory Day Parade, according to the commander in chief of the Russian Ground Forces. Powered with a 1130 horsepower diesel engine, the T-72B3M's engine-transmission compartment and rear part of the tower are covered with anti-cumulative screen grids and additional blocks of dynamic protection as well as having strengthened mine protection technology.  In Ma...
  • 'Fulcrum' Donation From Russia to Serbia
    'Fulcrum' Donation From Russia to Serbia 23 December 2016
    Russia has signed a deal to donate over six MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter aircraft to Serbia, along with 30 T-72 tanks and 30 BRDM-2 armoured reconnaissance vehicles. Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has reached the agreement during their meetings in Moscow on 21st December. The MiG-29s are currently being decommissioned from the Russian Aerospace Forces and will be delivered to Serbia in 2017, after undergoing some modernization work. Russia's a...
  • Russia To Upgrade MBTs
    Russia To Upgrade MBTs 9 December 2016
    Russia contemplates upgrading some of its T-72 and T-90 main battle tank (MBT) fleets to improve first round hit capability, reduce workload on the gunner and enhance their operational life. If concluded, the tanks will be equipped with the automatic target tracker (ATT) and fire control computer (FCC) used on the Armata T-14 MBTs. Russia already commenced upgrade work on T-80BV MBTs as a part of its upgrade plans.
  • T-72 MBT Upgraded
    T-72 MBT Upgraded 8 September 2016
    Bumar Labedy and OBRUM unveiled a modernisation package for the T-72/PT-91 main battle tank (MBT) at the MSPO defence exhibition held in Poland on 6-9 September. Designating the new version as T-72/PT16, the companies have sought to overcome the main weaknesses of the T-72 MBT family. The T-72/PT-91 has a low power-to-weight ratio, while the asymmetric location of the main gun recoil mechanism negatively affects accuracy. The PT-16, however, has a 1,000-1,200 HP engine, replacing that of the ...
  • ASELSAN in Search of New Markets in Kazakhstan 24 July 2016
    During KADEX 2016 Defence Exhibition, organised at Kazakhstan’s capital Astana, we interviewed with Ziya Kaboğlu, General Manager of the ASELSAN-Kazakhstan Engineering joint venture, ASELSAN Kazakhstan Engineering (KAE). Hosting us at the KAE stand, Kaboğlu gave details as to the studies carried out in the firm. He also helped us visit KAE facilities, which we first saw two years ago at the opening ceremony. Some highlights of this video interview are as follows; C4Def...
  • Russia unveils a new T-72 tank for urban combat 25 May 2016
    The research and production group Uralvagonzavod will unveil its modernized T-72 tank for urban combat at Kazakhstan Defence Expo – 2016. (KADEX-2016) The group has equipped the T-72 with a fire-control system and a thermal sight. It has been specially adapted to carry the fighting in the city.
  • Russia’s Airborne Force to start setting up tank companies 12 May 2016
    Russian Airborne Force will start setting up tank companies armed with T-72B3 tanks in the second half of the year according to Russian state owned TASS Agency. They will be expanded into tank battalions within the next two years. The T-72B3 is the most modern T-72 in Russian Army service as of 2013. Designed during the height of the Cold War, the T-72 is a Russian Main Battle Tank intended to be deployed amongst certain elements of the Russian Army as a cheaper alternative to the T-64 an...