Russia’s Uralvagonzavod handed over a batch of upgraded T-72B3M tanks to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
The vehicles have passed a full range of tests, accepted by customers in accordance with the requirements of the normative and technical documentation and the terms of the contract, Rostec announced Monday.
The work was carried out as part of the execution of the state defense order, which provides for the modernization of T-72B tanks to the level of T-72B3M. Compared to the original version, the shipped T-72B3M have significantly improved characteristics.
Design engineers of the Ural Design Bureau of Transport Engineering are continuously modernizing T-72 tanks. The T-72B3M is equipped with a new fire control system, which includes an aiming system with a modern thermal imager, as well as a digital ballistic computer that automates the process of preparing a shot and significantly increases firing accuracy.
Guided weapon system on the modernized T-72B3 destroys targets with a guided missile from a standstill and in motion, day and night at ranges of up to 5000 meters with a probability close to 100%. And the automatic target tracking provides an increase in the accuracy of shooting at moving targets and significantly reduces the time for preparing a shot. Modern means of communication provide hidden noise-immune radio communication with technical masking modes.
The tank is equipped with a 1130 hp V-92S2F engine produced by ChTZ-Uraltrak. To help the driver-mechanic, a chassis systems control controller was introduced with the display of parameters on a special display.
The upgraded T-72B3 tank received effective protection, which can significantly increase its survivability and efficiency both in combined arms combat and during military operations with the massive use of anti-tank weapons, for example, in populated areas.