VLADIVOSTOK, January 10 - RIA Novosti. A new strike tank unit, armed with T-80BV tanks, has been formed on the basis of the Primorsky Marine Corps of the Pacific Fleet, the information support department of the Eastern Military District's press service for the Pacific Fleet said on Monday.
"A new tank unit has been formed in the Pacific Fleet's (Pacific Fleet) Coastal Forces' Marine Corps, deployed in the Primorsky krai Territory. It has received more than 30 modernized modernized T-80BV tanks, which will significantly enhance the strike capabilities of the Pacific Fleet's Primorsky Marine Corps," the statement says.
The technique has already been received and accepted by the drivers of those tanks. The formed tank battalion as part of the Marine Corps unit will begin coordinating and training in combat training during the winter training period.
A distinctive feature of the T-80BV family of tanks is a single gas turbine power plant, for which the tank was named "flying". The tank is capable of accelerating to a speed of over 70 km / h and driving about 500 kilometers without refueling. The BBO (Eastern military district) noted that the equipment has proven itself well when operated in extreme Arctic conditions, which largely corresponds to the harsh Far Eastern winters.