Uralvagonzavod, which is part of the Rostekh State Corporation, sent a batch of upgraded T-72B3 tanks to the Russian Ministry of Defense. The combat vehicles received a new powerful engine, a modern fire control system, a rear view camera and a Mehvod display complex.
The work was carried out as part of the state defense order, under which the T-72B tanks received from the Remfund underwent an overhaul and deep upgrade to the T-72B3 level. During the development of the T-72 tank, the designers laid down a significant upgrade potential, which is now being actively used.
The upgrade affected almost all systems, which resulted in improved maneuverability and increased firepower and protection. One of the main solutions is to equip the vehicle with additional protection modules in the so-called soft case, which increased the armor resistance without significantly increasing the weight of the tank.
The T-72B3 is also equipped with a new high-power power plant, a rear view camera, a modern digital communication system, and a mechanic-driver display complex. The combat vehicle is equipped with a new fire control system with a target follow-through automatic weapon, which allows to significantly reduce the time spent on training gunners-operators without reducing the effectiveness of firing. The Russian-made thermal imaging channels have the same characteristics as those previously installed in foreign countries.
Each tank has passed acceptance tests, during which officers of the military mission personally checked all systems from the driver's, gunner-operator's and commander's positions. As a result, the combat vehicles were accepted by the customer.