Russia’s Western Military District receives upgraded main battle tanks


Russian Defense Ministry’s Western Military District received refurbished T-72B3 main battle tanks, according to the district’s press service.

The upgraded 125-mm smoothbore gun, using armor-piercing sabots, is the tank’s main armament. The tank is also fitted with a 7.62 mm machine gun and a roof-mounted 12.7 mm antiaircraft machine gun.

The T-72B3 is equipped with a new ballistic computer and a fire control system to improve firing accuracy. The tank’s sight has day/night capability and can be used under any weather conditions. The tanks also have new communication systems.



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