Tanks T-72B3, the latest modification will go into service connections and military units of the First Guards Tank army, stationed in the Moscow region, told journalists on Tuesday the head of the press service of the Western military district (ZVO) Colonel Igor Muginov, reports RIA Novosti.
— Will the “Armata” go into production in 2017?
— It is possible. But I want to stress that this machine is not for conscripts, and for the professionals that will absorb all the possibilities of this machine. Next year we plan to show in the dynamics at the arms exhibition in Nizhny Tagil. There we will show its capabilities in the dynamics and in shooting.
While the world has been focused on Russia’s air campaign in Syria, Moscow continues its military modernization closer to home. The Kremlin is planning on modernizing one hundred and fifty additional Soviet-era T-72B main battle tanks to the T-72B3M standard. The upgraded vehicles would offer performance comparable to the much more modern T-90, but for a fraction of the price.
The Syrian armed forces are equipped with Russian tanks. Where our BMP-1, which itself has long been well established, working tanks T-55, T-72. And recent events in Syria demonstrate the reliability, durability and a high level of the combat effectiveness of armored and other vehicles. There were cases, when on the tank T-90 was more than 13 hits of modern means of destruction, but the tank has retained its fighting capability.Our tanks on the device is quite simple, hope to use and possess modern means of destruction which are capable of destroying any opponent that actually shows the T-90 in Syria. No wonder sales of this tank in recent times has increased. Buy it countries in the Middle East, Algeria, India. This again confirms the high combat efficiency of our technology
The Russian Ground Forces has completed the reactivation of the 1st Guards Tank Army in Russia’s Western Military District (WMD) and is to form two new armoured divisions, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced.
According to the MoD, the 1st Guards was reformed on 1 February and will be equipped with T-72B3 and T-80 main battle tanks (MBTs). A Russian tank army is typically equipped with 500 MBTs.