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Russia begins large-scale modernization of T-72 tanks


Russia unexpectedly began a large-scale modernization of T-72 tanks.

Russia has returned to the large-scale modernization of the T-72 tanks, which, given the supply of such tanks as the T-80, T-90 and T-14 "Armata" to the Russian army, raises a number of questions as to whether such costs will pay off. According to experts, Russia decided to take such a step for one of the rather compelling reasons.

“The RF Ministry of Defense intends to modify all existing T-72 tanks to the T-72B3M version in the near future. At the moment, the T-72 of various modifications is the backbone of the Russian tank forces. It is believed that the current version of the combat vehicle is practically not inferior to the American "Abrams" М1А2С. However, the Pentagon intends to send 435 units of improved tanks to the army by 2024, which may violate parity. Therefore, we also need a new, more modern modification of the tank. ", - about it сообщает Edition "Reporter".

Analysts, however, suggest that the large-scale modernization of the T-72 tanks has a completely different context - today it is one of the cheapest tanks capable of withstanding NATO tanks on equal terms, and, therefore, Russia may have customers for the purchase of hundreds of such armored combat vehicles. , including Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Venezuela, Egypt, etc.

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