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Russian tank formation near border with Ukraine received modernized T-72B3 tanks

In the second half of 2018, the motorized rifle brigade of the Russian Western MD tank formation in the Bryansk Region have received another batch of upgraded T-72B3 main battle tanks (MBTs).

On 12 December, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation has reported that another batch of upgraded T-72B3 MBTs entered the arsenal of the Western MD tank formation in the Bryansk Region, which is located near a border with Ukraine.

More than 20 advanced tanks after getting latest technologies and passing through control tests included in the combat strength of a combined-arms association stationed in the border area.


The modernized version of the T-72, which was a main second-generation battle tank produced in the Soviet Union since the 1970s.

Refurbished and upgraded T-72B3 is equipped with a more powerful engine of 1,130 horsepower, as well as an improved armament system. In addition, the vehicle received a new aiming digital display system, as well as a television rear view camera.

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