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Land Warfare

PREMIUM: T-80BVM flatters to deceive as an Arctic tank

15th April 2021 - 13:52 GMT | by Alex Tarasoff in Moscow

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The Russian MoD plans to procure T-80BVM MBTs in 2021. (Photo: Russian MoD)

Claims ring hollow that the upgraded T-80BVM would function in Arctic conditions.

A batch of upgraded T-80BVM MBTs has been delivered to the 64th Motor Rifle Brigade of the Russian Ground Forces, the press service of the Eastern Military District announced on 7 April.

Defence officials promote the modernised T-80BVM as being geared towards Arctic operations and manufacturer Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) claims the ...

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