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Russian forces receive modernised T-72B3 tanks

11th September 2017 - 08:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Western MD tank formation of the Russian armed forces has received modernised T-72B3 tanks, the Russian Ministry of Defence announced on 7 September.

The combat vehicles are equipped with more powerful 1,130hp engines, enhanced weapon system, and a new sighting system with a digital display and rear-view camera.

The tank has also been reinforced with side skirt Relikt armour elements, mounted slat armour as well as new reactive armour systems in a soft case.

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