Uralvagonzavod, a subsidiary of the Rostec conglomerate, has announced the delivery of a batch of T-90M Proryv and T-72B3M main battle tanks, which have been bolstered with supplementary armor to the Russian military.
The armor includes a new protective cage to deflect top attack munitions. Defensemirror.com had reported about a new type of top-attack protection system for Russian as seen during the Army 2023 exhibition in Moscow.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Industry and Trade Minister, Denis Manturov, underscored the tanks' vital role within the context of Russia's operations in Ukraine. He said the enterprise's designers and engineers enhanced armor based on combat experience.
The upgraded T-72B3M boasts improved protection, enhancing both survivability and the effectiveness of this armor in various combat scenarios, including combined arms battles and environments with heavy use of anti-tank weapons.
Furthermore, the upgraded T-72B3M features a new fire control system that automates preparation for firing and substantially enhances accuracy. It is equipped with a high-power 1,000 hp engine. Notably, this version also includes a new sight system with a digital display, a rear-view video camera, and reinforced armor with Relikt reactive armor side plates. Additional upgrades encompass a new 125mm cannon, an R-168-25U-2 Akveduk ultra-short-wave radio station, improved fire-fighting equipment, and a Sosna-U multi-channel gunner sight.
The T-90M Proryv, on the other hand, boasts all-encompassing armor protection, highly automated all-weather fire control systems, and elevated survivability.
This tank features a completely redesigned turret, distinguishing it from the standard combat module, and a robust 1,130 hp engine. The Proryv is equipped with a 125mm tank cannon capable of firing advanced munitions and long-range missiles, capable of neutralizing enemy tanks from a distance of up to 5 km.
The tank incorporates a multi-channel sight, enabling its weaponry to be utilized at any time of the day or night. Additionally, it can exchange real-time data with other combat vehicles, enhancing its effectiveness on the battlefield.