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For the first time, modern T-80BVM tanks entered service with the motorized rifle formation of the Eastern Military District. The day before, several dozen tanks arrived in Khabarovsk as part of a railway echelon.

Earlier, the personnel of the armored divisions of the motorized rifle formation passed specialized courses on retraining for new equipment. The training of specialists took place on a modern educational and material base, including the latest computerized simulators and allowing servicemen to learn the operation and combat use of modern equipment and weapons in a short time.

In the near future, the new tanks will take part in the performance of combat training tasks at one of the training grounds of the Air Defense Forces.

For reference:

T-80BVM is a Russian modernization of the T-80BV tank, developed by Omsktransmash. The modernization includes the installation of the Sosna-U multi-channel gunner sight, which includes sighting, thermal imaging, rangefinder channels, as well as a missile control channel. The tank is equipped with a 125 mm cannon, a modified GTD-1250 gas turbine engine, an armament stabilizer and a TVN-5 driver’s observation device. Improving the command controllability of the tank is provided by the VHF radio station “Aqueduct” and measures have been introduced to reduce fuel consumption. To protect against enemy fire, the vehicle is equipped with anti-cumulative lattice screens, a complex of modular dynamic protection “Relic” and active protection “Arena-M”. Combat weight 46 tons.

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