MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Colonel Hanif Beglov, head of the Central Military District’s armored service, announced this on the eve of the Tanker’s Day.
“About 100 units of armored weapons, including 30 T-72B3M tanks with improved combat characteristics, have been delivered to formations and military units of the Central Military District since the beginning of this year. As of today, we have completely re-equipped the tank battalion of the motorized rifle regiment of the tank division on the T-72B3M. By the end of the year, another 30 modern tanks will come to replace the combat vehicles of earlier modifications of the tank battalion of the Russian military base in Tajikistan, ”said Colonel Hanif Beglov.
The press service of the Central Military District clarified that the armor protection of the crew and the power plant was increased in the T-72B3M tanks through the use of modern means of active and passive protection. The tank is equipped with a gun with improved ballistics and increased resource, as well as a panoramic sight “Sosna-U” with a thermal imager, installed at the workplace of the vehicle commander. Also, combat vehicles are equipped with a new engine and noise-immune communication system “Aqueduct”.
Tanker’s Day was established in 1946 and is celebrated annually on the second Sunday of September. It originates from the parade-march of the Kantemirovskaya Guards Tank Division, which took place on Red Square and became the first official celebration of the Tankman’s Day. The holiday is included in the list of professional holidays of the RF Armed Forces.
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