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T-80s will be upgraded, there is official comments from factory, but not much information on what will be upgraded, how many tanks will go through this modernisation, etc.

 

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   The research and production corporation "Uralvagonzavod" and the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation signed a contract for major repairs with a deep modernization of the T-80 tanks.

 

   As the "OMSKREGION" was informed in JSC "Omsktransmash", the state contract is of a long-term nature. The main battle tank T-80 was produced at the Omsk Transport Engineering Plant in the second half of the 20th century. Its modernization will significantly improve the tactical and technical characteristics of the machine. As previously noted by military experts, in the course of modernization tanks will be equipped with Sosna-U fire control systems equipped with a laser rangefinder, a thermal imaging unit and an automatic target tracking system. The problem of reducing fuel consumption will also be addressed. Previously, under certain operating conditions, a tank with a gas turbine unit could "eat" more than 7.5 liters per 1 km. Another feature is the possibility of operating the T-80 tank in the northern latitudes. The task set before the engineering teams is to expand the range of operating temperatures and bring its lower bar to a level of -50 ° C.

   "Obtaining an order for major repairs with a deep modernization of the T-80 is a significant event for our company that will additionally increase the capacity utilization of Omsktransmash, as well as adjust the economic situation at the plant," said Igor Lobov, general director of JSC Omsktransmash.

 

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   MOSCOW, September 7. / TASS /. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation is preparing to test the modernized tank T-80BVM. The chief of the Main Automobile Armored Directorate of the Defense Ministry Alexander Shevchenko told journalists about it.

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So, they named it T-80BVM.

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Photos by Decoder from Otvaga forum.

From the side. Looks like they decided to put an actual Relikt ERA on it instead of leave it with K-5. T-80B3VM, lol.

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Seems like engine is upgraded, they stil use gas turbine.

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Engine is called GDT-1250TF, 1250 HP.

 

Also, T-80UK on the placard,

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Zapad-2017, Belarus, 4th Kantemirovskaya division.

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   T-80BV tanks of the motorized rifle regiment of the 4th Guards Tank Kantemirovskaya division of the Western Military District during the first stage of the joint Russian-Belorussian strategic exercise "West-2017" at the "Osipovichsky" training ground (Mogilev region, Belarus), 16.09.2017 (с ) By Pavel Chuyko / www.sb.by

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Spoiler

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Preparing to receive T-80BVMs?

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