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   As reported by the press service of the Western Military District, the [4th Guards] Kantemirovskaya Tank Division of the [1st] Guards Tank Army of the Western Military District is being re-equipped with T-80BVM tanks. The unit received a batch of 10 combat vehicles, which were modernized.

   On August 2, 2020, at the Alabino training ground, a ceremonial transfer of military equipment took place, the first live fires from all tank weapons will be held next week. Tankers are ready for their operation, since they were trained on the T-80BVM of the previous batch, which was received earlier.

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   In fact, the first battalion set of modernized T-80BVM tanks (31 tanks) under this contract entered in 2019 for the rearmament of the tank battalion of the 200th separate motorized rifle brigade of the Northern Fleet. The second battalion set, apparently in 2020, will be transferred to the 4th Guards Kantemirovskaya tank division, which by now, obviously, taking into account the transferred on August 2, has already received 20 tanks.

 

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On 8/3/2020 at 11:49 PM, LoooSeR said:

 As reported by the press service of the Western Military District, the [4th Guards] Kantemirovskaya Tank Division of the [1st] Guards Tank Army of the Western Military District is being re-equipped with T-80BVM tanks

What will be the fate of T-80U? Being scrapped? Seems like they are quite neglected recently, these tanks are completely obsolete now. T-80BVM is a big step forward, but it is sad to see that the old T-80Bs survive longer than the (back then) more modern T-80U.

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7 hours ago, heretic88 said:

What will be the fate of T-80U? Being scrapped? Seems like they are quite neglected recently, these tanks are completely obsolete now. T-80BVM is a big step forward, but it is sad to see that the old T-80Bs survive longer than the (back then) more modern T-80U.

   Unknown, i didn't saw anything about what will happen with T-80Us in service currently in 4th guards. T-80U would have been better vehicle to be "BVM'ed", better base armor.

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1 minute ago, LoooSeR said:

   Unknown, i didn't saw anything about what will happen with T-80Us in service currently in 4th guards. T-80U would have been better vehicle to be "BVM'ed", better base armor.

 

The reason could be that upgrading the T-80U currently in service would take them away from active first-tier unit, i.e. they may be upgraded later when they are replaced with the BVM and not needed for the service. 

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On 8/5/2020 at 1:04 PM, LoooSeR said:

   Unknown, i didn't saw anything about what will happen with T-80Us in service currently in 4th guards. T-80U would have been better vehicle to be "BVM'ed", better base armor.

A T90A style welded turret would also be a massive improvement and help put it on par with modern Russian premium tanks

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As told to "Izvestia" in the Ministry of Defense, the decision to rearm the 4th Guards Tank Kantemirovsky Order of Lenin of the Red Banner Division by them. Yu.V. Andropova on the T-80BVM was adopted this summer. Previously, it was planned that the connection would gradually switch to diesel T-72B3. It is planned that the newest combat vehicles will start entering the division next year. But it is possible that the deadlines can be shifted.

 

https://iz.ru/653902/aleksei-ramm/kantemirovskaia-diviziia-stanet-reaktivnoi

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