7 Mar 2018 19:30

Russia army to get upgraded T-90M Proryv-3, T-80BV tanks in 2018

MOSCOW. March 7 (Interfax-AVN) - The Russian Armed Forces will start receiving the upgraded T-90M Proryv-3 (Breakthrough) and T-80BV tanks this year, according to a document prepared for the Russian president's working trip to the Urals Federal District.

"In 2018 the UVZ (Uralvagonzavod) is planning to start producing and delivering to army the modern modernized tank T-90M Proryv-3, the BMPT tank-support fighting vehicle, the T-80BV tank with improved combat characteristics, and the modernized infantry fighting vehicle BMP-1 with a 30 millimeter combat module," the document stated.

Work has entered final stages to create a promising weapon - the Armata heavy tracked vehicle platform, and the Koalitsiya-SV (Coalition) self-propelled howitzer, the document said.

"The UVZ is facing the task of setting up their serial production. These will be three Armata models, on a heavy universal combat platform, and three models of the Koalitsiya-SV inter-service artillery system. A serious project will be the creation of weapons and equipment for Arctic brigades," the document said.

The UVZ also has invested own money in several other projects: DT-3PM, a two-section light tracked carrier and tractor; BMP-3, an upgraded infantry fighting vehicle with a 57 millimeter combat module; BTR-80, an upgraded armored carrier; and robotic systems, the document said.