Ukrainian state-owned company UkrOboronOrom has announced that it has completed the final batch of upgraded T-72 main battle tanks to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The implementation of the upgrade program will give a new life to T-72 tanks. It provides proven increased transmission systems, increased firepower, protection systems, improved electrical power, navigation systems, and amended ergonomics. These T-72 tanks are the result of rethinking the experience of modern warfare in the East of Ukraine.
Kyiv Armored Plant comprehensively approached the repair and significantly improved the tactical and technical characteristics of the vehicles so that they could better perform the combat missions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The increase of vehicle mobility performance and reverse transmission is obtained by replacement of the previous model of engine to a unique s840 hp, compared with the previous 780 hp. In addition, T-72 tank is equipped with KTR air conditioning.
To enhance firing there was made a replacement of missile using the Kombat Missile, setting new electro-optical converters, implementing upgraded systems of stabilization and fire-control. New digital radio stations from the Turkish company Aselsan allow tank crews to maintain direct contact with infantry units, which is of great importance for battlefield interaction. Other enhancements include Nizh (also called Nozh) and Duplet explosive reactive armor (ERA) elements, and Zaslon active protection systems.