Uralvagonzavod is going to demonstrate the upgraded T-90 tank to Putin at the Russian Expo Arms-2011
07.09.2011 — News
The arms show - Russian Expo Arms-2011 will open in Nizhny Tagil on September 8. The Uralvagonzavod Research and Production Corporation will demonstrate for the first time in public combat characteristics of the upgraded T-90 tank. The front-row audience will be represented by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
The vehicle has a more powerful engine. The upgraded armament includes a new gun and a remotely-operated machine gun. Besides, T-90 is equipped with an automated fire control system that will help in target search. The Relikt explosive reactive armor of the fifth generation protects the tank turret and hull against all existing anti-tank shells and missiles.
The representatives of the Press Service of the corporation have informed RusBusinessNews that the exhibition will also showcase a tank support fighting vehicle (BMPT). The pilot military project passed the government tests; however, it has not been put into service for the Russian Army yet. At present, the corporation uses BMPTs for export supplies. The first three vehicles were bought by the Republic of Kazakhstan. BMPT can destroy tanks, infantry combat vehicles, helicopters and low-altitude aircraft. The design of the vehicle includes the upgraded chassis of the T-72 tank. It is equipped with two twin-barreled 30-mm automatic guns, Ataka-T guided weapon, automatic grenade launchers and a machine gun.
The display of the Uralvagonzavod Research and Production Corporation, which is marking its 75th birthday, will become the most impressive at Russian Expo Arms-2011. The holding will be represented by nine defense companies.
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