Modernized T-84 Tanks to Join Ukrainian Armed Forces

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Modernized T-84 Tanks to Join Ukrainian Armed Forces
T-84 tank (Image: Ukroboronprom)

The Ukrainian Malyshev Plant and Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau are readying another batch of T-84 tanks after the first batch of tanks join the country’s armed forces.

Kharkiv enterprises conduct repair and modernization works. For this purpose, the SE “Malyshev Plant” repaired the next batch of T-84 tanks. The combat vehicles underwent checking, restoring or complete replacement of all main nodes and components, Ukroboronprom said in a statement Wednesday.

After that, the tanks were sent to the SE "Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau" for modernization: electronic systems replacement, installation of protected digital radio stations; sighting complex T-84 is being modernized.

These measures will increase the combat efficiency of T-84 tanks in all weather conditions both during the day and at night, under enemy’s use of active or passive obstacles on the battlefield in the radio, infrared and optical range.

As soon as all the works are completed, the batch of T-84 tanks will undergo tests in the presence of the Ministry of Defense representatives.

The main battle tank T-84 is in service of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. It is equipped with a 125-mm autoloader-equipped gun, capable of firing controlled precision anti-tank missiles with a target destruction range of about 5 km. Almost 50-ton T-84 tank can speed up to 70 km / h thanks to 1200 HP engine. The tank is protected with up-to-date Ukrainian reactive armor and electro-optical countermeasures system.

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