For the first time, the Defense Ministry will receive Terminator tank support vehicles and upgraded BMP-3 with the Epoch combat module- said Borisov, opening the ceremony of signing state contracts at the Army-2017 forum, RIA News.
Also, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and Uralvagonzavod have signed contracts for the supply of new T-90M tanks. In addition, Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) will have to carry out major repairs with the modernization of the T-72B, T-80BV and T-90 tanks.
The documents were signed by Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov and the head of the UVZ Alexander Potapov. The total amount of contracts exceeds 24 billion rubles.
The modern model of the BMPT-72 “Terminator-2” is made on the T-72 chassis and is first shown in the 2013 year. The 44 ton vehicle is armed with two 30-2 42-mm automatic guns, a PCT 7,62-mm machine gun, as well as four launch containers for the 9М120 family of missiles (the “Attack” complex), and two automatic 30-one-of-one-one-of-one-hundred-one-of-one-hundred X-machine guns of 17МXNUMX (Attack) complex of two automatic XNUMX-one-of-one-hundred-one-of-one-hundred X-machine guns of XNUMXXXNUMX X-series machine guns (X-series).
Russian military BMPT has not previously purchased. The machine is limited to export (10 units bought by the army of Kazakhstan).
Epoch is a promising uninhabited combat module, demonstrated in the exposition of the Army-2017 forum. It includes the 57-mm low-level automatic ballistic gun LShO-57 and the Kornet anti-tank missile system, as well as the promising Bulat complex with small-sized guided missiles designed to hit enemy firefighters and light combat vehicles.