RIA News cites Vadim Astafyev’s statement:
Distinctive features of the new combat vehicles in comparison with previous versions is a more powerful engine for 1130 horsepower, an improved set of weapons, aiming and control. For the driver has a gear shift, digital display and a rear-view television camera.
It is noted that the modernization has affected the protection of the case. On-board screens with “Relict” dynamic protection modules, additional lattice screens and dynamic protection modules in a soft case actually complement the effect of protection against multi-layer tank armor.
Operation of the upgraded versions of the T-72B3 tanks will reportedly begin with military personnel during the summer training period.
Earlier (at the end of December) 16 of deeply modernized T-72B3 tanks replenished the arsenal of a motorized rifle brigade stationed near Orenburg.
The tanks are equipped with a digital chassis control system, armed with an 125-mm cannon and two machine guns. A Sosna-U sight mounted on an armored vehicle with an automatic target tracking function and a thermal imager. The tank has a new generation of ballistic calculator, as well as a weather sensor.