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Iran deeply modernizes its T-72S tanks

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Iran deeply modernizes its T-72S tanks

Iran continues to work on deep modernization of the Russian tanks T-72S. According to the bmpd blog, during the modernization of the T-72S, they are brought to the standard of the Karrar tank, officially presented in 2017.


Iran's Defense Minister, General Amir Khatami, reportedly visited the Bani-Hashem industrial complex near the town of Dorud in Lorestan province, built in the 1990s with Russian help to produce licensed T-72S tanks. Currently, the plant is working on a deep modernization of the Iranian T-72 according to the standard of the Karrar tank, which is the same modernized T-72.

In the course of modernization, the T-72S receives a new turret with an upgraded control system and a communication system, a remotely controlled machine gun is installed on the turret, and the protection is enhanced with the help of new elements of dynamic protection. Tanks receive warning sensors about laser and possibly radar exposure, etc.


In total, according to the plans announced by the Iranian Ministry of Defense back in 2018, it is planned to produce new Karrar MBTs, as well as modernize 72-700 tanks to the Karrar T-800S standard. However, due to serious economic difficulties caused by the US sanctions, work is being done with varying success. Nevertheless, the Iranian military intends to modernize all the T-72 tanks in service.
Photos used:
Iran's Defense Ministry
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  1. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 14 August 2020 11: 45 New
    +1
    I wonder who are the assistants, us or China?
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 14 August 2020 11: 47 New
      +1
      Definitely not Israel, but I'm not sure. Money doesn't smell. The chain Israel Azeybarjan Iran has the right to be.
      1. alone
        alone 15 August 2020 09: 41 New
        +1
        Quote: tralflot1832
        The chain Israel Azeybarjan Iran has the right to be.

        First of all, Azerbaijan, not Azeibarjan. The name of the country must be written correctly .. You won't like it if someone writes Russia with grammatical errors. Well, on the topic, Trump would rather kiss Hamnei than such a chain appears. ...
    2. Alekseev
      Alekseev 14 August 2020 13: 24 New
      +4
      "Who are the assistants"
      On upgrades to the T-72, you can earn money as on the export of finished tanks.
      Here we must not yawn and use competitive advantages, i.e. availability of a manufacturing plant with appropriate technologies.
      And not only the T-72 can give profit to UVZ.
      They say that in Uzbekistan, where there are about 2000 64-kits on the storage base, exported from Germany at one time, they began to replace the capricious 2-stroke Kharkov 5TDF with B-84, i.e. change the entire MTO.
      Yes, and we have a lot of T-64s in storage, modernize them this way, plus a thermal imager, plus remote sensing and for export.
      1. svp67
        svp67 14 August 2020 16: 47 New
        +3
        hi
        Quote: Alekseev
        Yes, and we have a lot of T-64s in storage, modernize them this way, plus a thermal imager, plus remote sensing and for export.
        Russia EXACTLY will not agree to this, then it would be better to rework the old T-80s for a diesel engine ...
        And there are not so many T-64s left, they were in the forefront for disposal.
        But why did they install such a "front door" for the commander on their modernized T-72?
    3. Sefevi2020
      Sefevi2020 17 August 2020 16: 01 New
      +1
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      I wonder who are the assistants, us or China?

      Tank Russian (Soviet) experience in modernizing these tanks is available from Russia, China and Israel. (not counting eastern Europe). It seems to me that they themselves are modernizing. The quality will be lame. Even if it is Chinese aid.
  2. Aibolit
    Aibolit 14 August 2020 11: 58 New
    -6
    Quote: author
    Iran deep modernizes the T-72S tanks in service

    "deep" .... Great and mighty
    good
    I certainly understand what was meant by "thoroughly modernizes"
    But if not thoroughly then they would have written
    Iran FINE modernizes the T-72S tanks in service

    wink
    1. antivirus
      antivirus 14 August 2020 12: 56 New
      +1
      turtle swims faster than crawls-walks
      it is necessary to have time to modernize before the war and not earlier
  3. Gloomy skeptic
    Gloomy skeptic 14 August 2020 11: 59 New
    -14
    The tank will also be equipped with an automatic loud-speaking installation, which will loudly yell "Alla, I'm in the bar" with a capacity of 150 decibels for every shot or loud scream of the crew from fear. And this will greatly help the modernizers to defeat all enemies, especially the Tan ones.
  4. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 14 August 2020 12: 08 New
    0
    Oh, and "bricks" DZ on his frontal armor! How many explosive plates are there? 3? five?!!
  5. Olddetractor
    Olddetractor 14 August 2020 12: 17 New
    +1
    Fortunately, the direction of modernization is set - Breakthrough, although Carrar is declared by his own development
  6. Thrifty
    Thrifty 14 August 2020 12: 25 New
    +6
    If only the Kremlin was smart enough not to subscribe to new anti-Iranian sanctions, and to lift the sanctions against North Korea!
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 14 August 2020 19: 40 New
      0
      Putin read you and decided today, not to talk about Iran with Europe today. Thank you, you reminded me. hi
  7. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 14 August 2020 12: 57 New
    0
    They are doing the right thing ... the modernization potential of the tank is great ... and strategically correct ... for this region and the challenges facing Iran, this is quite enough for itself ...
  8. Lesorub
    Lesorub 14 August 2020 13: 56 New
    +2
    Iran deeply modernizes its T-72S tanks

    It is necessary to modernize - the fire control system is of interest - and the origin of infrared matrices ?! China or our experts share technology? Reservation raises questions DZ at first glance "contact 1" - superimposed one on one, and the gun mask is not covered. Well, so under sanctions they manage to make modernization - definitely positive.
  9. svp67
    svp67 14 August 2020 15: 51 New
    +1
    I was very impressed by the commander's hatch ... very ... Why did they cut the roof of the tower so? The forehead of the tower is not very uniformly covered, there are no IR headlights, which means that a thermal imager has been installed, there is no optical sensor for the curvature of the barrel, therefore, the accuracy at long distances is mediocre ...
  10. Ded_Mazay
    Ded_Mazay 14 August 2020 16: 08 New
    0
    In the above photo, the most questions are caused by the dimes of the turret frontal armor uncovered by DZ blocks. I understand on the T-90 in this place there are IR-projectors, but what prevented this miracle? Or is it just on this machine the blocks with fasteners are screwed together?
    1. svp67
      svp67 14 August 2020 16: 49 New
      +2
      Quote: Ded_Mazay
      In the above photo, the most questions are caused by the dimes of the turret frontal armor uncovered by DZ blocks.

      Take a close look, they are covered, the DZ blocks are just a little different and installed differently, and there are also bonds for attaching additional blocks ...
      1. Ded_Mazay
        Ded_Mazay 14 August 2020 17: 26 New
        0
        Quote: svp67
        they are covered

        They are not covered on this machine.
        Quote: svp67
        there are clips for attaching additional blocks

        And they are poorly visible in this picture.
        1. svp67
          svp67 14 August 2020 17: 41 New
          +4
          Quote: Ded_Mazay
          They are not covered on this machine.

          Take a good look ...
          1. Ded_Mazay
            Ded_Mazay 14 August 2020 18: 01 New
            0
            By the way, why do you think that these mounts are DZ and not, say, an IR illuminator?
            1. svp67
              svp67 14 August 2020 19: 50 New
              +3
              Quote: Ded_Mazay
              By the way, why do you think that these mounts are DZ and not, say, an IR illuminator?

              Well, let's just say, the experience of communicating with tanks tells me about it. And the bonds for the installation of DZ are too specific
    2. Kosh
      Kosh 14 August 2020 19: 17 New
      +5
      On this machine from the factory test site, some of the reactive armor units are simply not installed, it seems they were specially removed in order to better show the Minister of Defense how the laser and radar radiation sensors were installed.
      1. Ded_Mazay
        Ded_Mazay 14 August 2020 19: 21 New
        +1
        Quote: Kosh
        On this machine from the factory test site, some of the reactive armor units are simply not installed, it seems they were specially removed in order to better show the Minister of Defense how the laser and radar radiation sensors were installed.
        It is quite possible that this is so.
  11. Magmax
    Magmax 14 August 2020 20: 00 New
    +1
    The Iranians Know the job and are very skilfull
  12. Iwan_de
    Iwan_de 14 August 2020 23: 21 New
    0
    The sky will also be impregnated with tanks
  13. 川 建国
    川 建国 15 August 2020 12: 39 New
    +2
    As the Chinese counterpart of the T 54, the Type 59 main battle tank is still in service with the PLA. The current Type 59 base tank is called the supermagic modified T54. The T72 has more room for improvement.