Modernized Ukrainian T-72AMT tanks under speed and underwater driving tests (VIDEO)

24.04.20
ЗСУ випробовують нову модифікацію танка Т-72

The Kyiv Armored Plant, together with the State Research Institute for Testing and Certification of Armaments and Military Equipment, conducted the next stage of testing of the modernized sample of the T-72AMT tank consisting of underwater driving.

The Kyiv Armored Plant, together with the State Research Institute for Testing and Certification of Armaments and Military Equipment, conducted the next stage of testing of the modernized sample of the T-72AMT tank consisting of underwater driving.

The upgraded sample of the T-72AMT tank was immersed in a reservoir to a water depth of 5 meters, where it successfully overcame a 10-meter distance.

Other tank characteristics were tested earlier at the Desna range in the Chernihiv region. The upgraded T-72AMT is heavier but fitted with a more powerful engine; undercarriage elements have been modified and a rear camera has been added to simplify backward maneuvers. These specifications were tested while driving on hard surfaces and off-road.

The T-72AMT uses a high-precision night vision device with electro-optical converters and a night scope with a rocket-guided fire to use this precision weapon. Also, the tank is equipped with a set of modern digital radio and satellite navigation system. The dynamic protection system has been improved, as well as the fire extinguisher. The tactical and technical characteristics of the tank are tested in the closest possible to real military conditions.

Once the tests are completed, these tanks will begin to arrive at the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This year, the Kyiv Armored Plant supplied the Ukrainian Army with 31 T-72 tanks with a simplified upgrade option compared to the T-72AMT.



Sources:
Army Recognition