Upgraded T-72B3 main battle tanks (MBT) will be the backbone of the tank companies being formed by the Russian Airborne Force, according to the Gazeta.ru news portal. The tank companies will receive upgraded T-72B3s. According to Uralvagonzavod Director General Oleg Siyenko, about 200 T-72B3s will have been delivered in 2016 alone. The upgraded tanks are fitted out with more powerful engines and add-on turret, bottom and side armor protection.
|Russian- T-72B3 main battle tank at RAE 2015, defense exhibition in Nizhny Tagil, Russia.|