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Russia’s Eastern Military District receives upgraded T-80 tanks

04 April 2019

Russia's Eastern Military District (EMD) has received 120 upgraded T-80 main battle tanks since the beginning of the year, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 2 April.

"The EMD's combined arms units stationed in the Amur Region, the Sakhalin Region, and Primorsky Krai have received 120 upgraded T-80s since early 2019," the MoD said in a statement. The tanks have been fitted with gunner's multichannel sights, updated weapon stabilisers, TVN-5 night vision devices, upgraded radios, and modular explosive reactive armour (ERA), according to the ministry.

A Russian defence industry source told Jane's the MoD had received refurbished T-80BV tanks with some new subsystems.

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