NATO Standards

UkrOboronProm is ready to upgrade about 300 tanks T-72, which are now in army reserve, to meet NATO standards. According to UkrOboronProm Deputy Director General of Operations Yurii Pashchenko, modernized units can solve some crucial problems of Ukrainian army.

The concern is willing to modernize the old Ukrainian T-72 tanks and upgrade them up to the PT-91 Twardy standard
The concern is willing to modernize the old Ukrainian T-72 tanks and upgrade them up to the PT-91 Twardy standard

During round table «Problems of Ukraine’s military-industrial complex reforming», Yurii Pashchenko mentioned that modernized, in accordance with international standards, military equipment will help to further strengthen Ukrainian army, which needs fast and efficient rearming today.

«Tank T-72 is not in service of Ukrainian Army: There are almost 300 of these tanks in Ukraine and we suggested to Ministry of Defence to upgrade them up to tanks PT-91 – Polish main battle tanks – to meet NATO standards», – stressed Yurii Pashchenko. He also noted that Polish side gave Ukrainian military a chance to test PT-91 samples in their proving ground.

According to Defence24.com (Poland), Ukrainian Armed Forces fighting in Donbass use mostly the T-64B tanks, some of which have been modernized up to the T-64BM standard. It was in February this year, when information has been released that training of the reserve forces in the Kharkov area would involve both the T-64B, as well as the T-72 tanks. According to the earlier reports, plans had been made to deliver some T-72 tanks to the units of the National Guard.

The T-72B tanks are being widely used by the pro-Russian forces. The rebels also use the T-72B3 variant which is the latest derivative of that tank, utilized by the Russian military.

T-72AG upgraded tank (Manufacturer: State Enterprise «Kyiv armored plant») is combat tracked vehicle, which has powerful rocket-artillery armaments, reliable armored protection and high maneuverability. It is intended for resolving of wide scope of tasks and is capable to engage tanks and other armored objects of enemy, manpower, anti-tank and artillery means etc.

Almost 300 T-72 tanks are being stored within the Ukrainian territory, however they are currently not being actively used by the Army
Almost 300 T-72 tanks are being stored within the Ukrainian territory, however they are currently not being actively used by the Army

 

Main Specifications T-72AG

Weight of tank with combat unit 44 t
Crew 3
Specific power 19.53 hp/t
Specific pressure 0.877 kgf/cm2
Movement speed:
maximum on highway 60 km/h/37 mph
average on dirt road 30-40 km/h/19-25 mph
Cruising range:
on highway 700 km/435 miles
on dirt road 460-650 km/286-404 miles
Engine:
mark V-84-1
power 840 hp/626 kW
Armament
Gun:
mark 2А46М, with thermal cover
caliber 125-mm/4.92 inch
guided missile 9М119
firing range from 100 to 5,000 m/from 328 to 16,404 feet
Maximum firing range:
with APT and  APIT projectiles 4,000 m/13,123 feet
with HEI and FT projectiles 4,000 m/13,123 feet
with HE projectiles 5,000 m/16,404 feet
Coaxial machinegun with grenade:
mark PKT
caliber 12.7-mm/0.50 inch
Anti-aircraft gun:
mark NSV-12,7
caliber 12.7-mm/0.50 inch
Guided armament system 9К119 «Refleks»
Effective firing range from 100 to 5,000 m/from 328 to 16,404 feet
Rate of fire of the system 3 rounds per min
Sighting system 1А43, composed of:
sight range-finder 1G46
scope of measuring of range finder 400-5,000 m/1,312-16,404 feet
Ballistic computer 1V517M
Commander’s sighting complex PNK-4S «Agat», composed of:
sight TKN-4S
Aiming range:
day 4,000 m/13,123 feet
night 800 m/2,625 feet
Night sighting complex ТО1-КО1 «Buran», composed of:
sight TPN-4
sighting range 1,400 m/4,593 feet
Fire control system:
mark ZPU 1ETs29 «Irtysh»
type stabilized in vertical and horizontal planes
Automatic loader:
type electro-mechanical
capacity 22 rounds
loading time 8 sec
Armament stabilizer:
mark 2E42
type biplanar
In-built ERA system
Communication means, composed of:
radio station R-173
radio receiver R-173P
tank intercom system R-174
Polish side gave Ukrainian military a chance to test PT-91 samples in their proving ground
Polish side gave Ukrainian military a chance to test PT-91 samples in their proving ground

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