Russian company TASS reported that Russia’s 201st army base stationed in Tajikistan will obtain the primary batch of 30 superior T-72B3M tanks with improved fight properties on December 6. T-72B3M, additionally known as T-72B4, is an upgraded variant of the T-72B3 primary battle tank developed by Uralvagonzavod Analysis and Manufacturing Company. The format of the T-72B3M is an identical to that of the usual T-72 with driver’s cab at ahead hull, preventing compartment within the centre and the power-pack on the rear. The Russian Central Navy District Commander Colonel-Basic Alexander Lapin introduced in early November that Russia’s 201st army base stationed in Tajikistan can be rearmed with 30 upgraded T-72B3M tanks.

The T-72B3M tank is manned by a crew of three, together with a driver, a commander and a gunner. The tank options a complicated hearth management system and a brand new thermal sight. The commander is supplied with a brand new panoramic sight with thermal imaginative and prescient. The fireplace management system is interfaced with Sosna-U sighting system and a ballistic laptop. The mobility and fight traits of the tank have additionally been improved to compete with essentially the most superior tanks worldwide. The center part of the ahead hull homes the motive force, whereas the turret accommodates the opposite two crew members. The T-72B3M tank can also be outfitted with radio programs for encrypted digital voice and information switch, snorkels for deep fording, and a built-in blade for self-entrenching.


The T72B3M is armed with a 2A46M5 125mm smoothbore gun, which is a complicated model of the 2A46M cannon. It might hearth a variety of ammunition, together with armour-piercing discarding sabot (APDS), high-explosive fragmentation (HEF) and high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT), in addition to 9M119 Refleks (NATO codename: AT-11 Sniper) guided anti-tank missiles. The projectiles and missiles are loaded by an auto-loader. The AT-11 Sniper missile has a most vary of 4,000m and might interact tanks fitted with explosive reactive armour. The secondary armament features a co-axial 7.62mm PKTM machine gun and a roof-mounted 12.7mm NSV heavy machine gun. The turret can also be mounted with a financial institution of eight smoke grenade dischargers.

The Russian 201st Navy Base is a Russian army base primarily based in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, a part of the Central Navy District. Underneath an settlement signed in October 2012, Russia’s army base in Tajikistan will stay till 2042. It was initially raised twice in World Warfare II as a part of the Soviet Union’s Purple Military and is now a part of the Russian Floor Forces. The 201st army base stationed in Tajikistan is Russia’s largest army facility exterior its borders. The army base is stationed within the cities of Dushanbe and Bokhtar. The army base contains motor rifle, armored, artillery and reconnaissance models, air protection forces, radiation, chemical and organic safety and sign troops.