The Defense Ministry has begun re-equipping the military units of the Kaliningrad region with one of the most powerful Russian T-72B3M tanks, Izvestia sources in the military department said.
Up to the Kuriles on a tank: the islands will be reinforced with the latest combat vehicles Upgraded T-72s will be able to repel an assault and destroy enemy small ships
Re-equipment awaits tank battalions of the 7th motorized rifle regiment and the 79th separate brigade. The first batch of new combat vehicles has already been delivered to the region, and the re-equipment is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021. So far, 30 tanks have entered service.
It is noted that these vehicles have improved combat characteristics and armor. In addition, they are equipped with missiles, they can effectively fight both manpower and armored vehicles, as well as landing ships and even helicopters of a potential enemy.
Experts note that the strengthening of the defense of the Kaliningrad region may be a response to the expansion of NATO forces in the region, as well as to the US deployment of medium-range weapons in Europe.
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