In order to modernize the army and improve its capabilities, Ukraine continues its modernization and procurement activities. In this context, the Armed Forces of Ukraine received additional modernised main battle tanks.
In the official social media account of the Ukranya Logistics Command, it was announced that the army received 15 T-72 tanks, which were modernized and upgraded to T-72AMT level. The Kiev government plans to receive 10 additional tanks by the end of January. With the six T-72AMTs that Ukraine plans to receive in February, the number of modernized platforms is expected to reach enough number to equip 1 battalion.
Within the scope of modernization, 1K13 dual channel sight was integrated to the platforms equipped. This allows firing Kombat anti-tank missiles, which has a 5 kilometres range. Nozh reactive armor package (ERA) also integrated onto platforms which provides higher protection than traditional solutions thanks to its double layer structure. The engines of the tanks, which were replaced with 840 hp V-84-1s. the T-72AMTs achieved higher mobility by equipping it with the driver's rear view camera and tracks used in the T-80 main battle tanks. T-72s also equipped with secure radio systems.