Omsktransmash of Rostec completes first annual delivery of T-80BVM tanks
The Omsk Transport Machine Building Plant (Omsktransmash, part of Uralvagonzavod under Rostec State Corporation) has delivered this year’s first T-80BVM tanks to the customer. The combat vehicles were manufactured under a Russian state defense contract.
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T-80BVM is a unique Russian tank design powered by a gas turbine engine, being modernized at the Omsk plant. (Picture source: Vitaly Kuzmin)
T-80BVM is a unique Russian tank design powered by a gas turbine engine, being modernized at the Omsk plant. They have served in various parts of the country for several years. Omsktransmash is the only manufacturer of this T-80 modification.
The tanks passed quality control testing, including checking all systems and mechanisms and assessing the compliance of tanks with the declared technical characteristics. This year, the tank also passed its first tests for the hot season, which included passing a major water barrier. An artificial reservoir was built at the Omsktransmash test site solely for this purpose. In addition, the tank’s reliability was tested at a distance of 5,000 km.
“Fulfillment of the state defense order is the first priority for our enterprise. T-80BVM have proven themselves excellently in recent years; they have an undeniable advantage when operating at low temperatures. This year we have proved that they are also combat-ready in the opposite season”, said the Director General of Omsktransmash, Igor Lobov.
The T-80BVM tank is an improved version of the T-80BV tank, developed by Omsktransmash. It has increased firepower, protection and maneuverability: new multi-channel gunner's sight was built without imported components. The tank has been supplied to the Russian Armed Forces since 2019.
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