Russian Defense Ministry intends to extend main battle tank T-72's service life TASS 41510151

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Russian Defense Ministry intends to extend main battle tank T-72's service life
The Russian Defense Ministry has suggested extending the T-72 tank’s service life by another 15 years, Deputy CEO of armor manufacturer Uralvagonzavod Vyacheslav Khalitov said on Wednesday.
     
     
"The Defense Ministry has suggested upgrading the T-72 tank. It means that the tank’s service life will be extended by another 15 years. Its service life may equal 70 years," he said. For now, the T-72 tank’s service life equals 46 years, Khalitov added.

"To tell the truth, we don’t know when we will dispose of the T-72 tank," the deputy CEO said.
     
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