The Russian fighting machine tank support (BMPT) been tested in combat in Syria. This was announced at a press conference in the framework of the festival “Uraltalk” CEO — chief designer of JSC “Ural design Bureau of transport engineering” Andrey Terlikov. His words leads RIA Novosti.
“The BMPT was tested in combat in Syria, there was no reason to transport her back to participate in the parades,” he said. The car was involved in the fighting against terrorists.
According to Using, was “produced some results”. “For the Ministry of defence this is useful information, including test data became the basis for the contract signed at the forum “Army-2017″” he said.
Under this contract also is a question of modernization of tanks T-72 and T-90 to the level of T-72B3 and T-90M.
Earlier, the head of the main armored Directorate Ministry of defense of Russia Alexander Shevchenko said that this year in service with the Russian Armed forces will adopt domestic car is a fundamentally new class of combat vehicle support tanks (BMPT), “the Terminator”.
According to him, the car showed interest “for many countries, primarily Israel and Syria.”
Earlier BMPT-72 “Terminator-2” was lit on the picture of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad captured during a visit to the Russian base Hamim in the province of Latakia.
Modern sample BMPT-72 “Terminator-2” is made on the chassis of T-72 and was first shown in 2013. Machine weighing 44 tons armed with two 30-millimeter automatic cannon 2A42, 7.62 mm PKT machine-guns and four launch containers for missiles of the family 9М120 (the “Attack”) and two automatic 30-mm grenade launchers AG-17D.