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Russia to equip MBT T-72 and T-90 with T-14 Armata's fire control system components

Russia to equip MBT T-72 and T-90 with T-14 Armata's fire control system components

The autotracker enables the gunner to simply aim the main armament at an enemy tank and press a special button, after which it will independently track the target, traversing the turret and raising or lowering the main armament accordingly. The computing unit, designed to analyze parameters from the tank’s speed and direction to weather conditions and the state of the main gun’s tube, calculates the optimal firing solution to destroy the target with a single shot. At present, the Russian Defense Ministry has several versions of a large-scale upgrade of its T-72 and T-90 tank fleets. The advanced components earmarked for the introduction into them include the autotracker and computing unit of the fire control system of the T-14 Armata tank, a Defense Ministry official close to the subject told the Izvestia daily. After the Armata tank and its electronics are tested, the aut...

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