Ministry of Defense had submitted a request to repair and modernize the military equipment, and it took place at Kharkiv armored plant for a month ahead of schedule.
"Today, the crews, which will continue to operate the T-80 tanks, have already arrived. This is the beginning of a new tactics, which provides training for future crews. The soldiers have noted that repaired T-80 tanks have been qualitatively innovated. Soon the military armored vehicles will appear in the zone of the antiterrorist operation ", - reported the press service of the conglomerate.
Particularly, the hulls and turrets were renovated, and also tanks were equipped with reactive armor “Kontakt”, which is effectively able to defeat modern armour-piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot rounds.