Watch: Russia sent T-80BVM tanks and some bridge panels to Ukraine

MOSCOW ($1=60.38 Russian Rubles) — Russia continues to send combat armored artillery systems to Ukraine. Just a few days ago we announced that the Russian army received the first modernized Msta-S self-propelled howitzers. They were loaded onto tractor-trailer trucks and sent to Ukraine.

3rd-gen Soviet tanks T-80BV departed for repairs, then to Ukraine
Photo credit: Wikipedia

On August 31, a video appeared on social networks showing a new delivery for the Russian armed forces at the front. The train was loaded with fuel, medical supplies, and food, local sources said. However, the video recorded a total of 10 Russian T-80BVM tanks loaded onto the train. The video was shot while the train was passing through the Sverdlovsk Region.

These tanks are an upgraded version from 2017. According to available information, Russia has modernized a total of 300 such tanks. The modernization includes a new Relikt ERA, PNM Sosna-U gunner sight [as in T-90 and T-72B3], improved 2A46M-4 125mm gun, upgraded gas turbine engine, and upgrade of various other systems.

Watch: Russia sent T-80BVM tanks and some bridge panels to Ukraine
Video screenshot

A freeze frame at the very end of the video shows that the train is also carrying something else. These are engineering building components that look like concrete foundations for a bridge. Most likely, Russia is sending these construction structures to strengthen bridges over the Dnieper River.

Russia sent Msta-S to Ukraine too

The Russian army received the first modernized Msta-S self-propelled howitzers. The UralTransMash plant located in Yekaterinburg made the delivery on August 29. The new modernized self-propelled artillery guns are going to Ukraine. They must reinforce the Russian artillery forces.

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announced that the delivery from UralTransMash was completed ahead of schedule. The Russian company in Yekaterinburg announced what they repaired. “A major overhaul of the 2С19 Msta-S self-propelled artillery installations was carried out, as well as artillery modernization processes were carried out,” the company announced to a source at BulgarianMilitary.com.

The modernization included the integration of a new automated fire guidance and control system. All the units were repaired, as was the overhaul of the chassis of the self-propelled howitzers.

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