Russia: Tank crews conduct live fire exercise with T-90M at Leningrad Region firing range

Russian Western Military District units have conducted live fire exercise of T-90M ‘Proryv’ (Russian for Breakthrough) tanks at a training range in the Leningrad Region, as the Russian Defence Ministry reported on Friday. The report did not specify the date of the footage filming.

Footage released by the department shows tanks driving at the firing range and firing at simulated targets.

According to the Russian Defence Ministry, the units practised hitting target simulating enemy armoured vehicles, manpower and aircraft at different distances up to five thousand metres (more than three thousand miles).

The department also mentioned that tank drivers had completed natural and artificial obstacles crossing, also fulfilled norms for vehicle maintenance and loading onto railway platforms.

The T-90M ‘Proryv’ tank is an upgrade of the T-90 type fighting vehicle with a new turret module, an automated digital fire control system with different types of aiming and climate control.

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