The KMDB developed a number of upgrade packages for the T-72 tank including T-72AG,
T-72MP and T-72-120.
The T-72AG was developed by using some key components of the T-84
and T-80UD MBTs.
The T-72MP was developed in cooperation with the French Sagem company and the
PSP Bohemia company of the Czech Republic. The tank was fitted with the French Sagem SAVAN15 fire-control system.
The T-72-120 was fitted with a 120 mm smoothbore gun to fire NATO standard ammunition
and a bustle-mounted automatic loader.
All three upgrade packages envisaged identical enhancements of the mobility (installation of a 1,000
hp or 1,200 hp diesel engine) and protection (installation of explosive reactive armour array and other
The upgrade packages made it possible to considerably increase the T-72 COMBAT CHARACTERISTICS.
|Year of manufacture of the first vehicle
|- main gun
|- coaxial machine gun
|- anti-aircraft machine gun
|Engine power output
|Maximum road speed
T-72 Tank Upgrade
T-72AG battle tank
T-72-120 battle tank
T-72MP battle tank
Three-view general arrangement drawing of the T-72MP battle tank