Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

08/17/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 08/17/2020 07:40

At ARMY 2020 Forum in Southern MD near Volgograd will show the 'flying tank' T-90A

17.08.2020 (13:25)

Servicemen from the Southern Military District will make a jump on a T-90A tank from a springboard more than 1 m high for spectators of the Army-2020 international military-technical forum, which will be held in Srednyaya Akhtuba, Volgograd Region, on the basis of the Patriot Park branch.

The high combat survivability of the T-90A tank is provided by the systems of optical-electronic suppression and dynamic protection. It is able to overcome water obstacles more than 5 m deep, a moat 3 m wide, a vertical wall 1 m high. For this jumping ability, the tank was nicknamed 'jumping' or 'flying'.

Within three days, a large-scale and spectacular event with the participation of the military personnel of the Southern Military District will take place at the training ground: about 50 modern weapons and military equipment will be presented in tactical episodes of modern combat.

The roar of aircraft turbines and volleys of artillery batteries will announce the beginning of a dynamic display of the combat capabilities of weapons and military equipment of the upcoming forum.

Tank and artillery subunits will practice combat missions in maneuvering defence.

The events will be held in compliance with sanitary and anti-epidemiological measures aimed at excluding the introduction and spread of infectious diseases. At the entrance to the forum, all visitors will be provided with protective masks, and at all catering points they will be offered a hand sanitizer.

The International Military-Technical Forum in the Southern Military District will be held in the Volgograd Region from August 27 to 29 on the territory of the Patriot military-patriotic park branch.