Exclusive: Ukrainian engineers upgrade tanks for war

15:14, 03 September 2015
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Ukraine Today reports from the largely abandoned former industrial park in the Kyiv suburbs, now the Azov battalion training base, where a new weapon is being developed, the one which could potentially revolutionize modern warfare.

The Russian-led war in eastern Ukraine has sparked the revival of volunteerism, including in the arms industry. This new tank named Azovets is not just a blueprint, it's almost ready for testing and use in the battlefield, Ukraine Today reports.

The new tank is equipped with 500 devices under its armor that explode when a grenade, rocket or armor piercing projectiles hits them. The engineering team (six people in total) believe that despite high price of approximately $500,000, the military will be interested in the project.

The team also plans to install a machine gun, rocket and grenade launchers, enough to help assault forces during offensive operations.

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