As Boris Johnson announced an extra £16bn for the Ministry of Defence, the potential costs of modern combat to our democracy have never been higher.
Asked to picture a battle tank, most people will probably think of a Russian T-72. First produced in 1971, the T-72 is still the mainstay of armies in the former Soviet Union, although it has been upgraded over the years, with superior armour, more active sensors and reliable engines.
In six weeks of the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War, which took place between September and November this year, an estimated 185 of Armenia’s T-72 tanks were destroyed …read more
Source:: New Statesman