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Putin to attend Nizhni Tagil arms show

September 09, 2011, 6:35 UTC+3

T-90S tank will be shown for the first time at the annual arms exhibition

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NIZHNI TAGIL, September 9 (Itar-Tass) - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will attend the annual arms show in Nizhni Tagil on Friday which will for the first time display the modernized T-90S army tank.

Putin will visit the Uralvagonzavod producer of the tank which said “it can fight in various weather conditions and achieve success in various types of modern ground combat.”

The tank has a modified 125-mm gun that increases precision of long-distance fire. The commander will now have a machine-gun to fire at close targets while the vehicle is capable of automatically raising a screen against laser-guided missiles and has a system of electromagnetic protection against mines.

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