The Yatagan MBT is a further development of the Oplot MBT fitted with a NATO 120mm smoothbore gun fed by a bustle-mounted automatic loader. The Yatagan MBT uses locally produced components and subsystems, although systems of foreign origin can be incorporated at the customer's request. This MBT was designed in 2000. Its design features the technical solutions tested during modernisation of T-72-120 battle tank.
In some publications the Yatagan MBT was also referred to as the KERN2-120 (name of prototype) or the T-84-120. (Photo: Morozov)