A recent video circulating online has drawn the attention of military observers worldwide. The footage, posted on social media on April 4, appears to show a deployment of the T-80UE-1 tank by the Russian military in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

This sighting is significant due to the vehicle’s rarity and its unique position within the Russian arsenal.

A Modernized Upgrade, Limited by Cost

The T-80UE-1 represents an attempt by the Russian defense industry to modernize the existing T-80BV tank platform.