SOE KMDB in cooperation with Desarrollos Industriales Casanave S.A. has developed an upgrade package for the Peruvian T-55 tank. The upgraded vehicle is designated T-55M8A2 Typhoon. This upgrade package makes it possible to enhance the main characteristics of the T-55 almost up to the level of up-to-date tanks.
In order to enhance all its main combat, technical and operational characteristics, it is fitted with the following:
Power pack with 5TDFM engine
Improved running gear
Automated movement control system with a steering handlebar control
Additional passive protection, built-in explosive reactive armour, optronic countermeasures system, and new fire suppression system
Up-to-date fire control system with over-ride facilities at the commander's station
Anti-aircraft machine gun that can be aimed and fired from within the turret under complete armour protection