Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev spoke during a presentation of the BMPT-72 tank, dubbed the Terminator 2, during the "Russia Arms Expo 2013" 9th international exhibition of arms, military equipment and ammunition in the Urals city of Nizhny Tagil, Sept. 26, 2013. Reuters

The public recently got a rare chance to take in a Russian tank with a memorable name. The Russian-made BMPT-72 tank -- commonly dubbed the Terminator 2 -- was one of the lead attractions at the Army-2015 International Military Technical Forum that recently finished up outside of Moscow, according to Sputnik News.

A new, modernized version of the BMPT tank was on display at the expo. It reportedly became a must-see vehicle, considering the tank has rarely been shown off to the public, Russian television channel Zvezda reported, according to Sputnik. The tank, developed by Russian company Uralvagonzavod Corporation, is a multipurpose tank support combat vehicle with a number of weapons systems capable of taking out infantry vehicles, tanks, other armored objects and helicopters.

The tank is not short on weapons options. "The BMPT-72 is unique in featuring a variety of weapons, from rapid-fire guns to grenade launchers, which is why fighting enemy armored vehicles and manpower is an easy task for the Terminator-2," military expert Viktor Murakhovsky said to Zvezda, Sputnik News reported. The tank reportedly boasts two 30-millimeter 2A42 automatic cannons, four laser-guided Ataka-T anti-tank missile systems and one remotely reloading coaxial machine gun. The Terminator 2, which can detect targets within about a three-mile range night or day, also has night vision, a laser range finder and a missile guidance system.

The tank made its debut in September of 2013, reported Gizmodo. The outlet reported at the time that the tank was roomier and featured a much-improved armament. The Terminator 2 is built on the base of the highly successful T-72 tank chassis.

“The key advantage that the BMPT-72 gives to all the [countries] that operate T-72 tanks is that they can promptly and at minimal cost upgrade their armies to an ultra-modern level, and enhance capacity, mobility, protection and armament without purchasing new high-cost machines,” a press release from Uralvgonzavod said at the time.

The version of the tank showcased at the Army-2015 International Military Technical Forum reportedly makes good use of the fact that the BMPT-72 can be made and modified easily. "It's cheap and efficient," Murakhovsky said of the Terminator 2 on display, according to Sputnik.

Russia's next-generation tank, the Armata T-14, regularly makes waves as well and was first shown to the public in May at Moscow’s Victory Day parade. While the rarely glimpsed Terminator 2 has gotten upgrades to its weaponry, the Armata T-14 reportedly might need fewer military personnel because it will emphasize automated technology.