Russian Uralvagonzavod is likely to start the supply modernized T-90M tanks to the military in 2018.
The Russian Defense Ministry and Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) signed contracts for the supply of new T-90M tanks as well as contracts for the overhaul of T-72B, T-80BB and T-90 tanks during last month’s Army-2017.
The new tank will likely feature a new version of 125mm smoothbore gun (2A82-1M), which was developed for T-14 along with a new autoloader and new fire control system with increased barrel life.
In addition to the projectiles, the T-90M can fire a 9M119M missile with the tandem cumulative warhead Invar and Invar-M and strike modern and prospective enemy tanks at a distance of up to 5 kilometers. As additional protection, the tank received anti-cumulative screen grids, a set of dynamic and active protection, according to military expert Alexei Leonkov, reported tvzvezda in January this year.
According to Chief of the Main Armored Directorate of the Russian Defence Ministry Lt. Gen. Alexander Shevchenko, the modernized T-90M tank has entered state trials, Defence-blog reported Sunday.
“The directorate had to speed up the design of new armored fighting vehicles and modernization of old ones in line with combat experience obtained in Syria”, he said.
Russia has concluded contracts with Iraq and Vietnam for the supply of a total of 137 tanks in 2017. The first contract (for 64 tanks) is concluded with the foreign customer "704"
Indian Army is working on a project to upgrade its Russian-origin T-90 battle tanks with next generation gun-launched missiles, replacing currently equipped laser guided INVAR missile system. “As the design of the existing INVAR missile has been maximised, both in terms of range and depth of penetration (DoP), it is imperative to upgrade it to next generation missiles with enhanced capability,” an army source associated to the project was quoted as saying by PTI Sunday
Russia will soon start supply of T-90 battle tanks to the Iraqi army. "The deliveries of T-90 tanks to Iraq will begin soon in accordance with the previously signed contract
Vietnam has ordered 64 Russian T-90S/SK main battle tanks with an estimated price tag of $250 million. The order comes amidst growing focus placed on the country's air force and navy as Vietnam's security planners pay ever-increasing attention to China's actions in nearby waters, Forecast International reported Monday
Iraq has signed a deal with Russian Uralvagonzavod for the purchase of 73 T-90 main battle tanks (MBT). Iraq currently operates, M1A1M Abrams purchased from US and Russian made T-72А/M and T-55 tanks
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