Kuwait is interested in purchasing upgraded Russian-made tanks T-90MS TASS 41510152

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Kuwait is interested in purchasing upgraded Russian-made tanks T-90MS
The talks with Kuwait on the purchase of a batch of upgraded Russian-made T-90MS tanks are in progress, Vyacheslav Khalitov, deputy CEO for special hardware at armor manufacturer Uralvagonzavod, said on Wednesday.
     
     
"The talks are in progress. Kuwait is interested in purchasing Russian-made tanks. If the deal is made, the figures will be good," Khalitov said.

He did not specify when the contract would be concluded and how much its volume would be.
Middle East countries are showing great interest in the T-90MS tank, Khalitov said. Foreigners are interested in the T-72 tank’s upgrade as well.

"There are lots of vehicles like this, for example, in India. India is interested in maintaining this vehicle fleet. The fleet is quite obsolete and it requires overhauling and upgrading," the deputy CEO said.

It was reported earlier that the T-90MS tank had passed trials in Kuwait successfully. The T-90MS tank is an upgraded version of the fighting vehicle unveiled in 2011. Unlike the baseline model, the T-90MS tank has a more powerful engine, a new air-conditioner, reinforced armor and a turret-mounted machinegun.

The T-90MS main combat tank is capable of conducting battle 24 hours a day and in any weather conditions. The tank is equipped with the 2A46M-5 125mm gun to launch anti-tank guided missiles, as well as the PKTM 7.62mm machine gun.

The tank is equipped with up-to-date fire control systems to identify a tank-size target at a distance of 5,000 meters (3 miles) via optical sight.

The T-90MS tank is furnished with an improved two-axis guns stabilizer and an automatic tracking system with the hunter-killer capability.

The tank has modular explosive reactive and slat armor in the hull rear and on the sides. The tank has a maximum road speed of 60 km/h (37 mph). The tank is capable of negotiating water obstacles up to five meters deep, using deep wading equipment. The tank’s crew totals three.
     
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