Russia talks with India to supply the latest Russian T-90MS main battle tank 12209152

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Russia talks with India to supply the latest Russian T-90MS main battle tank.
Russia is conducting talks on the possibility of signing a contract to supply the latest Russian T-90MS main battle tanks to India. T-90MS, also referred as Tagil, was unveiled in 2011. It was proposed for the Russian Army and possible export markets.
     
Russia is conducting talks on the possibility of signing a contract to supply the latest Russian T-90MS battle tanks to India. T-90MS, also referred as Tagil, was unveiled in 2011. It was proposed for the Russian Army and possible export markets.Russian-made T-90MS main battle tank at IDEX 2013, defense exhibition in Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit photo Army Recognition)
     

"Negotiations are underway on the possibility of signing a new contract with new conditions, to supply India with T-90MS," a spokesman for the Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) machine building company told RIA Novosti.

There is currently a contract in place between Moscow and New Delhi for the licensed production of T-90S tanks in India.

According to the UVZ spokesman, Russia had completed the full cycle of testing on the T-90MS, which is the latest export version of the T-90

The T-90MS is a complete modernization of the T-90 by touching all the characteristics of the basic variant to increase its operational capabilities in combat and against modern threats of the battlefield. The weight of the T-90MS has increased of 1,500 kg, compared to the basic model of the T-90 to reach 48 tons, but it remains significantly lower compared to the German main battle tank Leopard 2A6 and the American M1 Abrams.

The main armament includes a 125mm high-accuracy gun 2A46M-5 with new features. A 7.62mm coaxial machine gun 6P7K is coupled to the 125mm gun. The T-90MS carries 40 rounds of 125mm, 22 are ready to be used on an automatic carousel autoloader, other ammunitions are stowed in a special hull rear section to avoid the risks of explosion and provide high crew survivability.

To increase the protection of the T-90MS, the tank is fitted with the new RELIKT reactive armour on the front of the hull and the turret which is designed to replace the Kontakt-5 reactive armor used on older T-90 tanks, will help the tank withstand attacks from all current and future anti-tank weapons.
 

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