Upgraded T-90M tank could be delivered to Russian army in 2018

The delivery of upgraded T-90M tanks to the Russian Armed Forces may start in 2018, Head of Russia’s Uralvagonzavod Corporation Alexander Potapov told TASS. A contract for the delivery of T-90M tanks was signed during the Army 2017 exhibition.

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New T-90M main battle tank

"We will not specify the number of tanks but we have signed a contract with the Defense Ministry," the corporation’s head said.

Speaking about the prospects of exporting the Terminator fire support vehicle, Potapov said that Uralvagonzavod "is open for a dialog within its capabilities." He said that the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation and Rosoboronexport state arms seller were responsible for this issue. "Of course, we are interested in selling our products, including the tank fire support vehicle," Potapov said.

The T-90M main battle tank seems to be an upgraded version of the T-90MS tank. It can fight in all weather conditions, round the clock and in various climatic conditions. The upgraded T-90 will feature many of the technologies developed for the Russian-made main battle tank T-14 Armata.

The tank has the 125mm 2A46M-5 main armament capable of firing antitank guided missiles. In addition, the T-90M has 7.62mm PKTM machine guns.

The vehicle is furnished with advanced fire control systems allowing the identification of a tank-size threat at a range of 5,000 meters via the sight. The T-90M carries an improved two-axis stabilizer and an autotracker with the hunter-killer mode. The tank has modular explosive reactive armor and slat armor on the sides and rear.

The vehicle has a maximum road speed of 60 km/h (37 mph) and crosses water obstacles with a depth of 5 meters using a deep water fording kit. It has a three-strong crew.

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