Instead of the much-hyped Armata tanks, the upgraded version of T-90M tanks could become the main battle tank for the Russian Army, Uralvagonzavod Special Representative for Military and Technical Cooperation, Army General Alexei Maslov told the Russian News Agency – TASS.
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“We have already prepared the T-90MS [the export version] for a foreign customer and tested it and by the decision of Russia’s Defense Ministry, we have held R&D work, as a result of which we have developed a good T-90M.
And now, as far as I understand, the T-90M ‘Proryv’ will be the main battle tank in the army,” the general said as Russia was celebrating Land Forces Day on October 1.
By its combat efficiency, the T-90M considerably outperforms its predecessor while its modular design allows engineers to build up its operational performance upon subsequent upgrades, the general said. “The T-90M ensures parity with advanced foreign tanks,” the army general stressed. Read More