Russia hopes to sign mega deal with Egypt to supply T-90 main battle tanks

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T-90MS Main Battle Tank

Russian defence companies are hoping to sign the mega deal with Egyptian Armed Forces to supply T-90MS main battle tanks (MBTs).

That was reported by www.menadefense.net with a reference to the Russian source.

According to the source, the Egyptian Armed Forces is looking to acquire newly T-90MS main battle tanks. The Egypt’s Army can order about 400 or 500 new T-90MS MBTs, including a number of kits for local assembly from Uralvagonzavod in Russia.

Russia also signed a major contract for the supply of T-90MS tanks to a country in the Middle East, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov.

“Over these two years, as expected, a number of tests have been carried out in several Middle East countries. In December, a major contract was signed with one of Middle East countries. There are plans to sign another contract soon,” Manturov said at the IDEX 2017 exhibition.

The T-90MS is the latest version of the Russian T-90 main battle tank. It is also referred as Tagil or Proryv. It has a number of improvements and improved operational capabilities over the original T-90. This tank was first revealed in 2011. It is being proposed for various export customers.

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