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Russian army to get newest Proryv-3 tanks by 2020

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The Russian Armed Forces expected to get a modernized version of the modern T-90 main battle tanks by 2020.

Russian military expert Alexey Khlopotov reported that the first batch of T-90M main battle tanks, known popularly as “Proryv-3” will take delivery to Russian Army by the end of 2019 and will be ready for warfare by 2020.

“The T-90M – a modernized version of the T-90A tank, also known as the “Object 188M”, created during the research and development (R&D) “Proryv-3,” a military expert explained, adding that production of upgraded tanks will be started by the end of the year.

The Russian military will receive T-90M tanks which now has a new turret with a longer 125mm gun and advanced fire control system.

Compared with T-90A, the improved version will feature a new all-welded turret design protected by the Relikt ERA (Explosive Reactive Armour) armour fitted at the front and on each side of the turret. Additionally, turret equipped with add-on armor kit to counter the threat of rocket propelled grenades.

The new main battle tank is powered by a V-92S2 engine developing 1,000 hp, producing a top road speed of 60 km/h and a cruising range of 550 km.

The main armament is complemented by a one 125 mm 2A46M-4 smoothbore gun able to fire standard ammunition but also Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) Refleks NATO Code AT-11 Sniper-B. 

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