Series deliveries of the new tank T-90M "Breakthrough" in the Russian army will begin this year. This was announced by the head of Uralvagonzavod Alexander Potapov.
Answering journalists' question about the start of serial deliveries of T-90M to the troops, Potapov confirmed that they would begin in 2020, but refused to answer the question about the number of tanks that the Ground Forces would receive under the contract.
Yes, you understood correctly, in 2020. Volume is not a topic for the outside world.
- he said.
At the same time, the general director of UVZ specified that Uralvagonzavod maintains all the terms of the contract for the supply of T-90M, everything is agreed upon with the Ministry of Defense.
We maintain the contractual terms with the Ministry of Defense. The tank is definitely new. Now all experts, including foreign ones, say that this is not a modernized tank, this is a new tank. And the approach to it as a new tank. I think we will see them soon this year.
he told reporters.
Earlier it was reported that the tests of the newest Russian tank T-90M "Breakthrough" were successfully completed, the timing and volume of serial deliveries of tanks to the troops will be determined by the Ministry of Defense. It is also known that funds for the purchase of T-90M tanks have already been allocated, the delivery of serial vehicles is expected in 2020.
Last year, the media repeatedly flashed information that the first batch of incoming T-90M weapons could be at least a battalion set.
The T-90М tank was developed as part of the Breakthrough-3 development work and is a deep modernization of the T-90 with increased combat and operational characteristics.
In the course of modernization, a new turret module with a 90-mm gun of increased survivability and accuracy was installed on the T-125M. A remote-controlled machine gun installation caliber 12,7-mm is installed on the turret. In addition, the new tank is equipped with a highly automated digital fire control system that provides search, recognition, auto-tracking and hitting targets.