Rosoboronexport sent T-90S tank to Peru, to be displayed at the International Defense Technologies Exhibition (SITDEF 2013). Besides, An-124Ruslan will also be presented within the event.
According to defensa.com, after SITDEF 2013 held on May, 15-19 Rosoboronexport is to take T-90S to the 18th Armored Brigade., stationed at Fort Major General EP Rafael Hoyos Rubio (Rimac) to undergo a series of operational tests.
The T-90 is a Russian third-generation main battle tank that is an upgraded version of the T-72. The tank has a length of 6.86 m. (9.36 m. With the barrel forward), a width of 3.78 m. and a height of 2.22 m. It weights 46.5 tonsequipped and is powered by diesel V-9252 of 1,000 hp, capable of maximum speed of 60 km / h and a range of 550-700 km.
T-90S has a crew of 3 people: tank commander, shooter and driver, its major weapon is a 125 mm cannon 2A46M. smooth anima endowed with 42 rounds and thanks to its automatic charger (which houses 22 missiles) can make up to 7 rounds per minute, estimated effective range of 2,500 m. The secondary armament is made up of two machine guns: one 12.7 mm NSVT. - With 300 missiles - and PKT 7.62 x 54R equipped with 2,000 projectiles.
In addition, T-90S can fire the missile 9M119M Refleks (AT-11 Sniper) – and has a laser guide with a range of 75 to 5,000 m. The missile was developed by KBP Instrument Design Bureau (Vysokotochnye Kompleksy).
The Army of Peru currently beingon the modernization program of the Armed Forces (Project Ugarte) plans to purchase about120 -170 tanks to replace the outdated T-55 built between 1973-1978.
The International Defense Technology Exhibition and Prevention of Natural Disasters, SITDEF PERU 2013 is a commercial and cultural event promoted and organized by the Ministry of Defense and the Peruvian Armed forces This exhibition is held at the General Army Headquarters aiming at gathering national and international businesses related to edge defense technology every two years since 2007.
The third SITDEF PERU 2013 will include physical and virtual displays of products and services which will helpPeru to modernize its Armed Forces and Civil Defense System. The event will also promote business cooperation between national and international businesses strengthening the concept of defense at regional and worldwide levels.
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