Russian Army Receives First T-90M "Proryv" Tanks

Russian Army Receives First T-90M "Proryv" Tanks

Photo: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

In April, the first deliveries of the modernized T-90M “Proryv” (English: “Breakthrough”) tanks from Uralvagonzavod corporation began to the Guards Tank Army of the Western Military District (ZVO), stationed in five regions of Russia, the press service of the Western Military District reported.

“The Taman motorized rifle division received the first batch of T-90M tanks. These combat vehicles have a fundamentally new turret and a more powerful engine. They are equipped with a new multi-channel sight, which ensures the use of weapons at any time of day, and one of the main features of the modernized tank is the ability to exchange data with other vehicles in real time,” said Lieutenant General Sergey Kisel, commander of the ZVO tank formation.

Lieutenant General Kisel also described the benefits of several dozen types of simulators for training the crews of T-80, T-72B3 and T-90 tanks. The simulator software forms a virtual environment, taking into account different periods of the year and day, the state of weather conditions, the geographic and climatic characteristics of the training area.

Earlier, executive director of Rostec State Corporation, Oleg Yevtushenko, noted that last year Uralvagonzavod completed state authority tests of the T-90M Proryv tank, and deliveries will begin this year.