MOSCOW, May 17. /TASS/. The Uralvagonzavod defense manufacturer (part of the state tech corporation Rostec) held a ceremony of dispatching a new batch of the latest T-90M ‘Proryv’ main battle tanks to Russian troops, the enterprise’s press office reported on Tuesday.
"Uralvagonzavod held a special ceremony of dispatching a train with T-90M ‘Proryv’ tanks to the Russian Defense Ministry," the press office said in a statement.
Under the defense procurement plan, Uralvagonzavod delivers to the Russian troops both new T-90M ‘Proryv’ tanks and armored vehicles upgraded to this level.
"The preparations for and the assimilation of the mass production of these modern armored vehicles have been implemented at the enterprise in full and positive results of qualification tests have been received," the press office added.
T-90M ‘Proryv’ main battle tank
The T-90M ‘Proryv’ tank was developed by the Urals Design Bureau of Transport Machine-Building (part of Uralvagonzavod). As its developers highlight, the ‘Proryv’ is the most advanced armored vehicle in the family of T-90 tanks and most of all fit for operations on a present-day battlefield thanks to its all-round protection, a modern round-the-clock highly automated fire control system and enhanced survivability technology.
According to the data of Uralvagonzavod, the T-90M has undergone multilayered modernization and can be rightly called a new combat vehicle. It has received a principally new turret differing from a serial-produced combat module and a more powerful 1,130 hp engine.
The ‘Proryv’ is outfitted with a 125mm tank cannon that can fire new powerful munitions and also missiles capable of eliminating enemy tanks at a range of up to 5 km. The new multichannel sight enables the tank to employ its armaments at any time of day or night. In addition, the option of exchanging data with other combat vehicles in real time has been one of the upgraded tank’s major advantages. The T-90M’s armor has anti-slip coating similar to that installed on the breakthrough T-14 ‘Armata’ main battle tank.
The first batch of upgraded T-90M ‘Proryv’ main battle tanks was delivered to the Russian troops in the spring of 2020. At the Army-2021 international arms show, the Russian Defense Ministry and Uralvagonzavod signed a contract on the delivery of another batch of T-90M main battle tanks and on the upgrade of operational T-90 tanks to the level of the T-90M.