Russia’s T-90M Proryv tank will undergo testing of its optoelectronic system in a military exercise, according to a report by TASS, citing sources from inside the country’s defense industry.
The outcome of the tests will determine whether or not the system is approved for delivery to Russian troops.
Russian defense officials had no official comment regarding the report as of this writing.
The new T-90M features a turret module for enhanced combat capabilities and a 125 mm gun that can fire a guided missile. Reports state that it can destroy enemy tanks from a distance of up to 5 km (3.1 mi).
Russia’s T-90M Tanks and Other New Weapons
In August, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko stated that at least 65 T-90M Proryv tanks are expected for delivery by the end of the year.
Along with the T-90Ms, new T-14 Armata tanks and other weapons and accessories are expected before year-end.
The Armata tank is another cutting-edge battle tank, boasting “robotized features that will make aiming more accurate and efficient.”
The T-90 series is manufactured by Uralvagonzavod and has been in service since 1992. Four versions of the tank have been developed.