The Algerian People’s National Army received its new Russian T-90 3rd-generation battle tanks. It was already the third contract for the supply of about 200 T-90SA tanks signed by the company Rosoboronexport and Algeria.
According to Moscow Defense Brief editor Mikhail Barabanov, the approximate cost of these 200 T-90 tanks is $1 billion. The current contract is one of the largest ones by quantity parameters or maybe even the world’s largest contract for battle tank exports, Mikhail Barabanov said.
The T-90 is a modernized version of the T-72, equipped with a 125 mm 2A46 smoothbore tank gun, thermal sights and a new engine. A blend of steel, composite armour, and Kontakt-5 explosive-reactive armour, laser warning receivers, Nakidka camouflage and the Shtora infrared anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) jamming system are parts of standard protective measures of the tank.