New Batch of Russian T-90 3rd-Generation Battle Tanks arrives to Algeria

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New Batch of Russian T-90 3rd-Generation Battle Tanks arrives to Algeria

Photo: twitter.com/Missilito

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.

New Batch of Russian T-90 3rd-Generation Battle Tanks arrives to Algeria

Photo: twitter.com/Missilito

New Batch of Russian T-90 3rd-Generation Battle Tanks arrives to Algeria

Photo: twitter.com/Missilito

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  • Pampalon

    T-90 is not a modernized T-72. It may be based on the T-72 design-wise but it is a tank with entirely different specifics.

    • Georg Stark

      the T-90 is a T-72Bu with new name… T-72 BU was a T-72B with the firecontroll of the T-80… the only reason why india run the T-90 because 65% of the parts are the same like they have in the T-72 which they localy build… nice way to reduce spare part costs and long term running costs.. sure the T-90 was further improved after introducing but stoped in 2010 …btw nearly all T-90 in the russian army are upgraded T-72 and no new tanks

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