The combat capabilities of the Russian tank were demonstrated to the Peruvian army
The senior military leadership of the South American republic was shown both daytime and nighttime fighting capabilities of the T-90S, as well as its accuracy at different ranges with all kinds of weapons in low visibility conditions and mountainous terrain, according to the press service of Uralvagonzavod.
The crew of the combat vehicle excelled in all of the tasks, demonstrating the high potential of the Russian tank producer Uralvagonzavod. At the end of the presentation, a Peruvian mechanic and tank operator, who has operated T-55 tanks in the Peruvian Army, was invited to test-drive the T-90S. After a five-minute briefing, he was able to drive as if an expert.
The Russian company contended that its experiment proved that the modern T-90 tank is lightweight and easy to manage, like its predecessor, the T-55, first developed by Uralvagonzavod 40 years ago. “Both high-ranking officers of the Peruvian army and tank experts appreciated the capabilities of the T-90S,” according to reports.
Rosoboronexport presented the armored T-90S tank at the SITDEF International Exhibition of Defense Technology, held May 15-19 in Peru. The T-90 is the most modern tank in service in the Russian army. Over the past ten years, it has become one of the best-selling tanks in the world. Over 1,000 T-90S tanks have been exported during that period.
The T-90S shoots 7 times a minute, with an effective range of 2,500 meters. It can fire Reflex (AT-11 Snier) missiles with laser sights and targeting from a range of 75 to 5,000 meters. With a weight of 17 kg, its missiles can pierce armor with a thickness of 900mm.
The tank is 6.86 meters long (9.36 m with its barrel), 3.78 meters wide, and 2.2 meters tall. It weighs 46.5 tons. Its maximum speed is 60 km/h. Its three-person crew is made up of a commander, gunner, and driver.
In an effort to modernize its armed forces, the Peruvian army plans to purchase 120 tanks, which will replace the obsolete T-55 tanks, built from 1973-78.
Rosoboronexport is a state company with the exclusive right to sell the full range of arms and other military equipment produced by the Russian military industry on the world market. The state corporation Rostechnology owns 100% of shares of Rosobornexport.