Operator: Algeria Syria Iran
Status: In Service / On Order In Service Negotiating Purchase
Number: 367 (141) Several dozen 0
Cost: Unknown Unknown Unknown
Acquired: 2006-present 2015 2020
General Specs
Country of origin: Russia
Manufacturer: Uralvagonzavod
Introduced: 1994
Combat Weight: 45.8 tons (46,500 kg)
Length: 30.9 ft (9.43 m)
Width: 12.4 ft (3.78 m)
Height: 7.4 ft (2.26 m)
Range: 341.8 miles (550 km)
Engine: B-92C2 V-12 diesel (1000 hp)
Track: Stamped tracks and rubber-bushed gearing with rubber pads
Road Speed: 37.3 mph (60 km/h)
Offroad Speed:
Loader: Automatic
Crew: 3
Armor: Rolled steel/composite armor with multipurpose explosive reactive armor (ERA)
NBC Protection: Yes
Nightvision: Yes
Laser detection: Yes
Main Armament 125mm 2A46M smooth bore gun (42 rounds)
Ammunition Carried Armor-piercing fin-stablized discarding sabot – tracer (APFSDS-T), high explosive frag (HE-Frag), high explosive anti-tank fin-stablized (HEAT-FS), and 9M119 Svir (AT-11 Sniper) anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM)
Secondary Armament 1 x 12.7mm anti-aircraft machine gun (300 rounds)
1 x 7.62mm 6P7K coaxial machine gun (2000 rounds)
Radar/Sensors: T01-K04 optoelectronic commanders sight
ESSA thermal imager
1G46 rangefinder
Countermeasures/ Defenses: Shtora-1 electro-optical countermeasure system
6 x smoke grenade launchers
Magnetic mine detection system
Nakidka radar reduction application
Misc Systems:
Notes: Negotiations between Iran and Russia over the purchase of T-90s appears to be ongoing with Tehran hoping to assemble the tanks domestically.



Russia Continues Major Arms Deliveries to Algeria

Russia is Algeria’s primary military hardware supplier, and continues to deliver land, sea and air equipment, including T-90 main battle tanks, Mi-28NE attack helicopters and Mi-26T2 heavy transport helicopters. A Russian defence industry source told Russian news agency TASS that Russian defence exports to Algeria amounted to $457 million last year and Russia has supplied […]

T-90 Tank

Russia Has No Intention to Sell Tanks to Iran — Official

Russia has no intention of selling tanks to Iran, the chief of the federal service for military-technical cooperation Alexander Fomin has said. “Such deals might be possible only when the bans are gone. Tanks, ships, missiles and other attack weapons fall under UN sanctions,” he said. The official has also pointed out that Russia is not […]

T-90 Tank

Iranian Commander: T90 Tank Deal with Russia Is Off

Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said Iran is no longer interested in buying T90 battle tanks from Russia, and plans to supply its armored needs through domestic production. “We were once interested in buying the Russian tanks. But since we can manufacture similar models within the country and we plan to do […]


More T-90 Tanks Bound for Algeria

The Algerian People’s National Army appears to be in the process of receiving a third tranche of T-90 tanks. Photographs showing a T-90 being unloaded from the Liberian-registered roll-on/off cargo vessel Ocean Pride (IMO: 9220639) began to circulate on social media on 21 December. Both photographs can be geolocated to the Algerian port of Oran. […]


Iran Confirms Plans to Buy Russia’s T-90 Tanks

Iran’s Ground Force Command has transferred a proposal to the Iranian General Staff on the purchase of Russian-made T-90 tanks, Ground Force Commander, Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said on the sidelines of a conference on army draft held in the province of North Khorasan on Wednesday. “The talks with representatives of the Russian side […]


BMP Upgrades Drive Algerian Modernization

Russia’s KBP Instrument Design Bureau says it has started upgrading 360 BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) for the Algerian Army in a follow-up order to more than 400 upgraded IFVs recently delivered to the North African country. Military observers view the rapid modernization drive as part of a larger Algerian effort to improve its land […]

T-90 Tank

Algeria’s Military Goes On An Arms Spree

Algeria’s powerful armed forces, which operate Africa’s largest defense budget, are seeking a 14 percent hike in defense spending as they awaits delivery of two German A200 frigates and 19 Russian T-90 tanks. The Defense Ministry has requested a $10.3 billion budget for 2013 that reflects the country’s military modernization drive and the widening security […]