|Status:||In Service / On Order||In Service||Negotiating Purchase|
|Number:||367 (141)||Several dozen||0|
|Country of origin:||Russia|
|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)|
|Armor:||Rolled steel/composite armor with multipurpose explosive reactive armor (ERA)|
|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|
|Countermeasures/ Defenses:||Shtora-1 electro-optical countermeasure system|
|6 x smoke grenade launchers|
|Magnetic mine detection system|
|Nakidka radar reduction application|
|Notes:||Negotiations between Iran and Russia over the purchase of T-90s appears to be ongoing with Tehran hoping to assemble the tanks domestically.|
- “T-90S Third-Generation Main Battle Tank,” UralVagonZavod, 2015.
- Christopher F. Foss, Jane’s Tanks and Combat Vehicles Recognition Guide, (New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2000) page 60.
- Jens Kastner, “Shtora countermeasures seen on Algeria T-90,” IHS Jane’s, May 27, 2016.
- “Iran considers importing Russian T-90 tank production technology,” Sputnik, February 15, 2016.
- Tyler Rogoway, “What America Can Learn From Russia’s Cheap But Deadly T90 Tank,” Foxtrot Alpha, March 13, 2014.
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Wednesday that Israel had asked Russia not to go through with a major deal to sell advanced fighter jets and other weapons to Iran. But Lieberman told political reporters that the chances of halting the deal were low because the sale would be in Russia’s economic interest. According to Russian […]
Russia and Iran are in talks over an arms deal worth around $10 billion that would see Moscow deliver T-90 tanks, artillery systems, planes and helicopters to Tehran, a senior Russian senator said on Monday, the RIA news agency reported. Viktor Ozerov, head of the defense and security committee in the Russian upper house of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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’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 […]
Russia has positioned about a half dozen tanks at an airfield at the center of a military buildup in Syria, two U.S. officials said on Monday, adding that the intentions of Moscow’s latest deployment of heavy military equipment were unclear. Moscow has come under increased international pressure in recent days to explain its moves in […]
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 […]
A contract for licensed assembly of approximately 200 T-90 main battle tanks in Algeria was signed by Rosoboronexport last year, the newspaper Vedomosti wrote on Friday, quoting sources in the defense sector. “Russian knockdown kits will be assembled at a tank plant of the Algerian Defense Ministry which has earlier repaired armored vehicles,” the report […]