~ 55 tank battalions in the combat units of the Ground and Coastal Forces
~ 10 tank battalions in the training centers
~ 725 T-72BA (~ 16 battalions)
~ 50 T-72B1 (~ 1 battalion)
~ 360 T-72B3 (~ 8 battalions)
~ 400 T-80U (~ 9 battalions)*
~ 150 T-80BV (~ 3 battalions)*
~ 180 T-90 (~ 4 battalions)*
~ 315 T-90A (~ 7 battalions)
This would leave ~ 17 battalions with the T-72B (~ 750)
NOTES - The T-80's were all to have been withdrawn from service by 2015. It apparently was decided to keep the latest model (T-80U) and the few (T-80BV) that had been upgraded prior to the decision to phase the tank out, until the T-14 replaces.
- It has been reported by different sources that the T-90's are in storage. If so the T-72B totals would be higher. Hopefully the T-90AM upgrade is for those tanks.
- Tank battalions are either 3-companies (31 tanks) or 4-companies (41 tanks). Old Soviet Army procedures had another company of older tanks kept for training and spares. It appears that figure is probably down to 3-4 spares per battalion.
- Tank brigades and regiments use the 3-company battalion while Motor Rifle brigades and regiments use the 4-company battalion. There are a few exceptions.
2015 Equipment Acquisition plans are for around 300 Tanks, 20 will be T-14's for testing & evaluation purposes. The remainder are to be T-72B3's and T-90AM's with the breakdown not announced yet.