The Ministry of Defense disclosed the unique capabilities of the T-90M tank:
The designers managed to maximize the level of the main combat properties of the modernized T-90M tank. This was told in an interview with the "Army Standard" magazine by Russian Deputy Defense Minister Dmitry Bulgakov.
"The upgraded T-90M tank is currently being tested. The machine designers did their utmost to use the modernization potential of the T-90 completely and to maximize the level of its main combat characteristics. In particular, on the firepower of the tank: the tasks of increasing the commander's search and observation capabilities through the installation of a multi-channel panoramic sight have been solved, the probability of hitting targets through the installation of a highly effective fire control system has been increased, "he said.
In addition, Bulgakov noted, the situational awareness of the crew was improved through the installation of an outdoor video surveillance system with a 360-degree view in the sector, a second (independent) cannon was fired from a remotely controlled machine gun, and a loading device was added to accommodate new armor-piercing sub-caliber projectiles.
Speaking about security, then, as the Deputy Minister pointed out, the protection of the frontal, side and aft projections of the tank was increased on T-90M by installing a new dynamic defense of Relic and screened screens, the area of weakened zones was reduced and an active protection system was planned.
"In terms of mobility: increased engine power; a rear-view camera is installed; the display complex of the driver-mechanic with the functions of the current control of the technical state of the power plant systems was introduced; a diesel generator set was introduced; installed a programmable heater to ensure start-up of the main engine at negative temperatures, "- said Bulgakov.
As for the part of command controllability, a software and hardware complex was installed on the modernized tank, ensuring its integration into an automated system of tactical control.
"There are also other innovations. We believe that equipping the military formations with the modernized T-90M tank will at least ensure parity with foreign counterparts in the transition period, before reaching the planned level of the mass production of the Armata tank, "the deputy minister concluded.