The sides of the tank hull will be strengthened with a hinged dynamic protection in rigid containers.
MOSCOW, September 28. /TASS/. The T-90M tank in the course of further modernization is proposed to be equipped with the advanced active protection complex "Arena-M", as follows from the materials of the 38th Scientific Research Testing Institute of Armored Armored Weapons and Equipment (NII BTWT) of the Russian Ministry of Defense, available to TASS.
The specialists of the Research Institute believe that for the period till 2025 the upgraded T-72B3M, T-80BVM and T-90M will retain the parity with the main battle tanks of foreign countries by their capabilities and efficiency. After 2025, it will be necessary to continue upgrading the Russian tanks.
"As part of further work to improve the T-90M tank's protection, it is proposed to equip the tank with the Arena-M active protection system. In the front part of the hull, instead of the dynamic protection system currently being installed, the tank must be dynamically protected by the Armata T-14," the Institute's materials say.
In addition, the sides of the hull will be strengthened with hinged dynamic protection in rigid containers. Electromagnetic protection systems and anti-tank guidance system countermeasures complex similar to that on the T-14 tank, as well as automatic fire-fighting system with multiple action with autonomous power supply and "Lesochek" type interference generator to combat radio-controlled mines and explosive devices are designed to increase tank survivability.
The T-90M "Breakthrough" tank is a deep upgrade version of the T-90 tank. The vehicle has a brand new turret, which differs from the serial one, and a more powerful engine. The "Breakthrough" is equipped with a new multichannel sight, which ensures the use of weapons at any time of the day. In addition, the ability to exchange data in real time with other vehicles has become one of the main features of the upgraded tank. The T-90M armor is equipped with a special anti-slip coating, the same one used on the newest T-14 "Armata". The first batch of T-90Ms entered the Russian Armed Forces this spring.