Lima: Russia’s Uralvagonzavod plant is prepared to provide Peru with a full-scale specimen of its T-90S, a main battle tank currently on show at a defense expo in Lima, a representative of the manufacturer said on Thursday.
Russia’s modified T-90S is currently on display at the SITDEF Peru 2013 defense expo that opened Wednesday in Lima. The Peruvian military expressed an interest in the tank while visiting Russia in 2012.
“Given the genuine interest of Peru in purchasing T-90-type tanks, Uralvagonzavod is prepared to leave the tank in this country for testing after the exhibition is over,” Alexei Maslov, a manufacturer representative and former Armed Forces general, told RIA Novosti.
Maslov said that Russia has good chances of selling the tanks to Peru, which is expected to purchase between 120 and 170 machines of that class.
The modified T-90S is fitted with an increased power multi-fuel 1,130-h.p. diesel engine with gas turbine injection, which allows the vehicle to attain a top speed of over 60 km/h on the road and up to 45 km/h on rough terrain.
The T-90S redesigned turret features a modernized 125-mm gun, new fire control, navigation and communications systems, and a remotely-controlled mounted 7.62-mm machine gun.