Russian army chief publicly complained performance T-90 tanks as China’s new
article said that not only the performance of T-90 tank behind the German” Leopard 2 “, even behind China’s latest tank PLA armored forces were equipped with 99 Main Battle Tank
According to the Russian News Network March 15 reported that the Russian army chief Poster Kafelnikov will believe that the Russian defense industry production for the Army’s latest weapons and equipment, especially tanks armor systems, artillery and light weapons, some performance parameters in the NATO countries and inferior to similar products produced in China, such as T-90 tanks as the German “Leopard 2″, or even as China’s new main battle tank.
Russian army chief Poster Kafelnikov March 15 at the Federation Council (upper house) defense and security committee meeting that in 2020 the Russian Army will build a 109 tour, which includes 42 a New brigade, brigade consists of heavy equipment, are installed with three types of brigade and lightly armed brigade, based weapon reloading brigade heavy armored tracked platform, mainly with a 125 mm artillery, main battle tank weighing 65 tons . At present the Russian army new weapons and modern military equipment fielding percentage of only 12% by 2020 should be increased to 70%. But the Russian defense industry production of some new samples, especially in the armored tank systems, artillery and light weapons, some performance parameters inferior to NATO and similar products produced in China. Such as the latest model of T-90 tanks, in fact, since 1973 began production of the Soviet T-72 tanks of the 17th improved model, performance is not excellent, but up to now cost 118 million rubles (about $ 4.07 million ), with the money can easily buy a 3 “Panther” tanks.
Poster Kafelnikov will be considered, planned as the future of the Russian Army’s armored forces based in fact only a T-90 Soviet tanks T-72 tanks are too expensive improved model, the Russian army would rather direct purchases from abroad Even if your little one, “Leopard -2.” “Panther” tanks Germany Army main battle tanks, of which the “Leopard 2″ series from the 1979 production, has so far conducted six modern improvements, currently in production, “Leopard-2A6″, while the latest “Leopard-2A7 + “will begin mass production next year, the basic price of approximately $ 6 million, with a different weapon configurations, the overall price of about 750-1000 million. The performance of China’s new main battle tank is quite advanced, some of the products is also the success of T-72 tanks, imitation, and use German engine, and relatively inexpensive.
This is not the first criticism of Russian-made weapons, senior officials and national defense industry, after Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and deputy secretary of defense responsible for weapons Popovkin has publicly criticized the Russian defense industry can not produce some advanced weaponry, it is recommended the import of foreign high-quality high-performance combat equipment. However, such a high level leaders publicly blasted the latest T-90 main battle tanks, I am afraid the first time. After all, its export model T-90S has always been the pride of Russia’s Rosoboronexport. The company representatives also recently revealed that, T-90S tanks advanced, two years ago in an Arab country’s outstanding performance tests, survival better than similar foreign products. In truth, the harsh desert climate conditions, in the dust, in the mountains, at night, T-90S tanks 10 days traveling 1,300 km, subsequent examination revealed tank engine performance is good, no oil leaks. Various types of ammunition to use good, even outside the range of 3 km and accurate shooting, hit rate of 60%, far superior to compete against the French “Lake Luck,” the German “Leopard”, the United States “Abrams “tanks. Currently, Russia exports in the main battle tank is a world leader, in recent years exported a total of about 500 new tank, worth $ 1.57 billion, more than the United States and Germany. One of the largest purchases in India, is expected to be in the 2014-2019 years, there are about 600 and then purchase additional T-90S tanks. In addition, Russia and Algeria signed a 185 T-90S tanks and supply contracts, and plans to export 10 to Turkmenistan.
In fact, Russian military experts had been repeatedly disclosed T-90S tanks, individual performance deficiencies, certain performance parameters that has been behind similar foreign products. Such as T-90S uses the “curtain” optical protection system can only against the second-generation anti-tank missiles, could not resist the now extensive use of third generation anti-tank missiles; “stage” active protection system can not fight and attack sub-caliber armor piercing wave; tank top almost undefended, not fit for combat in modern conditions, to implement the enemy’s precision strike aviation equipment, missiles and artillery can easily be destroyed from the top of the tanks and armored vehicles. (Compiled: Shu-shan)