Military Watch: 1500 T-90M Breakthrough and T-14 Armata tanks to be built in Russia

Tanks are playing an increasingly prominent role in the Russian special operation on Ukrainian territory. Russia launched an extensive program to modernize outdated T-72s and produce new T-90M Proryv, which are becoming more and more in the Russian Armed Forces. On March 25, Military Watch wrote about this, assessing what is happening in Russian tank building.

The publication noted that the T-90M "Proryv" is now the most combat-ready tank of the Russian army. More and more of these tanks appear on the battlefield, although initially they were completely absent from the theater of operations in the NMD zone in Ukraine. Even former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev commented on the rapid deployment of these MBTs among the troops, comparing it with Western models of heavy armored vehicles.

In my opinion, the T-90M is now the best tank in the world ... It is certainly better than the Leopard, Challenger and Abrams tanks, including in terms of its tactical and technical data, even in terms of such a component as mass

- he said.

Medvedev assured that in 2023 alone, 1,5 thousand tanks would be “made” in the Russian Federation. He stressed that the West could not crush the Russian industry with sanctions.

The publication drew attention to the fact that the Leopard 2, Challenger 2 and M1A2 Abrams tanks supplied to Ukraine from Europe and the USA were recently considered the most combat-ready Western-style MBTs and were considered on a par with the T-90M Proryv. But the reputation of Russian and Western tanks has been eroded by Poland's acquisition of almost 1 South Korean K2 Black Panther tanks, which are now considered the most combat-ready in NATO.

The publication clarified that before the start of the SVO, the T-90M Breakthrough and T-14 Armata were the only tanks produced in the Russian Federation. At the same time, the production of more expensive T-14s will probably be reduced in favor of the proven T-90Ms, which are created much faster at industrial facilities “sharpened” for them. Perhaps, during the SVO, T-14s will be supplied to elite guards tank units near Moscow, which will free up more old models of heavy armored vehicles that will go to the Ukrainian front.

The production volumes (scales) of the T-14 do not exceed a few dozen units per year, so the production of the T-90M will be the main one. At the same time, it remains unclear whether Moscow intends to continue to fulfill any obligations from its export contracts, which account for the vast majority of its tank production over the past 30 years. It is also unknown whether the Russian Federation is going to increase the production of tanks to the level of the USSR in the future. At one time, the Soviet Union produced about 4 different tanks a year, but for Russia, increasing production to 1,5 units should already be a big achievement after the post-Soviet decline of its industrial base and defense sector, summed up the media.
  • Photographs used: JSC Uralvagonzavod Scientific Industrial Corporation
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  1. Sergei Fonov Offline Sergei Fonov
    Sergei Fonov (sergey fonov) 26 March 2023 17: 23
    Let's see. The production of tanks is not reading telegrams, but under Stalin, tanks of 2 thousand or more per month were produced.
  2. Human_79 Offline Human_79
    Human_79 (Andrei) 26 March 2023 18: 34
    Something again Medvedev got out
    It looks like it's being promoted.
    1,5 tons of tanks - well, well.
    And why then are we removing tanks (60s) from conservation warehouses
    1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 27 March 2023 20: 53
      In my opinion, the T-90M is now the best tank in the world ... It is certainly better than the Leopard, Challenger and Abrams tanks, including in terms of its tactical and technical data, even for such a component as mass

      The smartest person, immediately calculated the most important indicator of superiority in tanks. yes good
      And there is no doubt about 1500 tanks a year of the "T-90" and "Armata" types - their mass production has probably already been established - "they bake like hot cakes." Just recently, a whole echelon was shown like, with such tanks in the photo ?, the whole Internet is buzzing after that. Rejoice. yes
  3. syndicalist Offline syndicalist
    syndicalist (Dimon) 26 March 2023 20: 28
    I remember that by 2015 they promised to release 2300 Armats. But for some reason we see videos with T-54 and even T-34 echelons
    1. Pembo Offline Pembo
      Pembo 31 March 2023 17: 45
      Is there really a video with the T-34 on the platform?
  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 26 March 2023 21: 58
    1500 tanks T-90M "Proryv" and T-14 "Armata" will be built in Russia

    Wag your tongue, do not carry bags. This plant needs to be built and tank schools to boot! Nothing changes. Oh, and thrashers!
  5. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 26 March 2023 23: 14
    All this is nonsense, and not even a signed article. That is, the author himself, everything is clear, shy

    1) 1500 tanks is 4-5 tanks per day. And 3 months have already passed. How much they did is classified at the present time. But the T90 echelons are somehow not promoted ... But the 60s, 50s are promoted.

    2) Medvedev is known for clearly unfulfilled forecasts. Rather the opposite. He is "ANTIPROGNOSIS". Those. listened and did/understood the opposite

    3) Since his “imperishables” suddenly began to bring everywhere (which before, no, no), it means they are leading to the presidential elections .... In the role of whom, it is not yet clear, but it does not matter. As before - they poke a finger - that one will be taken
    1. Sergey3939 Offline Sergey3939
      Sergey3939 (Sergei) 27 March 2023 03: 32
      You look at the information badly both on the Internet and in the zombie box. Showed and echelons and columns of the new T-90 "Breakthrough".
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  6. depavel Offline depavel
    depavel (Pavel Pavlovich) 27 March 2023 07: 45
    "Promising does not mean getting married." Medvedev believe not to respect himself, then ruined the country why criminal liberal?
    1. vladivan Offline vladivan
      vladivan (Vladimir) 28 March 2023 10: 45
      We believed Putin for 20 years, we thought that he would come to his senses! And for 20 years he destroyed the entire industry of the Russian Federation. It turns out 20 years we did not respect ourselves
  7. Anton Chigur Offline Anton Chigur
    Anton Chigur (Anton Chigur) 28 March 2023 03: 23
    Russia in the next THREE years intends to produce and modernize a total of more than 1600 tanks, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  8. Pembo Offline Pembo
    Pembo 28 March 2023 08: 23
    The main threat to the tank at the moment is ATGMs. But Javelin doesn’t care about the T-54 or T-90M, he hits the roof. Without a successful fight against anti-tank weapons, 1500 tanks will be knocked out in a month of intense offensive fighting. But what about an anti-tank weapon against Abrams during defense? T-90M perhaps, we'll see. But how many of these 1500 will be T-90M?
    1. zenion Offline zenion
      zenion (zinovy) 31 March 2023 16: 12
      And we have such weapons and in our language they are called TFURS. They don't kill anyone, they're modest, shy, and blush just a little bit. Do not think that there is nothing to provide Javelin with. There is a weapon against him called Jabelin. Javelin doesn't care. When he sees Jabelin, he faints completely.
    2. vladivan Offline vladivan
      vladivan (Vladimir) April 1 2023 01: 06
      Not only ATGMs, but also high-precision projectiles are a 100% threat to tanks! If our design bureaus come up with something to put a small radar on the tank, and mount a guided grenade, like a smoke grenade, but without a chemical screen, against drones, UAVs! then part of the problem can be solved in protecting the tank
  9. dude23 Offline dude23
    dude23 (GauguinNOTsuns) 28 March 2023 11: 13
    Just like in a joke: there is a tongue, there are lips. So who's stopping you from carrying all sorts of nonsense?
  10. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 31 March 2023 16: 04
    Tanks are playing an increasingly prominent role - that's good. And are there any actors who will be able to go to the arena in them and show how they spin, tap dance, the same as they beat them on the way through Red Square. It was possible to put them into mortal combat, but they were not yet accustomed to rearing up, as it should be for a tank with five stars and one first-class cross. Some say that they are still afraid, or riders are afraid of it. Now there will already be 1500 tanks, so to speak, the grandfathers and grandmothers of that tank, which could put any zakordonny tank on its shoulder blades, just by blowing or spitting into it. Another old Russian tanker of past eras said this - do not brag about going to the army, but brag about going with the army, that is, when the pants are on and the belt is tightened.
  11. twice-born Offline twice-born
    twice-born (Unknown) 5 May 2023 16: 04
    Medvedev knows what is right to say, or rather to write, but nothing really gets done! His words would be to drink honey! And all we do is wipe ourselves away from the Nazis and the West under the nonsense of the authorities, bury the Russians and stand still! But in words formidable, where to run!