This approach will not only improve the reliability and firepower of the tank, but also significantly increase the demand for such a machine on the world market.
Four hundred T-90As, which are in service with the Russian Federation Armed Forces would fall under such a modernization plan.
The tank will receive an upgraded 125-millimeter smoothbore gun called the 2A82–1M — the same as that on the Armata — and a new fire control system, which is characterized by high levels of accuracy, rate of fire and has an increased barrel life — about 900 shots.
The T-90M will also incorporate advanced defensive systems such are slat armor, active protection systems and new reactive armor. The T-90M is likely to directly incorporate a version of the Armata’s Afghanit active protection system as well as the Malachite reactive armor package.
SOURCE- National Interest