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Saw a report last week that the Russian defence Ministry is claiming it has tested almost 200 new weapons or systems in SyriaD

This week we saw pictures of two new SU-57's on the ground as well. Does anyone know of a list or anything substantive that gives an idea of what is on it?

I did see reports of T-90's being deployed but the details are either for the T-90A ( which I would assume is the export T-90S) or the T-90SM ( which I think is the export T-90AM).

On a second point this is the wiki entry on the T-90SM, (which looks like a translation cut and pasted);

  • T-90MS – Also known as T-90SM is a new modernised (M) version of the export tank T-90S, with a 1130 hp engine, a PNM Sosna-U gunner view - system surpasses the world analogues, effective defeat of the target in any weather (in the movement itself and in the movement of the target),[78] a 7.62 mm turret UDP T05BV-1 RWS, GLONASS, inertial navigation systems, new explosive reactive armour(ERA) and steering wheel.[79][80][81] A new removable turret bustle is included, which provides storage for eight additional rounds. T-90MS is ready for serial production.[82] 4 video cameras of a circular view, full coverage of ERA Relikt (Area under the protection of Relikt ~twofold greater than Kontakt-5 of the T-90 A/S/M).[83] The management is united up to the division command. Wheel is used for steering.[84] Thermal imaging sight. The minimum range of night detection of a tank through a thermal imager 3300 meters[85] Tower rotation speed 45 degrees per second.

Does the T-90AM in Black sea have the four video cameras and are there for commander observation or part of an APS system?


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Russia has supplied standard T-90As (and maybe some older T-90s) to Syria.  T-90M / T-90MS is not yet in use anywhere.

AFAIK, the cameras on the T-90MS are for observation in the immediate area around the tank, not APS.  The APS is Shtora laser warning receivers and smoke.

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Found the alleged T-90S/SA.....Turns out it's actually a T-72B3!  :rolleyes:


Apparently there is just one command variant of the T-90, the T-90K, it's a bit of a hybrid from what I can make out, naturally it comes with extra radios & so on:


Modern tanks are just too complicated.....Shermans are much easier to comprehend.  ;)

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