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India Delivers T-90 Mk.3 Tanks to the Indian Army

India Delivers T-90 Mk.3 Tanks to the Indian Army

The Indian state-owned company AVNL has announced that it has delivered the first 10 T-90 Mk.3 tanks to the Indian Army. India will receive 464 tanks. Indian defence company Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited (AVNL) delivered the first 10 T-90 Mk.3 tanks produced at the Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF) under a Russian licence. 

The T-90 Mk.3 incorporates a new automatic target detection system, a fully digital, ballistic computer, aiming systems and an infrared sight (MWIR: Mid-Wave Infra-Red), capable of locating targets at distances of eight kilometres by day or night. 


This MWIR was developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL). A total of 464 T-90 Mk.3s will be delivered to the Indian Army by 2029. Upon completion of the deliveries, the Indian Army will maintain 1,805 T-90s in service. 

 India started to receive the first 310 T-90S in 2001, while in October 2006, another 330 T-90M were acquired. In December 2007, a contract was signed for 347 T-90MS, and in 2013 another 354 T-90MS was signed. Finally, in November 2019, the contract for the supply of 464 T-90 Mk.3 was signed.

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