|According to the source, he said that Egypt is looking at buying atleast 400-500 new build T-90s which will be constructed in Egypt. Also he mentioned about a new Active Protection System (APS) to be build in Egypt.|
With the outstanding performance of the T-90MS Main Battle Tank (MBT) in Syria, the Egyptian Military might be considering purchasing the tank to add to it’s already large fleet of U.S made M1A1 Abram MBT. This unofficial report was made by an Egyptian high ranking military official in an online social media platform.
According to the source, he said that Egypt is looking at buying at-least 400-500 new build T-90s which will be constructed in Egypt. Also he mentioned about a new Active Protection System (APS) to be build in Egypt.
The Egyptian Military has a large stock of American made M1 Abram Main Battle Tanks about 1100 in total all built in Egypt. Egypt might be considering the T-90MS MBT because it is light enough to be transported by its new Mistral Class Helicopter Carriers since the Abrams is too heavy to be transported by the ships,
Egypt also possess many older Russian tanks like the T-64 and T-55 tanks. It appears that Egypt is moving away from acquiring weapons from the West to Russia.
Although the Russia’s T-90 main battle tank is much lighter than its American M1 with the A1 Abrams weighting in at 68 tons compared to the T-90’s 48 tons. The T-90MS is the latest version of the Russian T-90 main battle tank It was first revealed in 2011. The T-90’s 125mm can also fire the 9M119 “Refleks” anti-tank guided missile. The T-90 is one of the TOP TEN BEST TANK IN THE WORLD.