Russia will introduce a new modification of the main battle tank T-90 defense exhibition Defexpo-2012, which will be held from March 29 to April 1 in India. It on Tuesday, March 13, ITAR-TASS news agency, citing a source close to the Ministry of Defence of India. According to the source, the new tank will be presented for the first time abroad. On the stand in New Delhi will hold a technical presentation of the Russian T-90 for potential customers. According to the source, including improvements — a new fire control system, advanced system protection and chassis. India is the largest foreign customer of T-90. The first contract for the supply of three tanks for testing was concluded in 1999. In 2001, the party began delivery of 310 T-90S tanks worth about a billion dollars. In the armed forces of India T-90 was designated as "Bhishma". In 2001, according to RIA Novosti, Russia and India agreed to the licensed production of T-90 at the factory in Avadi, Tamil Nadu. Defexpo-2012 will be held in Pragati Maidan Exhibition Centre in New Delhi. Participation in the exhibition will be 17 countries, including Russia. T-90 was adopted by Russia in 1992. In 2011, the purchase of tanks of this type of Russian Defense Ministry has stopped. It is estimated the defense department, upgrading the existing T-72 tanks to the level of the T-90 will cost much cheaper than buying themselves a T-90. In addition, in 2013 is expected presentation of the first prototype of the new tank from "Uralvagonzavod" on a universal platform "Armata". In addition to Russia and India, the T-90 is in service with Algeria, Turkmenistan, and Uganda. There are also talks about the supply tanks Indonesia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.
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