China has offered its VT4 main battle tank to replace old T-55 of Peruvian army 11210151

Defence & Security News - Peru
 
China has offered its VT4 main battle tank to replace old T-55 of Peruvian army.
According Russian website, China has offered its main battle tank VT4 (MBT-3000) to Peru for the replacement of old Soviet-made T-55 main battle tank of Peruvian army. The proposal of China is an alternative to the Russian made main battle tank (MBT) T-90 which is the favorite in the tender of Peruvian army for acquire a new MBT.
     
According Russian website, China has offered its main battle tank VT4 (MBT-3000) to Peru for the replacement of old Soviet-made T-55 main battle tank of Peruvian army. The proposal of China is an alternative to the Russian made main battle tank (MBT) T-90 which is the favorite in the tender of Peruvian army for acquire a new MBT. Chinese-VT4 main battle tank at Zhuhai Air Show in 2014.
     
In 2013, Russia has presented its T-90S MBT during the defense exhibition SITDEF. On September 19, 2013, a firing range in Peru saw demonstration of the T-90S tank of the Uralvagonzavod produce for Gen. Ricardo Moncada Novoa, Commander-in-Chief Land Forces and 300 officers.
 
 

Peru's armed forces have been limited to using very outdated T-55 tanks for many years, and the time has come for a modern replacement to be chosen. Several different tanks have been considered, such as the M1A1 Abrams, the T90S, the Ukrainian T-84, and the K2 Black Panther.

Peru’s Defence Ministry could e interested to purchase 140 new main battle tanks to replace old Soviet-made T-55 MBTs. Peru currently operates 300 AMX-13 French light tanks in addition to 300 obsolete Soviet-made T-55 tanks.

The modified T-90S is fitted with an increased power multi-fuel 1,130-h.p. diesel engine, giving the vehicle a top speed of over 60 km/h (37 miles per hour) on roads and up to 45 km/h on rough terrain, according to its manufacturer, Uralvagonzavod .

The 46.5 ton tank's redesigned turret features a modernized 125-mm gun fitted with an autoloader, capable of firing 9M119M missiles, new fire control, navigation and communications systems, and a remotely-controlled mounted 7.62-mm machine gun. It has a crew of three, who are protected by explosive reactive armor and an NBC protection system.
     
In 2013, Russia has presented its T-90S MBT during the defense exhibition SITDEF. On September 19, 2013, a firing range in Peru saw demonstration of the T-90S tank of the Uralvagonzavod produce for Gen. Ricardo Moncada Novoa, Commander-in-Chief Land Forces and 300 officers.
Russian-made T-90S main battle tank at Russian Arms Expo defense exhibition in Nizhny Tagil, Russia.
     
The VT4 also named MBT-3000 for the export version is a new generation of main battle tank designed and manufactured by the Chinese Defense Company NORINCO. According NORINCO, the MBT-3000 is the latest technology of main battle tank especially designed to meet the challenge of high-tech warfare.
 
The main armament of the MBT-3000 consists of 125mm smoothbore gun fitted with a thermal sleeve and fume extractor. It is fed by an automatic loader which holds a total of 22 projectiles and charges which can be loaded at the rate of eight per minute.
     
 

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