Ukrainian Army Destroyed Russian T-90S Export Tank for the First Time
OSINT experts of Project Oryx have published the first confirmation of the destruction of the Russian T-90S tank, which was intended for export.
Here's What We Know
The use of export combat vehicles first became known several months ago. In early October, a T-90C was spotted at the front. It is possible that the Ukrainian Armed Forces were able to destroy more tanks in three months, but only now we have the first confirmation.
Looks like it really is the 1st Russian T-90S loss in Ukraine.- Jakub Janovsky (@Rebel44CZ) January 4, 2023
Considering the reported size of the Russian tank fleet and reserves, having to redirect/steal export tanks says a lot about Russian losses and problems repairing/reactivating remaining tanks. https://t.co/eZaiAXIqOC
The T-90S has a new turret and has an improved fire control system compared to the T-90S. The tank is also equipped with an upgraded cannon and machine gun. Another innovation is the addition of dynamic protection. Although for this we had to sacrifice the infrared projectors "Shtora-1". Their purpose is to provide protection against guided missiles and guided munitions.