NIZHNY TAGIL (Sputnik) — The T-90 is the main battle tank currently in service with the Russian Army. It has been adopted by the Russian Armed Forces in the mid-1990s.
"We have got about [T-90] 400 tanks, which were ordered in the early 2000s. Some 12-15 years have passed since then. They need to be updated. Therefore, we are considering modernization of the tank park," Borisov told reporters at the RAE-2015.
Russia is currently pursuing a $325-billion rearmament program to modernize 70-percent of its military by 2020.
In 2011, the Russian Armed Forces stopped ordering the T-90, relying increasingly on the development of the advanced next generation Armata Universal Combat Platform that is expected to enter service in 2016.