Land Platforms

First T-90S MBTs arrive in Vietnam

02 January 2019

The first Russian-made T-90S main battle tanks (MBTs) ordered by Vietnam in 2016 have arrived in the Southeast Asian country, and are expected to be delivered to the army in the next few days, a Vietnamese military source told Jane's on 2 January.

"The first batch of T-90S MBTs - totalling no fewer than 30 platforms - was delivered to a Vietnamese seaport in December," said the source, adding that the first Vietnam People's Army (VPA) armoured units to be equipped with these tanks, which are painted in a new three-colour camouflage scheme, will enter service in the first half of 2019.

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