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Russian T-90M Tanks Outperform Western Leopard, Challenger and Abrams: Moscow

© Sputnik / Evgeniy Biyatov / Go to the mediabankT-90M Proryv tank at a repetition of the 77th Victory Day Parade in Moscow, May 2022.
T-90M Proryv tank at a repetition of the 77th Victory Day Parade in Moscow, May 2022. - Sputnik India, 1920, 23.03.2023
According to the government, Russia will produce 1,500 tanks this year.
Russian T-90M tanks are currently the best in the world and they outperform Leopard, Challenger and Abrams tanks in terms of tactical and technical data, Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with leading Russian media, including Sputnik.
"In my opinion, this [T-90M tank] is now the best tank in the world ... It is certainly better than Leopard, Challenger, Abrams [tanks], including in terms of its tactical and technical data, even in terms of such a component as weight," Medvedev said.
"We will make 1,500 tanks alone this year. You can calculate how much our enemy will get, even according to the most optimistic calculations," Medvedev added.

Russia to Produce Over 100 Aircraft Per Year From 2026

Russia plans to launch the production of more than 100 aircraft of various modifications per year starting 2026, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said on Thursday.
Indian Air Force's Sukhoi Su-30MKI takes off during the inauguration of the Aero India 2023 at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru, India, Monday, Feb. 13, 2023. - Sputnik India, 1920, 22.02.2023
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The official added that the first flight of the updated domestic SSJ100 aircraft with Russian engines is planned within three months.

"Last year, the aerodynamic tests of the updated Sukhoi Superjet were fully completed. Now it will be equipped with Russian fifth-generation PD-8 engines instead of foreign units. Its first flight is planned within the next three months," Mishustin said.