According to VietDefense's Facebook page, the T-54M and T-90S / SK are two of the most important and modern combat tanks serving in the Army of the Vietnam People's Army (PAVN). Arriving at the end of 2018, most of the T-90 tanks were operated by the Vietnam People's Army's 201st Tank Brigade.
According to the Army Recognition website, June 18, 2020, the number of T-54Ms or their groups serving in the Army has not been made public, though it is worth noting that this process Has been going on for a few years now. Despite a slight pause in the upgrade process due to the Covid-19 virus and budget changes, the Z153 factory has continued its upgrade program. The most recent example is the unmarked and painted T-54M, which was spotted returning to the Z153 factory after a day of field trials.
In April 2018, PAVN updated the T-54/55 to the T-54M3 standard. The Vietnamese Army launched its T-54/55 upgrade program. He added that “dozens of tanks” would be modified. Modernization of the entire fleet of T-54/55 MBTs is unlikely due to financial constraints.
The T-54M3 is equipped with additional Super Blazer explosive armor that protects the chassis and other parts. The tank is equipped with a 100 mm D-10T2S rifle. The T-54M3 also gets a new visual system with channel, infrared and meteorological equipment. The tank's armor is complemented by a 60mm mortar mounted on the left side of the tower. A 12.7mm DShKM heavy anti-aircraft gun was also stored. All new components of the T-54M3 are supplied by Israel's Rafael.
According to the 2016 annual report of ostec`s Uralvagonzavod, the manufacturer of the MBTs, a contract with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for the 64 T-90S and T-90SK tanks signed by the MBTs in 2016. The Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) is reported to have received 32 MBTs for the first time in late December.
PAVN currently operates T-90S, Type 59, T-54/55 (including T-54M), T-62, PT-76B, and even WW2-era T-tanks. 34 also