Originally Posted by DezoPenguin
...Which means that MLA-verse militaries are spending not only substantial chunks of their military budgets on building tanks, but also in developing new
tanks? Are they that effective dollar-for-dollar against BETA to justify not putting that money and those industrial resources into them rather than TSFs?
I think it's just a case of the plot designers not thinking things through and then saying "hey well in 2000 Russia uses T90s so they should have them here too". More likely they'd probably be using something like a T-55, but with a better gun and engine. Armor doesn't really mean anything anymore.