A modernized version of the Russian T-95 MBT. The ongoing development of the new generation battle tank was restarted in 2016 thanks to revenues from the oil crisis. The new concept of battle tank is lower, lighter with increased maneuverability. The crew was moved from the turret to a more armored body of the tank resulting in increased survivability. The T-100 Varsuk comes with a standard 125 mm cannon.
As stated in the Field Manual, the Varsuk is inspired by the real-world "T-95" main battle tank designed by Uralvagonzavod.
However, both the Varsuk's turret and chassis bear a stronger resemblance to the "Black Eagle" tank, another cancelled concept MBT that was then-designed by Omsktransmash.
Screenshots released during the pre-Alpha phase of ArmA 3's development showed that the Varsuk was originally meant to have been fitted with a semi hexagon-shaped coilgun cannon instead. This was replaced with a simple smoothbore cannon in the final version of the game.
In Russian, Barsuk/Varsuk (барсук) translates into Badger.