Iraq receives first T-90S tanks from Russia

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The Iraqi Army on 15 February received the first T-90S and T-90SK main battle tanks (MBTs) that it purchased from the Russia government.

The first batch of T-90S and T-90SK main battle tanks recently arrived in Iraq’s port by sea. The local source released images showing new Russian-made tanks transported in a convoy.

The batch was prepared for shipping to the customer in December 2017. Russia has begun delivery of a first bath of the T-90S main battle tanks (MBTs) to Iraq under a 2014 government-to-government contract.

According to the contract, Iraq had ordered 73 T-90S and T-90SK tanks with a special vehicle for repair and transported.

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The T-90S is the latest development in the T-series of Russian tanks and represents an increase in firepower, mobility and protection. It is manufactured by Uralvagonzavod in Nizhnyi Tagil, Russia.

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The T-90SK is a command tank designed to provide command and control over subordinate units, facilitate communications with superior commanders, and conduct operations as part of units and subunits. This command tank is a derivative of the T-90S tank and is distinguished by an R-168-100KBE HF radio set, TNA-4-3 tank navigation equipment set and PAB-2M aiming circle.

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