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Russia confirms deal to supply T-90 tanks to Iraq

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Russia officially confirmed that a project to export a large batch of T-90 main battle tanks to the Iraqi Army.

Russia will supply a large batch of tanks to Iraq this year, reported TASS on Thursday, citing Vladimir Kozhin, the Russian president’s aide for military technical cooperation.

“It’s a big contract for a big batch. I cannot name the exact sum, the number of tanks is big,” confirmed Kozhin.


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This batch reportedly will be followed by others. The total sum of the contract may exceed one billion U.S. dollars, a big deal for Russia’s Uralvagonzavod corporation, the supplier of the tanks.

According to the earlier report, Uralvagonzavod planned to supply 73 T-90S/SK tanks to Iraq in 2017.

The T-90S is the latest version in Russia’s T-series tanks. Equipped with powerful weapons, it is an all-weather tank with a modern fire control system, reliable armor, and high maneuverability.

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