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35 Iraqi brigade 9th armored division received 39 T-90S tanks. Cars of Russian production replaced the American M1A1 Abrams, which entered service of the brigade up to this time, writes Jane’s.
As noted, the Iraqi military are already familiar with the new technology — to master it they were helped by the specialists from Russia.
According to the defense Ministry of the Republic, the American “Abrams” passed the 34th brigade, those who have used the tanks T-72S, on the basis of which was developed by T-90S.
The first batch of Russian T-90S tanks were delivered to Iraq in February 2018. It was noted that only under the agreement Russia will give the Republic of the tank 73. Delivery was planned in stages.
In the Internet appeared the video of Ust-Luga port in the Leningrad region, which depicted a collection of T-90S tanks to be sent to Iraq.
On the supply in 2017, said the company-manufacturer of tanks — research and production Corporation “Uralvagonzavod”. Later, the Russian presidential aide on military-technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin, confirmed that Russia and Iraq concluded a contract to supply T-90 tanks, established in Syria.
T-90S is an export version of the T-90. The tank is missing spotlights OTSU “Blind”, but instead they installed additional blocks integrated dynamic protection. Also, the armored vehicle is equipped with air conditioning.
Video, photo All from Russia.