DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:30 P.M.) – Details have emerged of a newly brokered deal between Baghdad and Moscow. On Saturday, Iraq’s Ministry of Defence confirmed it had signed a deal to purchase 73 T-90 tanks after lengthy negotiations with Russian military officials.

The T-90S MBTs and T-90SK battle tanks serve to beef up the mechanized arsenal of the Iraqi Armed Forces who previously relied on the T-72, T-55 and BMP-1 armored vehicles along with the American-produced M1A1 Abrams in the fight against the Islamic State.

Although the deal strengthens ties between the Iraqi and Russian governments, the two countries could not agree upon the delivery of the S-300 air defense system due to disagreements regarding a payment plan.

Yesterday, the Iraqi Army officially declared victory in Mosul, thereby restoring control over its second largest city after a deadly 9-month battle.

The T-90 battle tanks are able to confuse most guided missiles and well serve to speed up coming military campaigns in the ISIS-held Hawija, Tal Afar and western Anbar regions.

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ironeddie
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Great decision ! T 90 is fantastic, love it ! With Armata best tank in the world !

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Actually, T-14 Armata has never seen combat. Unless I find additional infos, the only known tank to have survived a Kornet ATGM hit is the Leclerc and before the ERA upgrade package (!) Now, the trend being upgrading tanks like the Leopard2 or the Abrams with additional depleted uranium skin, they may now take also serious hits. For now, the only tank I’ve seen shooting its big gun (and being accurate) while moving was the Leclerc. It’s very difficult to say what MBT is the best, you’ll have to gather full documentation on targetting systems and other things onboard and… Read more »

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Where was used Le clerc ? merkava is already old + engine in the front. leopard and abrams are destroyed in Syria and were also massivelly in Iraq. Armata is a platform for future and can be fully automatic. using Armata is no needed now. T 90 is perfect also for bussiness and in january was presented T 90 Proryv. Reactive armour, low sihouette, tv, computer systems, using rockets as projectile, 8 targets in one minute. Russians are watching upgrade western tanks and joke is than others upgrade, Russia is far ahead again. Russians are effective in continuity. Create one… Read more »

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Where was used Le clerc ? merkava is already old + engine in the front. leopard and abrams are destroyed in Syria and were also massivelly in Iraq. Armata is a platform for future and can be fully automatic. using Armata is no needed now. T 90 is perfect also for bussiness and in january was presented T 90 Proryv. Reactive armour, low sihouette, tv, computer systems, using rockets as projectile, 8 targets in one minute. Russians are developing guns for future, watching upgrade western tanks and joke is than while others upgrade, Russia is far ahead again. Russians are… Read more »

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Daeshbag just stop it already…everytime theres talk of weapons system your ALWAYS talking about how the french make the best everything ..the mirage is the best jet, the leclerc is the best tank, your artillery is the best gun…well hate to break it to you but the French dont make the best anything anymore there military isnt even top ten in the world and doesnt scare anybody and your no help when it comes to coalition help but im so sick of you acting the France makes the best weapons in the world cause its far from true . i… Read more »

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+ france is just under orders from usa..hollande after attack in paris sent aircraft carrier to help Russians in Syria and almost immediately withdrawed because obama order..gerontophile macron is another clown managed from us…..does exist the famous ( before 100 years ) foreign legion at all ???