BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:55 P.M.) – The Iraqi Army has started to receive the first charges a huge order for almost eighty Russian-built T-90 main battle tanks.

According to sources, the Iraqi Army placed an order for 73 T-90S and T-90SK main battle tanks at some point in 2016. At the present time, with the first vehicles now arriving from Russia, there is no indication that the purchase has been reduced.

Essentially, the amount of vehicles purchased by Baghdad equates more or less to a fully-fledged armored regiment in accordance with Cold War standards.

This may very well indicate that the Iraqi Army – having mostly defeat ISIS across the country – is now in the process of modernizing its post-war arsenal and re-fitting its active divisions after years of attrition.

The ‘S’ variant is the standard export model of the T-90 whilst the ‘SK’ variant is the command version of it.

Whilst lacking some of the last technologies that are reserved only for Russian use, overall, the T-90S is highly-capable machine for its intended role, possessing the expected array of equipment for any modern battle tank including a laser range finder, stabilizer and ballistics fire-control system.

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Jaime Saldarriaga
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It is a good business for Russia to sell tanks to Irak.

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Vince Dhimos

Iraq also receved shipments of the air defence system Pantsir from Russia several years ago. Guess they want to be able to defend their air space better than Ghadaffi did, RIP.

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Iraq is doing itself a favor distancing itself from the aggressive West. Liberalism continues to destroy and degrade the West while the East rises like a phoenix. I wish I was born in the east.

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good, its seeing burning saudi abrams is one thing, but iraq deserves better.

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Saudis didn’t bought the armour upgrade for their Abrams… This package was issued to cope with things like Kornet or Konkurs that were issued since Saudis bought their Abrams, they only upgraded sightings, computers and things like these to last standards… T-90 is nothing else than such an armour upgrade to T-80… If you already have Abrams, you only need the upgrade. If you want better, you go for AMX Leclerc or consider T-14 Armata, you don’t go for T-90, moreover for a ‘monkey model’ : Just think about ‘export’ Yugo Mig-29 eaten alive by F-16… Why do you think… Read more »

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“The ‘S’ variant is the standard export model of the T-90 whilst the ‘SK’ variant is the command version of it. Whilst lacking some of the last technologies that are reserved only for Russian use”
=> What soviets used to call “Monkey Models”