Iran to purchase Russian T-90 tanks

T-90Numerous news sources are reporting that Iran intends to purchase T-90 main battle tanks from Russia.  This acquisition would be a significant upgrade for Iranian armored forces which rely on a variety of outdated and heavily modified older AFVs.

Links to articles:

Iran Pulse: Iran’s military bulks up with new Russian tanks

Tass: Iran intends to buy Russian T-90 tanks

International Business Times: Tehran Wants Russian Weapons Including T-90 Tank And Attack Helicopters

Currently, Iran maintains what is probably the most eclectic collection of tanks of any nation, including Soviet designed T-54/55, T-62 and T-72s, Chinese Type 59 and Type 69, the British Chieftain (referred to as Mobarez with modifications), the US M-47 and M-60 (heavily modified M-47 called Sabalan) and the indigenous Zulfiqar MBT 1, 2, and 3.


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