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First batch of new T-90 tanks for Iraq spotted at UralVagonZavod’s facility

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The new T-90S main battle tanks of Iraqi Armed forces were seen at the UralVagonZavod’s facility in Nizhny Tagil, Russia.

The Russian TV channel released video of visit at the T-90’s production facility in Nizhny Tagil (1,000 miles east of Moscow), where was spotted the new variant of T-90S main battle tanks developed for Iraqi Armed forces.

The improved variant of the T-90S tank with desert camo of the Iraqi Armed forces was spotted at the UralVagonZavod. The new tanks featured a number of survivability upgrades over existing T-72B3 and BMPT tank support combat vehicle. The tank is equipped with an automatic system for locates directions of laser emissions from laser guidance systems and laser rangefinders.

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Also, tank fitted with new protection package to counter kinetic threats and a slat armour solution against shaped charge warheads. Slat armour is mounted on the rear portion of the vehicle, providing additional protection for the engine, transmission and other components against shaped-charge weapons such as rocket-propelled grenades.

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According to TASS Russia’s Uralvagonzavod defense manufacturer said in its report for 2016 that the corporation intended to implement the contract for the delivery of T-90S/SK main battle tanks to Iraq. Iraq had ordered 73 T-90S and T-90SK tanks.

 T-90S main battle tank of Iraqi Armed forces
T-90S main battle tank of Iraqi Armed forces
 T-90S main battle tank of Iraqi Armed forces
T-90S main battle tank of Iraqi Armed forces

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