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