Iraq has signed a deal with Russian Uralvagonzavod for the purchase of 73 T-90 main battle tanks (MBT).
Iraq currently operates, M1A1M Abrams purchased from US and Russian made T-72А/M and T-55 tanks.
The Iraqi Ministry of Defense confirmed the signing of the deal after lengthy negotiations with the Russian military officials.
Russia will also supply 64 T-90S/SK tanks to Vietnam this year.
T-90S is an export variant of T-90 third generation MBT. It has modern fire control system, steel and composite armor and is capable of fighting in all weather conditions. The MBT can also provide unit control and communication with command posts and can act in unit formations.
AM General LLC has been awarded a foreign military sales contract worth $41 million to procure 206 Humvee vehicles for the Iraqi forces. “AM General LLC, South Bend, Indiana, was awarded a $41,571,288 modification (P00027) to foreign military sales (Iraq) contract W56HZV-15-C-0155 to procure 134 M1151A1B1 and 72 M1152 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles for the government of Iraq,” the US Department of Defense announced Thursday
The US State department has approved $295.6 million worth military equipment sale including 4,400 assault rifles, 46 machine guns and 36 Humvee vehicles to Iraq
The Royal Canadian Air Force has deployed four Bell CH-146 Griffon helicopters near Erbil, Iraq to contribute for the armed forces commitment to the fight against Daesh militant group. “On Monday, April 17, approximately 60 members of the Royal Canadian Air Forces 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (THS), based at 3rd Canadian Division Support Base in Edmonton, Alta
The US State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale worth $1.06 billion for pilot and maintenance training, contractor logistical support (CLS) for trainer aircraft, and base support for Iraqi Air Force personnel
AM General has won a contract worth $28 million from the US Army to procure 150 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled vehicles (HMMWV or Humvee) for the Iraqi forces. “AM General LLC, South Bend, Indiana, was awarded a $28,195,632 modification (P00025) to foreign military sales (Iraq) contract W56HZV-15-C-0155 to procure 150 M1151A1B1 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled vehicles for the government of Iraq,” the US Department of Defense announced Tuesday
An Iraqi attack helicopter crashed on Wednesday due to a technical failure killing all four crew members during an army aviation mission. “During this morning, an aircraft crashed south of the Mosul battlefield, due to a technical failure,” the Joint Operations Command (JOC) coordinating the fight against the IS militant group said in a statement
Iraqs Defense Ministry has received the first batch of 36 T-90S tanks from Russia under a contract to supply 73 tanks. Chief of Staff of the Iraqi Army, Lieutenant-General Othman Al-Ghanmi was quoted as saying by Iraqs Shafaq news
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded a $93,000,000 foreign military sales (Iraq) contract to obtain 120mm insensitive munition high explosive with tracer (IM HE-T) tank ammunition cartridges. The 120mm IM HE-T High Explosive Cartridge provides the armor forces with an improved infantry support capability, a US DoD contract announcement said
Russian Uralvagonzavod is likely to start the supply modernized T-90M tanks to the military in 2018. The Russian Defense Ministry and Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) signed contracts for the supply of new T-90M tanks as well as contracts for the overhaul of T-72B, T-80BB and T-90 tanks during last months Army-2017
Russia has concluded contracts with Iraq and Vietnam for the supply of a total of 137 tanks in 2017. The first contract (for 64 tanks) is concluded with the foreign customer "704"
The US state department has approved $150 million to an Iraqi ship repair facility to service US-origin Navy vessels. The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of Follow-On Technical Support (FOTS) for various US-origin Navy vessels and a ship repair facility in Iraq to include procurement of spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training equipment, engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a press release on Tuesday
Russias Foreign Ministry has experienced “large-scale” cyber-attacks originating in Iran and Hungary last month, including the one on the ministry's mail server. The attacks on the ministrys mail server occurred on June 29
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