Russia will soon start supply of T-90 battle tanks to the Iraqi army.
"The deliveries of T-90 tanks to Iraq will begin soon in accordance with the previously signed contract. Negotiations on other sectors of defense industry cooperation are underway," , Russian ambassador to Iraq Maksim Maksimov was quoted as saying by Sputnik Monday.
Russia is ready to provide comprehensive support for Iraq in boosting its military potential and equipping its army with the latest military equipment, he said.
He added that Russia hopes to reach an agreement with Iraq shortly on new joint projects in the defense industry cooperation sector.
"We always said on all levels that we are ready to provide comprehensive support to our Iraqi friends in boosting the military potential of the Iraqi army and security agencies, equipping them with the latest military equipment." Maksimov added.
"Iraq has been making a significant contribution to the elimination of Daesh terrorist group. Carrying out a large-scale counter-terrorism operation in Iraqi territory, the authorities create the conditions for the eradication of the terrorists' bases in Iraq and for the weakening the capacity of Daesh in Syria," Maksimov added.
T-90 is the third generation Russian tank known for its fire power. Its export version includes fragmentation projectile with remote detonation to cause further havoc in adversary’s ranks.
The tank is a third-generation Russian battle tank that entered service in 1993. It has its origins in a Soviet-era program aimed at developing a singular replacement for the T-64, T-72 and T-80 series of main battle tanks.
The T-72 platform was selected as the basis for the new generation of tank due to its cost-effectiveness, simplicity and automotive qualities.
The tank was chosen to defend Russia’s airbase in Syria as it is suitable for defending a stationary object in a desert environment.
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Ukraine has decided to suspend an intergovernmental agreement with Russia on cooperation in exports of military products to third countries. "The decision has been made," Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said as broadcast by the 112
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
The United States has blocked maintenance of Iraqi Armys Abrams tanks accusing Baghdad of violating contractual terms after it gave one of the tanks to a pro-government militia, the Hashd al-Sha'abi force, according to reports in the Iraqi media. The tanks manufacturer, General Dynamics, has stopped its maintenance program in Iraq since December 2017, “The US company withdrew from its base in Baghdads al-Muthanna airport after finding out that Iraq violated the terms of the contract which only authorized the Iraqi army to use the US provided tanks,” Baghdad-based Alghad Press reported on Sunday quoting an informed source
Iraq has received three new F-16 fighter aircraft from the US bringing the total to 17. Iraq still needs to receive 15 more to complete the total 36 fighters under the nearly $2 billion deal signed in 2014
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"
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