The Iraqi Armed Forces have received 36 T-90S battle tanks under an arms deal with Russia, Shafaq News reported on February 19, citing Chief of Staff of the Iraqi Army Lieutenant-General Othman Al-Ghanmi. Another batch of 37 T-90S battle tanks will be received by the Iraqi military in April.
The T-90S is an export version of the Russian T-90 battle tank. Iraqordered 73 T-90S battle tanks and T-90SK command tanks through a government-to-government order.
The first 36 tanks were allegedly delivred to the Umm Qasr Port and was then transfered to Baghdad via the city of Basra.