The Karrar new Iranian main battle tank has been spotted in Iran. According to Iranian officials, its features are similar to characteristics of the Russian T-90 tanks.
The Karrar new domestically-made main battle tank, similar to the Russian T-90 tank, was spotted in Iran.
Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force General Kiomars Heidari announced that his forces have received ultramodern domestically-made tanks Karrar, whose features are similar to the Russian T-90 tanks.
“The Karrar tanks have been delivered to the combat units of the Ground Force,” Heidari told reporters in Tehran on August 21.
The general also announced plans to install new advanced systems on the Karrar and the Zulfiqar tanks. Speaking about the Ground Force’s achievements in building anti-armored systems, Heidari noticed: “We have modern and ultramodern equipment which can be used in proxy wars.”
Earlier this week, Iran announced that it has manufactured a new tank, called Karrar, which is as deadly as the Russian T-90.
“The defense industry designed and built the new battle tank from scratch. If not better, it’s still as deadly as the Russian T-90,” Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said on August 16.
The news comes after Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan announced that Iran is no longer interested in buying T-90 main battle tanks from Russia and plans to meet their needs through domestic production.
“We were once interested in buying the Russian tanks. But since we can manufacture similar models within the country and we plan to do so in the near future, the deal is now off,” he said last week.
As it was reported earlier today, Iran has presented the Bavar-373 new mobile air-defense missile system of its own production to a wide audience. It seems that the country seriously intends to develop its own military manufacturing.