The Iraqi military publicly displayed recently delivered T-90S main battle tanks during the 98th anniversary of the country’s Armed Forces on 6 January, Defence Blog reported.
Several newly acquired Russian-made T-90S tanks, belonging to the 35th Brigade of the Iraqi Army’s 9th Armored Division, were displayed for the first time during the military parade.
According to the Jane’s Defence Weekly, 39 new T-90S tanks had been handed over to the 35th Brigade of the 9th Armoured Division to equip two battalions.
Iraq ordered 73 T-90S MBTs and T-90SK command tanks with special vehicles for repair and transported.
The T-90S is the latest development in the T-series of Russian tanks and represents an increase in firepower, mobility and protection. It is manufactured by Uralvagonzavod in Nizhnyi Tagil, Russia.
The T-90S main battle tank is a new-generation weapon system developed drawing on lessons learned from combat use of tanks in Syria, Ukraine and local conflicts, studies and analysis of their field service and intensive trials.