Iran Equips M60 Tanks with Anti-TOW Jamming System

FNA Saf18.05.2016 MENA
Iran Equips M60 Tanks with Anti-TOW Jamming System

Iran Equips M60 Tanks with Anti-TOW Jamming System

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Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmadreza Pourdastan announced that the country has equipped its M60 tanks with jamming systems to disturb performance of TOW and other anti-tank guided missiles, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.

“We have mounted fire-control and jamming systems on M60 tanks to be able to divert TOW and other anti-armored missiles,” Pourdastan said in an interview with the Army magazine “Saf”.

He also announced the Ground Force’s plans to strengthen its missile power in the current Iranian year (started on March 20).

Elsewhere, General Pourdastan, declared the formation of quick-reaction brigades by the Ground Force to confront threats to the country.

In relevant remarks in February, Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Ground Force Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari announced that his forces have been equipped with the home-made state-of-the-art tanks named Karrar with features similar to the Russian T-90 tanks.

“Karrar tanks have been delivered to the combat units of the Ground Force,” General Heidari told reporters in Tehran.

He also underlined plans to mount new, advanced and state-of-the-art systems on Karrar and Zolfaqar tanks.

Asked about the Ground Force’s achievements in building anti-armored systems, General Heidari said, “We have modern and state-of-the-art equipment which can be used in proxy wars.”

Iran announced in February that it has manufactured a new tank dubbed 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 in an interview with the state-run TV at the time.

He said Karrar stands among the most modern battle tanks in the world.



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