Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 8
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iran wants to purchase T90 tanks from Russia, the Islamic Republic's Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said.
He noted that Iran and Russia have signed the first military agreement recently to purchase S300 missile defense systems and the second agreement will be signed on purchasing T90 tanks, Fars News Agency reported Dec.8.
Sputnik news agency earlier reported that the purchase of T-90 main battle tanks would considerably rehabilitate Iran's tank fleet.
The T-90 main battle tank is a further development of the T-72. It was accepted into service with the Russian army in 1993.
"The T-90 is considered to be among the 10 best main battle tanks in the world. Currently it is the most commercially successful main battle tank on the global market," the report said.