Iran to unveil home-made tank, also to buy Russian T-90
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 3
By Farhad Daneshvar - Trend:
Iran will be unveiling its own domestically-made tank "Karrar" in the coming days, a senior army commander said.
"Karrar will be unveiled within the next couple of days, and the tank will soon enter into service of the Iranian army," ILNA news agency quoted Commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Forces Brig-Gen Ahmad Reza Pourdastan as saying.
He further added that Iran plans to purchase the T-90 tanks from Russia.
Over the past months Iranian military officials have made contradictory remarks regarding the purchase of the T-90. While some have suggested that the country is after home-made tanks, others have said Iran is willing to purchase the Russia-made tanks.
Some analysts suggest that the T-90 is more advanced in terms of its penetration capacity, fire power, navigation technology, fire control and guidance system, maneuverability, and sophisticated electronics compared to the existing tanks in Iran's arsenal.