(Tehran) On Sunday 12th March, the Iranian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced that their latest Main Battle Tank (MBT) -the Karrar -had entered full-scale production. In a statement, the Iran’s Minister of Defence Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan said:
“The tank can compete with the most advanced tanks in the world It is “equipped with electro-optical fire control system, laser rangefinder, ballistic computer and enjoys the capability to fire at stable and mobile targets in day and night.”
The Iranian defence minister announced the Karrar MBT in February, stating that the Iranian Army would procure the domestically-built Karrar in lieu of importing the Russian T-90.
Domestically-built aka home grown? Here is how one such Defence expert feels about that home grown tag:
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Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery as #Iran claims Karrar "If not better, it’s still as deadly as the #Russia T-90" pic.twitter.com/SKUuzey2iY— Joseph Dempsey (@JosephHDempsey) March 13, 2017
Here is a little more info on the T90MS and on the so called latest world beating Iranian Karrar tank.