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Iran reportedly to produce 700–800 tanks
« on: July 21, 2018, 04:02:41 PM »
From: Janes - 18 July 2018
The Iranian military will receive up to 800 new and upgraded tanks, the Tasnim News Agency reported Reza Mozaffariniya, the deputy minster for industry in the Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL), as saying on 18 July.

The news agency quoted Mozaffariniya as saying the MODAFL is planning to upgrade and produce 700–800 new tanks, many at the facility in Dorud, with 50–60 being produced annually for the regular army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, which need them urgently.

He did not identify the tanks that will be involved in the programme, but Tasnim noted that he was probably referring to the Karrar, which it described as an upgraded T-72 main battle tank (MBT), and the Zolfaghar (Zulfiqar), several prototypes of which have been displayed over the years.

Although it appears to be influenced by Russia’s T-90, the Karrar is an upgraded T-72. Source: Islamic Republic News Agency