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General Dynamics awarded Iraq Defense Contract

By John Lee. General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a $15,509,730 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for contractor logistics support services for M1A1SA Abrams tanks and M88A1/A2 recovery vehicles in Iraq. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Camp Taji, Iraq, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2022. […]

Russia to supply more T-90S Tanks to Iraq

By John Lee. Russia will continue to supply Iraq with T-90S main battle tanks (MBTs), according to a report from Army Recognition. Vladimir Kozhin, Russian presidential aide for military and technical cooperation, told Rossiya 24 TV: "Iraq is our traditional partner and it has been boosting its potential by ordering our equipment. Today we are […]

Iraq Receives First Batch of Russian T-90 Tanks

Iraq has received the first batch of Russian-made T-90 battle tanks as part of a purchase agreement signed last year, according to an Iraqi Defence Ministry spokesman. “The first batch of Russian tanks arrived on February 15 at Umm Qasr Port - they have since been transported to Baghdad via the city of Basra”. The […]

Russia begins Deliveries of T-90 Tanks

By John Lee. Russia has reportedly begun delivering T-90 tanks to the Iraqi military. According to Almasdar News, 73 of the tanks are scheduled to arrive to Umm Qasr Port this year. The T-90 is a third-generation Russian battle tank that entered service in 1993. (Source: Almasdar News)

Russia to supply 73 Military Tanks to Iraq this year

By John Lee. Russia’s Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) will supply 73 of its T-90S/SK tanks to Iraq this year, according to information from the corporation's 2016 annual report, published on Tuesday, According to the report from TASS, T-90S is an export variant of the Russian-made T-90 third-generation main battle tank, while the T-90SK main battle tank is designed […]

Ergil Completes Zubair Storage Tank Project

Turkish-based storage tank company Ergil has completed a comprehensive engineering, design, material supply and fabrication project in Iraq. ROSCO (Rafidain Oil Services Co., part of the Jurmat Group Of Companies), the EPC contractor for the New Flow Tanks EPC Project, has awarded the company the engineering, design, material supply and fabrication of 33m dia & […]

US Considers Upgrades for Iraqi Tanks

By Patrick Schmidt. Like the United States, Iraq’s main battle tank is the M1A1 Abrams, manufactured by General Dynamics. The United States Army is considering providing additional technology for Iraqi tanks including mine clearing blades/rollers, heavy-duty armor tiles, stronger belly armor, as well as other features. Many of these features will assist in the fight […]

US Delivers Last of 140 Tanks to Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq has taken delivery of last nine American M1A1 Abrams tanks from the order of 140 that it has received over the past two years. AFP reports that the tanks are valued at $860 million, $804 million of which was paid by Iraq with the remainder of the cost borne by the […]