The Iranian Army and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps are set to receive 800 new and refurbished tanks as part of the a upgraded defense plan.
Iran’s military could receive up to 800 domestically manufactured tanks as part of the plan to modernize the country’s defense capabilities against the invasive forces from the USA and Israel.
The Karrar can carry three crew and is armed with a 125 mm smooth bore gun and remotely-operated weapon station with a 12 mm machine gun at the rear.
It also includes thermal imaging and a laser range finder, and can discharge smoke grenades from the turret.
Before it was first displayed, Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan claimed that the Karrar was one of the most advanced tanks in the world. Now Iran is seeking to begin joint military equipment production with Pakistan.
During a visit to Islamabad, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri discussed naval cooperation, pilot training, military exercises, defense industry links during meetings with Chief of Pakistani Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi and President Mamnoon Hussain.
Russian military specialists regarded the Karrar as a copy of the T-90MS main battle tank, and suggested that it was based on the T-90 with elements from U.S. Abrams and British Chieftain tanks.
The Defense Post / ABC Flash Point Military News 2018.