Thursday, December 23, 2021

Iran Reveals Military Strength In 'Great Prophet' War Games

Video: Iran Tests Out New Tank, Precision Combat Drones in ‘Great Prophet’ War Games
Sputnik News

During multi-day war games across Iran, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has deployed several new weapons, including improved tanks and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

At the Payambar-e Azam 17 (The Great Prophet) war games in southern Iran on Wednesday, observers spotted a new type of tank being used. According to Iran’s Tasnim News Agency, the tank is called “Karrar,” and is an upgraded version of the Soviet-built T-72 main battle tank.
The Karrar itself isn’t new, but this is the first time it’s been seen used in mock combat, the agency noted. It employs a special camouflage system to protect it from thermal infrared radar detection and uses an advanced computer system to put its shells perfectly on target, including an electro-optical fire control system, laser rangefinders, and a ballistic computer.
The tank has a visual similarity to Russia’s T-90, which is also based on the T-72, but Moscow has denied any collaboration on the project.

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