The Iraqi ministry of defense has decided to replace all Abrams tank at the 35th Brigade with the Russian T-90.
The decision was made by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense after receiving 39 additional 39 T-90S and T-90SK profits from Russia. The 35th Brigade of Iraqi Armed Forces is now equipped with all T-90S tanks. Before they were received, Iraqi officers went to Russia to learn how to operate these new forces.
According to this source, all 35th Brigades of the 35th Brigades were transferred to the 34th Brigade of the Iraqi Army. Southfront revealed that the number of Abrams manufactured in America was only left in the Iraqi army when they were armed in the 34th Brigade’s combat elements.
With the purchase of the new T-90, Iraq is also upgrading its existing T-72s and used it in various battles to attack the terrorists. Iraq’s move through Defense Blogger said that US weapons slow down the backdrop of Russian products in Iraq.
According to sources, during the Mosul Liberation campaign early in 2017, the entire Abrams rally was replaced by the T-72. The reason for this decision is believed to be related to the quality of US weapons.
Specifically, the Iraqi version of the M1A1M Abrams was provided by the United States, but they were weak on the battlefield due to the lack of equipment that was more important than the original American equipment and alot of Abrams tank were destroyed by IS with TOW, RPG-7 anti-tank missile.
Thus, since the US was transferred to Iraq until the country began the military campaign to free Mosul, the number of Abrams increased dramatically.
In particular, not only the promotion of Russian arms procurement to fill the US market in many battlefields, Iraq also returned publicly with Russia with its apparent demands.
By the middle of 2017, the Iraqi vice-president, Nouri al-Maliki, said on the eve of his visit to Russia he did not see the victory over the IS terrorists in Mosul as American achievement, what he saw as Russia’s new salvation. East of the scene of destruction.
Mr Al-Maliki said and stressed that victory was that of the Iraqi people who were brave against terrorism in the country. “The Americans say the victory in Mosul is their achievement, that they themselves. But I regret and question the fact that it was the victory of the Iraqi army with the help of Russia.”