TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A top Iranian commander said negotiations have been held with Russia for the purchase of T-90 tanks, although the country is already manufacturing tanks locally.
“Talks have been held with Russia for buying T-90 tanks,” Commander of Iran’s Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan told Tasnim on Wednesday.
The commander noted that Iran itself is producing T-72 tanks, which have “good capacities”, but the Russian-made T-90’s are more advanced.
Iran and Russia in recent years have boosted their cooperation in various defense fields including the supply of military equipment. In the most recent case, Russia has started delivering the S-300 missile defense system to Iran.
Back in October, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan highlighted the significance of defense collaborations between Tehran and Moscow, especially under the current circumstances in the region.