Iran to unveil new home-made main battle tank Karrar in the near future 11811161

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Iran to unveil new home-made main battle tank Karrar in the near future.
Iran’s Defense Ministry is going to unveil an home-made helicopter Saba-248 and an advanced main battle tank Karrar in the near future, Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said Wednesday, November 16, 2016.
     
Iran’s Defense Ministry is going to unveil an home-made helicopter Saba-248 and an advanced main battle tank Karrar in the near future, Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said Wednesday, November 16, 2016.
Screenshot of video footage about the new Iranian-made main battle tank Karrar.
     
The Iranian Defense Ministry has plans to unveil ‘Saba-248’ helicopter and ‘Karrar’ advanced homegrown tank, General Dehqan told reporters on Wednesday, during a visit to the 8th International Iran Airshow, on the Persian Gulf island of Kish.
 

According to the minister, the products have been fully designed and manufactured by the local military experts, in cooperation with the Iranian private sector’s knowledge-based enterprises.

Karrar is a class of Iranian tanks that enjoys modern technologies. Its earlier version is already in service, together with other locally-made tanks like Zolfaqar.

According military sources on Internet, the Karrar could be an upgrade version of the T-72S. A video released on Internet has showed a first footage about the new main battle tank Karrar. It seems that the new Iranian MBT is armed with one 125mm cannon similar to the Russian T-90.

The turret and each side of the hull are fitted with ERA (Explosive Reactive Armour) armour which offers high level of protection against anti-tank guided missiles.

Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.
 

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