Defense & Security Industry News - Iran
 
Iran launches production line of new Karrar home-made MBT main battle tank.
Sunday, March 12, 2017, the Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan has inaugurate the production line of the new home-made Karrar main battle tank at the Bani-Hashem Armor Industrial Complex in Dorud County, Lorestan.
     
Sunday, March 12, 2017, the Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan has inaugurate the production line of the new home-made Karrar main battle tank at the Bani-Hashem Armor Industrial Complex in Dorud County, Lorestan.
The production line of the new Iranian-made Karrar main battle tank was launched March 12, 2017.
     
In August 2016, Iranian Television "Telewebion" has unveiled the new Iranian-made Karrar MBT (Main Battle Tank).

According the Iranian Defense Minister, the Karrar is one the most advanced main battle tank in the world, the design of this new MBT is 100 per cent Iranian made.

According to our first analysis, the design of the Karrar is very similar to the Russian-made T-90MS using a torsion bar suspension with six dual rubber tired road wheels with the drive sprocket at the rear, idler at the front and track-return rollers.

The Iranian-made Karrar MBT is equipped with electro-optical fire control system, laser rangefinder, ballistic computer, and able to destroy fixed and mobile targets in day and night conditions

Main armament of the Karrar consists of one 125mm smoothbore gun fitted with a fume extractor and a thermal sleeve. A remotely operated weapon station armed with a 12.7mmm machine gun is mounted on the roof of the turret. the main gun is able to fire anti-tank laser-guided missiles.

The Karrar is fitted with latest generation of armour , with ERA (Explosive Reactive Armour) at the front of the hull and turret. There is also armour plates on the upper part of the suspension and wire cage armour at the rear of the hull and turret.
     
Sunday, March 12, 2017, the Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan has inaugurate the production line of the new home-made Karrar main battle tank at the Bani-Hashem Armor Industrial Complex in Dorud County, Lorestan.
     
Sunday, March 12, 2017, the Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan has inaugurate the production line of the new home-made Karrar main battle tank at the Bani-Hashem Armor Industrial Complex in Dorud County, Lorestan.
 

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