Syrian Army receives T-62M tanks and other equipment from Russia

Syrian Army receives T-62M tanks and other equipment from Russia
T-62M main battle tank

The Syrian Army has reportedly received T-62M tanks and BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) from Russia.

The equipment was delivered to the Syrian port of Tartus, where the Russian naval base is also located. The photos of the tanks and the BMP-1s were posted on Tuesday.

Syrian Army receives T-62M tanks and other equipment from Russia
T-62Ms in Tartus port

This is not the first time Syria receives tanks and IFVs from Russia. Last year, a handful of T-72B, and T-90 tanks were delivered to Syria.

Syrian Army receives T-62M tanks and other equipment from Russia
Freshly-delivered BMP-1 IFVs

The Syrian army has fielded the earlier version of the T-62 for a long time, thus it would not need significant training to operate the newly-delivered T-62Ms.

The T-62M was introduced into service with the Russian Armed Forces in 1983. The tank is fitted with the Sheksna (US designation AT-12 Swinger) laser beam-riding missile system, passive armor protection, a V-55U engine and the R-173 communications system.

 

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