The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Ground Force has employed an advanced homegrown tank, dubbed Karrar, in a military exercise in southern Iran.
According to Tasnim news agency, Karrar, known as an upgraded version of T-72 tank, has come into service in “Payambar-e Azam 17 (The Great Prophet 17)” war game, underway along Iran’s southern coasts.
Karrar, a class of Iranian tanks with modern technologies, was unveiled in March 2017.
The version of Karrar used by the IRGC Ground Force is equipped with a camouflage system which provides concealment against thermal infrared radar detection.
It is also furnished with an electro-optical fire control system, laser rangefinders, and a ballistic computer.
The ongoing war game covers the coastlines of the southern Provinces of Hormozgan, Bushehr and Khuzestan.
In comments at a press conference on Monday morning, the IRGC Deputy Commander for Operations, Brigadier General Abbas Nilforooshan, said the war game is aimed…