Russian heavy flamethrower system TOS-1A “Sun” took part in the parade, which took place on 10 December in Baghdad in honor of the victory over the militants of the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). This was brought to the attention of “Bulletin of Mordovia”.
As writes the edition, “Sun”, performed on the chassis of tanks T-90A, used on the most important parts of the front and was recognized by Iraqi commanders, “the real weapon of victory”. In particular, it is noted that the attacks flamethrower systems had a significant demoralizing effect on the insurgents.
Were noted and the reliability of Russian military equipment during the hostilities in the region never lost one “Sun”. The American tanks M1A1 Abrams, which was also used by the Iraqi military and was shown on parade in Baghdad, was destroyed by 48 units. As specifies the edition, a significant part of American machines destroyed an obsolete anti-tank rockets of the Soviet manufacture, developed in 1970-ies.
Heavy reactive flame thrower system TOS-1A “Sun” of JSC “Scientific and production Corporation “Uralvagonzavod”” was ordered by Iraq in 2013 as part of the signed with Russia a major contract for the purchase of weapons. The first vehicles were delivered to Baghdad in July 2014. How many put “Sun” in the Arab Republic, is unknown.
In July 2017, it became known that Russia sold Iraq tanks T-90S. According to “Uralvagonzavod” final report for the year 2016, the first batch of Baghdad passed through 2017, has 73 cars. Subsequently, this report was removed from the company website, and placed instead the text did not contain the information on the execution of the export order.
Later the adviser to the President of Russia on military-technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin, confirmed the fact of signing of the contract with Baghdad for the supply of T-90 tanks.