More Russian goodies arrive at Umm-Qasr

0 51

June 4, 2015

More Russian goodies arrive at Umm-Qasr

- Advertisement -

By Aleksey Khlopotov

Translated from Russian by J.Hawk

Recently published photos show that on June 2, 2015 a new batch of 3 TOS-1A Solntsepyok [Sun Blaze–a rather ironic name for a flamethrowing system] self-propelled rocket flamethrowers was unloaded in the Iraqi port of Umm-Qasr. The photos show that the delivered battery includes three BM-1 launcher vehicles on T-90 chassis and three new transporter-loader vehicles on KamAZ 8×8 truck chassis. The TOS-1A system previously used tracked TZM-T transporter-loaders. Russia also supplied a KamAZ 6×6 command vehicle.

J.Hawk’s Comment: So this is Russia’s “second front” against ISIS. The first is, of course, Syria which likewise gets support via the Syria Express.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Sign up here to get the latest news, updates and special offers delivered directly to your inbox.

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Comments