Russian T-90 tank, tested in Saudi Arabia, but it does not yet purchased by the kingdom is genuine admiration of local tank, become familiar with its capabilities. One of the senior officers of the Army of Saudi Arabia said^
“The tank is excellent. Probably perfect for us and our environment, “- said the officer. “I myself serve the” Abrams “and recently was trained on a new modification in the U.S., but that my friends had the opportunity to experience the Russian tank – they are away in delight.”
According to a source at the test in Saudi Arabia was only one T-90. No more required, as no damage has not occurred, despite the test at summer temperatures in all the landscapes of the kingdom. Deal, so was close to that place, but suddenly “something happened and all contact ceased.”
To the question of why Saudi Arabia new type MBT, requires a completely different parts, different standards of service and other things, the officer said confidently that in the military fear dependence on only one supplier, especially when he is inclined to impose its political will on the client. According to the military, if the country has money, she can afford the luxury of a variety of the park. In their view, the kingdom is not lacking in external threats. The main potential enemy is Iran, and the possibility of war with it supposedly is very high. The absence of a common border with the country offset the pro-Iranian orientation of the Iraqi leadership, which, according to the Saudi military, very much influenced by his former enemy.