In December 1997 it was reported that Iran has manufactured a light battle tank that it intends to mass produce in the near future for unconventional warfare. Named Tosan (Also written Towan, meaning Wild Horse or Fury), the tank was said to be capable of rapid response and built for strategic missions. Tosan was equipped with a 90 mm gun, feature an improved firing and targeting system, not require special trucks to carry it. The Tosan, appearing to be based on the British Scorpion light tank, has also been seen mounting a Toophan missile launcher. The Tosan was another system Iranian authorities used to bolster claims it was nearly self-sufficient in arms.
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