Sudan has placed an order for 170 surplus T-72 tanks with Russia, according to unidentified sources cited by the Russian newspaper Izvestia on 20 September.

“The consultations started in 2015, yet a final agreement was reached at the Army 2016 forum [held in Russia earlier in September],” Izvestia quoted one source as saying. “It is planned to deliver 170 T-72 MBTs [main battle tanks] from the defence ministry’s stock.”

Another source said the Ministry of Defence had been ordered to prepare 150 tanks that are currently in storage and another 20 for spare part kits. […]