Isos wrote:George1 wrote:sheytanelkebir wrote:http://tass.com/world/991466
its almost certain that Iraq will receive S-400s.
excellent! Russia-Iraqi relations remind Al-Qasem era!
What about their airforce ? Do they plan to get some sukhois too ? It would be more usefull for them to have fighters instead of s-400. The cyclone "US freedom" already touched them badly twice I don't think there will be a third US attack so s-400 are not helpfull. 2 or 3 squadron of su-35 and 3 or 4 Nebo radar are more suited for them.
Su-30 and Su-24M2 with gefest is enough for Iraq maybe some mig -29M2. And upgrade it's Su-25 to SM3. Possibly some armed yak-130 Could bolster it's L-159.
1 squadron of Su -30SM
1 squadron of Su -24M2
1 squadron of mig -29M2
Su-25 upgraded to SM3
Some additional armed yak -130 and armed scout such as ansat 2RC. Add this to their current F-16, L-159 cessna 208, T6 Texan, gazelles, mi-28, and mi-35. You have a capable airforce enough for iraqi needs. Couple that with the potential purchase of S-400 and the pantsir and avenger that they have already and possibly buy some Buk and your done. The iraqi's need more ground attack that air defence and interceptor there isn't a massive threat from the air so what I've mentioned above I think is enough.