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    sheytanelkebir

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    Post  sheytanelkebir on Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:22 pm

    Isos wrote:
    sheytanelkebir wrote:[
    So:
    24x SU-35
    5x S-400 batteries
    5x Russian origin long range radars

    about $6Bn or so in total?

    Much more with equipment and training ...I didn't know they had f-16 without air to air capabilities. How much did USA made them pay ? It wouldn't surprise me if it was 20 or 30 billion ...

    The great thing about Russian equipment and training is that its "normally priced" and "rational"... for example Iraqis maintain their VK-2500 engines and associated helicopters (Mi171sh / Mi35M / Mi28Ne), similar for their SU-25s... meanwhile simple things like the Cessna Caravan result in getting gouged by the US who deliberately undertrain Iraqis to maintain control over operations.

    Iraq paid about $8Bn for 36x F-16s including training and 20 years support. They came with 36x designator / EO pods, Recon Pods, ECM pods etc...
    The US donated 20,000 LGBs to the Iraqis as well as 5000 HELLFIREs though.

    The case being, Iraqis pay inflated prices for US equipment... and US gives "aid" in support. But keeps the Iraqis ignorant about the systems and tied in to the US to keep the aircraft flying.

    Same story with Abrams...
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    Re: Iraq turns its eye on Russian weapons

    Post  Isos on Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:47 pm

    I just though about something. USA won't really let Iraq get S-400 because they could detect Israeli bombers in case they try to bomb Iran. Iraq is now kinda close to Iran and its unlikely they don't help them against sionists who spend last 20 years to destroy their country.
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    Re: Iraq turns its eye on Russian weapons

    Post  George1 on Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:03 pm

    Russia to equip Iraqi armored brigade

    Iraq is Russia's traditional partner, presidential aide for military and technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin noted

    MOSCOW, March 12. /TASS/. Russia is supplying equipment to one of Iraqi armored brigades, presidential aide for military and technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin said on Monday.

    "Iraq is our traditional partner and it has been boosting its potential by ordering our equipment. Today we are equipping there an entire armored brigade, our equipment is supplied there," Kozhin told the Rossiya 24 TV channel.

    Iraqi Chief of General Staff Osman Ganimi said on February 20 that Iraq’s Defense Ministry had received the first batch of 36 T-90 S tanks under a military contract with Russia. By late April, the country will receive another 37 vehicles as part of the contract with the aim of "increasing combat capacity of armored troops."


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    http://tass.com/defense/993528
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    Re: Iraq turns its eye on Russian weapons

    Post  d_taddei2 on Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:16 pm

    George1 wrote:Russia to equip Iraqi armored brigade

    Iraq is Russia's traditional partner, presidential aide for military and technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin noted

    MOSCOW, March 12. /TASS/. Russia is supplying equipment to one of Iraqi armored brigades, presidential aide for military and technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin said on Monday.

    "Iraq is our traditional partner and it has been boosting its potential by ordering our equipment. Today we are equipping there an entire armored brigade, our equipment is supplied there," Kozhin told the Rossiya 24 TV channel.

    Iraqi Chief of General Staff Osman Ganimi said on February 20 that Iraq’s Defense Ministry had received the first batch of 36 T-90 S tanks under a military contract with Russia. By late April, the country will receive another 37 vehicles as part of the contract with the aim of "increasing combat capacity of armored troops."


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    http://tass.com/defense/993528

    Just T-90 or other vehicles I remember there was a rumour of bmp-3

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    Post  sheytanelkebir on Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:38 pm

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