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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  Militarov on Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:38 pm

    Werewolf wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:
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    sepheronx wrote:Exactly.  These hellfire are nothing special for Russia.  But definitely North Korea or Iran can make good use of it.

    Depends on the version actually. They'd definitely love to have a look at the lima and romeo, for sure.
    Of course the latter is not operational yet. But AGM-114L has very solid tech behind it.

    Such as?  There isn't anything to learn.

    He means MMW radar guidance and you are right russia has this technology already called Khrizantema, it has both LBR and MMW guidance channels.

    Still does not mean there is no place for possible improvements that could come with examination of L/R Hellfires. Albania had technology to build assault rifles for an example, however they were never even remotely comparable in any characteristic to Yugo variants, coz they simply were bad at heat threatment and base tooling.

    This could for an example bring some nice insight in for an example components minimisation, soldering materials... list is endless, small things do count. Russians might have solved some stuff better, but for sure US solved some better too, it does not hurt to peek and pick thing or two.

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  Werewolf on Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:55 pm

    Militarov wrote:Still does not mean there is no place for possible improvements that could come with examination of L/R Hellfires. Albania had technology to build assault rifles for an example, however they were never even remotely comparable in any characteristic to Yugo variants, coz they simply were bad at heat threatment and base tooling.

    This could for an example bring some nice insight in for an example components minimisation, soldering materials... list is endless, small things do count. Russians might have solved some stuff better, but for sure US solved some better too, it does not hurt to peek and pick thing or two.

    True, but the only fields where russians could use anything from that is software to have detailed insight in the algorythm of the missile, its guidance solution and seekers capabilities and limitations to provide better countermeasure for ground based anti PGM weapon use like the BTR and Tigr versions russia operates since decades which Mindstorm has posted before.

    The rest about the missile are contra russian philosophy of ATGM guidance, useage and weapon itself to fight with enemy forces. They are just not really compatible with russias doctrine like russian ATGM's are not really useful for US doctrine and how they implement it, they would be useful for AH-1's for sure, but very limited due to approach and doctrine to execute missions and technologies.

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  George1 on Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:21 pm

    Iraqi Mi-35M helicopter after an emergency landing

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1676488.html


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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  George1 on Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:06 am

    US Approves $1.95Bln Sale of Weapons, Munitions for F-16 Jets to Iraq

    The US Department of State has approved a potential $1.95 billion sale of additional weapons, munitions and equipment for Iraq’s fleet of F-16 fighter jets, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US Department of State has approved a potential $1.95 billion sale of additional weapons, munitions and equipment for Iraq’s fleet of F-16 fighter jets, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a press release.

    "Iraq requires these additional weapons, munitions, and technical services to maintain the operational capabilities of its aircraft," the press release stated on Wednesday.

    The requested order includes 24 air-to-air AIM-9M Sidewinder missiles, 150 air-to-ground tactical Maverick missiles and more than 16,000 warheads, among other equipment, according to the release.

    "This proposed sale contributes to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a strategic partner."

    Iraq purchased earlier 36 F-16 fighter jets from the United States.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20160121/1033459461/us-weapons-munitions.html#ixzz3xrdmzTYT


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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  JohninMK on Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:54 pm

    George1 wrote:US Approves $1.95Bln Sale of Weapons, Munitions for F-16 Jets to Iraq

    The US Department of State has approved a potential $1.95 billion sale of additional weapons, munitions and equipment for Iraq’s fleet of F-16 fighter jets, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US Department of State has approved a potential $1.95 billion sale of additional weapons, munitions and equipment for Iraq’s fleet of F-16 fighter jets, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a press release.

    "Iraq requires these additional weapons, munitions, and technical services to maintain the operational capabilities of its aircraft," the press release stated on Wednesday.

    The requested order includes 24 air-to-air AIM-9M Sidewinder missiles, 150 air-to-ground tactical Maverick missiles and more than 16,000 warheads, among other equipment, according to the release.

    "This proposed sale contributes to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a strategic partner."

    Iraq purchased earlier 36 F-16 fighter jets from the United States.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20160121/1033459461/us-weapons-munitions.html#ixzz3xrdmzTYT
    Bit more detail. Interesting, a net 8000 dumb bombs.

    This would include 24 AIM-9M Sidewinder and 150 AGM-65D/G/H/K Maverick missiles, both produced by Raytheon, plus 20 joint helmet-mounted cueing systems.

    In addition, the request also comprises 14,120 500lb (250kg) and 2,400 2,000lb general purpose bombs, along with 8,250 Raytheon Paveway II and 150 Paveway III laser-guided bomb tail kits, which could be utilised with either munition.

    The equipment element of the sale is worth $550 million, DSCA says, with training, support and spares provision making up the rest.

    Earlier this month, DSCA also authorised an $800 million deal for 5,000 Lockheed Martin AGM-114K/N/R Hellfire and 10 -114K M36E0 captive air training missiles for Iraq.

    The Iraqi air force ordered 36 F-16s – 18 C/Ds and 18 of the IQ-variant – but one C-model was destroyed in a June 2015 crash during a training mission in Douglas, Arizona. Flightglobal’s Fleets Analyzer database shows Baghdad as having 10 F-16C/Ds in service with seven more on order, with all 18 F-16IQs still to be delivered.


    https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/us-government-authorises-2bn-iraqi-f-16-weapon-sale-421118/

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    Iraqi forces taking on ISIS

    Post  short_fuze on Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:17 pm

    A compilation video of Iraqi attacks against ISIS. Several hits on moving vehicles! Lots of takfiris running to catch the last snackbar.

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=5c2_1453647782

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  zarib on Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:20 am

    According to latest Khayma (MOD magazine) publication (can't post link yet, I'm too new), Iraq will receive 9 T50-IQs this summer.

    That is good news. They are basically F-16 lites, and use the same weapons and even the SNIPER targeting pod, so they should significantly increase Iraq's precise ground attack capability...especially since the US is so slow in delivering the F-16s.

    EDIT: or it is possible that they won't use them for attack roles, and use them only for F-16 training.
    In that case, I assume the ground attack role will go to the L-159s, only two of which have been delivered so far. Hopefully more on the way soon.

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:08 pm

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Iraqi air force has received two additional F-16 fighter jets, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters on Wednesday. "I can confirm that a second batch of F-16s has arrived here in Iraq," Warren stated in a briefing. "It’s quantity of two, which brings the total count of F-16s here in the Iraq air force up to six."

    In 2012, Iraq signed a contract to buy its second set of 18 F-16 fighters from the United States, part of a deal to purchase 36 of the jets to rebuild its air force, according to the country's defense ministry. Warren explained that the lack of trained Iraqi pilots limits US ability to deliver the jets to the country.

    In January, the US Department of State has approved a potential $1.95 billion sale of additional weapons, munitions and equipment for Iraq’s fleet of F-16 fighter jets. The requested order included 24 air-to-air AIM-9M Sidewinder missiles, 150 air-to-ground tactical Maverick missiles and more than 16,000 warheads, among other equipment, according to the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency.


    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160203/1034164120/f16-jets-iraq-deal.html#ixzz3z8ZweqZf

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  Militarov on Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:43 pm

    JohninMK wrote:WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Iraqi air force has received two additional F-16 fighter jets, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters on Wednesday. "I can confirm that a second batch of F-16s has arrived here in Iraq," Warren stated in a briefing. "It’s quantity of two, which brings the total count of F-16s here in the Iraq air force up to six."

    In 2012, Iraq signed a contract to buy its second set of 18 F-16 fighters from the United States, part of a deal to purchase 36 of the jets to rebuild its air force, according to the country's defense ministry. Warren explained that the lack of trained Iraqi pilots limits US ability to deliver the jets to the country.

    In January, the US Department of State has approved a potential $1.95 billion sale of additional weapons, munitions and equipment for Iraq’s fleet of F-16 fighter jets. The requested order included 24 air-to-air AIM-9M Sidewinder missiles, 150 air-to-ground tactical Maverick missiles and more than 16,000 warheads, among other equipment, according to the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency.


    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160203/1034164120/f16-jets-iraq-deal.html#ixzz3z8ZweqZf

    "A second batch of F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets reached an Iraqi Air Force (IAF) airbase yesterday, February 2, 2016, the Iraqi Ministry of Defense announced on its website. The aircraft were officially received by the IAF chief Lt. Gen Anwar Hama Amin. The first four F-16IQ Block 52 aircraft arrived at Balad Air Base in July 2015. The Iraqi Ministry of Defense in Baghdad did not specify the number of military aircraft arrived in Iraq as part of the delivery process. As reported by the president of the Defence Committee, these new batch should concern five F-16s.

    Iraq ordered 36 of the Lockheed Martin airplanes, but initial deliveries were delayed because of security concerns after Islamic State militants overran large areas of of the country last year. Iraq has signed a contract with the US Administration in 2011 for the purchase of 36 aircraft, as part of a strategic agreement between the two countries. Iraq has put its F-16 warplanes into action against the Islamic State group for the first time in September 2015. On Jan. 20, 2016, the country purchased a major batch of weapons and equipment to its F-16 fighters to support the fight against Daesh."


    Source: http://www.airrecognition.com/index.php/archive-world-worldwide-news-air-force-aviation-aerospace-air-military-defence-industry/global-defense-security-news/global-news-2016/february/2368-second-batch-of-f-16-fighter-jets-has-been-delivered-to-iraqi-air-force.html

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  George1 on Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:00 am

    Mi-35M chopper flying over Iraq's forces during the ops west of Samarra.



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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  short_fuze on Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:04 am

    George1 wrote:Mi-35M chopper flying over Iraq's forces during the ops west of Samarra.


    And another


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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  Iraqiya on Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:11 pm

    Iraqi S300?

    https://twitter.com/Fayli_Iraqi/status/712246288646062081/photo/1

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  AlfaT8 on Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:19 pm

    Iraqiya wrote:Iraqi S300?

    https://twitter.com/Fayli_Iraqi/status/712246288646062081/photo/1

    Well considering the problems they have with Turkey, i could understand why Iraq would buy some of these, let see where this go's.

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:24 pm

    Iraqiya wrote:Iraqi S300?

    https://twitter.com/Fayli_Iraqi/status/712246288646062081/photo/1

    and maybe Iran? which is waiting for S-300?

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:13 pm

    GunshipDemocracy wrote:
    Iraqiya wrote:Iraqi S300?

    https://twitter.com/Fayli_Iraqi/status/712246288646062081/photo/1

    and maybe Iran? which is waiting for S-300?

    It makes more sense to give S-300's to Iran, as Iraq's govt. at this point is too weak as it is.

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  Iraqiya on Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:15 pm

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    GunshipDemocracy wrote:
    Iraqiya wrote:Iraqi S300?

    https://twitter.com/Fayli_Iraqi/status/712246288646062081/photo/1

    and maybe Iran? which is waiting for S-300?

    It makes more sense to give S-300's to Iran, as Iraq's govt. at this point is too weak as it is.

    Iraq already has all the Pantsir S1 that they ordered from Iraq. S300 would be perfect fit there.

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    Iraqi S-300?

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:58 pm

    Iraqiya wrote:
    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    GunshipDemocracy wrote:
    Iraqiya wrote:Iraqi S300?

    https://twitter.com/Fayli_Iraqi/status/712246288646062081/photo/1

    and maybe Iran? which is waiting for S-300?

    It makes more sense to give S-300's to Iran, as Iraq's govt. at this point is too weak as it is.

    Iraq already has all the Pantsir S1 that they ordered from Iraq. S300 would be perfect fit there.

    I am not saying S-300 is not needed in Iraq but no news about official contract yet...I hope both Iraq /Iran will be saturated with good AAD to keep aggressors with missile democracy at bay.


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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:52 pm

    GunshipDemocracy wrote:
    Iraqiya wrote:
    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    GunshipDemocracy wrote:
    Iraqiya wrote:Iraqi S300?

    https://twitter.com/Fayli_Iraqi/status/712246288646062081/photo/1

    and maybe Iran? which is waiting for S-300?

    It makes more sense to give S-300's to Iran, as Iraq's govt. at this point is too weak as it is.

    Iraq already has all the Pantsir S1 that they ordered from Iraq. S300 would be perfect fit there.

    I am not saying S-300 is not needed in Iraq but no news about official contract yet...I hope both Iraq /Iran will be saturated with good AAD to keep aggressors with missile democracy at bay.


    iraqi defence committee reported in 2013 that the weapons contract with russia included strategic missile systems worth $210M each. that was nearly 3 years ago.

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:06 am

    This is a small question to our experts here.

    There is a discussion over whether iraq Operated the tochka missile in the past. And this picture has emerged of a Republic a guard tochka launcher....
    http://iraqimilitary.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=50&start=30

    Can the experts verify that this is a tochka launcher in Iraq and not a romb transloader. (see the angled in roof).

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  mack8 on Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:52 pm

    I can't claim to be an expert, but it sure looks to me very similar if not identical to the 9P129. I'm reading that the Tochka was first  exported (and quite widely) in the 1980s, so it is entirely plausible Iraq received a number of them before 1991, maybe even after (clandestinely). Perhaps looking through the SIPRI files would give an idea, i have some printed stuff to have a look at when i get to it.

    Meanwhile, some reference material on these and associated BAZ models.
    http://www.gruzovikpress.ru/article/1071-sozdanie-korpusnyh-spetsialnyh-kolesnyh-shassi-sksh-dlya-raketnyh-kompleksov-nujny-li-rossii-sobstvennye-korpusnye-sksh/

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:34 pm

    thing is in the 1980s iraqis had their own "domestic" program for the same sorts of rocket (laith 90, ababel 100, al samoud, raad)... it has never been noted in service in iraq by anyone, never been paraded...

    it seems that this could have been a small "evaluation" purchase by iraqis... but that seems to have gotten as far as joining an operational unit.

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:35 pm

    i will paste the pics over here.


    this really does look like a BAZ-5921... so not for the ROMB SAM system. confirming that Iraq had Tochka SSMs in the past!?





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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:55 pm

    so it seems this launcher and missiles were obtained by iraq from yemen in the 1990s and helped to develop iraq's domestic short range al samoud missiles.

    http://www.dod.gov/pubs/foi/Reading_Room/Science_and_Technology/07-F-2234_Iraq_Technology_Transfer_List_Draft_06-06-2003.pdf

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:36 pm

    sheytanelkebir wrote:This is a small question to our experts here.

    There is a discussion over whether iraq Operated the tochka missile in the past. And this picture has emerged of a Republic a guard tochka launcher....
    http://iraqimilitary.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=50&start=30

    Can the experts verify that this is a tochka launcher in Iraq and not a romb transloader. (see the angled in roof).

    It's tochka and probably one of the Soviet largesses to PDRY

    Lots of these things went under the radar during the Soviet retreat from the PDRY.

    Edit: I just saw your last post...repost then.

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  George1 on Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:32 pm

    Iraq has received all ordered 15x Mi-28NE helicopters



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