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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  Werewolf on Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:38 pm

    TheArmenian wrote:Mi-35


    Looks weird. S-5/8/12 and so on rockets have a specialized engine to propell them to maximum speed in less then a second so there should be siginificantly more smoke even from single rockets, but there is barely any smoke at all.
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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  medo on Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:06 pm

    http://www.mintpressnews.com/killed-isis-commanders-cell-phone-shows-direct-ties-to-turkish-intelligence/212317/

    Baghdad, Iraq – An ISIS commander was killed in Salahuddin province and his body was searched. A cell phone retrieved from the corpse revealed messages from Turkish intelligence services proving the NATO country was providing security for ISIS militants when they traveled between Turkey and Iraq. This is the second NATO country implicated in assisting ISIS troops. The first was Canada.

    The IS commander was killed by Hashd al-Shaabi, a loyalist volunteer force. Jabbar al-Ma’mouri, a leader within the force made the announcement. He said, “The mobile phone also contains other important information which cannot be disclosed now, and it has been delivered to the specialized security groups for further scrutiny.”

    More and more proves about Turkey role in Syria and Iraq are coming out.

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    Iraqi Armed Forces

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:03 am

    Werewolf wrote:
    TheArmenian wrote:Mi-35


    Looks weird. S-5/8/12 and so on rockets have a specialized engine to propell them to maximum speed in less then a second so there should be siginificantly more smoke even from single rockets, but there is barely any smoke at all.

    these could be the new serbian 128mm rockets they're using. super accurate too supposedly.


    these things.

    http://www.yugoimport.com/en/proizvodi/br-vz-128-mm-frag-m15-aircraft-unguided-rocket-air-ground
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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  George1 on Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:09 pm

    US to Sell $800Mln of Hellfire, Captive Air Training Missiles to Iraq

    Washington endorsed a sale of Hellfire missiles and Captive Air Training Missiles to Baghdad.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States has approved the sale of $800 million worth of Hellfire missiles and Captive Air Training Missiles to Iraq, The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced in a statement on Thursday.

    "The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of Hellfire missiles and Captive Air Training Missiles, related equipment and support. The estimated cost is $800 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on January 6, 2016," the statement said.

    Washington’s latest weapons sale to Iraq comes as the United States has vowed to help Iraqi forces fight Daesh (Islamic State) within its borders, as the terrorist organization has claimed swaths of territory in the region.

    DSCA said that the sale of 5,000 AGM-114K/N/R Hellfire missiles, ten 114K M36E9 Captive Air Training Missiles, as well as "associated equipment; and defense services," which major US defense contractor Lockheed Martin will produce, came at the request of Iraq.

    In recent months, Iraqi security forces made progress in reclaiming Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, after the city fell to Daesh terrorists in May, in Baghdad’s largest defeat against the extremist group.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20160107/1032807113/us-iraq-hellfire-missiles.html#ixzz3waDqqQe2


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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  short_fuze on Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:36 pm

    George1 wrote:US to Sell $800Mln of Hellfire, Captive Air Training Missiles to Iraq

    Washington endorsed a sale of Hellfire missiles and Captive Air Training Missiles to Baghdad.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States has approved the sale of $800 million worth of Hellfire missiles and Captive Air Training Missiles to Iraq, The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced in a statement on Thursday.

    "The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of Hellfire missiles and Captive Air Training Missiles, related equipment and support. The estimated cost is $800 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on January 6, 2016," the statement said.

    Washington’s latest weapons sale to Iraq comes as the United States has vowed to help Iraqi forces fight Daesh (Islamic State) within its borders, as the terrorist organization has claimed swaths of territory in the region.

    DSCA said that the sale of 5,000 AGM-114K/N/R Hellfire missiles, ten 114K M36E9 Captive Air Training Missiles, as well as "associated equipment; and defense services," which major US defense contractor Lockheed Martin will produce, came at the request of Iraq.

    In recent months, Iraqi security forces made progress in reclaiming Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, after the city fell to Daesh terrorists in May, in Baghdad’s largest defeat against the extremist group.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20160107/1032807113/us-iraq-hellfire-missiles.html#ixzz3waDqqQe2

    An American Hellfire missile has found its way to Cuba. The US are desperate to get it back.



    https://z5h64q92x9.net/proxy_u/ru-en.en/https/russian.rt.com/article/140861

    The US have pressured the Finns to extradite yet another Russian citizen accused of hacking / theft.

    https://z5h64q92x9.net/proxy_u/ru-en.en/tvzvezda.ru/news/vstrane_i_mire/content/201601081422-bt26.htm

    It would be nice if the Cubans kept the Hellfire long enough for the Russians to have a good look at it.
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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  Werewolf on Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:33 pm

    Russians won't learning anythin from it better give it to some country that needs technologies like Iran, North Korea, Syria, Kazakhstan or others.
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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  sepheronx on Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:37 pm

    Werewolf wrote:Russians won't learning anythin from it better give it to some country that needs technologies like Iran, North Korea, Syria, Kazakhstan or others.

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

    As well, why are Russians still traveling to other countries?  They should know by now it isn't safe for them.  If I lived in Russia, I would be taking advantage of the travel options (due to prices) of regions like Crimea or Sochi or Sukhumi
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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  KiloGolf on Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:16 am

    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.
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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  sepheronx on Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:36 am

    KiloGolf wrote:
    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.
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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  Werewolf on Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:22 am

    sepheronx wrote:
    KiloGolf wrote:
    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.
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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:
    KiloGolf wrote:
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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