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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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    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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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  George1 on Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:16 pm

    Western instructors teach Iraqi military to shoot from Iranian and Russian sniper rifles

    Of course not unusual, given that Iran and our rifle is now probably one of the most common in the Iraqi military, but it still looks pretty funny.



















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    Post  George1 on Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:56 am

    The parade in Baghdad in honor of the Day of the Republic July 14

    Recall that on July 14, 1958 troops under General Abd al-Karim Qasim and Colonel Abdul Salam Aref took control of Baghdad. The royal family of the genus Hashemite led by the young King Faisal II was executed by military rebels at the walls of the Royal Palace. Thus in Iraq the monarchy was overthrown and proclaimed a republic.

    The parade, which took place today in Baghdad attended by Iraqi army divisions, the federal police and the various units of the national militia forces.


    TOS-1A "Solntsepyok" wheeling front of the podium with the Prime Minister of Iraq


    M1117 Guardian ASV


    BTR-94


    BMP-1


    M1A1M Abrams


    155mm M198


    Is this a heavy heavy Mortar??? What a Face


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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  JohninMK on Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:32 pm

    The Iraqi Airforce now has 10 of the 36 F-16 they have on order.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Iraqi military received an additional four F-16 fighter jets over the weekend, US Presidential Envoy for the global coalition to counter Daesh Brett McGurk said on Monday.

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  Resistance on Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:39 pm

    The Iraqi army is far more competent than SAA. Much better equipped. SAA has no modern gear and Russia refuses to supply any. Not even 1980s artillery.

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    Post  iraqidabab on Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:06 pm

    Better equipped yes but not a lot of heavy equipment, less than 200 tanks whilst the Syrian army started with 5000 or so.
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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  George1 on Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:59 pm

    Victorious on the Battlefield, Iraqi Army Losing Out to Corruption

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160827/1044687667/Iraq-army-advance.html


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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  George1 on Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:18 am

    Iraqi Air Force has 21 Su-25





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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:38 am

    Resistance wrote:The Iraqi army is far more competent than SAA. Much better equipped. SAA has no modern gear and Russia refuses to supply any. Not even 1980s artillery.

    do not troll oki? Syrian Express was going empty right?
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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  George1 on Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:40 pm

    Restoration of the old equipment and weapons in Iraq. In Basra, Iraq's continuing restoration of old weapons of the Iraqi army that after the occupation of Iraq by US troops were transported to a giant dump \ repository Base in Taji area.
    Chieftain tanks, IFV AMX-10P, 155-mm artiller GHN-45, etc., but that's got a very rare example - towed 152 mm artillery gun Chinese Type 83.
    Iraq was the only foreign customer, and in China they are only a limited number of entered service some units and artillery used during local fighting on the border of China and Vietnam in the mid-1980s.









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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:12 am

    the type-83 152mm is in widespread use in the iraqi artillery for at least 5 years now.

    http://iraqimilitary.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=297
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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  George1 on Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:11 pm

    According to Iraqi media, Iraq received ten infantry fighting vehicles BMP-1 from Bulgaria. Earlier in December 2015, the Iraqi Ministry of Defence announced the receipt from Bulgaria several T-72 tanks and 12 BMP-1.

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:53 am

    just a small correction.

    Iraq bought 280 BMP-1 and 60 T72s from Bulgaria. And in addition to these Bulgaria donated 10 BMP-1s to Iraq.

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  iraqidabab on Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:21 pm

    We need to place an order for some SU-30SM squadrons, all these delays will leave us with a dangerous gap. The coalition will leave our airspace one day.

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:43 pm

    no money... and Russia is not giving credit (their economic situation doesn't allow them either). This leaves Iraq with getting US and Chinese credit  for armaments.

    So far the US credit line has been used simply for munitions (20K+ LGBs, 5K+ hellfires) and existing orders (maintenance and service, replacement of losses, small things, not expansion or increase in capability).

    The chinese credit line is a bit "hush hush" but apparently its being used for building an air defence C4 system, munitions plants by chinese firms, more UCAVs... and FD-2000 SAMs to fill out the glaring mid-long range SAM gap.

    Iraq had discussed buying JF-17s, but they rejected them, I don't think China has any "long range" high performance fighter jets they can offer Iraq... I don't think Iraqis fancy the J-10B and I doubt the Chinese will offer the J-10C. Ultimately Russian would be best, but there's no money... Iraqis can barely pay for the Russian Helicopters (Mi28 MI35 Mi171), ordnance and T-90S assembly line. Such a shame really... if the oil price was even $10 higher then we would have seen T90S, MiG35, BMP-3 and MSTA-S in Iraq by now Sad

    hell now Iraqis can't even afford to buy more KORNETs... so they've made a deal with Belarus to locally produce the Shershen missiles instead... ultimately replacing the Kornets. Similarly we see them buying cheapo BMP-1s because they can't afford to buy BMP-3s and so on...
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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  medo on Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:20 pm

    sheytanelkebir wrote:no money... and Russia is not giving credit (their economic situation doesn't allow them either). This leaves Iraq with getting US and Chinese credit  for armaments.

    So far the US credit line has been used simply for munitions (20K+ LGBs, 5K+ hellfires) and existing orders (maintenance and service, replacement of losses, small things, not expansion or increase in capability).

    The chinese credit line is a bit "hush hush" but apparently its being used for building an air defence C4 system, munitions plants by chinese firms, more UCAVs... and FD-2000 SAMs to fill out the glaring mid-long range SAM gap.

    Iraq had discussed buying JF-17s, but they rejected them, I don't think China has any "long range" high performance fighter jets they can offer Iraq... I don't think Iraqis fancy the J-10B and I doubt the Chinese will offer the J-10C. Ultimately Russian would be best, but there's no money... Iraqis can barely pay for the Russian Helicopters (Mi28 MI35 Mi171), ordnance and T-90S assembly line. Such a shame really... if the oil price was even $10 higher then we would have seen T90S, MiG35, BMP-3 and MSTA-S in Iraq by now Sad

    hell now Iraqis can't even afford to buy more KORNETs... so they've made a deal with Belarus to locally produce the Shershen missiles instead... ultimately replacing the Kornets. Similarly we see them buying cheapo BMP-1s because they can't afford to buy BMP-3s and so on...

    China could offer J-11B and J-16, but I don*t think Russia will allow China to sell their Flankers.
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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  KiloGolf on Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:58 pm

    sheytanelkebir wrote:no money... and Russia is not giving credit (their economic situation doesn't allow them either). This leaves Iraq with getting US and Chinese credit  for armaments.

    That's quite foolish of Russia, they have the cash for it.
    They just don't spend them on Iraq, which will come back to bite them in the long-term, as Syria with allienated or pro-US Iraq is a non-starter.
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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  OminousSpudd on Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:27 pm

    KiloGolf wrote:
    sheytanelkebir wrote:no money... and Russia is not giving credit (their economic situation doesn't allow them either). This leaves Iraq with getting US and Chinese credit  for armaments.

    That's quite foolish of Russia, they have the cash for it.
    They just don't spend them on Iraq, which will come back to bite them in the long-term, as Syria with allienated or pro-US Iraq is a non-starter.
    Iraq does not feel alienated by Russia. The intel-sharing Russia set up with them during the beginning of the Syria ops was proof of this (much to the chagrin of Uncle Sam). Besides, Russia was the one that jumped in and supplied the hardware when the US was unwilling to do so, if Iraq is in a desperate position again, Russia will help.
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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  KiloGolf on Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:34 pm

    OminousSpudd wrote:
    KiloGolf wrote:
    sheytanelkebir wrote:no money... and Russia is not giving credit (their economic situation doesn't allow them either). This leaves Iraq with getting US and Chinese credit  for armaments.

    That's quite foolish of Russia, they have the cash for it.
    They just don't spend them on Iraq, which will come back to bite them in the long-term, as Syria with allienated or pro-US Iraq is a non-starter.
    Iraq does not feel alienated by Russia. The intel-sharing Russia set up with them during the beginning of the Syria ops was proof of this (much to the chagrin of Uncle Sam). Besides, Russia was the one that jumped in and supplied the hardware when the US was unwilling to do so, if Iraq is in a desperate position again, Russia will help.

    Be that as it may, money talks. Right now Iraq is receiving its most sophisticated fighter jets from USA, not Russia. Iraq also cancelled or did not proceed with major contracts with Russia a few months ago. Iirc it was about MiGs and T-90s, I could be wrong here. US offers FMS packages, if Russia can't compete with that, they will be kicked out of Iraq as fast as they got invited.

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