AlfaT8 wrote:One can only hope, btw Dabab would you happen to know what the Iraqi air-force currently thinks about the Mig-29, considering what happened in '03 i was wondering whether they think highly or lowly of the Migs??iraqidabab wrote:Saudi again violated Iraqi airspace trying to ship arms to Barzani, not to fight IS but to create trouble for Iraq. US blocked the delivery.
Hopefully a wake up call to the Iraqi govt to make migs/sukhois a higher priority
Talks about mig-35's in the Iraqi ministry of defense have been confirmed several times. A air force magazine stated that an Iraqi pilot made a test flight in Mig-35 bort 747. I remember mack8 posted this on another forum. News from around 2013.
A deal for jets would most likely be for a Su-30 version though. Seems like the most first at hand option given it's good capability of air superiority. But with the worsening US-Russia situation and the US having again presence in Iraq I don't see it happening. Meanwhile US aircraft come with a load of strings, no AMRAAM etc. France is expensive, Eurofighter is in the Saudi pocket. What's left.