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    Post  iraqidabab on Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:23 pm

    MI-35


    They're flying at daylight though, isn't that unwise since terrorists got manpads. Americans in Iraq fly their Apache at daylight as well above terror areas, can anyone explain how they can accept the risk of being shot with Manpads ? What defense upgrades are on the apaches to counter manpads.

    Quite many apaches crashed
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aviation_shootdowns_and_accidents_during_the_Iraq_War
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    Post  Werewolf on Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:33 pm

    iraqidabab wrote:MI-35


    They're flying at daylight though, isn't that unwise since terrorists got manpads

    They probably lack training for night operation along with limited intelligence of ISIS they can offer they are probably bound to day time missions, but it is still very unwise, they should at least have asked for Vitebsk lite upgrade.

    I find it funny that iraqi Cessna 208 are equipped with MAWS, an airplane that costs ten times less what a Mi-35 and roughly 20-25 times times less what a Mi-28N costs but without MAW sensors, some people need to get slapped in the face with a sidwinder missile to realize what garbage job of procurement they make.


    Americans in Iraq fly their Apache at daylight as well above terror areas, can anyone explain how they can accept the risk of being shot with Manpads ? What defense upgrades are on the apaches to counter manpads.

    Big Majority of Apaches in Iraq and Afghanistan fly without MAWS since they are not standard to no Apache version only RF (Reconnaissance Force) Squadrons have extended protection and equipment like Longbow radar and sometimes AMASE pods which can include DIRCM pods and additional flare/chaff dispensers, but so far only Netherland have purchased enough AMASE pods to cover all their Apache fleet with DIRCM's. The only solution to countering MANPADS is good intel, which is a crucial job for attack helicopters success anyway. Biggest saftey for helicopters is avoidance based on good intel.
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    Post  iraqidabab on Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:48 pm

    The platforms equipped with MAWS are platforms the Americans ( advised / pushed) onto Iraq and the Mi-17's that carry VIPs. The Russian deal was done by Iraq alone with no American oversight.

    How can our new minister of defence not make it a top priority to attach the defense upgrades. His bio says a lot of good.


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    Dr. Khalid al Obeidi as Defense minister, originates from Mosul, a former officer in the Iraqi army. A former university professor with the following degrees Master in Engineering / 1984, Master in Military Science / 1998, Political Science / 2011.

    Finished junior high in 1977-1978 traveled directly to the study of aerospace engineering at the Engineering Academy of Yugoslavia and got a bachelor's degree in 1982 and then completed my graduate studies at the University of Belgrade in Yugoslavia and got a master's degree in Space Science Engineering / aerodynamics 1984. I finished my graduate studies in 1984. I went back to Iraq and worked in the Air Force in the field of specialist engineering structures and aircraft turbine engines until the end of my service in 2003. All qualifying sessions inside and outside Iraq in the field of mechanical engineering, which inadvertently prepared to work in the Air Force 1985-1986. I joined the cycle of the Joint Chiefs of Staff College in 1996 and Iraq after the completion of the study of them got a master's degree / Military Sciences in 1998.

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    Post  iraqidabab on Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:41 am

    Another ISIS armored vechile bomber failed. The abrams tank shot the vechile, look at the huge explosion. Just in time to save iraqi forces.

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    Post  Werewolf on Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:57 am

    The question i have about iraqi M1's, is what kind of ammunition they standardly have, unlike US Abrams i don't think they sell them DU KE rounds as standard, would be stupid to use them in your country and highly uneffective against anything that is not a tank and the US is not really keen to produce or sell cheap HE rounds like the contracts they have with US Army selling them only expensive rounds rather then effective rounds which they tried to buy from Germany.

    So what do they use do you know it and the produce of the ammunition?
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    Post  iraqidabab on Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:32 pm

    http://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/iraq-m1a1-abrams-tank-ammunition-0

    M831 120mm High-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) munitions
    M865 120mm Kinetic Energy Warheads (KEW)
    M865 120mm KEW-A1
    M830 120mm HEAT-MP-T tank ammunition.

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    Post  Werewolf on Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:45 pm

    Like expected lacks common HE-Frag rounds.
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    Post  George1 on Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:12 pm

    Iraqi Forces, Shiite Militia Drive ISIL Out of Key Town

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150307/1019192046.html#ixzz3TnrYMbrl
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    Post  nemrod on Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:35 pm

    George1 wrote:Iraqi Forces, Shiite Militia Drive ISIL Out of Key Town

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150307/1019192046.html#ixzz3TnrYMbrl

    I wish, it is true!
    Let's hope this time, these terrorists bastards -DAESH, and Al-Nosra leaders- will be hung by their filthies tripes.
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    Post  higurashihougi on Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:27 am

    Mai oh mai pirat pirat

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    The United States does not appear to have clear-cut legal authority to protect Syrian rebels it trains from attack by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, even if Congress approves new war powers, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday.
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    Post  iraqidabab on Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:37 pm

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    Post  ShahryarHedayatiSHBA on Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:53 am

    Battle for Tikrit


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    Post  ShahryarHedayatiSHBA on Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:04 am

    General Soleimani in Tikrit



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    Post  ShahryarHedayatiSHBA on Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:05 am

    General Ghasem Soleimani in COB Speicher ,Tikrit



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    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:41 am

    ShahryarHedayatiSHBA wrote:General Ghasem Soleimani in COB Speicher ,Tikrit



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    Thanks for your reports about the Iraqi situation.
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    Post  iraqidabab on Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:29 am

    another IS suicide bomber truck taken out by the army, huge explosion & shockwave. No one wounded or killed except for the suicide bomber

    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1128581460502367


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    Post  ShahryarHedayatiSHBA on Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:21 am

    A Kurdish Peshmerga reportedly with Iranian-made Shaher sniper rifle:


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    Post  ShahryarHedayatiSHBA on Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:27 am

    Report on PressTV yesterday said that operations in Tikrit are paused until reinforcements arrive and in order to allow civilians to leave the town.

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    Post  iraqidabab on Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:47 pm



    23mm rain on ISIS
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    Post  Werewolf on Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:16 pm

    iraqidabab wrote:

    23mm rain on ISIS

    That is a really wierd video.
    Which UAV has a 23mm and unguided missiles?
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    Post  iraqidabab on Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:24 pm

    Werewolf wrote:
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    23mm rain on ISIS

    That is a really wierd video.
    Which UAV has a 23mm and unguided missiles?

    My mistake, looks like a MI-35 working together with Bell-407. The bell-407 is filming and was firing 12.7mm rounds at the end.

    Can't wait to see the CH-4 UCAV in action.
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    Post  iraqidabab on Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:20 pm

    failed suicide bomber

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    Post  ShahryarHedayatiSHBA on Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:17 am

    Iraqi Prime Minister Declares Tikrit Fully Liberated from ISIS







    This is a major achievement. Hopefully this will provide the momentum and a morale boost to retake the remaining areas of Iraq controlled by Wahhabis. Congratulations are due to the Iraqis!

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    Post  ShahryarHedayatiSHBA on Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:24 am

    Iran says US drone killed 2 advisers in Iraq

    BAGHDAD – Iran's Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike has killed two of its advisers in Iraq, though the U.S. said Monday it has only struck militants in its campaign against the Islamic State group.

    The claim came as negotiators on Monday attempted to reach a deal on Iran's contested nuclear program, which hard-liners in the Islamic Republic have opposed as giving away too much to the West.

    The Guard said on its sepahnews.ir website the strike happened March 23, just after the U.S.-led coalition began airstrikes to support Iraqi forces trying to retake the Islamic State-held city of Tikrit. It identified the dead as Ali Yazdani and Hadi Jafari, saying they were buried Sunday. It called them advisers, without elaborating on whether Iran contacted Iraqi or U.S. forces after the strike.

    Iran occasionally reports on the death of its forces in Iraq and Syria, where it is backing embattled President Bashar Assad, but this is the first time Iran has said it has lost forces in an attack by the U.S. in those campaigns.

    The U.S.-led coalition began a campaign around Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown, on March 21 in support of large-scale operations to retake it after Iraqi efforts had stalled.


    Reached by The Associated Press about the Guard's claim, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad said: "The international coalition is aimed at Daesh only," using an alternate Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group.

    "All airstrikes are carried out at the request of the Iraqi government and in full coordination with the (Iraqi) Ministry of Defense," the embassy said, without directly addressing the Iranian claim.

    The U.S. Air Forces Central Command also recorded "no strikes by coalition aircraft, manned or unmanned, in the vicinity of Tikrit from 22 to 24 March," spokesman Col. Edward T. Sholtis said in response to a query by the AP.

    The Islamic State group now controls a third of both Iraq and neighboring Syria. The U.S. began airstrikes against the group in August, while Iran has offered advisers and other assistance to Iraq to fight the extremists.

    On Friday, Iraqi media outlets reported casualties among Iraqi security forces near the University of Tikrit, allegedly from U.S. airstrikes. But the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad denied those claims, saying "no coalition airstrikes took place during the time or in the vicinity of these alleged casualties."

    The offensive to retake Tikrit largely has been waged by Iraqi troops and Shiite militias advised by Gen. Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Guard's elite Quds Force. Several Shiite militias announced Thursday that they would boycott the Tikrit operations due to U.S. involvement, but Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, head of U.S. Central Command, told a Senate hearing Thursday that the U.S. agreed to Iraqi government requests to support the operation on the condition that the militias wouldn't be involved.

    The militias have been accused by various human rights groups of committing atrocities against Sunni civilians in areas recaptured from the militant group. On a visit Monday to Baghdad, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his concern over "summary killings, abductions and destruction of property perpetrated by forces and militias fighting alongside Iraqi armed forces."

    Iraqi military commanders said Monday they retook a hospital in southern Tikrit. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief journalists, said the military's three-pronged offensive is progressing toward the center of Tikrit slowly because of booby traps and suicide bomb attacks by the militants.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/0...ne-killed-2-advisers-in-iraq-us-denies-claim/
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    Post  GarryB on Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:46 am

    Congrats in liberating Tikrit... Smile

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