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More New Investment Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC) has announced the following investment opportunities: Production of diapers in Diwaniyah – State Company for Textile and Leather Industries Production of 9mm pistols – State Company for Military Industries Production of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) – State Company for Military Industries Production of solvents and asphalt – […]

Iraq to use Drones to Protect Pipelines

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] has called on his Ministry draw up plans to build a new system to protect Iraq’s pipelines network using new technology including drones. New monitoring systems and advanced cameras will also feature in the scheme, which is due start in the first quarter of 2018. […]

US Firm wins Drone Contract in Iraq

By John Lee. Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, has been awarded a $7,758,625 firm-fixed-price delivery order for the procurement of six ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems, related support equipment, training, site activation, technical services, and data for the government of Iraq under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Baghdad, Iraq (67 percent); Bingen, […]

Iraqis Ahead of the Curve in Unmanned Vehicles?

By Simon Kent. Two Iraqi brothers have constructed a robot dubbed “Alrobot” (“the robot”) to send into battle against the self declared Islamic State. The slick looking vehicle, the size of a small beach buggy, has an approximately 1 kilometer range and is controlled via laptop. If deployed, it would be among the first generation […]

US Firm wins Drones Contract in Iraq

By John Lee. Insitu Inc., of Bingen, Washington, has been awarded a $8,291,844 firm-fixed-price delivery order to procure spares, support equipment, and support services for the ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft System operations for the government of Iraq intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services program. Work will be performed in Baghdad, Iraq (90 percent); and Bingen, Washington (10 […]

ISIS Hit 300 Times by British Aircraft

By Simon Kent. The Royal Air Force has launched a total of 300 sorties against the self proclaimed “Islamic State,” according to a report on the strikes released by the UK’s Ministry of Defence. In military parlance, a “sortie” is a mission where bombs are dropped, as opposed to a mission which may not find […]

Textron Wins $52m Drone Contract

By John Lee. Maryland-based Textron Systems has been awarded a $51,762,329 conract for performance based logistics and operational support for Shadow tactical unmanned aircraft systems for the Army and Marine Corps. The Work will be performed in Maryland, Afghanistan, and Iraq, and the estimated completion date is 31st October, 2015. (Source: US Dept of Defense)

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Drones to Protect Iraqi Oil Infrastructure

By Patrick M Schmidt. During a tour of Rumaila oil field, the Iraqi Minister of Oil, Abdul Kareem al-Luaibi [Elaibi] , announced that two unmanned drones would begin flying over the vital oil infrastructure in the south of Iraq. His announcement marks the first time that drones have been used to protect energy interests. The […]

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Iraq Buys US Drones to Protect Oil Platforms

Iraq is buying unmanned drones from the United States to help protect its southern oil platforms, U.S. and Iraqi officials said on Monday. An official from the Office of Security Cooperation in Iraq, which is part of the U.S. embassy, declined to give the model or number of drones that are part of the contract, […]

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