By John Lee.
IHS Jane's 360 reports that Iraq is close to finalising a $2.5-billion order for Chinese military equipment.
Iraq's Mawazin news agency, cited "well-informed sources" as saying the deal includes HQ-9 long-range air defence systems, derived from the Russian S-300PMU system.
It may also include Type 99 tanks and other Chinese military equipment.
(Source: IHS Jane's 360)
(Picture credit: Jian Kang)