Iraq "finalizing" $2.5bn Chinese Military Deal

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)

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