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Turkish producer to supply Aerial Surveillance Systems to Iraq

By John Lee. Turkish defense technology company Otonom Teknoloji, has reportedly said it signed a deal with the Iraqi government to supply aerostat and airship systems. The agreement covers balloon surveillance systems, especially for border control and counter-terrorism operations. (Source: Savunma Sanayi ST)

Discordance in the Iran Threat Network in Iraq

By Michael Knights, Crispin Smith and Hamdi Malik for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Discordance in the Iran Threat Network in Iraq: Militia Competition and Rivalry Hardline groups are struggling to satisfy demands for […]

The Biggest Loser of Iraq's Election Could Be Iran

By Mina Al-Oraibi, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Biggest Loser of Iraq's Election Could Be Iran Pro-Iran parties lost support, say they'll reject the results, and are threatening violence. Click here to read the full story […]

Iraqi, Kurdish PMs discuss Election Tensions in Kirkuk

By Al Monitor staff.  Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi and Kurdish prime ministers discuss election tensions in Kirkuk Tens of Kurdish residents of disputed Kirkuk were arrested and later released after celebrating the victory of Kurdish parties in the […]

Iraq Elections: Sadrists Gain at expense of Pro-Iran Fatah Alliance

By John Lee. Some key points from Sunday's parliamentary elections in Iraq: Preliminary results show the political party of Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr winning the largest share of the vote, giving it an estimated 73 seats in the 329-member parliament, up from 54 seats in 2018; The Sadrist Movement promises a nationalist government, free from […]

Iraq "seeks to attach strings to Arms Purchases from Turkey"

By Fehim Tastekin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq seeks to attach strings to arms purchases from Turkey Talks on the sale of Turkish armed drones and combat helicopters to Iraq have hit snags amid Iraqi efforts to extract […]

Textron awarded $15m Iraq Contract

By John Lee. US-based Textron Aviation Defense has been awarded a $15,669,011 firm-fixed-price contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursable contract line item numbers for support and sustainment of the Iraq Peace Dragon program. This contract provides for field service representatives, program management, core/field engineering, and repair-and-return. Work will be performed in Wichita, Kansas; and Martyr Mohammed […]

Pro-Israel Summit in Erbil Breaks New Ground

By Dennis Ross, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A Pro-Israel Summit in Erbil Breaks New Ground At great personal risk, Iraqi civil society leaders gathered to demand entry into the Abraham Accords, and […]