Tag Archives | Air Force

Iraq Air Force resumes use of L-159 Strike Aircraft

By John Lee. The Iraqi Air Force has resumed tasking its Czech-made L-159 and Russian-made Su-25 strike aircraft again for operations during the quarter. According to a recent report from Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), the L-159's combat tasking is notable since it had not been used for operations in nearly 5 years. […]

Reports that Iraq to Buy Pakistani Fighter Jets

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly signed a contract with a Pakistani company to purchase an unspecified number of fighter jets. According to Defense World, the aircraft are believed to be JF-17 Block III, which it suggests could be a welcome addition to the Iraqi Air Force, following significant problems maintaining its 34 F-16IQ Block […]

KAI wins $360m Contract with Iraqi Air Force

By John Lee. Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has announced a contract worth $360 million from the Iraqi Air Force. Under the deal, KAI will provide logistics support, education and training for the T-50IQ aircraft over a three-year period, starting January 2022. The T-50IQ Fighting Eagle light fighter and trainer aircraft is the Iraqi Air Force […]

Iraq receives final Korean Fighter Jet

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly received its 24th and final Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) T-50IQ Fighting Eagle light fighter and trainer aircraft, which is the Iraqi Air Force variant of the T-50 Golden Eagle/FA-50 Fighting Eagle. According to Janes, the delivery of the final batch of aircraft marks an end to the six-year procurement […]

Iraqi Air Force receives more Korean Fighter Jets

By John Lee. The Iraqi Air Force has received another six new T-50 fighter jets under a contract with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI). According to previously-released information, Iraq's T-50 fleet is planned to grow to 24 by early next year. (Source: Iraqi Air Force)

Iraq receives new South Korean Fighter Jets

By John Lee. The Iraqi Air Force has received a new batch of T50 fighter jets under the contract with┬áKorea Aerospace Industries (KAI). This aircraft is a multi-task combat aircraft and, according to a statement from the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, it matches the F16 in terms of efficiency. The fleet is planned to grow […]

Textron Wins $30m Iraq Contract

Textron Aviation Defense LLC, Wichita, Kansas, has been awarded a $30,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Beechcraft King Air 350 maintenance training in support of the Iraqi Air Force. Work will be performed at Martyr Mohammed Ali Air Base, Iraq, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 20, 2020. This award is the result of a […]

Textron to service Iraq Aircraft

Textron Aviation Defense LLC has been awarded an $8,789,035 undefinitized contract action (UCA) for the reconstitution of 15 aircraft in Iraq. This US foreign military sales Acquisition Category III program provides the aforementioned the purchase of long-lead supplies required to reconstitute the aircraft for Iraq training. The work provided for under this UCA must be […]

Video: Iraq shows off New F-16s

The Iraq Air Force on Monday showed off the first four F-16 warplanes it has purchased from the US, at the Iraq Air Force's Balad base, north of Baghdad. The F-16s are part of a squadron of 36 purchased by the government, which were delivered to Iraq the week before. (Source: The Telegraph)

Czech Deal for Combat Planes 'Complicated'

By John Lee. The weak Czech crown is complicating the reccently-agreed sale of the Czech L-159 combat aircraft to Iraq, according to reports from Prague Monitor and Hospodarske noviny (HN). The Czech government now wants Penta, the owner of the mediating firm Aero Vodochody, to pay it 850 million crowns ($35 million, 41 billion Iraqi […]

Alliant Techsystems Wins Air Force Contract

By John Lee. Texas-based Alliant Techsystems Inc., has been awarded a $14,173,202 contract for contractor logistic support for the Iraqi Air Force's Cessna 208B fleet. The work will be performed in Iraq and is expected to be complete by 31st December, 2015. (Source: US Dept of Defense) (Picture: Iraqi Air Force Cessna 208)

Jordanian Academy to Train Iraqi Air Force

By John Lee. The Royal Jordanian Air Academy in Amman, Jordan, has won a firm-fixed-price contract valued at $12,789,935 for English language and technical training to Iraqi Air Force students. Training will be at the Royal Jordanian Air Academy, and is expected to be completed by Aug. 8, 2014. (Source: U.S. Department of Defense)