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South Africa may supply Defence Kit to Iraq

By John Lee. The South African Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Export Council (SAAMDEC) has reportedly been invited to engage with Iraqi government on defence and security contracts. Established in 2015 by the South African Department of Trade and Industry, SAAMDEC aims facilitate exports for the defence and related industries sector. Iraq is said to have […]

More New Investment Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC) has announced the following investment opportunities: Manufacturing small arms – State Company for Military Industries Manufacturing medium arms – State Company for Military Industries (Source: National Investment Commission) (Picture: Business opportunity word cloud, from ibreakstock/Shutterstock)

Iraq Denies Deal to buy Russian S-400 Missiles

The Iraqi government has denied concluding any deal with Russia to supply Baghdad with S-400 anti-aircraft missiles, but confirming Iraq’s right to import weaponry from any country in the world. “So far, Iraq has not concluded any deal with Russia to import the S-400 air defence system” government spokesman Saad al-Hadithi stated on February 26. […]

Iraq Receives First Batch of Russian T-90 Tanks

Iraq has received the first batch of Russian-made T-90 battle tanks as part of a purchase agreement signed last year, according to an Iraqi Defence Ministry spokesman. “The first batch of Russian tanks arrived on February 15 at Umm Qasr Port – they have since been transported to Baghdad via the city of Basra”. The […]

Iraq Cracks Down on Online Gun Sales

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iraq is upping its efforts to restrict the public’s access to weapons, which will be a daunting task given the prevalence of weapons on the market and their wide […]

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Russia begins Deliveries of T-90 Tanks

By John Lee. Russia has reportedly begun delivering T-90 tanks to the Iraqi military. According to Almasdar News, 73 of the tanks are scheduled to arrive to Umm Qasr Port this year. The T-90 is a third-generation Russian battle tank that entered service in 1993. (Source: Almasdar News)

Congress Threatens to Withhold Arms from Baghdad

By Bryant Harris for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Congress is threatening to stop sending weapons to Baghdad after reports today that Iraqi forces and Iran-backed Shiite militias are shooting at US-friendly Kurdish forces in northern Iraq. Iraqi federal […]

Russia to supply 73 Military Tanks to Iraq this year

By John Lee. Russia’s Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) will supply 73 of its T-90S/SK tanks to Iraq this year, according to information from the corporation’s 2016 annual report, published on Tuesday, According to the report from TASS, T-90S is an export variant of the Russian-made T-90 third-generation main battle tank, while the T-90SK main battle tank is designed […]

US admits Failures to Monitor $1bn+ Arms Transfers

The US Army failed to keep tabs on more than $1 billion worth of arms and other military equipment in Iraq and Kuwait according to a now declassified Department of Defense (DoD) audit, obtained by Amnesty International following Freedom of Information requests. The government audit, from September 2016, reveals that the DoD “did not have […]

$22bn US-Iraq Arms Deal Agreed

The Iraqi government has received the consent of the U.S. Department of State to buy American weapons in the form of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) worth more than $22 billion over a 12 year period according to reports. The United States has been Iraq’s primary arms supplier since 2005, with arms exports in 2016 including […]

Iraq seeks to Clamp Down on Gun Ownership

By Wassim Bassem for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iraq is working to regulate the activities of private security companies and rein in the chaotic circulation and use of weapons. On Feb. 21, a group of armed tribesmen […]

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Russian firm Stopped Armoured Vehicle Shipments to Iraq

By John Lee. Russia’s Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) reportly stopped deliveries of armoured vehicles to Iraq due to delayed payments. TASS, citing UVZ`s 2015 annual report, stated: “In 2015, the UVZ Corporation stopped the shipping of the defense production to the No.356 customer (Iraq) due to delayed payments.” (Source: Defense World)