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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)

Big Increase in Arms Imports from Bulgaria

By John Lee. Iraq bought EUR 159.6 millon in arms and munitions from Bulgaria in 2015 compared to EUR 80.1 million for 2014. In 2013, Bulgaria's permits to Iraq were worth EUR 24.8 million and exports made were EUR 6.171 million, according to an annual government report. (Source: Novinite) (Arms image via Shutterstock)

Visiting Baghdad's Biggest Illegal Gun Market

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Baghdad’s Maridi market is one of the biggest illegal weapons markets in Iraq. Here civilians and soldiers buy everything from automatic rifles to rocket launchers to fake gun licenses. In […]

US Allows Iraq to Postpone $2.7bn for Arms Purchases

By John Lee. The US government has said it will allow the Iraqi government to postpone the payment of $2.7 billion for arms purchases. On a visit to Baghdad, US Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk (pictured) met with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Speaker of Parliament Saleem al-Jibouri, and the governors of Diyala, Salah ad-Din, Ninewa […]

Czech Govt to send more Arms to Iraq

The Czech government has decided to provide military aid to Iraq and Jordan. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka wrote on Twitter: "I promised help in the fight against Islamic State to Jordan last year. We are meeting our promise. The Czech Republic will send ammunition for assaults rifles and machine guns." He added that assault rifles […]

US Approves $800m Hellfire Missiles for Iraq

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of Hellfire missiles and Captive Air Training Missiles, related equipment and support. The estimated cost is $800 million. The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of five thousand (5,000) AGM-114K/N/R Hellfire missiles; Ten (10) 114K M36E9 Captive Air Training Missiles; […]

Iraq Seeks Helicopters from UK

By John Lee. The Iraqi Federal Government is reportedly looking to purchase helicopters and military equipment, including de-mining devices, from the UK. The Minister of Interior, Mohammed al-Ghabban, met with the British Ambassador to Iraq, Frank Baker, to discuss the security situation in the country and the latest developments in the fight against the Islamic […]

US to Deliver Anti-Tank Weapons in June

By John Lee. The United States plans to deliver 1,000 shoulder-fired AT4 anti-tank systems to Iraq in early June, a senior US State Department official told Reuters on condition of anonymity. The decision to supply anti-tank weapons was reportedly made during the visit of the Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, to Washington in April. The […]

State Dept Approves $395m Arms Sale to Iraq

By John Lee. The State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for Ammunition and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $395 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale. The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of […]

Video: No Foreign Military in Iraq - Jaafari

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In its fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, ISIS, IS), Iraq is now desperate for advanced weapons and help from the United States. A delegation led by Iraq's […]

Video: PM to ask US for more Arms, Strikes

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Monday that he will use a visit to the United States to seek increased air support and arms deliveries to aid Baghdad's battle against jihadists.