Tag Archives | Helicopters

Iraqi Army may replace Russian Helicopters with US Models

By John Lee. The Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq (OSC-I) at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has been working with the Iraqi Ministry of Defense to convert the entire fleet of the Iraqi Army Aviation Command (IqAAC) to U.S.-produced aircraft in order to simplify parts acquisition, maintenance, and training. This quarter, the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) […]

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 […]

Iran, Iraq may Cooperate on Military Helicopters

Commanders Discuss Iran-Iraq Interaction in Helicopter Industry Ranking army generals from Iran and Iraq weighed plans to promote cooperation between the two neighbors in the field of military helicopters. Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force's Airborne Division General Yousef Qorbani and his Iraqi counterpart General Samir Zaki Hussein met in Tehran on Sunday. The […]

US Approves Helicopter Sales to Iraq

The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of five (5) Armed Bell 407GX helicopters configured with M240 7.62mm Machine Guns for an estimated cost of $82.5 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on October 3, 2018. […]

New Helipad at Al-Rasheed Hotel

By John Lee. Al-Burhan Airways has opened a new helipad at Al-Rasheed Hotel in Baghdad. A spokesman for the company told Iraq Business News that it's planning to use the new facility to serve the sponsors of Frontier Exchange's Iraq Banking & Investment Summit, being held on 2nd and 3rd of December, by providing a […]

Iraq Receives more Russian Military Helicopters

By John Lee. Iraq has received its final batch of Russian Mi-28 NE Night Hunter military helicopters, TASS news agency has reported. A blog run by Russia's independent Center of the Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, reported that the latest shipment contained the final four of the 15 helicopters ordered by the Iraqi government. A […]

Bell Textron Wins $56m Iraq Contract

By John Lee. Texas-based Bell Helicopter Textron has been awarded a $55,600,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee foreign military sales contract in Iraq. The firm will supply technical advice and maintenance and logistics support for maintenance and logistics for Bell aircraft. Work will be performed in Iraq with an estimated completion date of 7th August, 2016. According to a […]

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 […]

Iraq gets Next Batch of Russian Helicopters

By John Lee. The Iraqi Ministry of Defence has taken delivery of another consignment of Russian Mi-28NE attack helicopters. The shipment is part of a deal agreed in 2012, and reported to involve 28 Mi-35M and 15 Mi-28NE helicopters. IHS Jane's 360 reports that helicopters from the previous consignments have been seen flying over Baghdad, […]

Malaysian Co eyes Helicopter Charter Market

By John Lee. Malaysia's Weststar Aviation Services is looking to tap the helicopter charter market in Iraq, according to a report from Astro Awani. Weststar group managing director and owner of Westar Aviation, Tan Sri Syed Azman Syed Ibrahim, said the company was planning to enter the market as early as next year and will […]

Iraq Receives First Russian Attack Helicopters

By John Lee. Citing Russian state media, IHS Jane's 360 reports that Iraq has taken delivery of its first three Mil Mi-28NE 'Havoc' (Night Hunter) attack helicopters, as well as additional four Mil Mi-35M 'Hind' assault helicopters (pictured). The helicopters arrived aboard Antonov An-124 'Condor' transport aircraft and were delivered in a combat configuration, with […]

Pentagon Sends Attack Helicopters

By John Lee. The Pentagon said on Tuesday that the US has sent Apache attack helicopters (pictured) to Iraq. The Hill reports that officials would not say how many of the armed helicopters have been sent to the country, stating only that they will be based in Baghdad and could assist with evacuations of American […]