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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. […]

Russia ready to Sell Airliners to Iraq

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Russia is ready to sell Sukhoi Superjet civil airliners to Iraq. On a trade mission to Baghdad, accompanied by nearly 100 government and business officials, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Russia could provide Sukhoi Superjet airliners for Iraq's civil aviation, adding that Moscow would continue providing Iraq with […]

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Iran Denies Supply of Sukhoi Fighters to Iraq

By John Lee. The Iranian Fars News reports that Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian (pictured) has dismissed suggestions that his country had dispatched Sukhoi fighter jets to Iraq. In an interview with the Iran-based Arabic-language Al-Alam on Sunday he said: "The Iraqis have not yet made any demands from the Islamic Republic of […]

Iraq Receives Russian Fighter Jets

By John Lee. Iraq has received the first batch of fighter jets from Russia to help it repel the offensive by Sunni rebels. The defence ministry said five Sukhoi SU-25 attack aircraft would enter service in "three to four days". Prime minister Nouri al-Maliki told the BBC last week that his government had signed a […]

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