Iraq "plans to replace its Russian military aircraft with an American one": the army is "suffering"[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.][You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] |Today, 14:16 |
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Today, Saturday, the Washington-led international coalition revealed a "plan" by Iraq to exchange its Russian military aircraft with American ones, for reasons including the war in Ukraine.
The American magazine “The War Zone” concerned with military affairs and its follow-up (Baghdad Today) quoted information provided by the coalition leadership in a quarterly report stating that there is “a plan to replace the military helicopter fleet owned by Iraq, as the army is trying to obtain American-made helicopters instead of the Russian fleet.” which he has."
The reasons, according to the report, are due to "the war in Ukraine and its effects. The Iraqi army is having difficulty obtaining spare parts for its Mi-17 helicopters, due to the Russian-Ukrainian war and Moscow's diminished ability to supply spare parts for these helicopters." , according to the magazine.
The report, which was translated by (Baghdad Today), explains that "Iraq's current plan includes obtaining four Bell 412 APX helicopters and 16 Bell 412 medium payload helicopters, to replace the (MI-17) fleet that Iraq is currently using it.
According to "The War Zone" magazine, the Iraqi army intends to purchase 15 Bell 407M light attack aircraft, and associated weapons, missile and maintenance systems, as well as other plans to obtain 15 Bell 505 aircraft for training.
Earlier, international reports indicated that the sanctions imposed on Russia; Because of its invasion of Ukraine, it cut off the supply of spare parts for Iraqi military transport aircraft, indicating that the Iraqi army relies on its fleet of 40 Russian-made Mi-17 helicopters used for air transportation.