Korean fighters and Russian tanks: Iraqs fancy military purchase against IS

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 Korean fighters and Russian tanks: Iraqs fancy military purchase against IS


Reported that the Iraqi Air Force announced in a statement issued on October 28 that six T-50 trainers had arrived at an air base in Iraq.

The Iraqi government confirmed in March 2017 that it had already received the first batch of Korean Golden Eagle fighters.

The Iraqi defense ministry said the second batches of planes were delivered in May of this year.

The picture shows the Korean T-50 fighter.

In December 2013, Iraq signed a contract to buy 24 South Korean T-50 fighters and other equipment and train pilots over the next 20 years.

The contract was initially valued at $1.1 billion, but the manufacturer, Korea Aerospace Industries, later estimated it would exceed $2 billion.

The T-50 Golden Eagle trainer launched its first flight in 2002. The aircraft entered the Korean Air Force in 2005.

Reported that on June 7, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said it had received 39 advanced T-90 main battle tanks from Russia, saying they had been allocated to two battalions of an Iraqi army brigade.

The statement said Iraqi military personnel had been trained by Russian experts on how to operate the main battle tanks.

T-90 is a Russian third generation main battle tank based on a time tested Soviet T-72 tank.

It is one of the best-selling tanks in the world and is known for its strong firepower, enhanced protection and mobility. The T-90 is equipped with a 125mm bore-type 2A46M main gun, capable of launching both armour-piercing projectiles and anti-tank missiles. The advanced tank is also equipped with advanced armor to ensure full protection of tank crew and important systems, including explosive reaction armor and active infrared jammers, used to defend against incoming rockets, anti-tank missiles and other artillery shells. The Iraqi army plans to use T-90 tanks to strengthen its armored unit equipped with M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks. A large number of U.S. -made M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks were damaged in the battle against Islamic terrorists. This article source: Reference News Net editor: Yao Wenguang _NN1682

It is one of the best-selling tanks in the world and is known for its strong firepower, enhanced protection and mobility.

The T-90 is equipped with a 125mm bore-type 2A46M main gun, capable of launching both armour-piercing projectiles and anti-tank missiles.

The advanced tank is also equipped with advanced armor to ensure full protection of tank crew and important systems, including explosive reaction armor and active infrared jammers, used to defend against incoming rockets, anti-tank missiles and other artillery shells.

The Iraqi army plans to use T-90 tanks to strengthen its armored unit equipped with M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks. A large number of U.S. -made M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks were damaged in the battle against Islamic terrorists.