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Iraqi Air Force Receives Fifth F-16 Fighter Jets 52 Block

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The Iraqi Ministry of Defense reported the arrival of another party of three F-16 fighters from the United States at the Balad airbase as part of the contract signed in 2014. According to the ministry, new aircraft will be put into service after the completion of all acceptance procedures.


The Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) of the US Department of Defense in September 2010 notified Congress of its planned sale to Iraq under the Foreign Military Sales 18 F-16 Multi-Purpose Fighter Plants Block 52 (in Iraq received the designation F-16IQ)

The company Lockheed Martin 16 December 2014 of the year gave the US Air Force the first two Iraqi-ordered F-16D Fighter Blocks 52 Fighting Falcon for use in training personnel at the Tucson air base (Arison, USA).

Iraqi Air Force Receives Fifth F-16 Fighter Jets 52 Block


The first four fighters arrived in July 2015 on the Iraqi Balad airbase. February 2 2016 Two more F-16C (bn 1612 and 1614) aircraft arrived in Iraq. The third batch of F-16 (BN 1611, 1617, 1618 and 1620) arrived in Iraq in August 2016 of the year, the fourth (BN 1616, 1621, 1623 and 1624) - 18 in November 2016 of the year.

Two aircraft transferred to the Iraqi Air Force were lost in the United States as a result of flight accidents during the training of Iraqi pilots. One of the transferred fighters (bn 1601) crashed 24 June 2015 of the year during an air-refueling exercise. A crash involving the second F-16IQ occurred 5 September 2017. Supposedly, additional planes will be purchased to compensate for the losses.

The United States continues to supply F-16 to the Iraqi Armed Forces amid growing opposition to the central government with Kurdish autonomy. Earlier, the leadership of Iraqi Kurdistan criticized the United States and Baghdad for the use of American weapons against Peshmerga troops, reports TSAMTO.
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  1. Equalized
    Equalized 9 November 2017 13: 42 New
    +5
    Arabs, sir. Buy litaki and immediately break two in preparation .... lol
    1. The black
      The black 9 November 2017 13: 45 New
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      It would be good if they did not fall into the hands of the moderate, immoderate and other barmalei ...
      1. Anarchist
        Anarchist 9 November 2017 13: 49 New
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        Quote: Black
        Earlier, the leadership of Iraqi Kurdistan criticized the United States and Baghdad for using American weapons against Peshmerga detachments, TsAMTO reports.
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        Another concern! They are being killed, and they are criticizing someone ...
    2. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 9 November 2017 14: 10 New
      +6
      It happens. The instructors from Tucson had a huge experience of retraining foreigners by -16, everyone was retrained there.
    3. Nikolai Grek
      Nikolai Grek 9 November 2017 21: 57 New
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      Quote: Equalized
      Arabs, sir. Buy litaki and immediately break two in preparation .... lol

      it would be especially fun if they broke them during transportation !!! wassat laughing
  2. pavelty
    pavelty 9 November 2017 13: 52 New
    +1
    Amerikosy, of course, in terms of vparivat someone any weapon well done
  3. Sergei75
    Sergei75 9 November 2017 14: 04 New
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    So MI-17 was bought not because they are simple, but because they are quite competitive.
    By the way, what about the issue with engines for MI, we completely close it on our own?
    1. Equalized
      Equalized 9 November 2017 14: 44 New
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      > we completely close it on our own?

      Of course not. Although officially from 2014 of the year the Ukrainian authorities banned trade with the Russian Federation in the defense sector, but this is only a dust in the eye. Since the 2014 of the year, hundreds of TVZ-117 engines have been exported to the Russian Federation through Belarus and are still going on.

      Klimovtsy cover only a small part of the needs of the total. Boguslaev is still making money on this business.
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 9 November 2017 20: 57 New
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    Quote: Black
    It would be good if they did not fall into the hands of the moderate, immoderate and other barmalei ...

    If at the airport, hangar and service staff at the same time ... it will be fun to see!