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Iraq is interested in the supply of Russian military equipment

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Baghdad is interested in the supply of a wide range of Russian weapons, including Tanks T-90S, Msta howitzers, Su-25 attack aircraft and Pantsir-S1 air defense systems, reports RIA News.


Iraq is interested in the supply of Russian military equipment


Earlier, Iraqi Defense Secretary General Mohamed Al-Abadi met with Dmitry Shugaev, director of the Federal MTC, to discuss current and planned Russian supplies weapons.

Considering the tasks assigned today to the Armed Forces of Iraq, both as part of the fight against ISIS (the group is banned in Russia) and ensuring regional stability, a wide range of Russian weapons would be of interest to Baghdad. First of all, these are T-90С tanks, Msta self-propelled howitzers, 120 and 82 millimeter mortars, TOS-1A heavy flame-thrower systems,
told the agency in the Center for Analysis of the World Arms Trade (TSAMTO).

Speaking about the aircraft that the Iraqis are showing interest in, the representative of the center called "Su-25 attack aircraft, attack helicopters Mi-35 and Mi28HE, as well as military transport vehicles Mi-17". According to him, from the air defense systems, the Iraqi side could acquire the Pantsir-C1 anti-aircraft missile system, as well as the Cornet-E anti-tank missile systems.

He stressed that the above list of weapons, based on the tasks facing the Iraqi army, “is not a definitive list of weapons” that the Iraqi army needs, and during the negotiations, Baghdad can formulate specific requests for Russian-made military equipment.

Considering that the Iraqi officer corps is well acquainted with Soviet and Russian military equipment, which is optimally suited for this theater of military operations, Moscow is one of the most important and reliable partners of Baghdad in the sphere of military-technical cooperation,
added representative TSAMTO.

Speaking about the solvency of the Iraqi side, the interlocutor stressed that this oil-producing country "possesses sufficient gold and foreign exchange resources to pay for the named weapons at the expense of direct mutual settlements."
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  1. Mihanishche
    Mihanishche 20 December 2017 14: 05 New
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    Well done our! But only for real money! Let them give it in cash for reliability. And in return we will build our base with them!
    1. zivXP
      zivXP 20 December 2017 14: 11 New
      +7
      And why do we need a base there?
      1. Mihanishche
        Mihanishche 20 December 2017 14: 37 New
        +2
        For pride! Spend money ... but where else to spend it?
        1. Cornelius
          Cornelius 20 December 2017 14: 42 New
          +4
          To kindergartens, schools, hospitals ... To help the poor, roads, pensions, not enough? Make a list?
        2. The comment was deleted.
        3. Greenwood
          Greenwood 20 December 2017 16: 50 New
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          Quote: Mikhanishche
          Spend money ... but where else to spend it?
          Somehow trying to get out of poverty in Russia there is where to spend the money.
        4. Login_Off
          Login_Off 21 December 2017 02: 31 New
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          The interlocutor emphasized that this oil-producing country “has sufficient gold and currency resources to pay for these weapons

          Maybe the interlocutor is not in the know, but I’ll answer ..
          Written off in November 2004 $ 9,5-9,8 billion Iraq’s debt with a total debt of $ 10,5 billion to the Russian Federation. President Vladimir Putin expressed hope that the new leadership would take into account the interests of Russian companies in Iraq in response
          In February 2008, Russia wrote off Iraq $ 12 billion from the debt, which amounted to $ 12,9 billion. Moreover, it was already a new debt, on loans obtained after the forgiveness of the previous debt in 2004.
          Well, how much more will we sponsor?
      2. Sergey53
        Sergey53 20 December 2017 17: 51 New
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        Quote: zivXP
        And why do we need a base there?

        Correctly. Let them take everything that they need, if only they pay and not on credit.
    2. Chertt
      Chertt 20 December 2017 14: 16 New
      +1
      Iraq is simultaneously negotiating the supply of Russian weapons. And in parallel, concludes an agreement on the long-term arrival of US troops in Iraq.
      1. Lexus
        Lexus 20 December 2017 15: 44 New
        +1
        Flexible guys. And slippery. They were forgiven for debts by ten indexations of all social sphere.
    3. katalonec2014
      katalonec2014 20 December 2017 14: 17 New
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      Quote: Mikhanishche
      And in return we will build our base with them!

      Is this such a joke?
      Indeed, they are familiar with the Soviet-Russian weapons well, they are not familiar with them in exhibitions, only the air defense systems are not on the wish list (except for air defense systems). Once the country's lack of air defense has already played a cruel joke with them.
    4. hrych
      hrych 20 December 2017 14: 18 New
      +4
      Supermark operators (like 40 Siberian wells) West Kurna 75% Lukoil, and 25% Aborigines and Lukoil pulls the oil pipeline from the field to the Persian Gulf terminal. Settle without problems wassat
      1. Vik66
        Vik66 21 December 2017 16: 28 New
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        Yeah, only Lukoil is a private company, and taxes it oh how long it will take to pay the budget.
        1. hrych
          hrych 21 December 2017 22: 09 New
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          Quote: Vik66
          Yeah, only Lukoil private company

          Without aha laughing why Lukoil was entrusted with this, because formally the controlling stake is not the Russian Federation, ConocoPhillips, an American oil corporation, owned almost 20% of the company’s shares, but was bought back. Everyone knows that Lukoil is a state corporation, but it is problematic for frontmen to apply sanctions to it. Therefore, it is this company that is engaged in foreign affairs. In fact, the deal is for cancellation of debts and is provided by the RF Armed Forces laughing We do not take the issue of latent nationalization in the Russian Federation, it is a voluminous question, but this corporation is directly concerned, especially with the repurchase of the assets of an American company.
    5. 79807420129
      79807420129 20 December 2017 14: 21 New
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      Quote: Mikhanishche
      And in return we will build our base with them!

      Only first have to get out of Iraq mattresses. laughing
  2. Troll
    Troll 20 December 2017 14: 13 New
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    Of course I'm interested. Everything will go to disassembly in the USA laboratory right away
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 20 December 2017 14: 19 New
      +3
      You carefully read what Iraq wants to buy.
      Quote: Troll
      Everything will go to disassembly in the USA laboratory right away

      And what of this, they’ll be taken to American laboratories fool
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 20 December 2017 14: 21 New
        +3
        Your name and title did not bother you?)
        1. Chertt
          Chertt 20 December 2017 14: 22 New
          +3
          Quote: Lord of the Sith
          Your name and title did not bother you?)

          Yes you are right, not attentive I
    2. Romka47
      Romka47 20 December 2017 14: 42 New
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      I beg of you. Everything has been around there for a long time. In addition, export options will get there, it’s not exactly what is in our army. and everything is exactly everything they already know.
  3. Vitas
    Vitas 20 December 2017 14: 54 New
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    Su-25? Where to get?
    1. Hey
      Hey 20 December 2017 15: 06 New
      +2
      Su-25? Where to get?

      May Iraq buy back the Su-25s sold by Georgia, we will repair and upgrade and give it to Iraq.
    2. Alexander War
      Alexander War 20 December 2017 15: 56 New
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      Su-25, depending on how much), otherwise you can also Su-25, but Su-34!
    3. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 20 December 2017 19: 35 New
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      Quote: Vitas
      Su-25? Where to get?

      As always - from availability.
  4. groks
    groks 20 December 2017 15: 08 New
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    It seems that Iraq is completely under amers. Why is our weapon? Could it just be such a veiled bribe, not a bribe, at the government level?
    1. Alexander War
      Alexander War 20 December 2017 15: 59 New
      +1
      There was a moment, the Yaneks froze, and we drove the Su-25 to them! And even more so they are buying equipment that they themselves tested on the terrorists!
    2. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 20 December 2017 19: 42 New
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      Quote: groks
      It seems that Iraq is completely under amers. Why is our weapon? Could it just be such a veiled bribe, not a bribe, at the government level?

      Iraq has long been purchasing our weapons, and in large volumes. Here are the shipments for 2014:
      . Kommersant newspaper, in its March 28, 2015 issue, published an article by Elena Chernenko, Sergey Goryashko and Ivan Safronov, “Russian weapons found Arab owners. Baghdad was among the leaders in the procurement of weapons from Moscow,” in which Iraqis purchased at the end of 2014 Russia has more weapons than China, losing only to India [meaning actual deliveries - bmpd]. This was announced yesterday [March 27] by the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSVTS) Alexander Fomin. According to Kommersant’s information, last year Russia delivered nine Su-25 attack aircraft, twelve TOS-1A heavy flamethrower systems, six Mi-28NE attack helicopters and up to ten Mi-35M helicopters. In addition, Baghdad began transferring the Pantsir-C1 air defense systems. The amount of arms delivered is approximately $ 1,7 billion. Experts explain the interest in Russian weapons by Baghdad’s desire to diversify imports and the bureaucratic nature of the US arms export system.

      The main reason for the U-turn from the USA to the Russian Federation is the cost and time of deliveries. A warring country cannot wait for a weapon for a year and a half.
      "American weapons are more expensive than the products of other countries, including Russia. Moreover, Iraqis have experience in managing Russian equipment from earlier times," continues Peter Weseman. and Iraq in the current situation needs weapons quickly. " According to the research service of the US Congress, the average time for delivering American weapons to the customer is about 18 months. In case of emergency, this period may be reduced to six months, but there were few such cases. The arms contract must be approved by the US Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense, as well as approved by the Armed Forces, International Affairs and Appropriations committees of both houses of Congress. The deal must be approved by the US ambassador to the country and the military leader in charge of the region. In conclusion, the official representatives of the buyer country should take courses in humanitarian law and human rights.
      © bmpd
      1. groks
        groks 20 December 2017 19: 49 New
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        Well, these factors work for everyone, and not just for Iraq. So the USA would have half of the defense died. Well, yes it will be seen.
    3. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 20 December 2017 19: 53 New
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      Quote: groks
      It seems that Iraq is completely under amers.

      Heh heh heh ... Iraq was under the Yankees before the outbreak of war with ISIS (an organization banned in Russia).
      And as soon as heavy fighting began, the official government of Iraq immediately reoriented to those who could provide real assistance. The funny thing is that the main assistant was the eastern neighbor of Iraq, with whom he still fought to the death in the 80s. But a quarter century passed - and the IRGC units under the command of Suleymani shoulder to shoulder with the Iraqi army and the Shiite militia free Tikrit. smile And it seems that the pro-American government of Iraq actually provides the Iranians with a land corridor to Syria, where the same IRGC and Hezbollah are fighting on the side of Assad, who is so hated by the Americans.
      East is a delicate matter. ©
      1. groks
        groks 20 December 2017 20: 29 New
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        Yeah. Are they going to use aviation and air defense systems against ISIS? And then, when ISIS is almost over. Most likely again a swindle of some of our oligarchs.
        1. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA 21 December 2017 10: 06 New
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          Quote: groks
          Yeah. Are they going to use aviation and air defense systems against ISIS? And then, when ISIS almost ended

          It was Iraq that used aviation quite extensively against ISIS. And I would not be so sure that "ISIS is over" - the arsonists of the war in that region can calmly feed and throw another radical group into battle.
          And besides ISIS, Iraq has problems - the same Kurds or Gulf neighbors (who do not like the strengthening of Iran supporting Iraq). Here, and air defense will not be superfluous, especially since after all the wars Iraq practically did not have it.
  5. l7yzo
    l7yzo 20 December 2017 15: 14 New
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    Quote: Mikhanishche
    For pride! Spend money ... but where else to spend it?



    offset. straight and on the forehead. handsome.
  6. Nemesis
    Nemesis 20 December 2017 15: 24 New
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    Well, still ... Who for free will refuse to arm his army ...
  7. NF68
    NF68 20 December 2017 16: 15 New
    +2
    Will the Americans allow this?
  8. Bronevick
    Bronevick 20 December 2017 17: 03 New
    0
    Where can we get the Su-25? 30 pieces in Ukraine are, it is necessary to conduct a referendum.
  9. Franciscan
    Franciscan 20 December 2017 18: 33 New
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    Quote: Cornelius
    To kindergartens, schools, hospitals ... To help the poor, roads, pensions, not enough? Make a list?

    Zenith Arena.