American general spoke about the transfer of additional air defense systems to Iraq

American general spoke about the transfer of additional air defense systems to Iraq

The head of the US Central Command, Lieutenant General Kenneth Mackenzie, made a statement after a missile strike was launched on the American base of Taji in Iraq. Recall that 18 missiles were fired at an American military facility - from installations in the back of trucks. The attack killed two US troops and one British. At least 10 soldiers and officers were injured.


According to Mackenzie, the United States will deploy additional anti-aircraft missile defense equipment to Iraq.

From the statement of the American general:

We are starting to deploy additional air defense systems to Iraq in order to protect our troops from those rocket attacks carried out by forces controlled by Iran. We will take all measures so that nothing like what happened today repeats itself.

The American systems currently located in Iraq have been shown to be ineffective. Missiles and missiles break through the air defense missile defense built around American military facilities without much difficulty. Moreover, this is not the first time that US bases become targets of shelling. Earlier, losses among the US military as a result of the attacks were not mentioned.

The US military command previously decided to launch air strikes on the positions and infrastructure of the Shiite militia Al-Hashd al-Shaabi in the area of ​​the border with the Syrian Arab Republic. The results of the bombing are not currently officially reported.
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  1. Insurgent 12 March 2020 08: 19 New
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    Here they are, these percussion aids in truck bodies.

    https://rusvesna.su/news/1583958142



  2. Mytholog 12 March 2020 08: 27 New
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    Against the fact that they were fired at in Taji, Iron Dome is needed, and the Pentagon refused to buy it.
    And generally speaking. Wrong way, guys. It’s time to leave, and you are catching the crowd.
  3. Kapkan 12 March 2020 08: 30 New
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    I was told that the Americans have problems in object-based air defense.
    What would be brought to Iraq in this case?
    Patriots?
    1. Mytholog 12 March 2020 08: 35 New
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      "Avengers" in jeeps, most likely. Against the self-made analogues of Katyusha, the Patriot will be overkill.
      1. Kapkan 12 March 2020 08: 47 New
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        Effective thing? Already applied?
        1. vvvjak 12 March 2020 08: 58 New
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          Quote: Kapkan
          Effective thing? Already applied?

          The same "Stingers", only on wheels.
      2. vvvjak 12 March 2020 08: 51 New
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        Quote: Mytholog
        "Avengers" in jeeps, most likely.

        They will not help. You need something like C-RAM "Centurion".
      3. Kapkan 12 March 2020 09: 04 New
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        It turns out that these things were effective, you must constantly sit, apparently in shifts, in a small booth as a crane operator .... Otherwise, this system is useless. So it turns out?
        1. Romario_Argo 12 March 2020 09: 25 New
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          SAM Avanger uses SAM Stinger with a speed of up to 750 m / s. ineffective against POTC type Point because speed 1000-1100 m / s.
          * what can not be said about our ZRPK Shell
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  4. Air force 12 March 2020 08: 43 New
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    What are they strange? In order to protect the military, they need to be removed from Iraq as the Iraqi parliament decided and removed from from Syria. And additional air defense will not help. The assassination of Suleimani will now “hurt” the Americans for a long time. And everyone will see that the Americans can’t defend their own air defense bases, where they need to protect entire states from modern missile weapons, and not from self-made missiles. PS it’s interesting how they would oppose the self-made drones with which they unsuccessfully try to pluck the Russian base in Syria through their “barmaley”
  5. rocket757 12 March 2020 09: 04 New
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    According to Mackenzie, the United States will deploy additional anti-aircraft missile defense equipment to Iraq.

    shozh so ... not in general.
    And where is the angry and menacing, will we all marry, I will win ???
    1. cniza 12 March 2020 09: 17 New
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      It’s one thing to say, and another thing to do ...
      Greetings! hi
      1. rocket757 12 March 2020 09: 29 New
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        Hi soldier
        Everything is correct, it will say one thing, confirm, implement, where they can really check from the side, you stated there, but you did ... The situation!
        1. cniza 12 March 2020 09: 37 New
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          But now all of their "effectiveness", as they say in a review ...
          1. rocket757 12 March 2020 10: 08 New
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            To wave a club again and again, that they can and will be!
            There again on the "liberated" territory of the former allies bomb!
            The versatile guys are these Yankees, multidirectional ... but still only in their own direction.
  6. cniza 12 March 2020 09: 16 New
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    Missiles and missiles easily break through the anti-aircraft missile defense built around American military installations.


    NATO countries keep buying these systems ...
  7. rotmistr60 12 March 2020 10: 59 New
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    We are starting to deploy additional air defense systems to Iraq
    Where it is thin, there it breaks. Have they really believed for so many years that they are loved in Iraq and strive for "democracy" in the American manner?