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Iraq acquired Su-25 attack aircraft from the strategic reserve of the Russian Defense Ministry

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On Monday, June 30, the situation with the delivery of Iraqi Su-25 combat aircraft began to clear up. Last week, it was reported that the Iraqi government signed an agreement with the Russian Federation to supply more 10 attack aircraft. According to unofficial data, the value of the transaction can be up to 500 million dollars. On the conclusion of an agreement between the countries, in particular, said the Prime Minister of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki. The first 5 war machines arrived in Iraq already last week. Very soon, these planes can be used to attack the positions of Sunni militants of ISIS.


Sources of the newspaper “Vzglyad” note that the attack aircraft were transferred to Iraq from the strategic reserve of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. And although these planes were in use, perhaps some of them even managed to take part in the war in Afghanistan, it is now difficult to find something more suitable for the Iraqi army. The fact that the Su-25 sent to Baghdad were taken from the strategic reserves of the Russian Defense Ministry, sources at the Sukhoi Design Bureau confirmed. In an interview with Vzglyadu, a source at the design bureau noted that Sukhoi did not participate in the contract, and that the attack aircraft were in Iraq, they themselves learned from the media.

The first attack aircraft, which are designed to directly support the ground forces on the battlefield at any time of the day, were handed over to Iraq on June 28. It is reported that the planes were brought into the country with the help of An-124-100 "Ruslan" from the 224-th squadron of the Russian Air Force. The planes were delivered in a partially disassembled condition to the Al Muthanna airbase, located in the suburbs of the Iraqi capital. According to the Ministry of Defense of Iraq, the 5 attack aircraft Su-25 can be used in hostilities after a day 3-4.


According to the Commander-in-Chief of the Iraqi Air Force, Lieutenant General Anwar Ham Amin, who received the first batch of Russian attack aircraft, the Iraqi army is in dire need of such aircraft in such a difficult period for the country. The lieutenant-general confirmed that, together with the Su-25 attack aircraft, a team of specialists from Russia arrived in Iraq for a short time, which will prepare the aircraft for use for their intended purpose. However, there is no clarity as to who will fly these planes. Su-25 attack aircraft were part of the Iraqi Air Force during the rule of Saddam Hussein, but since then the pilots of these machines have not had flight practice for many years.

The Iraqi Air Force, which currently simply does not have jet combat aircraft, is experiencing serious difficulties in the fight against ISIL fighters. Despite the fact that the Ministry of Defense of Iraq signed a contract with the United States for the delivery of F-16 fighter jets back in the 2011 year, the first 3-4 aircraft will be put into service only at the end of the 2014 year. Another problem of the Iraqi air force is the lack of the necessary quantity of air-to-surface munitions, which are so necessary to fight militant groups.

Without proper support aviation it is very difficult for the ground forces of the Iraqi army to restrain militants. Over the past 3 weeks, ISIS rebels have captured vast regions in the west and north of Iraq. On Saturday, June 28, the Iraqi government reported that the army was able to recapture the city of Tikrit, but the rebels then denied the report. At the same time, Iraqi State Television announced the intention of government forces to launch an offensive on Mosul.


According to representatives of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, the main goal of the agreement concluded with Russia is to increase the firepower of the country's Air Force and the capabilities of the army as a whole to combat terrorists. In turn, the United States suggests that although today there are 300 US troops and UAVs in Iraq, they are used only to assist the government of the country without taking part in the hostilities. At the same time, there have been no reports of Washington’s intention to speed up deliveries of previously ordered AH-64 “Apache” attack helicopters to the country and F-16 fighter jets. In this regard, the Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki expressed his disappointment with the tightening of these American supplies and announced Baghdad’s intention to buy military aircraft not only from the United States, but also from Russia, Britain and France. According to al-Maliki, in the case of timely deliveries of aircraft to support the ground forces, the Iraqi army would have been able to prevent the ISIL rebels from moving inland at the very beginning.

As many observers say from among those who saw photos of the storm troopers handed over to Iraq, all the machines are “not the first freshness”. In those pictures that are represented by the authorities of Iraq, it is clearly seen that the Su-25 has not been crashed for a long time, and in some photos you can see the rust on the fuselage. Some analysts even managed to see on the fuselage of one of the attack aircraft traces of bullets. Not excluding that these hits were received back in the 1980-s in Afghanistan. But despite this, for the Iraqi army, the Russian attack aircraft are a real gift.

The Su-25 attack aircraft was designed for delivering massive air strikes to the forward positions of advancing enemy forces. For a rather characteristic appearance and his combat capabilities in the Russian army he was nicknamed the “rook”, “humpbacked horse”, also this car is sometimes called “flying” a tank". All these common names fully reflect the essence of the Sukhoi Design Bureau machine created: it is an armored, small, like a tank, subsonic attack aircraft, which is designed to support ground forces over the battlefield at any time of the day.


An attack aircraft can lift up to 4 tons of combat load: from the simplest unguided free-falling bombs to modern high-precision samples. weapons. The aircraft is armed with an 30-mm automatic gun, air-to-air, air-to-surface guided missiles, unguided projectiles, incendiary tanks, aerial bombs. An attack aircraft is able to hit both visually visible targets and those objects that only electronics can see. Machines have proven themselves in almost all modern conflicts.

During the war in Afghanistan, there were real legends about the Su-25 attack aircraft, as it was incredibly difficult to shoot down this Soviet attack aircraft. Thanks to the “roar” Alexander Rutskoi, the Hero of the Soviet Union and the future Vice-President of Russia, was able to go back from one of his combat missions in Afghanistan. After the landing, the technicians counted on the attack aircraft such a number of damages, in which no other aircraft in the world could simply return to the airfield.

For other examples of the survivability of the aircraft do not go far. Not so long ago, after the battle near Lugansk, the militia of Novorossia reported that they managed to bring down the Ukrainian Su-25. This news caused a lot of discussions in social networks, because knocking down a “flying tank” is not easy. But the joy of this success was quickly replaced by disappointment. Even with one completely destroyed engine, the “rook” was able to return to its airfield.


That is why the company “Sukhoi” believes that the delivery of the Su-25 planes to the Iraqi army can significantly change the course of the battles. A representative of the Russian company noted that despite some battered airplanes, there was no reason to underestimate the capabilities of the attack aircraft. The Su-25 delivered to Iraq outwardly may not look very attractive, but this, by and large, will in no way affect their combat effectiveness.

Professor of the Academy of Military Sciences Vadim Kozyulin believes that the key point of the agreement concluded between Baghdad and Moscow was the extreme interest of the Iraqi army in effective and inexpensive weaponry. The US talked a lot about supporting the Iraqi government in the fight against the separatists, but they did not install the equipment. Moreover, the Americans constantly tried to put a spoke in the wheels of Iraq’s military-technical cooperation with Russia.

Experts believe that the Iraqi Air Force needs the order of the 25-30 Su-25 attack aircraft to begin a full-scale operation. It should also be noted that so far the Air Force of this country did not have any aircraft of this class. Iraq had a fleet of various modifications of the MiG, Su aircraft and the Mirage of French production, but most of them were destroyed during the Iran-Iraq war, and those that remained intact were disabled during US invasion of Iraq already in 2003 year.


At the same time in Iraq there are a number of pilots who are familiar with this technique. They are able to pilot Russian attack aircraft, since during the Iran-Iraq war the USSR delivered a number of such machines to Iraq. However, many experts agree that there are very few such pilots. The elite of the Iraqi Air Force under Saddam Hussein was the Sunnis, who almost did not remain in the army under the current Shiite leadership. Director of the Institute of Political and Military Analysis, Alexander Khramchikhin, believes that the presence of pilots in Iraq with experience in flying Su-25 is highly doubtful. Therefore, the question of who exactly will fly on Russian attack aircraft, is currently one of the main ones. There is a possibility that pilots who had previously flown on such planes could find Iraq in Iran or in the CIS countries, said Igor Korotchenko, head of the Center for Analysis of the World Arms Trade.

The fact that Russian attack aircraft arrived in Iraq before the promised F-16 fighter jets could be of great political importance. Back in 2011, Iraq signed a contract with Lockheed Martin, the American aircraft manufacturing corporation, to supply the X-NUMX F-36IQ Block 16 multi-role fighters, the sum of which amounted to 52 billion dollars. The first car was handed over to the Iraqi military only 5,3 June 5 of the year. In total, following the results of 2014 alone, the United States was able to conclude various military contracts with 2012 for a total amount of 500 billion dollars with Iraq, denoting military-technical cooperation between the countries as “deep”. True, even before the start of active military operations by government forces against separatists from ISIL, Baghdad complained that the US was slow in delivering ordered military equipment.

Russian-Iraqi military-technical cooperation at the moment is noticeably less. According to the state-owned company Rostec, which today includes the leading manufacturers of Russian weapons, the volume of contracts concluded with Iraq is estimated at 4,2 billion dollars. In this case, the bulk of this amount falls on the supply of helicopters. The contracts concluded with Iraq involve the delivery of various modifications of the Mi-28 helicopters, MiG and Su aircraft, as well as modern air defense systems and armored vehicles.

Information sources:
http://www.vz.ru/politics/2014/6/30/693416.html
http://vpk.name/news/112661_vvs_iraka_poluchili_pervuyu_partiyu_rossiiskih_shturmovikom_su25.html
http://www.gazeta.ru/politics/2014/06/30_a_6091589.shtml
http://www.bbc.co.uk/russian/international/2014/06/140626_iraq_maliki_russian_planes.shtml
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  1. jovanni
    jovanni 2 July 2014 07: 46
    +17
    Given the realities in the world, it is necessary to increase the production capacity of equipment ...
    1. afire
      afire 2 July 2014 08: 35
      +12
      He promised the golden mountains and left! bastard crying
      // This is about the relationship of Iraqis with Americans.

      laughing
    2. max702
      max702 2 July 2014 12: 23
      +11
      Why the mattress is not eager to give their analogue SU25 to the A-10 attack aircraft they were all the same allowed to write them off, and the pennies are selling the decommissioned equipment with pleasure, but we DO NOT WANT TO GIVE ON DEBT (And we didn’t lend again?)
      2 They have interesting plans for the decommissioned A-10, which is alarming ..
      1. Su24
        Su24 2 July 2014 20: 12
        +4
        Quote: max702
        Why the mattress is not eager to give their analogue SU25 to the A-10 attack aircraft they were all the same allowed to write them off, and the pennies are selling the decommissioned equipment with pleasure, but we DO NOT WANT TO GIVE ON DEBT (And we didn’t lend again?)
        2 They have interesting plans for the decommissioned A-10, which is alarming ..


        Americans do not give because ISIS is their project. It is necessary to restrain the influence of Shiites about Iran in the region. Therefore, they are also slow in delivering new equipment.
      2. Su24
        Su24 2 July 2014 20: 12
        0
        Quote: max702
        Why the mattress is not eager to give their analogue SU25 to the A-10 attack aircraft they were all the same allowed to write them off, and the pennies are selling the decommissioned equipment with pleasure, but we DO NOT WANT TO GIVE ON DEBT (And we didn’t lend again?)
        2 They have interesting plans for the decommissioned A-10, which is alarming ..


        Americans do not give because ISIS is their project. It is necessary to restrain the influence of Shiites about Iran in the region. Therefore, they are also slow in delivering new equipment.
    3. STOP VOINE 2014
      STOP VOINE 2014 2 July 2014 17: 23
      0
      Very good news, now I can clearly see that the decommissioning and re-equipment of our air equipment is in full swing, I think we will fit into the schedule until the 20th year for the re-equipment of our air forces and the re-equipment of foreign and semi-ground other forces ... and in vain we closed the promising factory .. there our Muscovites are still chasing and are ready to buy them too ....
  2. HaByxoDaBHocep
    HaByxoDaBHocep 2 July 2014 07: 48
    +6
    as always ..... the Americans brewed porridge, and Russian pilots will be blown away by the fact that, besides ours, apparently there is no one to fly a Su-25 in Iraq
    1. supertiger21
      supertiger21 2 July 2014 09: 53
      +3
      Quote: HaByxoDaBHocep
      as always ..... the Americans brewed porridge, and Russian pilots will be blown away by the fact that, besides ours, apparently there is no one to fly a Su-25 in Iraq


      Recently it was said that if there is a shortage of pilots, Iraq can hire them from Iran. Well, Shiites will not refuse Shiites, I hope!
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      2. VAF
        VAF 2 July 2014 17: 00
        +4
        Quote: supertiger21


        Recently it was said that if there is a shortage of pilots, Iraq can hire them from Iran. Well, Shiites will not refuse Shiites, I hope!


        1. Not only pilots wink
        2. No longer refused wink

        On the official website of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, news appeared that following the Su-25 acquired in Russia, another group of these attack aircraft flew to Iraq, but unlike the last time, it was not indicated where. bully



        This mystery becomes easy to understand lol if you look at the footage of the official video on the arrival of these aircraft, circulated by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense wink



        AND..... wink it becomes obvious that this is the Su-25 of the Iranian Guard Corps of the Islamic Revolution.

        This is unequivocally indicated by the fact that, unlike the aircraft delivered from Russia, these Su-25s flew under their own power, they were in Iranian desert camouflage, and most importantly, they kept Iranian tail numbers and one even shows a poorly painted Iranian flag on the tail.

        Can be assumed wink that Iranian planes are most likely to be piloted by Iranian pilots, who are likely to train Iraqi pilots.

        It is possible that the Iranian pilots will initially pilot and delivered the vehicles recently from Russia to Iraq.
        1. VAF
          VAF 2 July 2014 17: 07
          +1
          Quote: vaf

          This is unequivocally indicated by the fact that, unlike the aircraft delivered from Russia, these Su-25s flew under their own power, they were in Iranian desert camouflage, and most importantly, they kept Iranian tail numbers and one even shows a poorly painted Iranian flag on the tail.




          Can be assumed wink that Iranian planes are most likely to be piloted by Iranian pilots, who are likely to train Iraqi pilots.



          It is possible that the Iranian pilots will initially pilot and delivered the vehicles recently from Russia to Iraq.

          1. supertiger21
            supertiger21 2 July 2014 18: 57
            +2
            Hello Sergey! hi
            I thought that Iran would nevertheless render assistance to Iraq. I hope that all these Dryings will help to deal with the savages of ISIS. am
        2. studentmati
          studentmati 2 July 2014 22: 33
          0
          Quote: vaf
          It is possible that the Iranian pilots will initially pilot and delivered the vehicles recently from Russia to Iraq.


          good It is clear that the contracts for the purchase of machines were conducted in parallel with the conclusion of contracts for their piloting and maintenance. What we actually learn much later, according to the rules of the "game".
  3. Sashko
    Sashko 2 July 2014 08: 23
    +7
    From an economic point of view - a perfectly reasonable action. Most likely, over time, these aircraft had to be disposed of. Those. spend Nth amount of money. And so - at least something, but got it. And most importantly - not for free.
  4. Professor
    Professor 2 July 2014 08: 28
    +4
    Sources of the newspaper Vzglyad note that the attack aircraft were transferred to Iraq from the strategic reserve of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    What is this strategic reserve if it is so easy to allocate planes from left and right? request

    According to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, 5 Su-25 attack aircraft can be used in hostilities in 3-4 days.

    And who will fly on them? Shiites still do not know how, and their Sunnis will not bomb.

    That is why the company "Sukhoi" believe that the supply of the Iraqi army of Su-25 aircraft can significantly change the course of battles

    No technique will help them. They surrender cities and airfields without a fight, and surrender the Rooks too.
    1. inkass_98
      inkass_98 2 July 2014 09: 40
      +4
      Quote: Professor
      Shiites still do not know how, and their Sunnis will not bomb.

      As they say, wait and see. However, there is a question of another plan - that all the Iraqi aircraft of Saddam's time disappeared? There was so much aviation there that some Ruin would have had enough to plunder for a few more: 24 MiG-25, about 80 Chinese J-6 and J-7, 28 MiG-25 (fighters and reconnaissance aircraft), 102 MiG-23 (in including 12 TCBs), 116 Mirages, as well as any hodgepodge of the national team like Tucano and L-39, in addition to the old Il-28. The list is incomplete, of course, there was still a lot of transport aircraft and helicopters. Was it all destroyed?
      1. Professor
        Professor 2 July 2014 09: 48
        +1
        Quote: inkass_98
        Was all this destroyed?

        Not all. Part fell into Iran.
      2. Roman 1977
        Roman 1977 2 July 2014 17: 13
        +3
        Iraqi Air Force before Desert Storm:
        HEAVY BOMERS- 19 MACHINES
        3 T-22;

        3 Tu-16 (possibly in non-flying condition) + 4 Xian H-6 = 7 machines;

        9 MiG-25RB.
        Fighter 488
        37 MiG-29 + 4 MiG-29UB = 41 machine

        76 Mirage F1EQ + 8 Mirage F1K (captured in Kuwait) + 10 UBS Mirage F1BQ = 94 machines;

        238 MiG-21 / J-7;

        39 MiG-23ML + 14 MiG-23MF + 15 MiG-23MS + 21 MiG-23UM = 89 machines;
        19 MiG-25PDS + 7 MiG-25У = 26 machines.

        183 Fighter Bomber
        38 MiG-23БН;

        18 Su-20 + 10 Su-22 + 24 Su-22М2 + 16 Su-22М3 + 22 Su-22М4 + 25 Su-22УМ3 = 115 machines;

        30 Su-24K

        Attack aircraft:
        66 Su-25

        Aircraft DRLO-4
        3 Baghdad-1 (Adnan-1) with the French radar Thompson-CSF Tiger-G;
        1 Baghdad-2 (Adnan-2).
        Transport-35
        19 IL-76;
        5 EN-26;
        2 Dassault Falcon 20;
        3 Dassault Falcon 50;
        6 Lockheed Jetstar.
        Training-194
        67 L-39 (used in the war with Iran as light attack aircraft);
        78 EMB-312 "Tucano";
        15 English "Jet Provost";
        34 Swiss FFA AS-202 Bravo.
        1. goose
          goose 3 July 2014 16: 22
          0
          It is a pity that the Su-22M3 / M4 is not visible, it is still a relevant machine (although the appearance is morally outdated).
        2. goose
          goose 3 July 2014 16: 22
          0
          It is a pity that the Su-22M3 / M4 is not visible, it is still a relevant machine (although the appearance is morally outdated).
    2. vrach
      vrach 2 July 2014 10: 38
      +6
      The strategic stock is also being updated, among other things. Military equipment is not eternal. Therefore, there is no reason to give from it what just began to take up space in warehouses. The same Su 25, has more advanced modifications. By the way, do not remind?
      And everything else is business, nothing personal.
      1. Professor
        Professor 2 July 2014 11: 19
        +2
        Quote: vrach
        The strategic stock is also being updated, among other things. Military equipment is not eternal. Therefore, there is no reason to give from it what just began to take up space in warehouses. The same Su 25 has more advanced modifications.

        In modern Russia, the adoption of each aircraft is an event that is widely publicized (Rogozin needs to practice bread with caviar) and I do not remember that so many attack aircraft were adopted, that at the airfields in order to free up space for them, the old attack aircraft were transferred to a strategic one !! !! reserve, and there on Mother’s territory there was no place for them and then lucked out - Iraq turned up and thank God they shoved them there.
        1. user1212
          user1212 2 July 2014 19: 32
          0
          You have been misled by the word "strategic". From the strategic reserve, the equipment does not return to the troops, but is sent for disposal gradually. Or sold to countries that cannot afford anything else. This was the case in Soviet times as well.
    3. samoletil18
      samoletil18 2 July 2014 11: 10
      +4
      Oh, Professor! You mean many thoughts.
    4. Hyperboreas
      Hyperboreas 2 July 2014 12: 15
      +2
      Strategic reserves are updated sometimes !!! This is so note !! Basically, they consist of old equipment that has not yet exhausted its resource. Accordingly, in connection with large deliveries of new equipment to the troops, we must somehow get rid of the old one !!!
    5. qwert
      qwert 2 July 2014 16: 03
      +2
      Well, how can I disagree with the professor. Like it or not, on this site the most competent and interesting representative of the state of Israel.
      Russia has not been thinking about strategic reserves for a long time. All have long been sold out and pohReniny. You might think your air force is the strongest in the world. You might think that China is at hand with the Mexicans. There is no need to sell a lot of mind, especially on credit.
      Personally, this news did not please me.
      As for Shiite Sunites. Perhaps they will fall into the hands of militants and at least once bomb the American counterpart.
  5. ramin_serg
    ramin_serg 2 July 2014 08: 36
    +2
    war, politics, faith all this is secondary for the ruling elite for them the main thing is to earn money LOTS AND QUICKLY
  6. kodxnumx
    kodxnumx 2 July 2014 08: 38
    0
    This is a very powerful aircraft, if I could find pilots on it, I hope they will be found, and Iraq will think about sending its flyers to us in Russia for an internship, then it will be a good idea.
  7. KBPC50
    KBPC50 2 July 2014 08: 49
    +3
    Quote: afire
    He promised the golden mountains and left! bastard crying
    // This is about the relationship of Iraqis with Americans.

    laughing
    He is not a bastard, he is under ... to knowing neither honor nor conscience. The planes did it very well, even if they destroy more those who seek dominion on three continents, to create a caliphate on the territory of Russia. In Russia, Muslims live well in general, not like in other countries, even in the rich, because not everyone owns the wells. But Obama is cunning, like a devil: let Russia get drawn into the conflict and immediately triumph. Everything is thought out - do not forget the Yankees are killers. .
  8. supertiger21
    supertiger21 2 July 2014 09: 50
    0
    We wish Iraq the best when using this attack aircraft good But after all, once the Su-24 already met with comrades of a radical sort in 1984-1988 in Afghanistan. Now, Drying will have to prove its strength already in our 2014th on the equally radical ISIS fighters.
  9. donavi49
    donavi49 2 July 2014 09: 55
    +5
    The IRGC also transferred the Su-25 to IRAQ. With pilots and technicians.
  10. Evgeniy667b
    Evgeniy667b 2 July 2014 11: 34
    -3
    The fact of a purely commercial approach is again evident. But when are these young women selling weapons finally choking? There is no excuse for them. One remedy for them is ACCEPTABLE MEASURE-SHOT! This is the fifth column in Russia!
    1. Hyperboreas
      Hyperboreas 2 July 2014 12: 17
      +5
      In my opinion, an old metal flying is better to sell than to recycle yourself !!! Strategic reserves are updated.
      1. Evgeniy667b
        Evgeniy667b 3 July 2014 07: 46
        0
        Well, that is updated, but the pace !!!! Ukraine sold everything, now piece turntables, piece planes and naked w ... Russia also did a lot to be in this state. With amers, all old equipment is mothballed and can be used for its intended purpose. Everything is decided by us loot. He himself witnessed the cutting of the metal of the Tu-16 regiment, one unhealthy interest. And the planes were very good, proven. The squadron passed through the entire Urals to Perm !!! (MiG-31), who the hell did they find.
        So, you can take it only when there is something to put in return!
  11. RBLip
    RBLip 2 July 2014 11: 46
    +8
    in general, this is the case in Iraq. The Iraqi military is very happy.
  12. emotion
    emotion 2 July 2014 11: 58
    +6
    a great deal, bravo, they threw off the junk for good grandmothers, and not as usual as a gift to imaginary friends.
    1. Landwarrior
      Landwarrior 2 July 2014 12: 38
      +2
      I hope that at least 50% of the prepayment was taken. hi
  13. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 2 July 2014 12: 00
    +7
    Thrown to Iraq Su-25 already fly

    Meanwhile, Iraq received the next Mi-35M and the first Mi-28NE
    MOSCOW, July 1. (ARMS-TASS). The next batches of Mi-35M and Mi-28NE "Night Hunter" attack helicopters were delivered to Iraq by An-124 "Ruslan" transport aircraft. This was reported to the correspondent of ARMS-TASS by a military-diplomatic source. According to him, the delivery consignments include four Mi-35M and three Mi-28N helicopters. Earlier, in November last year, Iraq received 4 Mi-35M helicopters. The helicopters are delivered in full combat configuration and are equipped with night vision equipment.

    http://armstass.su/?page=article&aid=128975&cid=25

    Well, the time of Mi 28 has come. Their first serious baptism of fire. Their opponent will be prepared and motivated.
    1. Hyperboreas
      Hyperboreas 2 July 2014 12: 20
      +2
      Well, that’s even good !!! Let's see how they will behave in a real combat situation !! Twist something, fix something !!!! wink
      1. gray
        gray 2 July 2014 18: 03
        +2
        I hope they will be exploited wisely (tactically).
    2. goose
      goose 3 July 2014 16: 20
      -1
      Yeah, only in the picture of the Mi-26.
      1. voveim
        voveim 4 July 2014 04: 34
        +1
        In the foreground, in a desert camouflage - just Mi-28.
    3. goose
      goose 3 July 2014 16: 20
      0
      Yeah, only in the picture of the Mi-26.
  14. padded jacket
    padded jacket 2 July 2014 12: 20
    -1
    There are about 100 aircraft in reserve, and therefore supplying Iraq with 20-50 aircraft is quite possible. And Iran will have a place to get spare parts for its own and to combat the uproots of the USA, Israel and the Arab monarchies.
  15. cup
    cup 2 July 2014 12: 21
    +3
    Quote: samoletil18
    It would be good for Iraq to buy hohlos aircraft with hohlopilotami. Yes, and hohlotanki with hohlotankists, and hohloartillery would be useful. Better buried in the sand.
    Whoever Al-Maliki hinted at. Money! This is the holiest thing for the Khokhlov authorities: there will be something to cut.

    They only have a battalion of chemical protection shelled normally is. Let the National Guard be sent there again. There they will surely be rolled off money without deception.
  16. Jrvin
    Jrvin 2 July 2014 12: 40
    +1
    Judging by the video from the SU-25 driving European faces ... or it seemed?
    1. supertiger21
      supertiger21 2 July 2014 13: 57
      0
      Quote: Jrvin
      Judging by the video from the SU-25 driving European faces ... or it seemed?


      If you are not in the know, Arabs also belong to the Europioid race.
    2. MAXUZZZ
      MAXUZZZ 2 July 2014 13: 58
      0
      Someone must pass and collect equipment, here are the faces of Russian
  17. Gray 43
    Gray 43 2 July 2014 13: 16
    0
    What air defense means do the militants own? Can attack aircraft resist them? After all, this group is also fighting in Syria, including with the government air forces. It was not for nothing that the fighters staged red tape with the supply of Iraqi air force equipment, otherwise it would have to hit those who are patronized and helped by mattresses.
  18. MAXUZZZ
    MAXUZZZ 2 July 2014 13: 56
    +6
    The most modern modernization of the Su-25 is the Su-25cm, which is being remade from aircraft manufactured in the early 90's. 10 series, cars from the first series that could take part in the war in the DRA have long been decommissioned and disposed of, bullet holes are the maximum from the 2008 Georgian bombardment, and it’s unlikely that this can be treated in part, and the machine is good and reliable, like the technician of these aircraft I say
  19. Lyton
    Lyton 2 July 2014 14: 10
    -1
    At first, our flyers will fly by any means, it makes no sense urgently purchasing airplanes to keep them on the ground.
  20. Vitas
    Vitas 2 July 2014 15: 08
    +1
    I also found this:
    Following the Russian Su-25 aircraft, seven Iranian Su-1 attack aircraft arrived in Baghdad on July 25, designed to support the country's armed operations against militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).

    The cars were driven by pilots from the Pasdaran organization, the unofficial name for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The aircraft joined the recently delivered Russian Su-25 at the Imam Ali airbase. The delivery is captured on a video on Youtube.

    In total, according to ACIG.org, Iran provided the Iraqi side with three combat training Su-25UBKM and four Su-25KM. The delivered attack aircraft will be piloted by ten Iranian and four Iraqi pilots.
    The transfer of aircraft and their support in the state of airworthiness is part of the contract (with US support), according to which the Iranian Air Force IRGC will receive in return six Su-30K multipurpose fighters (from a party of 18 units returned earlier by India to Russia). Of the 18 transferred vehicles, 12 units. contracted Angola, the remaining 6 machines were planned to be delivered to Iraq (TsAMTO has already reported on the possible delivery of these aircraft to Iraq, previously armed with the Indian Air Force).

    This is currently beneficial for Iraq, as the former Indian Su-30Ks are functionally limited for ground operations.

    Iran is believed to have begun assisting Iraq from the air since June 21, when unidentified military aircraft attacked militants in the city of Baiji (north of Baghdad).
    http://armstrade.org/includes/periodics/news/2014/0702/131524566/detail.shtml
  21. Hairy Siberian
    Hairy Siberian 2 July 2014 15: 31
    +1
    Quote from the article:
    Last week, it was reported that the Iraqi government had signed an agreement with the Russian Federation to supply more than 10 attack aircraft. According to unofficial data, the value of the transaction may be up to $ 500 million.

    Wow 50 Lyamov dollars per car? Probably a mistake. Even the Su 34 costs almost 2 times cheaper - 32 million dollars.
    1. Performance
      Performance 2 July 2014 15: 51
      +1
      There is clearly a price for a set of measures, such as delivery, assembly, training, maintenance, BC and so on.
  22. February
    February 2 July 2014 16: 12
    +2
    Wow 50 Lyamov dollars per car? [/ Quote]
    I think only for the delivery time from the contract to takeoff 5 days you can ask a lot
    spoon for dinner road!
  23. Leshka
    Leshka 2 July 2014 16: 38
    0
    It wouldn’t be bad if we helped New Russia
    1. Evgeniy667b
      Evgeniy667b 3 July 2014 07: 51
      0
      Really!!!
    2. Evgeniy667b
      Evgeniy667b 3 July 2014 07: 51
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      Really!!!
  24. Signaller
    Signaller 2 July 2014 17: 39
    +1
    Better our tried and tested, but old "Rook" - today. Than some super-duper-TOMORROW.
    As they say, We would only have a day to hold out, but a night to stand. Here they are.
  25. MSA
    MSA 2 July 2014 18: 10
    -1
    They fly, then nothing our will not exchange for.
  26. itr
    itr 2 July 2014 18: 50
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    I read the comments from me alone. The question is that no one is watching the news ?????? Aircraft supply is our next answer to Chamberlain
    Putin well done jumped a monkey that right now sucks a paw with oil begins to say goodbye
    A prostitute Iranian aircraft sent a current after Vladimir Vladimirovich officially announced support for Iraqi authorities and the sending of weapons
    Which Americans flopped and followed by Iraq
    Now all who are not too lazy help have a late current
  27. dr.star75
    dr.star75 2 July 2014 19: 21
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    Paradox! On this branch we praise drying, and on the other we criticize (Ukraine).
  28. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 2 July 2014 19: 24
    +2
    Su-25 is just right for counter-guerrilla warfare.

    It was foolish for the Americans to promise the F-16s to the Iraqis.
    This is a high maintenance aircraft.
    and not easy to pilot. Shiites would ruin most
    still at the training stage.
    A-10 would have approached more, the more they are written off.
  29. stranik72
    stranik72 2 July 2014 20: 16
    +1
    A good phrase from the "strategic reserve", but the price of $ 500 million is generally fantastic. bully
  30. studentmati
    studentmati 2 July 2014 21: 05
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    Iraq acquired Su-25 attack aircraft from the strategic reserve of the Russian Defense Ministry

    "The road is a spoon for dinner!" Well done Russia!
  31. sergei28
    sergei28 2 July 2014 22: 26
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    100 aircraft in strategic reserve ??? rusty and with an almost exhausted resource ??? fables for the townsfolk !!! during the last invasion of Iraq, the coalition forces assembled an aviation group numbering 1000 aircraft for various purposes. The Russian Armed Forces are in a deplorable state, with the exception of some demonstration units. Unfortunately !!! during the last "surprise" check, the airborne division was thrown and deployed for 72 hours !!!
    1. goose
      goose 3 July 2014 16: 11
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      In a deplorable state, the aircraft attached from the Soviet era to the Airborne Forces. According to the new concept, having separate transporters for the Airborne Forces is too fat. And in transport aviation, we are more or less. And a decent raid.
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  32. goose
    goose 3 July 2014 16: 07
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    Quote: Professor
    In modern Russia, the adoption of each aircraft is an event that is widely publicized (Rogozin needs to practice bread with caviar) and I do not remember that so many attack aircraft were adopted, that at the airfields in order to free up space for them, the old attack aircraft were transferred to a strategic one !! !! reserve, and there on Mother’s territory there was no place for them and then lucked out - Iraq turned up and thank God they shoved them there.

    Good day, professor, and you know about the Su-39 (Su-25TM). It seems that it was not at Ragozin that it was created, but more relevant than the basic Su-25, and in fact a completely different aircraft. Iranian incarnations are far from him. Change avionics for new? Yes, the same assembly of a new aircraft will cost. Let simplified versions fight with souls. Replace with modern ones.
    1. Professor
      Professor 3 July 2014 20: 27
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      Quote: goose
      Do you know about Su-39

      Yeah, and how many are there in the troops? lol
  33. goose
    goose 3 July 2014 16: 14
    +1
    Quote: voyaka uh
    A-10 would have approached more, the more they are written off.

    A-10 - a carrier of guided weapons, not optimized for low-budget operations using NURS and unguided weapons due to the primitive sighting system. In this role, the Su-25 will be better, but also not entirely optimal.
  34. waggish
    waggish 4 July 2014 14: 54
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    So he’s daytime, how many times did they write here whom he would scare there at night ????????
  35. Professor
    Professor 5 July 2014 16: 52
    0