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Iraqi Air Force for the first time used US-supplied F-16 fighter-bombers against the IG

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A spokesman for the US Department of Defense, Peter Cook, said that the Iraqi Air Force attacked the positions of Islamic State (IS) militants for the first time with the help of F-16 fighter-bombers, supplied by the United States, the newspaper reported "Sight".




Cook noted that the first batch of four aircraft arrived in Iraq in July. According to him, "the United States is committed to building a strategic partnership with Iraq" and will deliver "the remaining aircraft within their production schedule when they are available."

Pentagon spokesman congratulates Baghdad on the “successful use” of this aviation technology "in the international campaign aimed at weakening and, ultimately, destruction" of the terrorist group "Islamic State".

Earlier, American media reported that the United States and Iraq signed a contract for the supply of X-NUMX F-36 fighter jets. However, due to the delayed deadlines, Baghdad had to purchase part of the necessary army of aircraft from the Russian Federation.
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  1. Same lech
    Same lech 7 September 2015 11: 01 New
    +4
    Pentagon spokesman congratulates Baghdad on the “successful use” of this aircraft technology in an international campaign


    Advertising hype ... served with pomp.

    It is possible to drive the Ishilovites arbitrarily in the territory of IRAQ, but infantry units win battles on the ground, and with this the Iraqis have not yet succeeded.
    1. Tanais
      Tanais 7 September 2015 11: 12 New
      +5
      Quote: The same Lech
      Advertising hype ... served with pomp.

      And the Russian Federation, quietly, without hype. delivered Mi-28, Mi-34, Su-25 to Iraq ...
      1. donavi49
        donavi49 7 September 2015 11: 15 New
        +1
        Under a similar contract. But if the Americans delayed, according to various pretexts, the delivery of the first cars for more than 1,5 years. That Mi-28NE and Mi-35 are ahead of schedule. Su-25 in general from the presence of the Air Force under a fixed-term contract.
        1. g1v2
          g1v2 7 September 2015 12: 01 New
          +1
          And how effectively do Syrians and Iraqis use this aircraft? Does it make sense to send it to them or is it better to concentrate on armored vehicles, artillery, RSZO and riflemen?
      2. Now we are free
        Now we are free 7 September 2015 11: 21 New
        +2
        Earlier, American media reported that the United States and Iraq signed a contract for the supply of 36 F-16 fighters. However, due to the delay Baghdad had to purchase part of the necessary army aircraft from Russia.

        In less than six months ... Russia delivered the delivery ahead of schedule, unlike the "Partners" from the Pentagon. By the way, why not the Pentagon to start the “Carpet Democracy” with its B-52s from the airfields of the Iraqi Air Force at ISIS positions ??? The answer is simple. The USA is trying, by all public methods, to save the life of its illegitimate child under the name ISIS ...
      3. Sid.74
        Sid.74 7 September 2015 11: 25 New
        +4
        From how it is!laughing
        While Russia supplied weapons to Iraq, when Iraqi ministers howled that they were about to be spread, there wasn’t anything heard from the Americans.
        And after urgent deliveries from Russia and the weakening of the threat to Baghdad, the Americans “immediately”, “urgently”, a year later, appeared with “Peremog” and four pieces of F-16 ...wassat
        Here in Estonia, and in Latvia, too, Peremoga was expected from Abrams, which, according to the long-standing Russophobic tradition, turned out to be a scandal ... tongue
        Putin tried his best, and when he has time for everything.?. laughing
        "US military planners were stunned by the stories of experts from the US Army about how difficult the relief of the Baltic States are in military operations," said Stars and Stripes.

        For example, in Estonia, tanks are able to move only on the roads. Outside the highways, which are extremely few, the armored vehicles will disappear in the swamps, cites the words of the American military Lsm.Lv.

        The situation is similar in Latvia. Experts recall the statement by the current President of Latvia, Raymond Veyonis, when he was Minister of Defense, that in the Republic of Latvia, the Abrams will be drowned in the first swamp.

        Given the underdevelopment of the Baltic road network, a railway could help in the transfer of military equipment. But even here, NATO faces a problem, namely, the width of the railway bed - it is not the same as everywhere in Europe.
        The news is fully here:
        http://www.rg.ru/2015/09/06/doclad-site.html

        "Woe is a" what! Dampness and the Baltic breeze are harmful to the health of NATO soldiers, Abrams drown in the marshes, what for such allies are needed?wassat
  2. kil 31
    kil 31 7 September 2015 11: 07 New
    +2
    The air forces of Iraq for the first time attacked the positions of the militants of the Islamic State (IS)) We will wait for the demonstrative execution of the pilot f16 from ISIS with the Anglo-Saxon name and surname.
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 7 September 2015 11: 12 New
      +2
      We will wait for the demonstrative execution of the f16 pilot from ISIS with the Anglo-Saxon name and surname.


      Well, look at it without a shudder is not possible .....

      I think that several thousand ISIS supporters who recently entered the EU with refugees will receive an order from their leadership for a demonstration event in the style of CHARLIE EBDO ... where and when it will be so far no one knows.
    2. Voha_krim
      Voha_krim 7 September 2015 11: 18 New
      +2
      The Americans fool
      The first batch of four aircraft arrived in Iraq in July.
      So soon these planes will move to the IS (or simply destroy them), as well as the equipment abandoned by the Iraqi forces during the IS offensive.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 7 September 2015 13: 39 New
        0
        "So soon these planes will move to the IG" ////

        Fortunately, although it does not threaten smile . F-16 - difficult to
        piloting and servicing an airplane.
        Only with a high level of pilots and technicians
        he gives good results.
        1. marlin1203
          marlin1203 7 September 2015 14: 19 New
          0
          And what about ISIS’s air defense facilities? ..
        2. APASUS
          APASUS 7 September 2015 19: 44 New
          0
          Quote: voyaka uh
          "So soon these planes will move to the IG" ////

          Fortunately, although it does not threaten smile . F-16 - difficult to
          piloting and servicing an airplane.
          Only with a high level of pilots and technicians
          he gives good results.

          So I’m very surprised where did the pilots and equipment for this type of aviation come from in Iraq. Train for a year? Oh ........
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      3. gjv
        gjv 7 September 2015 18: 09 New
        0
        Quote: Voha_krim
        So soon these planes will move to the IG


        At a briefing on Sunday, Lt. Gen. Anwar Amin announced that over the past four days, the Iraqi Air Force has delivered 16 fighter strikes using its F-15s. The strikes were carried out by "precision weapons" (probably laser-guided QABs) against targets in the provinces of Salah al-Din and Kirkuk.
  3. Wolka
    Wolka 7 September 2015 11: 10 New
    +1
    the result is important, that is, the effectiveness of the application, and not a ride on expensive flying toys ...
  4. roskot
    roskot 7 September 2015 11: 11 New
    +1
    And who is at the helm of the plane?
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 7 September 2015 11: 14 New
      0
      And who is at the helm of the plane?


      The story is silent about this ... most likely some sort of mercenary.
    2. donavi49
      donavi49 7 September 2015 11: 20 New
      +3
      Iraqis, one plane is already lost in the USA.

      Brigadier General Rasid Mohammed Sadiq Hasan - was killed in a F-16 crash in Arizona, during a training program for this type of aircraft (flying on a single seat already, and not with an American instructor).
    3. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 7 September 2015 11: 24 New
      +2
      Pay attention to the date of the message, so the pilots have:
      September 4, 2012. Iraqi Air Force pilots to fly the F-16IQ Fighting Falcon will be trained in the United States. According to the U.S. Air Force website, a total of 162 Iraqi officers will be trained on the basis of the 27nd fighter wing of the U.S. National Guard in Arizona. Iraqi fighters ordered by Iraq are a stripped down version of the U.S. F-16 Block 50/52 aircraft. So, the Iraqi F-16IQ will come with weaker APG-68 (v) 9 radars and outdated AIM-9L / M-8/9 Sidewinder, AIM-7M-F1 / H Sparrow and AGM-65D / G / H missiles / K Maverick.http://lenta.ru/news/2012/09/04/iraqif16/
      1. padded jacket
        padded jacket 7 September 2015 11: 36 New
        +2
        I think they will give us a look at this technique, although of course it is already quite old and I think we have F-16 from Venezuela for a long time smile
        And since he certainly will not play a special role in their conditions, attack aircraft that work directly on the battlefield are more needed.
        1. Sealek
          Sealek 7 September 2015 11: 53 New
          +1
          F - 16 have long been widely used as information security; to gain air superiority, they are not competitors to F - 15 and 18.
          Interesting preferences of Iraqi pilots to the types of av / equipment in performing the stated tasks.
          1. padded jacket
            padded jacket 7 September 2015 12: 01 New
            +1
            Quote: SeAlek
            F - 16 have long been widely used as information security

            Yes, but the F-16 cannot directly act on the battlefield due to the lack of reservation. Its use mainly comes from considerable heights (where it is less vulnerable to small arms), accurate intelligence is required and it is very doubtful that the Iraqi armed forces will be able to provide this data.
  5. Beaver
    Beaver 7 September 2015 12: 10 New
    0
    Baghdad had to purchase part of the necessary army aircraft from Russia.


    Interesting movie! The supply by Russia of military equipment to Syria to combat IS may cause concern, bewilderment, destabilization of the situation and other unpleasant sensations in the region of the State Department, which are turning into sanctions.
    But similar deliveries to Iraq, it seems, do not cause anything. Another example of the notorious double standards?
  6. Shuttle
    Shuttle 7 September 2015 12: 46 New
    0
    F-16 is a good and reliable car. Old but good. This should be recognized.
    Another question is how soon she will be at ISIS. After all, the “wise” Yankees touched the Ba'ath, and now ISIS has no shortage of skilled military personnel.