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Iraq to buy US Hellfire missiles

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The US Department of State approved the delivery to Iraq of AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missiles and CATM training missiles totaling $ 800 million, RIA News message of the US Agency for Defense Cooperation.




Earlier, "Iraq has turned to the United States to sell 5 thousands of missiles and related equipment," the release says.

“The State Department decided to give approval for the possible sale of Hellfire missiles and training missiles, as well as related equipment, to Iraq abroad. The amount of the transaction is estimated at 800 million dollars. The Defense Cooperation and Security Agency provided the Congress with the necessary notifications about a possible deal on January 6, 2016, ” - Agency reported.

It is noted that "this deal will have a positive impact on international policy and the goals of ensuring US national security by increasing the combat capability of the Iraqi security forces to defeat the IS."

Earlier, Baghdad had already acquired such ammunition, so the country's air force "will not face any difficulties in using missiles and equipment," the report says.
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  1. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 8 January 2016 09: 21 New
    18
    This is a serious order. When used correctly, Iraqis will be able to burn everything that ISIS has on the ground moving.
    1. ALEA IACTA EST
      ALEA IACTA EST 8 January 2016 09: 25 New
      15
      But will they be able to "correctly apply"? Either one and a half thousand soldiers will be stolen directly from the camp, then they scatter at the sight of the Daesh terrorists ...
      1. dmi.pris
        dmi.pris 8 January 2016 10: 57 New
        +4
        Yes, buy at least annihilators from the Martians! With your motivation and that rabble that I ended up in the Iraqi army just under the knife to ISIS .. You’ve been seized a piece of territory — you only chew on your snot, write a diplomatic mail ..
        1. Antanas
          Antanas 8 January 2016 12: 03 New
          0
          Generally speaking, the success in the fight against Daesh in Iraq is more impressive than in Syria - about 40% of the territory has been liberated from Islamists, and about 20% in Syria. Conclusions are being asked ...
          1. Lex.
            Lex. 9 January 2016 08: 38 New
            +1
            Generally speaking, the success in the fight against Daesh in Iraq is more impressive than in Syria - about 40% of the territory has been liberated from Islamists, and about 20% in Syria. Conclusions are being asked ...
            40% of the territory liberated in Iraq, well, there’s no one to liberate, NATO countries, led by the United States, have been bombing for several years only whom and what are they bombing there?
        2. Antanas
          Antanas 8 January 2016 12: 03 New
          -3
          Generally speaking, the success in the fight against Daesh in Iraq is more impressive than in Syria - about 40% of the territory has been liberated from Islamists, and about 20% in Syria. Conclusions are being asked ...
          1. not a Jew
            not a Jew 8 January 2016 12: 25 New
            -2
            Quote: Antanas
            Generally speaking, the success in the fight against Daesh in Iraq is more impressive than in Syria - about 40% of the territory has been liberated from Islamists, and about 20% in Syria. Conclusions are being asked ...

            Well, do not be shy and voice your conclusions.
            1. NordUral
              NordUral 9 January 2016 00: 27 New
              +1
              A simple conclusion suggests itself: Irkak, as there is no sovereign country, but Syria is. Here is her ISIS, armed with the United States and hammering with all its strength. Yes, and our former partners Erdogan and K help the bandits as they can.
          2. aksakal
            aksakal 8 January 2016 12: 58 New
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            Quote: Antanas
            Generally speaking, the success in the fight against Daesh in Iraq is more impressive than in Syria - about 40% of the territory has been liberated from Islamists, and about 20% in Syria. Conclusions are being asked ...

            - and it sounds like this - for this ISIS the territory of Iraq is not needed, right? True, the Igilovites still reserve the oil-bearing regions of Iraq, and there is no way to repulse their Iraqi forces, and even if they seriously try - there, if anything, the Turks are on the stream, aren't they? After all, what is the mission of ISIS? Overthrow Assad, right? The task of overthrowing the puppet (well, not so lately - the Americans themselves are to blame) ISIS does not have an Iraqi government - so why cling to the desert? And they took this Iraqi desert for averting eyes - so that the connection between the Amers and their pro-Saudi gang-watering can not be so visible with this ISIS. Well, they say, "you see, we are wetting Iraq, which is under amers, we are like that, we are wetting everyone, we are on our own!". Well, in Syria, they pushed aside, so the resources "for diverting eyes" began to be scarce - that is, they were released. There was some large city in Iraq before the New Year, the Iraqi forces freed - so our experts were indignant with the photo facts in their hands - what is this release? then generally print it? The Igilovites themselves left this city, it was empty as a basin - the Iraqis could only enter and ring the victory laughing Well, the ISIS Turks support it in the Syrian direction, because Assad was so annoyed with something there that they can’t eat Erdagon laughing Looks like bad Assad barbecue fried at the last family (Assad and Erdogan were friends of the families laughing With such "friends and enemies it is not necessary! And also to treat him with barbecue laughing ) picnic I correctly guessed your conclusions?
            Py.Sy. There’s some kind of black-eye bogeyman, I don’t remember how he wrote here, they say to me, “I’m putting you on a black list, do not blame me, because my comrades from Israel have told me so because Aksakal is sculpting minuses only because Israeli flag laughing Nu-nu, "comrades from Israel, do you have another method of struggle against those who think differently from what you want? laughing Okromya how to slander and impersonate like this? So now you are minus from me, but I just don’t put them, but put them for a slop post. and this post is just that, and I justified it ... I can give an article about the "heroic capture" laughing laughing that Iraqi city.
            1. Talgat
              Talgat 8 January 2016 17: 39 New
              +3
              I support the opinion of the respected Aksakal!
            2. Antanas
              Antanas 8 January 2016 17: 56 New
              -3
              Comrade from Kazakhstan, you seem to have been very keen on conspiracy theories. Who and what can be banned on the Internet? Personally, I don’t care about the minuses. I’m not here for the rating. And for that matter, for that matter, the Russian VKS have done very little damage to Daesh, since almost all his forces are in the east of the country, but they hardly bombed him. The blows were mostly against the opposition. Another question is how sound she is, but this is not Daesh. Daesh is mainly in the same desert areas Syria. And to fight with him only from the air has no prospects, We’re sure to clean it up locally. By the way, is it aware that the US special forces destroyed one of the leaders of Daesh? Well, in Iraq - the support of Daesh by the Americans and so on - the same cheap conspiracy theories, suitable only for Russian use. , yes, and now they are much more dangerous for Assad than Daesh, because they are very well-epiked, unlike Daesh, whose main weapons are “jihad mobiles” of something serious, very few, and they (the opposition) are much closer to the vital centers of Syr ii. The main power of Daesh is the local Muslim population, which is quite successfully zombified by Daisha and swears allegiance to it, and then Islamist terror sets in. Well, as for slowness, you are a comrade, you consider him sloppy, but I consider your post a cheap conspiracy thesis. It’s a matter of taste. But I don’t put cons, I’m absolutely not interested in all these ratings and so on.
              1. gergi
                gergi 8 January 2016 18: 54 New
                -2
                Cunningly stated, these daish and these not daish. Like a louse on the crest! Ugh!
              2. aksakal
                aksakal 8 January 2016 19: 12 New
                +3
                Quote: Antanas
                The positioners are supported, yes, and they are now much more dangerous for Assad than the Daesh, because they are very well-epiked, unlike the Daesh, whose main weapons are “jihad mobiles” of something serious, very few, and they (the opposition) are much closer to vital the centers of Syria
                - But what are you talking about! laughing Are you worried about the opposition, sickly? And how do they differ from Daesh? The fact that the head is cut from right to left, and not in the same way as DAIShets - from left to right? Or do you list those crimes that are the fault of only one of the most “moderate” opposition, which Saudi Arabia - Allusha was so offended by? Or do your work yourself - the Internet is full of material that this Allush has done - the DAISHEVS are NERVOUSLY SMOKING AT THE SIDE! Yes, with such "moderate oppositionists" there is no need for DAISH - to get into hell, these "allusopodobnye" above the roof is enough. This is the first. And secondly - I’ll have nowhere to say more directly, TAKI-YES, it is Assad who defends Russia! And so what? Butcher? Tyrant? Dictator? Yes, he is white and fluffy compared to the same Erdogan, who at that very moment know what he is doing in Diyarbakir? But something no one is in a hurry to call Erdogan a butcher and a tyrant, although in reality he is. According to the Saudi authorities, I am generally silent - the execution of 47 people is only for peaceful, which means quite legitimate (by your Western standards) speeches for the right to believe in your Shiite faith, to have your own schools and mosques) speeches are, of course, not at all " butchers " laughing But, most importantly, even if Assad would have deserved fate, like Gaddafi’s, I would WELCOME HOT if Russia, too, would stand up for Assad in front of the States. Why? And the matter of principle is only because the USA wanted to remove Assad, NOT ASKING BEFORE THIS FROM RUSSIA! AND THIS IS THIS MOST IMPORTANT IN MY POST, EXACTLY THIS! From now on, ALL OWN WORLDWIDE (not internal, to hell with your internal affairs!) NEED TO CONSENT WITH RUSSIANS. Perhaps the Chinese will soon want such an agreement (and quite deservedly, by the way), but so far they have not matured. And this is a fact, Antanas, from which you will not get anywhere, this is a fact that does not depend on your desire, it is - OBJECTIVE REALITY - the USA (and not only them - EVERYTHING!), Before doing something drastic geopolitical , you have to ask permission from Uncle Putin and his successor, otherwise there will be more money and waste, and the cards will be mixed up.
                1. Antanas
                  Antanas 8 January 2016 23: 44 New
                  -1
                  Comrade Aksakal from Kazakhstan, here’s the thing: everyone pursues their own interests in this mess. It’s clear that Putin’s interest is to preserve Assad’s regime, since this is the only way to maintain his presence and influence on BV, since he has no more allies in the Arab world So it’s absolutely clear - it doesn’t matter from whom to protect, but the regime must be maintained, and the escalation of horror stories about DAISH is also quite understandable. But the thing is that others have their own interests. Israel has these interests , and in this I mean, the Assad regime poses a much greater danger, and this is why Assad is Iran’s closest ally and vassal today. Therefore, he is trying by all means to pass the Iranian puppet Hezbollah, to pass Iranian “gifts” - modern weapons, including roundabout ways and Russian, because direct transmission to Lebanon is very problematic. Next -
                2. Antanas
                  Antanas 8 January 2016 23: 55 New
                  -1
                  The strategic goal of the Ayatollah regime is well known to everyone. It is a Shiite-style theocratic state with Shariah laws aimed at the destruction of Israel. DAISH today does not pose a particular threat to Israel, since, as I already wrote, their military capabilities are very limited and a powerful army group is concentrated in the Golan. , and minefields are established along the entire Syrian border. They are not fools at all. Their strength is to gain the sympathy of the local Muslim population and the introduction of an extreme Islamist regime in these territories. Iyah. So everyone acts on their own interests. Unfortunately, we have a bit different ones. But as you can see, it’s quite possible to agree, as the cooperation of the Russian forces and the IDF shows. We have our own wedding, you have your own, and you can agree on the distinction interests.
                  1. Antanas
                    Antanas 9 January 2016 09: 31 New
                    0
                    Well, we can add that Putin’s successes in Syria, although limited, are largely inflated by the Russian media, since there is no radical change in the situation there. The coalition acts in Syria without any special coordination with Putin, but Assad is Putin is equally doomed and is trying to maintain Russia's position in Syria after Assad, urging the "healthy opposition forces" to cooperate with him. Moreover, Iran has recently turned off its aid with manpower - the losses are too great.
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                    2. Antanas
                      Antanas 10 January 2016 03: 34 New
                      -1
                      Well, we can also add that the Western coalition is not really asking permission from Uncle Putin yet, but bombing the targets she has chosen at her discretion.
                      1. Platonich
                        Platonich 10 January 2016 06: 06 New
                        +1
                        And we are shaking right from this "terrible" coalition, as much as they broke all the nerves!
                        Something your coalition is not bombing oil facilities and vehicles. Probably not profitable to the capitalists!
                      2. Antanas
                        Antanas 10 January 2016 08: 05 New
                        0
                        Why shake, the coalition’s actions are not directed at all against Russia. And the coalition is still bombing oil projects. It’s just that you need to get information not only from one source, in your case, a Russian one.
                      3. Antanas
                        Antanas 10 January 2016 08: 05 New
                        0
                        Why shake, the coalition’s actions are not directed at all against Russia. And the coalition is still bombing oil projects. It’s just that you need to get information not only from one source, in your case, a Russian one.
      2. Phantom Revolution
        Phantom Revolution 8 January 2016 16: 10 New
        0
        Quote: dmi.pris
        Yes, buy at least annihilators from the Martians! With your motivation and that rabble that I ended up in the Iraqi army just under the knife to ISIS .. You’ve been seized a piece of territory — you only chew on your snot, write a diplomatic mail ..

        In Iraq, the army under Saddam was mainly formed by the Sunnis, and now they are from the Shiites because they have great personnel shortages in the army and there are no good officers, while in the USA everyone was dismissed and fled to wherever, mainly in ISIS.
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  3. Al_oriso
    Al_oriso 8 January 2016 09: 25 New
    +1
    Just as if all the missiles were not training.
  4. vovanpain
    vovanpain 8 January 2016 09: 38 New
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    Quote: Aaron Zawi
    Used properly, Iraqis can burn everything

    Of course, everything can be burned, but the gouging has no borders, the American Hellfire rocket sent for training in Europe in 2014, mistakenly returned not to the United States, but to Cuba. The Wall Street Journal writes. The publication citing sources familiar with the situation, notes that during the year after the warming of diplomatic relations with Cuba, the United States unsuccessfully tried to return the missile, the loss of which could mean the leak of sensitive military technology. Thank you for the gift. laughing
    1. Simon
      Simon 8 January 2016 10: 07 New
      +2
      Our pros are probably already thoroughly studying them in Cuba. laughing
  5. svp67
    svp67 8 January 2016 09: 49 New
    +8
    Quote: Aaron Zawi
    When used correctly, Iraqis will be able to burn everything that ISIS has on the ground moving.

    If only these missiles from the Iraqi Armed Forces did not get into Daesh.
    And so "Helfaer" is really a very good argument ...
  6. 79807420129
    79807420129 8 January 2016 10: 11 New
    13
    Quote: Aaron Zawi
    This is a serious order. When used correctly, Iraqis will be able to burn everything that ISIS has on the ground moving.

    You Aron correctly said, If used correctly. I do not in any case consider the Iraqis to be half-educated, but they’ll take XNUMX soldiers and their weapons, or they will run away, headlong, throwing equipment and weapons.
  7. seti
    seti 8 January 2016 10: 51 New
    +2
    In vain do they buy from the USA. And then I say without any evil envy. It was just that Iraqi staffers were already throwing weapons, and the planes, which were not the most modern, were never sold, many times they delayed deliveries just when it was really needed. Would order everything you need in Russia - and cheaper and much more efficient. And the delivery will be on time.
  • Dimaz1979
    Dimaz1979 8 January 2016 09: 22 New
    +9
    Well, of course, it was first necessary to bomb it, and then let them "solicit" from them to buy rockets to combat their offspring. Weapons will be made forever
  • atk44849
    atk44849 8 January 2016 09: 22 New
    0
    tell me why do they need them? all the more inert? just like that on targets but there the targets are completely different!
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 8 January 2016 09: 31 New
      +2
      Inert - to learn.
      Ordinary let on the broads. They have quite a few Helfaire carriers, and all the previously purchased rockets have already been fired. As a result, the carriers are idle, or storm the broads with guns.
      1. dmi.pris
        dmi.pris 8 January 2016 11: 13 New
        +1
        Ordinary-sell to broads .. This is a deal-a channel for the supply of ISIS weapons through the Iraqi army .. Amers have experience since the 80s .. remember the Iran-Contras deal
  • Pak_c_TonopoM
    Pak_c_TonopoM 8 January 2016 09: 23 New
    +5
    Well ... I wonder how soon they will appear at Daesh ..
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 8 January 2016 09: 33 New
      +7
      Yes, even now, they can’t be launched without a station, you still need to capture a helicopter / plane with the system, carefully cut out the system, mount it on a new chassis and make friends with missiles.

      If there is no station, then the rocket is only 8kg of high-quality explosives.
    2. yuriy55
      yuriy55 8 January 2016 09: 37 New
      +2
      Quote: Pak_c_TonopoM
      I wonder how soon they will appear at Daesh ..

      After the first "sortie" ... Information taken from the Internet ... laughing
      1. afdjhbn67
        afdjhbn67 8 January 2016 09: 43 New
        0
        I wonder how soon they will appear at Daesh.

        And it’s interesting that someone at least read the article ?? wassat (air-to-surface missiles)
        1. donavi49
          donavi49 8 January 2016 09: 47 New
          +2
          At Helfaer, the engine is activated at the time of the release. In principle, you can overshoot to surface-to-surface. There, the main equipment that the rocket would understand, that is, it is necessary to land a helicopter equipped with helpers, Cesna AC or F-16. Moreover, intact and from it to tear out the desired system.
          1. Amurets
            Amurets 8 January 2016 10: 01 New
            0
            Quote: donavi49
            At Helfaer, the engine is activated at the time of the release. In principle, you can overshoot to surface-to-surface. There, the main equipment that the rocket would understand, that is, it is necessary to land a helicopter equipped with helpers, Cesna AC or F-16. Moreover, intact and from it to tear out the desired system.

            Question? But isn’t there a self-safety system where any attempt to penetrate the equipment leads to a self-destruction system? Of the at least several B-29s that landed in our Far East in 1944-1945, access to secret equipment remained intact on one machine, because the crew deactivated the system. Then this crew had heaps of trouble in the USA.
            1. donavi49
              donavi49 8 January 2016 10: 05 New
              0
              Insurmountable difficulties will arise at the stage of landing of a working helicopter / airplane.

              In general, it may well be, but this is a large system that must be maintained by technicians. Sometimes repair. I doubt that there are self-destructors, otherwise it would constantly work. Although the key chips, BK may well be under the annihilator, and without them the dedicated system will not function.

              In any case, it’s real, Helfaires for broads are 8kg of effective explosives and no more.
        2. dmi.pris
          dmi.pris 8 January 2016 11: 31 New
          0
          Comrade, are you sure that ISIS does not have aviation ?? They have specialists in this matter, this is the most important thing. Arabs are masters who steal their equipment for money (even in the times of the USSR there were cases, the Copts hijacked mig21 to Israel and MIG23 from Iraq it seems)
  • venaya
    venaya 8 January 2016 09: 23 New
    +2
    this deal will have a positive impact on US national security policy and objectives

    The Iraqi armed forces were created as "police units" under US forces, so the realization of such a deal is not surprising.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 8 January 2016 09: 39 New
      +4
      But, after all, they sent the Americans a forest demanding to close the air for transportation from Russia and Iran. They are buying billions of dollars of Russian weapons. They became close to Iran. They react extremely painfully to the base of the best American partner and the six in the region, although they were initially advised from the United States "not to raise this topic." And in Baghdad, in the presence of the political and spiritual elite, such parades are held.
      Is something not converging?


  • LÄRZ
    LÄRZ 8 January 2016 09: 29 New
    +2
    Yes, and the flag in their hands! Moreover, the technique is familiar to them.
    and US National Security Goals
    Well, wherever you spit, everywhere the US national security!
  • bronik
    bronik 8 January 2016 09: 34 New
    +2
    Half of Africa remembers US security when they hide from American bombs and missiles ..
    1. LÄRZ
      LÄRZ 8 January 2016 09: 44 New
      +4
      Yes, open the toilet lid, there is also their safety there.
  • yuriy55
    yuriy55 8 January 2016 09: 35 New
    +1
    Earlier, "Iraq has turned to the United States to sell 5 thousands of missiles and related equipment," the release says.


    Is this after Iraq turned to America with a request to find weapons of mass destruction on its territory? Quickly, quickly brainwashed ...

    PS This is probably why Syria will never make such requests, which simply infuriates overseas "exclusions" ...
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 8 January 2016 09: 44 New
      0
      Syria has no carriers. Iraq already has more than 20 full-time carriers. It’s just that all the rockets of the previous contract have already been fired and now the carriers are idle. And there are no alternatives.
  • rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 8 January 2016 09: 47 New
    +1
    totaling $ 800 million

    American business. First give a loan, then offer your weapons. And the loan amount was immediately repaid, or rather did not leave the American banks, and payments of% by N the number of years are secured. The American military-industrial complex is on the next rise - "we are sitting, and money is dripping."
  • gabonskijfront
    gabonskijfront 8 January 2016 10: 10 New
    +3
    I remembered the dialogue of Stirlitz in a Swiss train with a Wehrmacht general fighting in Italy with the Americans. "These boobs will be destroyed by their own equipment, they think that the war can be won by bombing alone. They will build up their technical power and choke in it. It will decompose them like rust . They will decide that they can do anything. "
  • Termit1309
    Termit1309 8 January 2016 10: 16 New
    0
    Quote: Aaron Zawi
    This is a serious order. When used correctly, Iraqis will be able to burn everything that ISIS has on the ground moving.

    Earlier, Baghdad had already acquired such ammunition, so the country's air force "will not face any difficulties in using missiles and equipment," the report says.

    They already supplied these missiles. An interesting question is, where did the old ones go? request
  • 31rus
    31rus 8 January 2016 10: 20 New
    +3
    Dear, it’s good that American missiles are being destroyed, they will destroy American equipment captured by Daesh in large numbers, at bases and warehouses. The party is big, but it’s unlikely to be effective, the Iraqi’s low level of training was noted many times.
    1. Captain45
      Captain45 8 January 2016 14: 41 New
      0
      Quote: 31rus
      Dear, it’s good that American missiles are produced, they will destroy American equipment captured by Daesh in large numbers, at bases, warehouses

      And as a result, dollars will increase at the American defense industry lol
  • Nord2015
    Nord2015 8 January 2016 10: 37 New
    0
    That is the benefit of selling carriers that you periodically need to buy ammunition. I hope our "Solntsepekov" is also nearing the end of the ammunition and we must buy a new one.
  • v.yegorov
    v.yegorov 8 January 2016 10: 57 New
    +1
    First, the Turks enter Iraq, then the United States sells its missiles. This is how it is done
    business.
  • Geser
    Geser 8 January 2016 11: 31 New
    0
    It’s not bad to know that Americans, in addition to everything, sell their weapons and equipment with embedded bookmarks, which can be activated at any time by disabling the weapon in this way. This has already happened - when Hussein tried to use Western technology, it simply did not work as a result of sending a command to the chips. So it will be with the Helfers.
  • S-17
    S-17 8 January 2016 11: 41 New
    +1
    Isn't this the kind of racket that NATO fighters “mistakenly” sent on a regular flight to Cuba? laughing
  • Ajent cho
    Ajent cho 8 January 2016 11: 50 New
    0
    Iraq to buy US Hellfire missiles
    If I were asked to diagnose the Iraqi government as one person, I would say: schizophrenia.
  • inpu
    inpu 8 January 2016 20: 21 New
    0
    Could buy in Cuba at a discount.
  • Orionvit
    Orionvit 9 January 2016 09: 08 New
    0
    I read, read, and I do not know, or laugh, or cry. Since when did Iraq become a state? When Hussein was, and before him somehow. And now? What rockets? To whom? As one respected analyst said, “all weapons that fall into the hands of the Arabs either do not work or work very poorly.” All wars 20-21v. visual evidence. Well, the Soviet Union inundated Egypt at the time with weapons, including the most modern ones. So what? While we were with arms, it was a matter. Then everything was drained, and in the end betrayed. This is all the Arabs, their whole rotten mentality. I don’t know how it will be with Syria, but so far the Russians are helping them well, and in fifteen years they may not remember. Arabs do not remember good, they only know the benefits. Their deception is considered great valor. If someone does not like what I wrote, let him carefully study the history of relations between the Union and Russia with the Arab world, at least for the past 50 years.