Russia to sign defense contract $5 billion for delivery of arms military equipment to Iraq 0510124

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Friday, October 5, 2012, 10:25 AM
 
Russia to sign a defense contract of $5 billion for delivery of arms and military equipment to Iraq.
Russia may join the ranks of major importers of weapons to Iraq. During the visit of Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki's, a contract for $5 billion may be signed for the sale of MiG fighter jets, products of Russian Helicopters, anti-aircraft missile systems, armored vehicles and other weapons to the Middle Eastern country.
(Source Pravda Russia)

     
Russia may join the ranks of major importers of weapons to Iraq. During the visit of Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki's, a contract for $5 billion may be signed for the sale of MiG fighter jets, products of Russian Helicopters, anti-aircraft missile systems, armored vehicles and other weapons to the Middle Eastern country.
Russian-made combat helicopter Mi-28N could be purchased by the Iraqi Army.
     

According to the Iraqi News Agency Shafaq, during the visit of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Moscow scheduled for October 10, new contracts for the supply of arms and military equipment may be signed.

If the deal goes through, Iraq will be among five largest importers of Russian arms. According to the newspaper, contracts will be signed for the supply of the products of the pro RAC "MiG", "Helicopters of Russia, and "Tula "Instrument Design Bureau" in the amount of $4.3 billion dollars. It is assumed that Iraq would sell 30 Mi-28N combat helicopters and 42 anti-aircraft missile and gun complex "Shell-S1." Additionally, there may be new contracts for the supply of MiG-29M/M2, radars, armored vehicles and other weapons.

Anti-aircraft missile and gun system (ZRPK) "The shell-C1 'is primarily intended for installation in military formations antiaircraft missile system (ADMS), medium-and long-range. The purpose is to direct the formation of hardware deployment points from the last line of anti-air defense missile systems, as well as ground defense.

Until now, the main supplier of arms to Iraq was its main occupant - the USA. Baghdad has purchased from the U.S. military-industrial complex M1 tanks, F-16 fighter jets and other weapons for nearly $15 billion. The Americans supplying outdated weapons to Iraq at traditionally high prices - 36 old F-16 for over $5 billion dollars. In addition, Baghdad purchases equipment from the governments of other countries occupying Iraq. Ukraine supplies over $1.5 billion worth of weapons
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