Russia delivered to Iraq 40 fighter helicopter with the end of the year

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 15:36

Baghdad / follow-Baghdadi News / .. Awaits Iraq, and the arrival of 4helicopters Mi – 35 of Russia in the next few days, within the arms deal worth $ 4.3 billion, according to news agency reported Moscow.

Baghdad announced that it will receive from Russia 40 successively helicopter until the end of the current year.

The MP Abbas al-Bayati, a close associate of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, that “Iraq is expected during the next few days and the arrival of 4 helicopters Mi – 35 Russian, within the arms deal concluded with the Russian side.”
He said al-Bayati, a member of the Commission on Security and Defense parliamentary elections, the Russian arms deal completed all its corners and its environs, also ended their training Iraqi military personnel to lead the helicopter “hunter of the night” advanced similar to “Apache” in terms of capacity and efficiency.

He said al-Bayati, a leader of a coalition of state law, said that “Russia will hand over Iraq all aircraftagreed in the deal is the end of the year, and the 40 helicopter will enter the Russian aircraft vertical combat, service in Iraq soon, to strengthen the capacity of Iraqis to protect their borders and confront al-Qaeda”.

And details of arms agreed under the deal signed between Baghdad and Moscow, between al-Bayati, “The Iraqi government has contracted with the Russian side on 4 types of weapons, the first about 40 helicopter sophisticated armored highly effective very rarely issued, including Russia abroad, and the second includes missile batteries (surface-to-air) to protect the atmosphere and the borders of Iraq, and the third type contains a number of and medium weapons, in addition to the fourth type, a sidearm (Individual), for the development of the Iraqi soldier’s ability to confront terrorism and the armed groups.”

Alexander was, deputy general manager of export products of the Russian military to other countries (Ross Ooborun Export), reported last Friday, news agency RIA Novosti that “the first armament contracts signed by Iraq with Russia in 2012 provides for the delivery of more than 10helicopters of the model ( Mi -28 A) to Iraq. ” The helicopter known “Mei -28 to a” name “Night Hunter”, they are able to achieve its mission in the darkness of the night. Ended 21

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