Monday, April 18, 2016

Iraq received three new Su-25s from Russia

Spokesman of the Ministry of defence (Dr. Naseer Nouri Mohamed Al Tamimi) in a press release of the Ministry's information centre announced the arrival of three new Sukhoi jets (Su-25), under contract with the Federal Republic of Russia, and tons of materiel (light, medium and heavy) from various global sources.

On June 28th, 2014, Iraqi Air Force receives urgently two Su-25SMs from Russia aboard an An-124 to New al-Muthana Air Base. Three others arrived in the coming days and were deployed on Imam Ali Air Base to be handed in flying condition. On July 1st, three of the seven Su-25s operational in the IRGCASF (Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Air & Space Force) arrived in Baghdad on the night. The last four Su-25s, joined the Al-Rashid AB the following day. On July 13th, 2015, one new Su-25 was delivered by Iran in replacement for the aircraft lost the last summer.

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