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Iraq Military Gets Advanced Russian Air Defense, Flame Weapons – 2 October 2014

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Russia continues to deliver weapons to Iraqi troops, who got their first batch of state-of-the-art close-range air defense complexes and multiple-launch heavy flame-blast systems to eliminate Islamic State militants.

Iraq’s Defense Ministry has published photos of Russian arms delivered to the country in accordance with the $4.2 billion contract signed by Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his former Iraqi counterpart Nouri Al-Maliki back in October 2012.

So far Baghdad has received an unspecified number out of the ordered 48 Pantsir-S1 mobile air defense system vehicles, Igla-S MANPADs and some stationary double-barreled Djigit surface-to-air missile launchers. The contract that came into force in 2013 also included delivery of 1,000 anti-aircraft missiles for the abovementioned systems.

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