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This thread covers the brotherly country of Iraq Armed forces, photos and multimedia.

Iraqi Armed Forces
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Founded 1921
Current form 2003
Service branches
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Army
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Navy
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Air Force
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Air Defense
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Special Forces
Headquarters Baghdad

Leadership
Commander-in-Chief Haider al-Abadi

Minister of Defence Khaled al-Obeidi

Chief of Staff,

Iraqi Joint Forces
Lieutenant General Khurshid Rasheed
Manpower
Military age 18-49[1]

Active personnel 271,500[2]

Reserve personnel 528,500[2]

Expenditures
Budget $6.055 billion[2]

Percent of GDP 8%

Industry
Foreign suppliers
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History
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Main equipment


light arms: AK47, M16A4, M4(for special units), Zastava M21 + other types

vehicles

HMMWV: 10,000+
M115: 500
BTR's of different types: about 1,000
ILAV Badger: 1200
Dzik-3: 600
M1117: 264 Federal Police
BMP-1:434
T-55: 76
T-72: 180
M1A1M Abrams: 146 (about 700 planned)

As well as hundreds of other vehicles.




Air Force and Army aviation.

F16 Bloc 52 : 36 on order, 96 planned
Aero L-159 ALCA: 28 ordered (4 surplus and 24 new)
Cessna 208 Caravan: training 3
Hawker Beechcraft T-6 Texan II training 15 Option for up to 20.
Lasta 95 Serbia utility/ basic training 20

Transport Aircraft
Antonov An-32 medium transport An-32B 6
Beechcraft King Air 350 light/ VIP transport 350ER 24
Lockheed C-130 Hercules C-130E: 3 C-130J-30:6

Reconnaissance Aircraft
Beechcraft King Air 350 5
Cessna 208 Caravan: 6, 3 armed with Hellfire missiles.

Helicopters
Aérospatiale SA 342 Gazelle light attack/utility helicopter 6
Bell 206B JetRanger: 10
Bell 40: 27
Bell OH-58C: 8 On loan from US Army for trainin.
Eurocopter EC 635: 22; 24 on order. Option for additional 26
UH-1H: 15 Used for medivac/search and rescue.
Mil Mi-17: 46

Iraqi soldier with M16

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Iraqi BTR4's
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Training

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police

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MI-28

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Panstir S-1
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F 16 Block 52 (36 on order)
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Training excersice

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BTR 4

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Stryker vehicle.
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M88A2

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Iraq has some state of the art weapons in their possession.:٧:
 

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I really miss wearing my desert fatigues. These pics sure do bring back a lot of memories. Some good, some not so good.
 

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Bell 407

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Special forces

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Live fire exercise
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Bomb squad training
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M88 ARVs of the 9th division
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EC635 Attack helicopter
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KrAZ Trucks
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M113 of the 10th division
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M113s and M1A1SA of the 9th division
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M1A1SA Training
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3rd batch of BTR 4's on their way to Iraq from Ukraine.

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Officer next to a BTR 4

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500 MTLB, upgraded, similar to the ones Iraq already has, below.
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50 mi 17 delivered.
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30X Bell 407
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25 bell 206
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