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

Iraqi Armed Forces

Founded 1921
Current form 2003
Service branches
Army
Navy
Air Force
Air Defense
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
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History
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Ranks Iraqi Army ranks insignia
 

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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



















Iraqi BTR4's



 

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MI-28



Panstir S-1



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MIG-29M2


F 16 Block 52 (36 on order)

 

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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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air defence command :


Air defence operation center:


Bomb squad training


M88 ARVs of the 9th division
 

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EC635 Attack helicopter


KrAZ Trucks


M113 of the 10th division




M113s and M1A1SA of the 9th division


M1A1SA Training





sappers with clawed MRAP


















 

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3rd batch of BTR 4's on their way to Iraq from Ukraine.









Officer next to a BTR 4





500 MTLB, upgraded, similar to the ones Iraq already has, below.


50 mi 17 delivered.


30X Bell 407


25 bell 206