Iraqi airspace remains vulnerable to violations due to a severe lack of air surveillance systems, such as specialized aircraft and ground-based radars with medium and long ranges.
Iraqi Minister of Defense Thabet Mohammad Al-Abbasi had discussed the Iraqi needs in this domain with the British Defense Senior Advisor to the Middle East and North Africa Air Marshal Martin Elliot Sampson.
Tactical Report has prepared a report (219 words) to highlight these matters, including:
- The British view on the Iraqi needs
- Other countries that Al-Abbasi discussed these needs with
- A budget allocated by Iraq to secure a deal
The report also mentions an offer submitted by the Pentagon and rejected by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense.