Baghdad’s pursuit of modern fighter jets has been a topic of interest and speculation for years. Iraqi efforts to procure the Rafale have been met with local, regional, and international challenges, with occasional support.
Tactical Report sheds light on the prospect of the Rafale deal materializing, highlighting multifaceted alternatives amid the hurdles and challenges.
Key Insights include:
- The negotiations behind the Rafale deal
- The countries helping Iraq obtain the Rafale
- The parties pressuring France from authorizing the Rafale sale
- The French counter-offer
- The JF-17 negotiations
- The status of the F-16IQ fleet