Iraq, France and air-to-ground missiles

The Iraqi Ministry of Defense is said to have requested support from the French Ministry of the Armies to purchase of air-to-ground missiles for the attack helicopters in service with the Iraq Air Force (IQAF).

Why did Iraq seek French support?

How did the French side react?

What is the Pentagon’s position on this?

These key questions and more are answered in the following 234-word news report.

[Partly reproduced in TR Defense Weekly Issue No 26/49 – December 6, 2019]

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