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Thu, 13 Oct 2016

Iraq: Defence Ministry, plans to buy anti-aircraft missile systems

The Iraqi Defence Ministry is going ahead with a project to buy anti-aircraft missile systems from European countries for new mobile air defence units. However, the Pentagon is said to have intervened to block any efforts by the Ministry to conclude deals in this regard. The following 301-word report sheds more light on the subject and tells what about the Ministry’s contacts in this regard. [Briefly reproduced in TR Weekly Issue No 23/42 – Oct. 14, 2016]

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