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Iraq requests Apache helos

written by australianaviation.com.au | January 29, 2014
Iraq has requested the sale of 24 AH-64E Apache attack helos.
Iraq has requested the sale of 24 AH-64E Apache attack helos.

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has advised Congress that Iraq has requested the sale of 24 Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and associated sensors, weapons, communications, and support equipment at a package cost of about US$4.8 billion.

The request also includes training packages and support, technical, maintenance and logistics support, and facilities design and construction.

Iraq recently took delivery of Russian Mil Mi-35 assault helicopters and is rumoured to have also bought a number of Mil Mi-28 attack helicopters from Russia as well.

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  • Dee

    says:

    I think the Iraqis should stick with the Russian platforms, they’re cheaper, Mi-Mi 35, and 28 have similar controls, and are equivalent in ability to surrounding countries helos.

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Iraq requests Apache helos

written by australianaviation.com.au | January 29, 2014
Iraq has requested the sale of 24 AH-64E Apache attack helos.
Iraq has requested the sale of 24 AH-64E Apache attack helos.

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has advised Congress that Iraq has requested the sale of 24 Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and associated sensors, weapons, communications, and support equipment at a package cost of about US$4.8 billion.

The request also includes training packages and support, technical, maintenance and logistics support, and facilities design and construction.

Iraq recently took delivery of Russian Mil Mi-35 assault helicopters and is rumoured to have also bought a number of Mil Mi-28 attack helicopters from Russia as well.

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Iraq requests Apache helos Comment

  • Dee

    says:

    I think the Iraqis should stick with the Russian platforms, they’re cheaper, Mi-Mi 35, and 28 have similar controls, and are equivalent in ability to surrounding countries helos.

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