Salah al-Din / long-Presse
Iraq recognizes the fighter of L159 of the 12 Czech fighter aircraft are the latest addition in the Iraqi air force to strengthen the battle against Daash air.
While the defense minister said that his ministry is seeking to build a small army and a professional coach in the next phase of the adoption of the policy of diversifying sources of armament, the commander of the Iraqi air force said the weapons and equipment that the aircraft arrived in Iraq.
This came during a ceremony recognizes Iraq two fighter within the Czech transaction, L159 model in the Base Balad, north of Baghdad.
He said Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi, during a press conference held at the Balad Air Base and attended (range Press), "The receipt of these aircraft is part of the support troops Iraqi in battles against al Daash, "noting that" the Department of Defense continues to seek to build the capacity of the Iraqi army, despite the challenges of lack of financial resources.
"al-Obeidi said that" the ministry is seeking to build a small army instructor and professional during the next phase, "stressing that" the ministry touts diversifying the sources of armament from international origins upscale policy.
"The Minister of Defense that" security forces continue battles for liberation after the victory at the Battle of Baiji, "pointing out that" the liberalization of the city of Ramadi battles will be the start of full-Anbar province, areas of liberalization.
"In turn, the Force Commander Iraqi Air Staff Lt. Gen. Anwar Hama Amin during the conference that "the first meal delivered to Iraq by two planes from the Czech L159 12 jet travel," noting that "the next meals will be delivered to Iraq soon." The Secretary, that "weapons and equipment that the aircraft had reached", stressing that "the aircraft has modern techniques and accurate weapons similar to those used by the NATO planes," pointing to the existence of "arming with both Russia and the United States and the Czech Republic deals".
To it , air defense commander Lt. Gen. Jabbar Obeid Kazim said in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The Air Defense Command play a very big tasks of protecting the sovereignty of Iraqi airspace and control of the proceedings aircraft movement in all Iraqi airspace."
He said Kazim, that "any plane not allowed to enter our airspace without obtaining the approval of the official authorities even international coalition aircraft and others that operate according to the military plan to strike at terrorist organizations sites.
"He stressed Kazim, that" the Air Defense Command has modern systems radar as well as missile systems is one of the latest systems in the world ", noting that "these weapons have been published in several locations to secure the holy shrines and other important sites." He pointed out the air defense commander that "supervision of such systems is carried out by Iraqi expertise, which fought before this period special training on these systems, and is ready to hit any target is trying to penetrate Iraqi airspace or the targeting of a particular site."
He pointed Kazim, that "the atmosphere monitors detects radar and any breach will be clear through it and are taking very swift action to be queried and verified and if found not to Asthsalh official approvals are instructed him to get out, "stressing that" such cases have occurred in previous occasions, and the results were aircraft output after instructing them to do so. "
The plane L- 159 can be equipped with air-to-air missiles and air-to-ground, and that about 80% of its components are sourced from foreign, especially American. Experts say that the Iraqi Squadron, of these aircraft will be an additional firepower mission to Iraqi forces fighting Daash, once full aircraft arrival, and the completion of the pilots for their training on the plane.
In another context, the Commission on Security and Defence parliamentary confirmed, that one of the four F-16, which received Iraq was idle and did not fit yet, while promised that the lack of demand and the Ministry of Defense and the Air Force of the United States the repairs and other compensation that crashed in Arizona, the middle of the current year 2015, constitutes a "major disruption".
The Ministry of Defense, announced in (the 13th of July 2015), the arrival of four F-16, is the first meal that had been contracted with America.
announced that the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, in, (the 26th of June 2015), for the F-16, an Iraqi crash in Arizona the US, and found the body of the pilot, Brigadier Mohammed Monitor friend. The head of the security committee of parliamentary deputy of quitting, in an interview to the (long-Presse), said that "Iraq received four aircraft from the F-16 radar, one was unemployed," noting that "holidays not treated so far is a major flaw."
He called Zamili to the need "for the United States to compensate Iraq for aircraft thousand 16 that crashed in Arizona," surprising from "non-Department of Defense and the Air Force to ask the United States to compensate those aircraft movement."
In the axis of his speech, the President of the Commission on Security and Defense parliamentary, that "Iraq will receive the first meal of Korean fighter jets early next year 2016."
It is noteworthy that Iraq signed with South Korea, in (the 21st of December 2013), on the purchase of 24 aircraft offensive light of the model FA-50 that can be used for training and military actions medium, at a cost of about one billion dollars, while South Korean aerospace company, announced earlier its intention to deliver the aircraft to Baghdad during the next year 2016.
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