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Iraq reportedly received three more Su-25 Frogfoot combat aircraft.

| 2016
World Aviation Defense & Security News - Iraq
Iraq reportedly received three more Su-25 Frogfoot combat aircraft
According to the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), the Iraqi defense ministry took delivery of three Russian-made Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot fighter jets and other military equipment. This delivery was announced on Sunday April 17 by the defense ministry's spokesman Nasseer Nouri.
Iraq reportedly received three more Su 25 Frogfoot combat aircraft 640 001Iraqi Air Force's Su-25 Frogfoot combat aircraft
"Three Su-25 arrived in Iraq today in addition to tons of military equipment", Nouri said in a statement, but didn't detailled the types of equipment. "The warplanes and equipment were part of Iraq's quest to boost the fighting capabilities of the army", he added.

On June 2014, the Iraqi Ministry of Defense confirmed the purchase of 5 Russian Sukhoi Su-25. The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force also delivered seven Su-25s on 1 July 2014, the majority of which were ex-Iraqi aircraft that fled to Iran during the Gulf War.

The Iraqi Air Force currently maintains nine Su-25 Frogfoot in service. The Sukhoi Su-25 is a single-seat, twin-engine fighter developed in the Soviet Union by the Sukhoi Design Bureau to provide close air support to the Russian Armed Forces.


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