Days after an Iranian air defence missile brought down a US Global Hawk surveillance drone, Iraq has sought technical collaboration from Tehran to develop air defence systems.
The cooperation, highlighted during the visit last week of of Deputy Commander of the Iraqi Army Tariq Abbas Ibrahim Abdulhussein, would potentially include production, training, logistical support in various fields, including electronic warfare operations, radar operation, optical surveillance, command and control, radar calculations, and software.
“Baghdad was requesting the cooperation “in the light of the previous instances of observation by Iraqi military delegations of Iran’s defensive capabilities,” PressTV reported Monday, quoting the Iraqi official as saying.
“Iran has achieved the capability for manufacturing various pieces of air defense equipment, including tactical and deployable radars, missile and artillery systems, signal intelligence gathering, electronic warfare equipment, and unmanned aerial vehicles,” the Iranian commander said, adding that Tehran is in “complete readiness to meet Baghdad’s defensive needs in all areas of expertise concerning manufacturing and supporting air defense systems.”
According to the commander, the two countries had agreed to cooperate in the area of air defense in April, to fend off the challenges facing their respective air spaces.
The United States Cyber Command launched a retaliatory cyber-attack against an Iranian intelligence group on Thursday, who are allegedly responsible for bombing oil tankers on May 12 off the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the Gulf of Oman. A report published by Yahoo News stated that an undisclosed intelligence group tied to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) reportedly “hacked” into US marine traffic tracking websites
Iran has shot down a US military “spy” drone flying over southern Iranian province of Hormozgan, on Thursday. Tehrans IRNA news agency identified the American drone as the RQ-4 Global Hawk
President of the United States (US) Donald Trump on Thursday announced that an amphibious ship belonging to the US Navy destroyed an Iranian drone as it was entering the Strait of Hormuz. “I want to apprise everyone of an incident in the Strait of Hormuz today, involving USS Boxer, a US Navy amphibious assault ship
The Iranian army has received the first batch of the country-made Mohajer-6 ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance) drone capable of carrying two precision-guided bombs. The Iran Army Ground Forces, on Wednesday, received the drones, previously used only by Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Mehr news agency reported
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