Iraq Seeks Turkish Bayraktar Drones, T129 Helicopter, EW Systems

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  • 10:31 AM, August 30, 2021
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Iraq Seeks Turkish Bayraktar Drones, T129 Helicopter, EW Systems
Bayraktar TB2 combat drone

Iraq is eyeing Bayraktar TB2 combat drones, T129 helicopters and Electronic Warfare (EW) systems manufactured by Turkey.

Iraq’s Defense Minister Juma Anad Saadoun said on Iraqi television that the country had “reached a consensus” with Turkey concerning the purchase of Bayraktar TB2 drones. He added that his government intends to purchase a dozen T129 ATAK helicopters and sent a request to buy six Koral EW systems, reports said.

Saadoun attended the IDEF-21 exhibition in Istanbul earlier this month. He met with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar and held meetings with senior Turkish defense industry officials.

Ankara has been requested to prepare and send project offers. Iraq will reportedly evaluate the process after the offers reach them by Tuesday.

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