Conferences & Events
Iranian, Iraqi Defense Ministers Meet in Baghdad
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan who is visiting Baghdad to boost the two states' defense cooperation told his Iraqi counterpart in a meeting on Monday that Tehran will stand beside the Iraqi nation and government with all
U.S. to Expedite Military Aid to Iraq
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Friday about the attacks by Islamic State militants (ISIS) on the city of Ramadi, and pledged the United States would expedite U.S. aid to Iraqi Forces.
Iraq Requests Varıous Ammunition from the US
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for Ammunition and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $395 million.
Iraq Hopes to Receive First F-16 Jets This Summer
After delays caused by the war with Islamic State, Iraq hopes to take first deliveries of its F-16 fighter jets from the United States this summer, a senior Iraqi official said.
Airways Aviation Opens New Pilot Foundation School in Iraq
Leading global aviation educator Airways Aviation is opening its latest Aviation Theory School in Baghdad, paving the way for aspiring Iraqi pilots to launch their flying careers.
Beechcraft to Supply King Air 350 Aircraft to Iraq
US-based Beechcraft Corporation has won a $27 million contract from the Iraqi military, which includes supply of one King Air 350 extended range aircraft modified with intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capability, a report said.
Iraqi Cabinet Approves Draft Law to Set up National Guard
The Iraqi cabinet approved on Tuesday two draft laws, one that would see the creation of a national guard, the other aimed at reforming government policies toward former members of the Baath party.
Pentagon: 3,600 Iraqi Security Forces in Training
There are about 3,600 Iraqi Security Forces and Kurdish Forces in the training pipeline, Rear Admiral John Kirby, Pentagon spokesman, said on Friday.
US Donates 250 MRAP Vehicles to Iraq to Fight ISIL
The United States has donated 250 mine-resistant, ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles to the Iraqi Government for the country’s security forces to fight against the Islamic State (IS), the US Department of State said.
US Starts Training Iraqi Forces Against ISIL
The United States has begun training Iraqi army recruits, a central part of the strategy by the U.S.-led coalition that is working with the Iraqi government to retake territory and ultimately defeat Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
Iraq, Iran Sign MoU on Defense Cooperation
Iran and Iraq signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to broaden defense cooperation between the two neighboring states, Fars News Agency reported.
Iraq Requests M1A1 Abrams Tanks & Associated Equipment
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for M1A1 Abrams tanks and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $2.4 billion.
Iraq Requests M1151A1 Vehicles & Associated Equipment
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for M1151A1 Up-Armored High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $579
Iraq to Seek NATO’s Support for Building Defense Capacity
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi announced plans to request NATO's assistance in building security capacity, the press statement published on NATO’s official website said.
Iraq Requests 2,000 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems (APKWS) and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $97 million.
Six Mirage Jets to Join France’s Fight Against ISIS
France will send an additional six fighter jets to aid the battle against extremists from ISIS. (AFP)
ILA/Berlin Air Show
24 - 29
Berlin - Germany
07 - 10
Amman - Jordan
UAE Future Civil Defense Conference
07 - 08
Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
11 - 15
Paris - France
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