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Russia to supply radar system for Iraqi Air Force airfield — source

November 13, 2015, 9:19 UTC+3
The Russian equipment will ensure radar control and navigation at a distance of up to 400 kilometres form the aerodrome and instrument landing of aircraft in poor visibility conditions
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MOSCOW, November 13. /TASS/. Russia is supplying to Iraq flight radio-technical support equipment for an aerodrome of the country’s Air Force, a source in the military-technical cooperation sphere told TASS on Friday.

"The supply of this equipment for the Iraqi Air Force is currently underway. The contract provides for equipping an aerodrome in Iraq with flight radio-technical support equipment," the source said.

According to him, the Russian equipment will ensure radar control and navigation at a distance of up to 400 kilometres form the aerodrome and instrument landing of aircraft in poor visibility conditions.

In recent years Iraq has been a major buyer of Russian weapons and equipment. In 2012, the sides signed a contract package on the supply to Baghdad of various military equipment worth $4.2 billion. Iraqi officials have repeatedly displayed an interest in the development of military-technical cooperation with Russia.

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