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MOSCOW, February 20. TASS/. Russia delivers the Pantsir-S1 surface-to-air missile systems to Iraq without delay, the press service of High-Precision Systems company told TASS on Friday.
"The delivery of [surface-to-air missile] systems to Iraq is carried out in accordance with the contract signed between Rosoboronexport [Russia’s sole official weapons exporter] and Iraq’s Defense Ministry. The schedule of delivery of main equipment is complied with, there are no delays. Simultaneously, military specialists are undergoing training," the press service said.
Iraq’s Defense Ministry says modern air defense systems delivered from Russia "will strengthen security in the country and enhance protection of its vitally important objects," the press service added.
Last year, director of Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Alexander Fomin disproved reports in the media that Iraq planned to sever its $4 billion contact with Russia on delivery of 48 Pantsir-S1 surface-to-air systems and 36 Mi-28NE military helicopters.
"This information does not correspond to reality. We work as planned with the foreign contractor," Fomin said. He added that information about current and future contracts is commercial secret, and it is inappropriate to discuss it.