Iraq is considering a buy of Russian Mig-29 fighter jets as it attempts to bolster its air defenses, according to press reports our of Baghdad.
Discussions were also said to be underway for Iraq’s eventual acquisition of a large batch of Russian MiG-29 fighters and helicopters along with heavy weaponry.
The Mig-29 is an air-superiority fighter, however some versions have an air-to-ground capability.
Iraq used to fly Mig-29s prior to the U.S. invasion in 1991.
More than 1600 MiG-29s are operated by the Russian air force and 25 other countries, according to the Russian Aircraft Corporation website.
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