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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Iraqi EC635 Stand Alone Weapon System, Ingwe contract concluded

Iraqi EC635The Iraqi Army Air Corps’ EC635 light helicopters are now armed with machineguns, cannons, rockets and Ingwe missiles provided by South Africa and Airbus Helicopters.

Iraq ordered 24 EC635s in 2009, with the first two being delivered in June 2011. The Iraqi Army has used its EC635s to combat Islamic State militants. Earlier this year footage emerged of the helicopters attacking Islamic State soft skinned vehicles using rockets and .50 calibre machineguns.

defenceWeb has learnt that the contract for Ingwe anti-tank missiles for the helicopters was recently concluded with Airbus Helicopters.

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