Iraq today receives three F16 aircraft, bringing its squadron to 21 fighters

Iraq today receives three F16 aircraft, bringing its squadron to 21 fighters

2017/9/29 9:51

Iraq today receives three F16 aircraft bringing its squadron to 21 fighters[Ayna-Baghdad]
Iraq receives on Friday, three new fighter jets from the United States under the contract between the two countries.
The Iraqi Air Force Command said in a statement received by the agency all of Iraq [where] a copy of it, “3 F-16 aircraft arrive this afternoon to the base of air from the United States to join the fleet of fighter aircraft of this kind.”
The new planes “will participate in the next few days in counterterrorism operations against the terrorist advocate,” she said.
The Iraqi Air Force Command apologized for celebrating the arrival of these aircraft to coincide with the arrival of the body of the martyr pilot pilot Noor Faleh Al-Khazali, “who was killed in a training flight in the state of Arizona on the sixth of September
It is noteworthy that Iraq has received so far 18 fighter aircraft F-16 Made out of 36 aircraft under the contract between the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and Lockheed Martin.
With the arrival of the three aircraft today will be the sixth meal received by Iraq from the manufacturer and raise the Iraqi Air Force Squadron to 21 aircraft.
Many of the Iraqi pilots completed their flight training at the base of Arizona, where the second pilot spent two of their aircraft crashes during training and did not give details of the causes of the accidents so far or whether there would be compensation for the wrecked planes.
The announcement coincides with the start of the second phase on Friday to liberate the province of Hawija and areas close to it west of Kirkuk.

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