Iraq Intends To Assemble Combat Aircraft And Manufacture Other Surveillance Aircraft

Iraq Intends To Assemble Combat Aircraft And Manufacture Other Surveillance Aircraft

05/04/2022 | 1:48 PM

Iraq Intends To Assemble Combat Aircraft And Manufacture Other Surveillance Aircraft Information/Baghdad…

The Military Industrialization Authority revealed, on Wednesday, the entry into service of new production lines for the manufacture of weapons and light munitions and the move towards assembling combat aircraft and other manufacturing for control, while indicating the conclusion of memoranda of understanding with several countries to support the arms industry process.

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The head of the Military Industrialization Authority, Muhammad Sahib Al-Darraji, said in an interview seen by “The Information”, that “there are new production lines for the manufacture of weapons and light munitions, some of which have entered service, and the other part is in the process of reaching the stage of starting production operations.”

Al-Darraji confirmed in his speech, that “Iraq has concluded memoranda of understanding with several countries to enhance the process of arming the security forces, transfer technology and help develop our war industry,” noting that “the extent of the impact and credibility of these memoranda is evidenced by experience. Cooperation with Britain and Pakistan and the extent of the success of the issue becomes clear with the passage of time.”

Regarding the development and building of Iraq’s defense capabilities, the head of the Military Industrialization Authority explained, “The conditions that Iraq went through drained military and economic energies and resources, and we need a new strategy to build our defense capabilities and the capabilities of the army, and this strategy must be built on the basis that the strength of the country is the cause of peace, and weapons A means of deterrence only for anyone who thinks of attacking the country.”

He added, “We need a great development in the quantity and type of weapons, and also the wars have changed, and cybersecurity, electronic and economic warfare has a clear role, and the settlement of the military industry in Iraq is of very great importance in warding off the economic war on the country, preserving the hard currency and strengthening Iraq’s national security.”

Al-Darraji added that “to reach a good level of sufficiency in the armament aspect, a clear strategy must be applied, as it must cooperate with the private sector, and the mentality of the state and the official is based on the fact that the final consumer who needs to support it and achieve sufficiency is the army, by strengthening the work of the Military Industrialization Authority and achieving sufficiency.” desired.”

He stressed the importance of consolidating the idea of ​​weapons manufacturing at home, in the community, as a national duty that supports national security and is of great economic benefit to the country because it will prevent the exit of funds that can be used internally.

Regarding the issue of assembling and manufacturing aircraft of all kinds, the head of the Military Industrialization Authority, Muhammad Sahib Al-Daraji, said, “We have a project to assemble combat aircraft, and the state has adopted a locally manufactured fighter plane project. We have discussions with some countries to assemble helicopters in Iraq, as well as repair and maintenance operations.”

Al-Daraji pointed out that “the commission adopted more than assembly with surveillance planes, as the hull was manufactured inside Iraq, and three models were completed.” finished/25

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