Russia has put army of Iraq more than 20 anti-aircraft missile and gun systems «Pantsir-S1». «Rosoboronexport» has successfully fulfilled this part of the contract on the supply of weapons to the Iraqi armed forces, said «Interfax».
In 2012 Russia has signed with Iraq a contract worth 4.2 billion dollars. The contract involved the supply of 24 complexes «Carapace-C1» and 30 Mi-28NE. Later an agreement was signed about deliveries of Mi-35 helicopters and su-25.
It should be noted that later it was reported about the cancellation of the contract. The deal was cancelled amid a corruption scandal in Moscow, which were suspended from posts by several of the defense Ministers led by defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov. The cause of the breach of contract Baghdad authorities called corruption. Later, the parties were able to agree on the modalities of execution of this agreement.
Complex «Carapace» is equipped with an automatic anti-aircraft guns caliber 30 mm and missiles and capable of hitting planes in the air at a distance of 20 kilometers and at altitudes up to 15 kilometers.