Jan 20, 2015

UAE to donate Super Tucanos to Iraq

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is to supply Iraq with a number of Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano light strike aircraft to help combat the Islamic State, a government official has reportedly disclosed.
The UAE had recently ordered up to 24 Super Tucanos on 17 January that the emirates will transfer an undisclosed number to the Iraqi Air Force (IqAF).
Six of these 24 aircraft were to be supplied from the FAB's own inventory so as to expedite deliveries..
As well as the Super Tucanos, the UAE is also reported to be donating up to 10 Dassault Mirage 2000-9 combat aircraft, plus other ground-based weapons systems to the Iraqi government.

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