The Iraqi Army Aviation Command operates eight Mi-28NE/UB attack helicopters. The first two of these combat-capable trainers were delivered on 28 June 2016.
An unknown number (but at least twelve) of CH-4B UAVs was received from China since 23 January 2015. They were first noted in March that year and in October they made their public appearance.
|Al Shaibah (--)|
RWY 14/32 POS 30°25'33"N 047°38'36"E ELEV 58 ft
|Transport Helicopter Wing
||85th Transport sq||Mi-17|
The Mi-8/17 Hip used to be the mainstay of the Iraqi Army. Some of the examples bought by the Saddam Hussein regime seem to have survived and were upgraded in Jordan.
Bell T-407 YI-140 is seen here during the first test flight for the helicopters over Northern Iraq. The training helicopters will help train qualified Iraqi army pilots to operate and maintain the Iraqi 407 Armed Scout Helicopters (IA-407).
McMillan, Amie J SPC USCENTCOM USF-I)