29 Nov '16, 9pm

Iraq reportedly finalizing HQ-9 air defence order

Iraq is close to finalising a USD2.5 billion order for Chinese military equipment that includes HQ-9 long-range air defence systems, Iraq's Mawazin news agency cited well-informed sources as saying on 28 November. The HQ-9 is derived from the Russian S-300PMU system. The exports version is designated the FD-2000 and another version is offered called the FT-2000 that has missiles with passive radar seekers. The deal may also include Type 99 tanks and other Chinese military equipment, Mawazin reported.

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