Iraq Expected To Use Foreign Pilots

  • Middle East Newsline
  • July 01, 2014
LONDON [MENL] -- Iraq was expected to employ foreign pilots for its new
fleet of Su-25 fighter-jets, a report said.
The Royal United Services Institute asserted that the Iraq Air Force
lacked the pilots and maintenance capability for the new Su-25 aircraft
provided by Russia. In a report, the London-based institute said the Sukhoi
ground-attack jets would be difficult to service as well as operate.
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