Air Platforms

Iraq to get another King Air

01 July 2014
The first Iraqi Air Force King Air 350ER-ISR pictured at New Al-Muthana Airbase on 22 October 2008. Source: US Army

Iraq is to get another Hawker Beechcraft King Air 350ER aircraft under a USD7.85 million contract announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 30 June. The contract is expected to be completed by 30 March 2015.

The Iraqi Air Force already operates King Air 350ERs that have been modified into intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms and one King Air 350 light transport aircraft. The six aircraft were delivered under a USD10.5 million contract announced by the DoD in September 2008 and are based at Baghdad's New al-Muthana Airbase.

Iraq's 350ER-ISR version carries an L-3 Wescam MX-15i electro-optical turret and a GA-ASI Lynx Block 30E synthetic aperture radar/ground moving target indicator.

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