Ian Bach

Viewing conflicts through the eye of Counterinsurgency COIN – Since 2007

Iraqi Air Force (IQAF)

C-130E Hercules

The Iraqi Air Force (IQAF) is being rebuilt as part of the overall program to build a new Iraqi defense force. In December 2004, the Iraqi ministry of defense signed two contracts worth 132 million USD. The IQAF is scheduled to be expanded to 3,000 personnel by early 2008.

The Air Force primarily serves as a light reconnaissance and transport operation. On March 4, 2007, the IQAF carried out its first medical evacuation in the city of Baghdad when an injured police officer was airlifted to a hospital.

In 2007, the USAF’s Second Air Force, part of the Air Education and Training Command, was given responsibility to provide curricula and advice to the Iraqi Air Force as it stands up its own technical training and branch specific basic training among others. This mission is known as “CAFTT” for Coalition Air Forces Technical Training.

Serbia will deliver 35 training propeller airplanes of domestic production Lasta-95 to Iraq.

It will be interesting to see is Iraq will incorporate UAVs into their Air Force. I think it is more likely in near future that they will adopt the use of small observational UAVs like the US Raven. However these small UAVs tend to be more effective when directly incorporated into Army units. – Ian Bach.

Active Squadrons

Aircraft inventory





In service


Cessna 172

United States



to be delivered in 2007

Bell UH-1H Iroquois

United States

light-lift utility helicopter

Huey II


Bell 206 JetRanger

United States

utility helicopter


Jordan Aerospace SAMA CH2000





8 more to be delivered

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

United States

tactical airlift/ transport



Mil Mi-17 Hip-H

Soviet Union/ Russia

medium-lift transport helicopter





Beechcraft King Air 350

United States

surveillance and reconnaissance



24 on order

Seabird Seeker





currently grounded

The Clash - London Calling

UH-1H “Hueys” being assembled in Iraq


The following is a list of several pre-war types that have been reported on inventory or in storage. The condition of the following airplanes is relatively unknown. Most of these are likely to currently be non-operational. Many of these are still in production and should be able to be refurbished.

About Ian Bach

Independent Online Terrorist Hunter I teach people how to hunt down and shut down the Bad guys web sites. I also teach about the various countries and cultures. Like most cases it is a small group of bsd eggs that in this case call themselves Muslims but in actual fact they are more like how KKK call themselves ",True Christisians". But in both cases / groups they preach a perverted and twisted view a religion. In the case of ISIS, all Qaeda, al Nusra, and the rest of the terrorists who claim to be true Muslims most of these groups follow the Wahhabi teachings. They are almost all Sunni and their goal is global domination. Yet they must be very bad at math and history. Since most Muslims prefer a separation of church and state and also mist are against Shari's Law. Esp the twisted and overly exaggerated form of Sharia Law that the Wahhabi and other bad guys use. I have studied terrorism, insurgencies, and the best tried and proven methods that work to fight terrorism. My Blogs have many links and articles that can show you who are the best and most knowledgeable people in the fields or counterinsurgency and counter terrorism. When I find great practitioner's I always listen to them to find out who they learned from and who they respect and admire. Thus I am always learning new stuff from the best and most successful in their fields of knoeledge. I strive to be an open and ethical source of information, I have met many awesome, kind, caring, and loving wonderful people many who I am close friends with now from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Iran, and many from S.E. Asia which also has a high percent of their populations that are Muslim.We must always strive to be aware people are not any one particular religion via that's what they chose to be, instead most people are a particular religion because that's what their parents and/or county is. I was raised Catholic but because I became Interested in magic ,(illusion - smoke n mirrors) and science which lead me to study many religions, and I would call myself an atheist. Yet sometimes when I lose my keys ZI find myself praying "Hail Marys" and a few "Our Fathers" which most always aides me in finding my keys. My belief is that if I just frantically look around for my krys, good luck it takes me for ever. But by saying these prayers it is like s sort of meditation and my mind becomes more calm, which is why it helps my find my keys.

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