List of current equipment of the Iraqi Army

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The following is a list of equipment currently in use with the Iraqi Army. For a list of previous equipment, please see List of former equipment of the Iraqi Army.

Infantry weapons[edit]

Small arms[edit]

Name Image Country of origin Caliber Quantity Notes
Pistol
Glock 19 GLOCK 19.JPG  Austria 9×19mm Parabellum
SIG P226 SIG Sauer P226 neu.jpg  Germany 9×19mm Parabellum
FB P99[1] Walther P99RAD PICT0081.jpg  Germany
 Poland
9×19mm Parabellum 20,000 Polish built under license.
Beretta 92 Beretta 92 FS.gif  Italy 9×19mm Parabellum
CZ-99 Cz99.jpg  Yugoslavia
 Serbia
9×19mm Parabellum 18,000
Beretta M1951 Tariq-1.jpg  Italy
 Iraq
9×19mm Parabellum From Saddam's Era, license-built in Iraq as Tariq
Makarov 9-мм пистолет Макарова с патронами.jpg  Soviet Union 9×18mm Makarov Supplied during Saddam's Era, being phased out in favor of 9×19mm Parabellum.
Submachine gun
PM-84 Glauberyt[1] PM06 Glauberyt PICT0014.jpg  Poland 9×19mm Parabellum 6,000 PM-98 version.
PM-63 RAK Submachine gun wz63.jpg  Poland 9×18mm Makarov
Škorpion vz. 61 Normal skorpion 01.jpg  Czechoslovakia 7.65×17mm Browning SR Being replaced by PM-98.
Carbines
M4 PEO M4 Carbine RAS M68 CCO.jpg  United States 5.56×45mm NATO 10,000
Kbk wz. 1988 Tantal[1] Tantal REMOV.jpg  Poland 5.45×39mm 10,000
Zastava M70 Ramadi police officer with Zastava M70, 2008.jpg  Yugoslavia/ Iraq 7.62×39mm 100,000 The Zastava M70 series was manufactured in Iraq by Al-Qadissiya Establishments as the Tabuk. Most widely used by Military Police.
SKS SKS - Ryssland - AM.045810.jpg  Soviet Union 7.62×39mm Being replaced by Zastava M21.
Rifles and Assault Rifles
AKM[1]
PM model 63/65
MPi KMS-72
Type 56
Baghdad Iraq during the post withdrawal insurgency soldier standing guard.png
Iracki żołnierz z kbk Tantal.jpg
 Soviet Union/ Poland
Romania Socialist Republic of Romania
 East Germany
 China
7.62×39mm 200,000+
?
?
?
?
All are 7.62×39mm variants and improvements of the same AK-47 rifle, with over 300,000 believed to be in stock.
vz. 58 Sa 58-JH01.jpg  Czechoslovakia 7.62×39mm
M16A4 M16a4lh6.jpg  United States 5.56×45mm NATO 80,000 Eventually intended to replace AK derivatives.
VHS-2 VHS-D assault rifle REMOV.jpg  Croatia 5.56×45mm NATO Repeatedly seen in pictures of the Battle of Mosul.
M14 EBR PEO M14 EBR.jpg  United States 7.62×51mm NATO Used by Iraqi Special Operations Forces[2]
Lee–Enfield Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk 1 (1903) - UK - cal 303 British - Armémuseum.jpg  United Kingdom .303 British Ceremonial/Drill rifle
Shotgun
Benelli M4 Super 90 Benelli m4 2.jpg  Italy 12 gauge
Sniper rifles
Tabuk Sniper Rifle Iraki with Tabuk.JPEG  Iraq 7.62×39mm RPK modified and used as a sniper rifle
M24 PEO M24 SWS.jpg  United States 7.62×51mm
SVD SVD Dragunov.jpg  Soviet Union
 Iraq
7.62×54mmR Al-Kadesih is an Iraqi-made variant incorporating elements of the PSL.
PSL Psl sniper rifle.jpeg Romania Socialist Republic of Romania 7.62×54mmR
Light Machine Guns
M249 Improved M249 Machine Gun.jpg  Belgium
 United States
5.56×45mm NATO US copy of the Belgian FN Minimi
RPK Machine Gun RPK.jpg  Soviet Union 7.62×39mm
Zastava M72 M72B1.jpg  Yugoslavia
 Iraq
7.62×39mm
RPD LMG-RPD-44.jpg  Soviet Union 7.62×39mm
General Purpose Machine Guns
M60 machine gun M60GPMG.jpeg  United States 7.62×51mm
M240 PEO M240B Profile.jpg  United States 7.62×51mm
PK machine gun PKM DD-ST-85-01257.JPEG  Soviet Union
 Bulgaria
7.62×54mm
Zastava M84 SloveneM84.jpg  Yugoslavia 7.62×54mm 1,000+
Heavy Machine Guns
M2 Browning Machine gun M2 1.jpg  United States .50 BMG
DShK Doushka desert.jpg  Soviet Union 12.7×108mm
NSV[1] 12,7 NSV Turku 3.JPG  Soviet Union
 Poland
12.7×108mm
KPV KPVrear.jpg  Soviet Union 14.5×114mm
Rotary cannon

Explosives, anti-tank weapons, and launchers[edit]

Name Image Country of origin Type Quantity Notes
Grenades & Grenade launchers
RGD-5 Rgd 5 hand grenade.jpeg  Soviet Union Hand grenade
F1 F1 grenade travmatik com 02 by-sa.jpg  Soviet Union Hand grenade
M203 M16a2m203 afmil.jpg  United States Underbarrel grenade launcher 2,550
Mk 19 AGL MK19-02.jpg  United States Automatic grenade launcher
Anti-tank warfare
RPG-7 RPG-7 detached.jpg  Soviet Union Rocket-propelled grenade
Type 69 RPG DN-SD-06-16156.JPG  China Rocket-propelled grenade Chinese copy of the RPG-7
AT4 AT-4Launcher.jpeg  Sweden
 United States
Anti-tank weapon
SPG-9 SPG-9M rus.jpeg  Soviet Union Recoilless rifle
MILAN MILAN P1220770.jpg  France Anti-tank guided missile
Kornet 9M133 Kornet.JPG  Russia Anti-tank guided missile [3]
MANPADs
SA-16 IGLA-S MANPADS at IDELF-2008.jpg  Russia Man-portable air defense system [4]
Land Mines
M16 M16a2mine.png  United States Anti-personnel mine
M18A1 Claymore US M18a1 claymore mine.jpg  United States Anti-personnel mine
Valmara 69 Valmara69 AP-mine.JPEG  Italy Anti-personnel mine
PROM-1 PROM-1 bounding landmine.jpg  Yugoslavia Anti-personnel mine

Vehicles[edit]

Tanks[edit]

Name Country of origin
M1A1M  United States
T-72А/M  Soviet Union
T-55  Soviet Union
Type-69  China

Engineering and Recovery vehicles[edit]

Name Image Country of Origin Quantity Notes
Armoured recovery vehicle
M88 Recovery Vehicle Eager Lion 2013 130614-M-LP523-002.jpg  United States 29 (+8) M88A2, 8 more on order
BREM-1 Iraqi Armoured recovery vehicles.JPG  Soviet Union
 Hungary
>4 First 4 delivered by Hungary in 2005.
WZT-2[5] Iraqi WZT-2 in Salman Pak 2.JPG  Poland  ? From Saddam's Era.

Armored fighting vehicles[edit]

Name Image Country of origin Quantity Notes
Main Battle Tank
M1A1M Abrams M1 Abrams tanks in Iraqi service, Jan. 2011.jpg  United States 140 [6][7] 40 damaged or destroyed by ISIS
T-72M/M1[8] Iraqi T-72 tank fires.JPG  Soviet Union
 Poland
 Czechoslovakia
 Hungary
125 77 donated from Hungary
T-55[8] An Iraqi Army T-55A tank parked in front of a checkpoint.JPG  Soviet Union
 China
76
Infantry fighting vehicle
BMP-1[8] Iraqi BMP.JPG  Soviet Union
 Czechoslovakia
 Greece
 Hungary
884 100 donated from Greece. Another 100 from Hungary.
Armored personnel carrier
APC Talha  Pakistan 44 [9]
M113A2 M113 Iraqi Army APC.jpg  United States 1050 1,026[10] order:
* 618 APCs
* 68 AMEVs
* 192 M548A1 Cargo Carriers
* 66 M1064 120mm Mortar Carriers
* 80 M577A2 Command Posts
* 2 M577A2 Medical Treatment Vehicles
Spartan[8] FV103 Spartan IFOR.jpg  United Kingdom 100 Tracked APC, Non operational.
MT-LB[8] Iraqi MT-LB.JPEG  Soviet Union
 Bulgaria
 Poland
561 Tracked APC - 500 additional on order however,

probably specialist variant - not APC versions

BTR-4[11] BTR-4 with BM-7 during ATO.jpg  Ukraine 88 Only 88 out of an order for 420 were delivered by late 2013 and the contract has been canceled due to numerous quality violations.
BTR-94[8] Iraqi BTR-94 APC.JPEG  Ukraine 50 Wheeled APC used by Federal Police
BTR-80UP[12] Ukrainian BTR-80.jpg  Soviet Union
 Ukraine
 Poland
98+
ILAV Badger Iraqi MRAP.jpg  United States 879 Used for Route Clearance
Reva Reva APC.jpg  South Africa 200 Federal Police
Muhafiz  Pakistan 60
Ain Jaria-1[8] Szkolenie irackich żołnierzy 04.jpg  Poland 600 Iraqi version of Dzik-3
Otokar Akrep  Turkey 576
M1151[13] M1151.jpg  United States 492 Over 50 vehicles fell into the hands of ISIS in Mosul.
Panhard M3 PanhardM3old.JPG  France 44
Armored Car
EE-9 Cascavel Iraqi Cascavels2.jpg  Brazil 35 Restored to service 2008.[14]
M1117 Armored Security Vehicle Iraqi light armored vehicles in Ramadi.jpg  United States 264
Panhard AML[15] AML-90 DM-SC-91-12078.JPEG  France 10 AML-90 variant; possibly refurbished.[16]
BRDM-2 Szakal 108 bryglogisty 2.jpg  Soviet Union 13

Artillery[edit]

Name Image Country of origin Caliber Quantity Notes
Multiple Rocket Launcher
TOS-1 ТОС-1А Буратино на репетиции парада 4.5.2010.jpg  Russia 220 mm 10 One was filmed by CNN international being used in the battle for Tikrit.
BM-21 Russian BM-21 Grad in Saint Petersburg.JPG  Soviet Union
 Ukraine
122mm 55 Few survived the invasion of 2003 with new vehicles being bought from Ukraine.
Self-propelled Howitzer
M109 Iraqi M109howitzer.PNG  United States 155mm 49
Type 83 SPH  China 152mm 54 Salvaged
Howitzer
M198 U.S. Marines in the Persian Gulf War (1991) 001.jpg  United States 155mm 128 52 were captured by ISIS.[17]
GHN45 GHN-45rear.jpg  Austria 155mm approx 30 Salvaged howitzers[18] Some of this Reused again by Popular Mobilization Forces (Iraq)
M46 A412 130 mm M1982.JPG  Soviet Union 130mm 18 Salvaged
D30 Artilleryman of the Afghan National Army.jpg  Soviet Union 122mm 12 Salvaged

Air defense[edit]

Name Image Country of origin Type Quantity Notes
Pantsir-S1 Bronnitsy - 01 - Pantsir-S1 SAM.jpg  Russia SPAAG 20 48 on order.[4]
AN/TWQ-1 Avenger Avenger missile.jpg  United States SPAAG 10 (+30) 40 on order with 681 FIM-92 Stinger missiles
ZSU-23-4 Iraqi ZSU-23-4 self-propelled 23mm anti-aircraft system.JPEG  Soviet Union SPAAG 10+ Salvaged
S-60 Captured iraqi S-60-AA-gun.JPEG  Soviet Union Towed AA gun 250+ Close to 100 units fell to Peshmerga upon Iraqis' Army rout from Kirkuk in June 2014.
ZU-23-2 Amna Sur 05.JPG  Soviet Union Towed AA gun  ? Some refurbished

Aircraft[edit]

Name Image Country of origin Type Quantity[19] Notes
Bell 206B JetRanger Bell.206b.jetranger.III.g-mfmf.arp.jpg  United States Utility helicopter 10
Bell 407 Flickr - DVIDSHUB - Crew assembles, flight tests new helicopters for Iraq (Image 2 of 2).jpg  United States Utility helicopter
Training helicopter
30
3
20 trainers, 3 gunships, 24 armed scouts.[20]
Eurocopter EC635 Eurocopter EC 635 mock-up ILA 2012.jpg  France light attack/utilitiy helicopter 24 Option for additional 26 helicopters TBD through 2012. First deliveries in January 2010
Bell UH-1H Iraqi air force UH-1H II Huey helicopter.JPG  United States Utility helicopter 15 Used for medivac/search and rescue.
Mil Mi-17 Iraqi Mi-171E helicopter.jpg  Russia Utility helicopter 74 3 have crashed in 2013, the most recent on 9 May 2013
Mil Mi-35M Mil Mi-35M (54 yellow).jpg  Russia Attack helicopter 28 [21] Originally 16 but 1 was shot down on October 3, 2014.[21]

Future procurements[edit]

The following is a list of items that have been requested, ordered, or otherwise purchased for, but not yet delivered to the Iraqi Army.

Vehicles[edit]

Logistics and utility vehicles[edit]

Name Type Quantity Notes
M548A1 Tracked Logistics Vehicle 16 [citation needed]
M113A2 Armored Ambulance 8 [citation needed]
M1151A1B1 HMMPWV 160 [citation needed]
M1070 Heavy Equipment Transporter 35 [citation needed]
MMWV Ambulance 8 [citation needed]
Contact Maintenance Truck Maintenance Truck 8 [citation needed]

Armored fighting vehicles[edit]

Name Type Number Notes
M577A2 Command Post Carrier 200 [citation needed]
M1135 Stryker NBC Recon 50 Requested[22]
M2A2 ODS Bradley Infantry fighting vehicle 200 Negotiating, deal expected in 2014[23]

Air defense[edit]

Name Type Number Notes
AN/TWQ-1 Avenger Anti-aircraft 40 Requested with 681 Block I 92H Stinger missiles[24]
MIM-23 Hawk XXI Anti-aircraft 3 batteries Requested, 6 fire units per battery, with 216 MIM-23P HAWK missiles[24]

UAV[edit]

Name Origin Quantity Notes
CH-4B [citation needed]
RQ-11 Raven [25]

Radars[edit]

Name Origin Type Quantity Notes
AN/TPQ-36  United States FIREFINDER Radar Systems 6 [26]
AN/TPQ-37  United States FIREFINDER Radars 6 [citation needed]
Meteorological Measuring Sets  United States 3 [citation needed]
AN/VRC-92  United States export variant Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems 86 [citation needed]
Improved Position and Azimuth Determining Systems  United States 3 [citation needed]
AN/MPQ-64F1 SENTINEL  United States Air defense 13 Requested for use with Avengers[24]

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