No. 70 Squadron IqAF
|No. 70 Squadron IqAF|
|Branch||Iraqi Air Force|
|Base||Basra International Airport|
|Engagements||Battle of Basra (2008)|
|Reconnaissance||12 x CH2000|
70 Sqn is based at Basra International Airport and is responsible for securing the southern Iraqi border and protecting Iraqi infrastructure. It currently consists of 12 CH2000 reconnaissance/ liaison aircraft. 2 Seabird Seekers had been previously used by the squadron, but now appear to have been withdrawn.
During the Iraqi Army offensive against the Mahdi Army in March 2008, the squadron flew 53 missions over Basra, providing 91 hours of intelligence and reconnaissance to Iraqi Army forces on the ground, including information about enemy troop concentration and bomb damage assessments.
- Iraqi Security Forces Order of Battle Page 3 - Long War Journal
- Air Force Reports- New Iraqi Air Force - MILAVIA
- Iraqi Air Force Executes Over 100 Missions in Support of Operation Charge - Newsblaze.com
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