Iran and allied Iraqi PMF at IQDEX2017

INVOLVED IN THIS ARTICLE:

Shahid Meisami Group

Shahid Meisami Group

Popular Mobilization Forces

Popular Mobilization Forces

Iranian Aviation Industries Organization

Iranian Aviation Industries Organization

Marine Industries Group

Marine Industries Group

For the second year Iran participated in the International Defense Exhibition in Iraq (IQDEX 2017), held in Baghdad from 5 to 7 March 2017. Iran exhibitors included IRI Ministry of Defense, Marine Industries Organization, National Geographic Organization, Shahid Meisami Group, Defense Industries Organization and Aviation Industries Organization. Also exhibiting was Iran-allied Iraqi Popular Mobilization Unit.

Of note, Iran arms exports are still subject to restriction per JCPOA and UNSC. Seemingly only in Iraq can Iranian and American arms vendors solicit sales in the same locale.

Below is open-source imagery of the exhibitors:

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From Iran’s Defense Industries Organization (DIO) exhibitor space: promotional poster of Pirooz (“Victory”) anti-armor vehicle system. Iranian ATGM platform utilizes Dehlavieh (Kornet-E) launchers with mobility rendered by Karivan Aras (“Even”) tactical vehicle.

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Ad slick for Pirooz (“Victory”) anti-armor vehicle system

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From Iran’s Defense Industries Organization (DIO) exhibitor space: promotional materials for Toofan (“Typhoon”) BGM-71 TOW variant, Raad (“Thunder”) AT-3 variant and Saeghe (“Lightning”) M47 variant anti-tank guided missiles.

Behind the Toofan display are examples of Misagh (“Covenant”) MANPADS launcher and missile.

In the background can be seen exhibitor space for Iran’s Aviation Industries Organization.

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Exhibitor space for Iran-allied Popular Mobilization Force. Displayed weapon types include 107 mm multiple rocket launcher, Ashtar rocket and explosively formed penetrators (EFPs). EFPs are particularly notorious for use by Iran-backed armed groups against coalition vehicles during the military occupation of Iraq.

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Iran-allied PMU exhibitor space promotional banners are titled “Technical Directorate for Military Production,” likely related to political efforts intended to officially include Popular Mobilization Force within Iraq’s military and security establishment.

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Iraqi PMU representatives similar in appearance to Lebanese Hezbollah and IRGC

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Iraqi Military Industries display what appears to be local variant of Iranian AM50 (HS .50) single-shot anti-materiel sniper rifle.

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Above image noteworthy as rendered on promotional brochure for IQDEX2017. Image depicts a smiling Iraqi Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Othman Al-Ghanami, touring Iran’s DIO exhibitor space during IQDEX2016.

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The promotional brochure for IQDEX2017 also featured this image of Iran’s DIO exhibitor space fromg IQDEX2016.

Source » inteloniran.blogspot

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