Sunday, October 5, 2014
German and Iranian military assistance to Peshmerga forces
German Bundeswehr on 31AUG14 announced Peshmerga are to receive 30 launchers and 500 rockets, with delivery in two portions.
There is a history of Iraqi Army usage of the MILAN system stretching as far back as the Baath era. Now German deliveries and training are being directed toward an Iraqi sectarian militia in the fight against ISIL.
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Below: Peshmerga-fielded SPG-9 Kopye (“Spear”) 73 mm recoilless gun. Note what appears to be Iranian ammo box. There exists extensive arms commonality between Iran and the Iraqi Peshmerga.