Iraqi Army Air Corps’ EC635 helicopter armament upgrade

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Iraqi Army Air Corps’ EC635 light helicopters are now armed with SAWS package comprising 12.7mm machineguns, 20mm cannons, 70mm rockets and Ingwe missiles provided by South Africa and Airbus Helicopters.

SAWS is suitable for any Airbus Helicopters light and medium helicopter products. The package features a Belgian FN Herstal HMP–400 12.7 mm machine gun, a French Nexter NC-621 20mm cannon, FZ-233 70 mm rockets and Denel’s Ingwe anti-tank missile.

Iraq ordered 24 EC635s in 2009, with the first two being delivered in June 2011.

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