US creates layered missile defense system over Iraq


The U.S. Army began deploying its own layered missile defense system over Iraq. This became imperative after Iran’s retaliation for the assassination of General Kassem Suleimani by the Americans.


On January 8, 2020, a total of 22 Iranian cruise missiles fell on the territory of the Pentagon military base, while 34 members of the US Armed Forces suffered to one degree or another. According to the Polish edition of Defense24, the US army is now building a multi-layer air defense / missile defense system designed to protect pro-Iranian militias from missiles, artillery shells and UAVs.

The basis of the defense of military bases in Erbil and Al-Assad is Patriot anti-aircraft systems. To combat artillery and mortar shells, the C-RAM system was installed, a ground version of the Vulcan-Phalanx artillery anti-aircraft complex (pictured). Avenger self-propelled launchers on the Humvee chassis should strengthen air defense. Stinger missiles launched from them will work on enemy drones from mobile points.

According to the publication, there are currently about 6000 American soldiers in Iraq. The Pentagon does not intend to drastically reduce its contingent, even because of the coronavirus pandemic. However, compactly concentrated, they are good targets for strikes by Iran and its local allies, which required the strengthening of the air defense / missile defense system.
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  1. sgrabik Offline
    sgrabik (Sergei) April 20 2020 18: 00
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    Everyone has already been perfectly convinced of what the American Patriot air defense systems and their entire missile defense are in action !!!
    1. Natan bruk Online
      Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) April 21 2020 00: 53
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      Yes, whether it’s the great and terrible S-300. Israeli planes are still falling from heaven. :)))
      1. GRF Offline
        GRF April 21 2020 07: 21
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        The motto "after us silence" is suitable for many branches of the Russian troops, therefore, laugh, of course, for now ...
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    2. Cyril Offline
      Cyril (Kirill) April 21 2020 11: 10
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      "Patriot" - quite a normal air defense system, tested in real combat conditions. Not without complaints, but still quite, completely.
  2. Natan bruk Online
    Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) April 21 2020 00: 52
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    Well, "retaliation" - not a single killed or even seriously wounded American. Several destroyed sheds and one damaged helicopter. Terrible "retribution" :)))
    1. General Black Offline
      General Black (Gennady) April 21 2020 02: 33
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      at the same time, 34 members of the US Armed Forces suffered to one degree or another

      Now they suffer from encopresis and walk on straight legs.
    2. GRF Offline
      GRF April 21 2020 07: 18
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      Then what is so tense with separation?
      Are you sorry for the barn? Or do you want to continue to mess with impunity and not even get a slap in the face for this? Proud, greedy and conceited American - a slap in the face? Terrible retribution, I agree, and their body movements say the same thing.
      1. Natan bruk Online
        Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) April 21 2020 08: 02
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        Well, why should Russia be echeloned in Syria? What kind of opponent is she there? Slabs on carts? And, yes, the formidable ISIS aviation, who else. After all, they don’t seem to be fighting with the Americans, Turks and Israelis.
        1. GRF Offline
          GRF April 21 2020 08: 59
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          Yes, they don’t seem to be fighting, but they shoot down.
          Another paradox, they are both way and that, and for some reason their feeling of dissatisfaction with the situation is growing. And if you think that this is due to separation, then this is another, banal error ...
          1. Natan bruk Online
            Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) April 21 2020 11: 05
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            Who was standing on whom? Who is knocking whom?