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Iraq emerges as customer for Turkish Aselpod airborne targeting system

21st March 2023 - 15:00 GMT | by Tayfun Özberk in Istanbul


An Iraqi L-159 equipped with an Aselpod targeting system. (Photo: Iraqi Air Force via Marco Dijkshoorn)

An Iraqi Air Force Aero L-159 light attack jet has been photographed fitted with an Aselsan Aselpod targeting system, suggesting that Iraq is the export customer announced in by the company in autumn 2022.

The Iraqi Air Force has purchased Aselpod advanced targeting pods from Aselsan, it has emerged. 

An Iraqi L-159 ALCA light attack aircraft was fitted with ASELPOD, according to a photo posted on Twitter by Marco Dijkshoorn, an aviation photographer from the Netherlands.

Neither Aselsan nor Iraq’s Ministry of Defence has made an announcement on this acquisition so far.

On 21 September 2022 the company announced it had signed a sales agreement for avionics systems valued at $31,8 million with an international customer. 'Deliveries will be done in accordance with the contract terms in 2023-2024.' 

Given the product category, the price (which is close

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Tayfun Özberk


Tayfun Özberk

Tayfun Ozberk is a former naval officer who is an expert in surface warfare, particularly …

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