Iraq has received into service a single Beechcraft King Air 350ER special mission platform that was contracted in early 2015, the Iraqi Air Force (IqAF) announced on 9 August.

The twin-turboprop intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft arrived at an undisclosed airfield in Iraq on the same day as the air force made the announcement via its Twitter account.

In addition to the aircraft, the USD27 million contract, announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) in March 2015, included the provision of one Scorpion ground station as well as one spare station. According to the notification, work is due to be complete on 23 March 2017, suggesting that there are still a number of aspects of the contract that have yet to fulfilled. […]