The Iraqi Army Aviation Command has taken delivery of an initial consignment of 128 mm air-launched rockets, the Iraqi Ministry of Defence (MoD) reported on 23 November.

The MoD did not identify the rockets or their manufacturer, saying only that they are of “international origin”. It added that the results from test firings had been good and that the rockets are expected to play an influential and prominent role in forthcoming battles.

It also said it had received a new type of 80 mm air-launched rocket, saying it would be particularly effective against armoured vehicle suicide bombs. It released a video showing S-8-type rockets being loading into and fired from a 20-tube pod mounted on a Mi-17 helicopter. […]