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Wars of Modern BabylonA History of the Iraqi Army from 1921 to 2003$
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Pesach Malovany

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813169439

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813169439.001.0001

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Military Industry and Production

Military Industry and Production

Conventional Weapons

(p.847) Chapter 55 Military Industry and Production
Wars of Modern Babylon

Pesach Malovany IDF (Ret.)

Amatzia Baram

Kevin M. Woods

Ronna Englesberg

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter deals with Iraq’s military industry and production system. It describes its historical background, its organization and structure, its development, especially during the war against Iran and after, and its important contribution in building the military power of Iraq during Saddam’s regime. Its role in advancing the country’s economic development, establishing Iraq’s status as a regional power, gaining national prestige and strengthening Iraq’s deterrent towards its neighbours and enemies, especially Iran and Israel. It describes its various projects of conventional weapon systems, the foreign assistance they got and their achievements, especially in developing and producing long range surface to surface missiles. It also describes its role in rehabilitating the country after the 1991 war and its civilian and economic projects.

Keywords:   The Military Industry, The war against Iran, Developing long range surface to surface missiles, The Super Gun, “The Mother of all Battles” War, foreign assistance, civilian and economic projects

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