PHOTOS: Iraq hosts security, defense exhibition 

The fair was inaugurated in the presence of Iraq’s top military officials and representatives from giant corporations such as Airbus.
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Iranian delegates stand near models of military weapons in the Iranian military wing during the 10th edition of the Baghdad security, defence and military industry fair, March 2, 2022. (Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP)
Iranian delegates stand near models of military weapons in the Iranian military wing during the 10th edition of the Baghdad security, defence and military industry fair, March 2, 2022. (Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – More than 60 countries participated in Iraq’s 10th security and defense fair that began in Baghdad on Wednesday. 

Representatives from French arms and military manufacturers stand near models of weapons at their stand during the 10th edition of the Baghdad security, defence and military industry fair March 2, 2022. (Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP)
Representatives from French arms and military manufacturers stand near models of weapons at their stand during the 10th edition of the Baghdad security, defence and military industry fair March 2, 2022. (Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP)

The fair was inaugurated in the presence of Iraq’s top military officials and representatives from giant corporations such as Airbus.

Representatives from Chinese arms and military manufacturers stand near models of weapons at their stand during the 10th edition of the Baghdad security, defence and military industry fair, March 2, 2022. (Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP)
Representatives from Chinese arms and military manufacturers stand near models of weapons at their stand during the 10th edition of the Baghdad security, defence and military industry fair, March 2, 2022. (Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP)

Light and heavy weaponry were on display during the fair, which will continue until Saturday. 

Representatives from French arms and military manufacturers stand near models of weapons at their stand during the 10th edition of the Baghdad security, defence and military industry fair on March 2, 2022. (Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP)
Representatives from French arms and military manufacturers stand near models of weapons at their stand during the 10th edition of the Baghdad security, defence and military industry fair on March 2, 2022. (Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP)

“The exhibition will provide an important opportunity to inform the participating countries and companies of the capabilities of the Iraqi military industries,” as well as a platform for striking military deals between partners, Falah al-Shammari, the organizing company’s director, told the state-owned Iraqi News Agency on Sunday.

Iraqi Defence Minister Jumaa Inad (2nd L) visits the 10th edition of the Baghdad security, defence and military industry, March 2, 2022. (Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP)
Iraqi Defence Minister Jumaa Inad (2nd L) visits the 10th edition of the Baghdad security, defence and military industry, March 2, 2022. (Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP)

The fair, organized on the Baghdad International Fairground, was first held in 2012. 

Iranian delegates stand near models of military weapons during the 10th edition of the Baghdad security, defence and military industry fair, March 2, 2022. (Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP)
Iranian delegates stand near models of military weapons during the 10th edition of the Baghdad security, defence and military industry fair, March 2, 2022. (Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP)
Iraqi army officers walk past the Ukrainian stand during the 10th edition of the Baghdad security, defence and military industry fair, March 2, 2022. (Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP)
Iraqi army officers walk past the Ukrainian stand during the 10th edition of the Baghdad security, defence and military industry fair, March 2, 2022. (Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP)