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First kill by the CH-4B in Iraq!

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First airstrikes for Iraqi CH-4B UAV

Two months ago,
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of an Iraqi CH-4B Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was performed during the visit of Defence Minister, Mr. Khaled al-Obeidi at al-Kut Air Base. On December 6th, a CH-4B from 100th Squadron was engaged for the first time in an airstrike in Ramadi destroying an artillery piece hidden in a factory. This gun was targeting Iraqi forces stationed at Palestine Bridge north of the city. On 25 November, with the support of the bombing of the international coalition led by the US, Iraqi security forces (ISF) and anti-terrorism forces regained Palestine bridge, which crosses the Euphrates. The video below show the FLIR of one of these drone targeting a gathering of ISIS fighters, western of the city of Ramadi, destroying one vehicle with an HG-10 ATGM (Anti-Tank Guided Missile). Iraq ordered CH-4B to China, probably after the visit of Chinese foreign minister in February 2014. First batch was received on January 23rd, 2015.


The size of explosion indicate a very small missile/guided bomb, probably something like this small 50Kg bomb LS-6 (50Kg) specifically designed for UAV.

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No, the explosion looks like it was made by an ATGM (likely by an AR-1, with a 11 kg warhead). A 50 kg bomb would have easily taken out a fighter-sized target (as per the SDB test video released by the USAF).