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Air Defense Command - Iraq

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[Air Defense Command ] image located by Bill Garrison, 18 November 2022

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Air Defense Command Flag

This flag reads "Iraqi Air Defense Command" -- a slightly differently worded version than the college flag below, but with a more graphic design.

Bill Garrison, 18 November 2022

Air Defense War College Flag

[Air Defense Command ] image by Randy Young, 9 November 2016

One of the Branches of the Iraqi Armed Forces is its Air Defence Command. Iraqi air defenses were redesigned after the Israeli raid on the Osirak nuclear reactor in 1981. A network of radars, surface-to-air missiles (SAM) and antiaircraft artillery (AAA) was installed, primarily concentrated around strategic and industrial facilities in the Baghdad area. The national air defense operations center (ADOC) in downtown Baghdad controlled Iraq's air defenses. They were officially established (as a Branch) in 1993.
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Its flag is the logo ( on a white horizontal flag, as seen here: Above the logo, it reads in Arabic: "وما رميت اذ رميت ولكن الله رمى," (from Surat Al-'Anfāl 8:17), a passage from the Quran.
Esteban Rivera, 8 November 2016