Lockheed Martin delivered the first of 36 F-16 Block 52 aircraft to the Iraqi Air Force on Thursday at its Fort Worth facility, according to an official statement.
The F-16s are being built in a configuration tailored to meet the specific requirements of the Iraqi Air Force, and the contract includes mission equipment and a support package provided by Lockheed Martin and other U.S. and international contractors.
"Iraq joins 27 other nations around the world who depend on the F-16 Fighting Falcon to maintain peace and security," saidOrlando Carvalho, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. "We are proud to play a role in the defense of a new democracy and look forward to strengthening our partnership with Iraq."
This year the F-16 Fighting Falcon celebrates 40 years of evolution, and it remains the safest and most effective 4th generation multi-role fighter in the world. The F-16 will continue to be the backbone of the U.S. Air Force for years to come, assuring proven support and sustainment throughout the life of Iraq's F-16 program. More than 4,540 F-16 aircraft have been delivered to date, and production is expected to continue through 2017, with major upgrades being incorporated for all F-16 versions.
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for M1151A1 Up-Armored High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) and associated equipment worth $101 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 13, 2014
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for Beechcraft AT-6C Texan II aircraft and associated equipment worth $790 million. The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of 24 AT-6C Texan II aircraft, 2 spare PT-6A-68 turboprop engines, 2 spare ALE-47 Counter-Measure Dispensing Systems and/or 2 spare AAR-47 Missile Launch Detection Systems, non-SAASM global positioning systems with CMA-4124, spare and repair parts, maintenance, support equipment, publications and technical documentation, tanker support, ferry services, personnel training and training equipment, U
Michael Baker International has been awarded contracts worth total $838 million to support Iraq's purchase of F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft under the US foreign military sales (FMS) programme. Under the contracts, the company will provide design, engineering, construction, and other services to support the deployment of the aircraft at Balad Air Base, Iraq, over the next three years
Iraq has requested a $700 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of air traffic control and landing systems, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced. Iraq has requested the commercially available FAA Air Traffic Control (ATC) Equipment Suite and Airfield Navigational Aids Suites for air bases in Tikrit, Al Basra, Al Kut, and Taji
Iraq has requested a sale of AH-64E APACHE LONGBOW Attack Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $6.2 billion
Iraq will not take delivery of 36 F-16 fighter aircraft after the United States expressed security concerns surrounding the delivery of the aircraft. Instead, the Pentagon will send them to Tucson, Arizona where the Iraqi pilots are training
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved sale worth $600 million worth M1A1 Abrams tank ammunition, equipment, parts and logical support to Iraq, the agency reported Monday. “This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a strategic partner,” the DSCA Monday report read
The U.S Air Force finally found a potential fix to repair F-16D Falcon longeron crack reported in August
Lockheed Martin has won a $700 million Hellfire missiles contract for Iraq, the defense Security Cooperation agency reported. The contract involves sale of 5000 AGM-114/N/R Hellfire missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support
The Iraq Air Force reportedly received over a dozen of Sukhoi Su-25 ground attack aircrafts from Russia to reinforce its forces in their battle against militant offensive. In a video released on Wednesday by the defense ministry, three Sukhois shown landing are likely from Iran, media reports reported
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