The US state department has approved $150 million to an Iraqi ship repair facility to service US-origin Navy vessels.
The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of Follow-On Technical Support (FOTS) for various US-origin Navy vessels and a ship repair facility in Iraq to include procurement of spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training equipment, engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a press release on Tuesday.
The various vessels to be supported are: patrol boats, offshore support vessels, fast assault boats, and Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats.
The prime contractor will be Swiftships, LLC, Morgan City, LA. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.