The United States has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of five Armed Bell 407GX helicopters configured with rocket launchers, machine guns and countermeasures for an estimated cost of $82.5 million.
The Government of Iraq has requested to buy five Armed Bell 407GX helicopters configured with five M240 7.62mm Machine Guns. Also included are five RF-7850A Secure Communications Radios, five AN/AAR-60 MILDS Automatic Plume Detectors, five AN/ALE-47 Airborne Countermeasure Dispensing Systems, five M3P .50 Caliber Machine Guns, five M260 Rocket Launchers (APKWS Configuration), five MX-15Di EO/IR Sensors, five GAU-19 .50 Caliber Machine Guns, five Pathfinder Mission Management Systems and five ARES Weapon Management Systems.
Also included are five Mission Configurable Armament Systems (MCAS), night vision compatible lighting systems, aircraft intercommunications systems, cockpit and seat armor kits, and bifurcated exhaust infrared suppressor systems. The total estimated program cost is $82.5 million.
The addition of five Bell 407GX helicopters will help compensate for the combat loss of seven IA407 helicopters in recent years and increase the Iraqi Security Forces’ combat effectiveness against ISIS and other terrorist elements in Iraq. The 407GX variant – an upgrade from the current IA407 configuration – includes Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) launchers.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on October 3, 2018.
Israel Completes Delivery of First Batch of Spice-2000 Bombs to India
Pentagon Awards Iridium $738.5M for Services in Low Earth Orbit Constellation
Russian MC-21 Airliner Lands in Istanbul After First International Flight
Cruise Missiles Coming From Iran or Iraq Involved in Saudi Oil Facility...
Israel to Modernise Ukrainian MiG-29 Jets for $440M
MiG-35 Shows Off New AESA Radar at MAKS 2019
Su-57’s Technology predecessor, the Su-47 ‘Berkut’ Displayed at MAKS 2019
Russia Unveils its Biggest Ever Drone to Compete with US Global Hawk
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating the defence industry to aid and improve human decision-making
Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...
Russian state-run Almaz-Antey has released additional data on its latest export-version of Buk-M3 Viking air defense missile system (ADMS)
The MiG-29, one of Russias most exported military jet has been upgraded in India that expands its capabilities from an...