Iraq To Procure Arms Worth $2.7 Billion From U.S

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  • 03:00 PM, August 12, 2013
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The U.S. has notified Congress of a possible foreign military sale of an Integrated Air Defense System to Iraq estimated at $2.4 billion.

The sale comprises of 40 AVENGER Fire Units, 681 STINGER Reprogrammable Micro-Processor (RMP) Block I 92H Missiles, 13 AN/MPQ-64F1 SENTINEL Radars, 7 AN/YSQ-184D Forward Area Air Defense Command, Control, and Intelligence (FAAD C2I) Systems, 6 High Powered Illuminator Radars, 216 MIM-23P HAWK Tactical Missiles. 

It also includes Ground Air Transmit Receive Ultra High Frequency/Very High Frequency radio capability, facilities and construction for one underground Air Defense Operations Center and 2 Air Defense Sector Operations Centers and other logistics support.

The principal contractors are Lockheed Martin, Thales Raytheon Systems and Boeing Company.

In another announcement made, U.S. has been notified of a possible sale of Mobile Troposcatter Radio Systems to Iraq at an estimated cost of $339 million.

The sale includes 19 Mobile Troposcatter Radio Systems, 10 Mobile Microwave Radio Systems, spare and repair parts, support equipment, publications and technical data, personnel training and training equipment, site surveys, U.S. Government and contractor technical assistance, and other related elements of program and logistics support.

The principal contractor will be Raytheon Company of Arlington, Virginia. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. 

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