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Post by Ponee Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:57 pm

U.S. poised to sell Iraq $2 billion in military equipment
28 Jul 2013

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The Pentagon has informed the U.S. Congress of a possible sale of $2 billion worth of military equipment to Iraq, officials said Friday.

Lawmakers, notified Thursday, have 30 days to raise any objections to the plan, which consists of three contracts.

The first includes 12 Bell 412 EP helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support totaling an estimated $300 million.

“This equipment will provide the Iraqi Air Force with a search and rescue capability critical to developing a mature Air Force,” the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, or DSCA, said in a statement.

The second contract, worth an estimated $900 million, is for 50 M1135 Stryker Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles.

The sale would provide the Iraqi army “with reliable capabilities for early warning of contamination by radiological, biological, and chemical material,” according to the DSCA.

Worth some $750 million, the final contract is for five years of maintenance support for a series of vehicles, from simple jeeps to so-called Tactical Floating River Bridge Systems.

“Helping Iraq maintain, sustain, and effectively utilize the equipment it has purchased or received from the United States over the past decade is a U.S. priority,” the DSCA said.

As with all notifications of such plans, it underscored that the proposed sale would not “alter the basic military balance in the region.”

In December 2011, the United States approved the sale of 36 F-16 fighter jets to Baghdad in a contract worth several billion dollars.

In October 2012, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki had asked Washington, whose troops left the country at the end of 2011, to speed up delivery of weapons for Iraqi troops.

Baghdad had signed weapons contracts with Russia worth more than $4.2 billion, but these were later canceled on suspicion of corruption.


Updated 28 Jul 2013 | Soruce: Ammon News |

http://www.iraqdirectory.com/en/2013/07/28/24646/us-poised-to-sell-iraq-2-billion-in-military-equipment.aspx

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Post by Ponee Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:09 pm

Isn't the ability to purchase weapons still one of the things that has not been rectified as part of Chapter 7.  Isn't this now part of the chapter 6 they are under?  

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Post by hithere Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:34 pm

It better not be oil that Iraq is paying us with. It better be a significant increase in the IQD. Then again, when currencies are just numbers in a computer it doesn't really matter. WTF is going on?
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Post by Kevind53 Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:44 pm

That's what some claim, but it has not made sense to me since we've been supplying them with arms for years. Perhaps it is a restriction on certain specific types of weapons ....

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