US Approves $150m for Iraqi Navy Vessels and Ship Repair

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Iraq for Follow-On Technical Support (FOTS) for U.S. origin Navy vessels and a ship repair facility.

The estimated cost is $150 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of Follow-On Technical Support (FOTS) for various U.S.-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 estimated total program value is $150 million.

The proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to provide for a stable, sovereign, and democratic Iraq, capable of combating terrorism and protecting its people and sovereignty.

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