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General Dynamics Wins $92m Iraq Contract

By John Lee. General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded a $92,400,000 modification (P00003) to Foreign Military Sales (Iraq) contract W15QKN-18-D0020 for 120mm munition high explosive with tracer tank ammunition cartridges. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 16, 2022. According to Defense […]

US firm “Suspends” Tank Maintenance in Iraq

By John Lee. US-based General Dynamics, which produces Abrams tanks, has reportedly suspended its maintenance program in Iraq after one of its tanks was provided to the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi Popular Mobilization Force (PMF). Iraq’s al-Ghad Press has reports that the company withdrew from its base at Baghdad’s al-Muthanna airport after finding out that Iraq […]

General Dynamics Wins $65m Iraq Contract

By John Lee. Michigan-based General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a $65,292,225 cost-plus-fixed-fee foreign military sales contract for contractor logistic support and training for M1A1 tanks and M88A2 recovery vehicles. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Iraq (85 percent); and Sterling Heights, Michigan (15 percent), with […]

General Dynamics wins $51m Contract

By John Lee. General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a $51.4-million (60-billion-Iraqi-dinar) contract for logistical support and training for M1A1 tanks for the government of Iraq. The work is estimated tp be completed by 31st December, 2015. (Source: US Dept of Defense)

US Considers Upgrades for Iraqi Tanks

By Patrick Schmidt. Like the United States, Iraq’s main battle tank is the M1A1 Abrams, manufactured by General Dynamics. The United States Army is considering providing additional technology for Iraqi tanks including mine clearing blades/rollers, heavy-duty armor tiles, stronger belly armor, as well as other features. Many of these features will assist in the fight […]

US Approves $2.4bn Iraq Tank Deal

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for  M1A1 Abrams tanks and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $2.4 billion. The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of 175 Full Track M1A1 Abrams Tanks with 120mm Gun modified and upgraded to the […]

US Approves $600m Defense Deal

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq with an estimated cost of $600 million (720 billion Iraqi dinars). The Government of Iraq has requested a Foreign Military Sales Order II (FMSO II) to provide funds for blanket order requisitions, under a Cooperative Logistics Supply Agreement (CLSSA) for spare parts […]

US Approves $600m Ammunition Deal

By John Lee. The US State Department has approved a possible sale to Iraq for M1A1 Abrams tank ammunition and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $600 million (700 billion Iraqi dinars). The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale. The Government of […]

General Dynamics Wins $65m Iraq Order

By John Lee. General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a $65-million (76-billion Iraqi dinars) modification to its foreign military sales contract for specialized training, contractor logistics support, and base life support for the Iraq M1A1 Abrams program. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Estimated completion date is Feb. 28, 2015.. […]

US Delivers Last of 140 Tanks to Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq has taken delivery of last nine American M1A1 Abrams tanks from the order of 140 that it has received over the past two years. AFP reports that the tanks are valued at $860 million, $804 million of which was paid by Iraq with the remainder of the cost borne by the […]