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Mueller witness “Helped Broker” $4.2bn Iraq-Russia Arms Deal

By Laura Rozen for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The dealmaker: Mueller witness helped broker $4.2 billion Iraq-Russia arms deal A Lebanese-American businessman reported to be cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe helped broker a controversial 2012 Iraq-Russia arms deal valued at […]

Iraq Receives First Batch of Russian T-90 Tanks

Iraq has received the first batch of Russian-made T-90 battle tanks as part of a purchase agreement signed last year, according to an Iraqi Defence Ministry spokesman. “The first batch of Russian tanks arrived on February 15 at Umm Qasr Port – they have since been transported to Baghdad via the city of Basra”. The […]

General Dynamics Wins $93m Iraq Ammunition Contract

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, St. Petersburg, Florida, has been awarded a $93,000,000 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales (Iraq) contract to obtain 120mm insensitive munition high explosive with tracer tank ammunition cartridges. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion […]

Lockheed Martin in $16m Iraq Deal

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a $16,200,000 contract for automatic ground collision avoidance system F-16 integration, to include development, testing and integration on 34 F-16 Block 52 C/D model aircraft for the government of Iraq. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas; and Balad Air Base, Iraq, with an expected […]

Russia confirms $1bn+ Deal to supply Tanks to Iraq

Russia will supply a large batch of tanks to Iraq this year, according to the Russian TASS news agency in a report on July 20. The report cited Vladimir Kozhin, the Russian president’s aide for military technical cooperation as stating that the contract was significant and would likely be followed by ‘other deals’. The report […]

Russia to supply 73 Military Tanks to Iraq this year

By John Lee. Russia’s Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) will supply 73 of its T-90S/SK tanks to Iraq this year, according to information from the corporation’s 2016 annual report, published on Tuesday, According to the report from TASS, T-90S is an export variant of the Russian-made T-90 third-generation main battle tank, while the T-90SK main battle tank is designed […]

L-3 Wins $52m Military Order

By John Lee. L-3 Fuzing and Ordnance Systems Inc. has been awarded a $51,852,276 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract (Afghanistan, Iraq) for 21,589 M734A1 multi-option fuses that includes a first article test, and 270,528 M783 point detonating delay fuses.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Cincinnati, Ohio, […]

Iraq Seeks Helicopters from UK

By John Lee. The Iraqi Federal Government is reportedly looking to purchase helicopters and military equipment, including de-mining devices, from the UK. The Minister of Interior, Mohammed al-Ghabban, met with the British Ambassador to Iraq, Frank Baker, to discuss the security situation in the country and the latest developments in the fight against the Islamic […]

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 […]

Seven European States Now Arming Kurds

By John Lee. The Pentagon–home to the US Department of Defence–has announced that there are now a total of 7 countries arming Kurdish forces in Iraq. A spokesman said those nations were Britain, Canada, Albania, Croatia, Denmark, Italy and France. Germany may soon follow. In a sign of the sudden onset of the crisis, a […]

Italy Considers Arms Transfers

By John Lee. The Italian government has joined Germany and France in saying they are preparing to send arms and other assistance to both Kurdish aligned forces and the federal government of Iraq in Baghdad. The move follows a visit to Iraq by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who announced on his return that Italy […]

Germany Pledges “Non-Lethal Aid” to Iraqi Army

By John Lee. Following on from France’s move to rapidly supply Kurdish Peshmerga led forces with arms and equipment, Germany’s Federal Ministry of Defence has pledged “non lethal aid” to the Iraqi army. Typically, non-lethal aid is sent when a matter is politically sensitive, or if a government has reservations about supplying one side in […]