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BAE’s $97m Weapons Deal Approved

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq with an estimated cost of $97 million (113 billion Iraqi dinars). The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of up to 2,000 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems (APKWS), weapon and test support equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, […]

South Korea Wins $1.1bn Jet Fighter Deal

By John Lee. Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has signed a $1.1 billion contract with Iraq to export T-50 supersonic advanced jet trainer and light attack aircraft. The deal for the 24 aircraft, which includes the training of Iraqi pilots, was signed today in Baghdad by KAI’s President and CEO, Ha Sung-yong, Defense Acquisition Program Administration’s […]

Iraq “in Talks” to Buy Bradley Fighting Vehicles

By John Lee. Iraq is in talks with the U.S. government to buy 200 Bradley Fighting Vehicles from BAE Systems, according to Defense World. A BAE official reportedly said that the potential deal is to take place in 2014. The Iraq contract would provide recently upgraded M2A2 ODS (Operation Desert Storm) variants to the Baghdad […]

Iraq Gets 1,026 US Armored Personnel Carriers

Using 1,026 M113A2 armored personnel carriers from the U.S. Army’s Excess Defense Articles obtained through the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command’s Foreign Military Sales program, and the refurbishment expertise provided by an Army Materiel Command public-private partnership, provided the means for the Iraqi Army to begin standing-up its planned six-division armored capability. “This was a […]

BAE Systems Wins $31m Iraq Deal to Refurbish APCs

BAE Systems in partnership with the Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) are refurbishing 440 M113A2 armored personnel carriers for Iraq through a foreign military sales contract worth more than $31 million. “The M113 refurbishment will give the Iraqi Army a capability which is relevant to a variety of threat environments,” said Joe McCarthy, vice president and […]

Czechs Hope to Sell Combat Jets to Iraq

Czech aircraft company Aero Vodochody and the Czech Ministry of Defense will meet with Iraqi government and military representatives in Prague on 23-24th January with a view to landing a deal to supply 20 of its L-159 fighter planes. The manufacturer, part of the Penta group, has reportedly already received Kč 25.2 million ($1.3 million) just […]