Tag Archives | Iraqi Air Force

US Firm wins $31m Iraq Training Deal

By John Lee. Spartan Air Academy Iraq LLC, Irving, Texas, has been awarded a $31,477,060 task order, against indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for continued Air Academy training in support of the Iraqi Air Force. Work will be performed at Balad Air Base, Iraq, and is expected to be completed by July 8, 2020. This award is the […]

US Firm wins $45m Iraq Training Deal

By John Lee. Spartan Air Academy Iraq LLC., Addison, Texas, has been awarded a $45,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the stand-up of an Air Academy training in support of the Iraq Air Force. Work will be performed at Balad Air Base, Iraq, and is expected to be complete by Feb. 8, 2019. This award is […]

Lockheed Martin to Train Iraqi Air Force

By John Lee. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has been awarded a $12,600,000 contract to provide advanced F-16 pilot training in support of the Iraqi Air Force. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by June 27, 2019. (Source: US Dept of Defense)

US Approves $181m Aircraft Maintenance Deal

By John Lee. The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Iraq for AC-208 sustainment, logistics, and spares support. The estimated cost is $181 million. The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of a five-year sustainment package for its AC/RC-208 fleet that includes: operational, intermediate, and […]

Iraq Takes Delivery of Ground Attack Jets

By Simon Kent. Iraq’s Ministry of Defence has announced that a delivery of three SU-25 ground attack aircraft have arrived in the country for the fight against the so called Islamic State. The Russian made SU-25, known by its NATO code name “Frogfoot,” is a slow moving but heavily armed ground attack jet, and several […]

US Approves $350m Beechcraft Iraq Deal

The US State Department’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Iraq for KA-350 [King Air 350] sustainment, logistics, and spares support. The estimated cost is $350 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on February 23, 2016. […]

Iraqi F-16s Debut Against ISIS

By Simon Kent. Iraq’s long awaited delivery of F-16 fighter bombers have now made their combat debut, The Guardian reports. The jets made 15 sorties in Salahaddin, a key front north of Baghdad where the Baiji oil refinery and nearby town are still contested battle zones. The Guardian report suggests that with Coalition strikes hitting ISIS on […]

Iraqi F-16’s Ready For Shipment

By John Lee. The first of 36 Iraqi F-16’s will shortly be shipped from Texas to the Iraqi air force, Lockheed Martin have announced. An official ceremony to mark the transfer of the jets will take place at Lockheed Martin’s plant at Fort Worth, attended by Iraqi Ambassador to the US Lukman Faily. Iraq Business […]

US Medical Firm Wins Balad Contract

By John Lee. CHS Middle East,  a subsidiary of Comprehensive Health Services Inc, will be providing a range of medical support from life saving surgery to dental treatment for US contractors deployed to Iraq under the Foreign Military Sales program. The contractors will be providing training and technical support to the Iraqi airforce on the […]