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F-16 Delivery "on Track"

By John Lee. Reuters reports that the delivery of F-16 fighter jets to Iraq is "on track" for next autumn. An American official told the news agency, on condition of anonymity, that Iraqi pilots are in training, and Iraq recently paid an instalment of roughly $650 million for the jets. Iraq signed a new contract […]

Northrop Grumman Wins $115m Contract

By John Lee. Northrop Grumman has reportedly won contracts worth $115 million to provide AN/APG-68 (V)9 radar systems (pictured) for Iraq and the Royal Thai Air Force. Twenty-two of the 38 systems, an upgrade targeting system for F-16 fighter jets, are destined for Iraq. Capital Gazette reports that the contract was awarded by the Air Force […]

$830m Lockheed Martin F-16 Order

By John Lee. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has been awarded an $830-million, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the production of an additional 18 F-16 aircraft for the Iraqi Air Force. The deal includes associated support equipment, technical orders, integrated logistics support, contractor logistics support and an electronic warfare system. Work will be performed in Fort Worth with […]

L-3 Wins F-16 Simulator Contract

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has announced that its Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) division has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, to build two F-16 Block 52 Full Mission Trainers (FMTs) for the Iraqi Air Force. “L-3 is focused […]

Iraq Signs $3bn Deal for F-16 Fighter Jets

By John Lee. Iraq's acting defense minister, Sadoun al-Dulaimi, has said that the government has inked a new $3-billion contract with the US to buy another 18 F-16 fighter, according to MENA. The minister said that the new purchase is part of an agreement to buy a total of 36 fighters from the US. He […]

Iraq to get First F-16s in Sept 2014

By John Lee. Un-named US officials have said that the first batch of F-16 fighter jets bought by Iraq are due to be delivered in September 2014, according to a report from AFP. Washington agreed last year to sell 36 F-16 jets to Baghdad as part of a package of deals worth $12 billion covering […]

Maliki Calls for US to Speed up Arms Transfers

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called on Sunday for the US to speed up the transfer of weapons to Iraq, which lacks the ability to defend its airspace or borders. UPI reports that during a meeting with General James Mattis, the visiting head of US Central Command, the Iraqi premier also pointedly […]

Iraq to Buy F-16 Radar Systems from Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received an $87.8 million foreign military sales (FMS) contract to provide the APG-68(V)9 airborne fire control radar to Thailand, Iraq and Oman for use on F-16 fighter aircraft. The company will deliver six radar systems to the Royal Thai Air Force, 22 radar systems to the Iraqi Air Force and […]

Israel Concerned at US Sale of F-16s to Iraq

Israel is said to be particularly concerned about the Pentagon’s approval for the sale of 36 Lockheed Martin F- 16 multi-role combat aircraft to Iraq. “We are carefully watching the developments in Iraq,” an IDF officer told the Jerusalem Post. “The possible developments there are not immediate, but since the US withdrawal from Iraq we do […]

Iraq F-16 Order Finally Confirmed

Iraq wants to make a deal with the United States for another 18 F-16 multi-role fighters to expand its fledgling air force, according to reports from UPI and Aviation Week. Lockheed Martin won the deal to provide 12 F-16C and six F-16D Block 52 aircraft, plus spares and support. The contract runs through May 2018. […]

Iraq makes First Payment in $3bn F-16 Deal

Bloomberg reports that Iraq has made its first payment on a $3 billion program to buy 18 Lockheed Martin (LMT) F-16 fighter jets. Pentagon spokesman George Little commented: “A long-term strategic relationship with Iraq is important. We seek to find ways to enable the Iraqis to provide for their own security and to add to […]