Tag Archives | Iraqi Air Force

Iraq Air Force resumes use of L-159 Strike Aircraft

By John Lee. The Iraqi Air Force has resumed tasking its Czech-made L-159 and Russian-made Su-25 strike aircraft again for operations during the quarter. According to a recent report from Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), the L-159's combat tasking is notable since it had not been used for operations in nearly 5 years. […]

KAI wins $360m Contract with Iraqi Air Force

By John Lee. Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has announced a contract worth $360 million from the Iraqi Air Force. Under the deal, KAI will provide logistics support, education and training for the T-50IQ aircraft over a three-year period, starting January 2022. The T-50IQ Fighting Eagle light fighter and trainer aircraft is the Iraqi Air Force […]

Alliant wins $38m Iraqi Defense Deal

Alliant Techsystems Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $37,788,519 firm-fixed-price modification (P00052) to previously awarded contract FA8106-16-C-0004 for contractor logistic support for the Iraqi Air Force's Cessna 208 and 172 fleet. Work will be performed in Iraq and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2020. This contract involves 100% foreign military […]

US Firm wins $25m Iraq Training Deal

By John Lee. Spartan Air Academy Iraq LLC, Irving, Texas, has been awarded a $24,863,731 firm-fixed-price contract for contractor logistics support (CLS) services. The contract provides for CLS services and material support for 15 T-6A aircraft. Work will be performed at Balad Air Base, Iraq and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2020. […]

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 […]