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$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 […]

Iraq Takes Delivery of C-130J Super Hercules

Lockheed Martin has delivered a C-130J Super Hercules to the Iraqi Air Force at a formal ceremony this week. This is one of the initial three aircraft of a total of six C-130Js ordered by Iraq. The other two of these initial three aircraft departed yesterday for Iraq. The remaining three C-130Js will be delivered […]

Iraq’s First Super Hercules

The first of six C-130J Super Hercules for the Iraqi Air Force recently completed its first flight at the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Georgia. The Iraqi Air Force intends to use the C-130J for intra-theater support of its troops and humanitarian relief operations in various locations. These new transport aircraft will provide Iraq with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Iraq 'Very Close' to Buying F-16s

Iraq is reported to be "very close" to signing a letter of intent to buy up to 36 Lockheed Martin F-16 jets, according to Bloomberg. Major General Russ Handy, a senior U.S. Air Force general in Iraq, told reporters at the Pentagon that Iraq would buy a first installment of 18 aircraft, with a potential […]

Iraqi F-16 Deal Making "Significant Progress"

Washington and Baghdad have made significant progress on a deal for Iraq to buy Lockheed Martin F-16 warplanes but do not have a signed contract, according to Bloomberg. In February the Iraqi government delayed its planned purchase of F-16s and diverted $900 million set aside for an initial payment on the aircraft into its national […]

Iraq Abandons Plan to Buy F-16 Fighters

Iraq has postponed plans to buy U.S.-built Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets because it lacks the funds to rebuild its air force, government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh told Bloomberg. “Iraq is determined to rebuild its air power capabilities, but the plan is postponed ... There are no new negotiations by the Iraqi government or the defense […]