Pentagon Places Initial Order for 18 F-16 Jets to Iraq

25.07.2012 Iraq
Pentagon Places Initial Order for 18 F-16 Jets to Iraq

Pentagon Places Initial Order for 18 F-16 Jets to Iraq

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The Pentagon has placed the initial order for 18 Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets for the Iraqi Air Force.

The $199 million fixed-price contract is the first installment of what could be a $4.2 billion sale of fighter aircraft, engines, weapons and support equipment that was originally announced in September 2010.

Iraq is purchasing 12 C-model, single-seat and six D-model, two-seat F-16s.

In addition to these aircraft, the Pentagon notified Congress in December 2011 of the potential sale of an additional 18 F-16s to Iraq. That sale could be worth $2.3 billion.
 

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