Iraq to Acquire 200 Wheeled Vehicles and 21 Tower Systems

Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)16.05.2014 Iraq
Iraq to Acquire 200 Wheeled Vehicles and 21Tower Systems

Iraq to Acquire 200 Wheeled Vehicles and 21Tower Systems

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The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for M1151A1 Up-Armored High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $101 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 13, 2014.

The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of 200 M1151A1 Up-Armored High Mobility Multi- Purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) with M2 .50 cal. machine gun mounts, commercial radios, communication equipment, repair and spare parts, publications and technical documentation, tools and test equipment, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor logistics and technical support services, and other related elements of logistics support.

The proposed sale of the M1151 HMMWV’s would facilitate progress towards increasing the Iraq’s ability to defend its oil infrastructure against terrorist attacks. Iraq will use the HMMWVs to increase the safety, effectiveness, and self-reliance of the Iraqi Army’s Oil Pipeline Security Division. Iraq will have no difficulty absorbing these additional HMMWVs into its armed forces.

The principal contractor will be AM General in South Bend, Indiana. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connections with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will not require U.S Government or contractor representatives to travel to Iraq.

The State Department has also made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for Aerostats and Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment tower systems and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $90 million. DSCA delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 13, 2014.

The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of 7 Aerostats (17 meter) and 14 Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment (RAID) Tower Systems, installation, spare and repair parts, support equipment, publications and technical data, site surveys, U.S. government and contractor technical assistance, personnel training and training equipment, and other related elements of program and logistics support.

This proposed sale would facilitate progress towards increasing the Iraq’s ability to provide protection of national level command and control sites, military installations, and other critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks. Iraq will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces.

The principal contractor will be Raytheon Company of Arlington, Virginia. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will require up to 12 U.S. Government and contractor representatives to travel to Iraq over a two year period to provide technical support, program reviews and training.

These notices of potential sales are required by law and do not mean either sale has been concluded.

Source: Defense Security Cooperation Agency - DSCA

 



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