Iraq submitted 479 applications for U.S. arms worth about U.S. $ 15 billion Author:
Editor: BK, RS 07/18/2013 18:52
Range Press / Baghdad
Confirmed U.S. military official high-level, on Thursday, that Iraq has provided 479 applications for military equipment worth about $ 15 billion, while between the value of trades funded U.S. for Iraq up to $ 850 million, he said that the approval "is not" after the integrated air defense system requested by Iraq to the need for "a series of approvals" by the U.S. State Department.
This came in a quarterly report, the latter prepared by the Inspector General American program the reconstruction of Iraq, he put before the U.S. Congress, and included an interview with the head of security cooperation with Iraq,
Gen. Robert كاسلن, who spoke about plans for Iraq’s future in the purchase of weapons, according to a report published today defense industries newspaper DEFENSE INDUSTRY DAILY, and seen by (Presse term).
Gen. كاسلن, according to the newspaper, said that "the sales department of Foreign Affairs in the Pentagon about 479 requests for Iraq up to $ 14 billion and eight hundred million dollars,
of which 166 applications pending worth two billion and three hundred million dollars," pointing out that there is a "152 request least enabled into force Currently funded Iraqi amounting to 11 billion dollars. "
The President of the Office of Security Cooperation with Iraq, that "there are 161 applications closing value of one billion five hundred million dollars," noting that "the number of Iraqi applications currently under implementation of 73 applications."
The General كاسلن, that "the Office of Security Cooperation continues to meet contracts with the Iraqi accessories equipment and training courses, maintenance and perpetuation," pointing out that "the trades funded U.S. to Iraq worth $ 850 million, was spent, including 566 million and the remaining 284 million is still available under the exchange . "
And Male head of the Office of security cooperation with Iraq, that the approval of has not been until the now is on the deal Integrated requested by the Iraq to defend airspace, and include systems the leadership of and the control of from the for the Lockheed Martin of up to $ to two billion and three hundred million dollars,
"attributing the so to the need to" the passage of the deal through a series of approvals on the sales of of Defense of Foreign Affairs from before and Ministry of of Foreign Affairs the American ".
Promised كاسلن, that "Iraq’s request for such systems equipped with بالرادارات are vital to the air defense system of Iraq, which now depends on Radarein only to scan the air and three radars to control the paths of air routes as well as some Collectors air defense remaining since the era of President of the former regime of Saddam Hussein," revealing that "the first task of air defense system will get Iraq would be a Russian short-range Pantsir Pantsir S1".
The head of the Office continued security cooperation with Iraq, that "Iraq now has a light surveillance aircraft of the model AC/C-208B, and other type of training T-6B with air cargo aircraft C-130J aircraft in addition to deal fighter F-16IQ completed and still being processed by the U.S. "مستطردا that" Iraq IA -407 aircraft used helicopters, accompanied by armored transport aircraft attacking Russian Mi – and 17 light helicopters European EC635 ".
And Male Gen. كاسلن, that "the reports russian On-line refers to that Iraq might it added 30 a helicopter was from the-style Mi -28 offensive as part of the صفقتهم armament which ranging from $ from 4.2 to 5 billion dollars,", stressing that the "Iraq longed for the get on the aircraft Apache offensive the American AH -64 that will get on the are some of them soon, ".
He went head office of security cooperation with Iraq, Gen. Robert كاسلن, saying, always according to the newspaper the U.S., said that "Iraq will take place in January of 2014 the next six aircraft helicopter Ktager temporary until the completion of the purchase of 24 aircraft Apache and obtain approvals it," he said, adding that " The United States can also be brought to Iraq buy the same aircraft used by U.S. troops from the AH-64D model as an alternative. "
And continues to كاسلن, that "the reports indicate to the that Iraq is uses a aircraft’s population Eagle UAV the march to help in the perpetuation of monitor the its facilities-oil in the Arabian Gulf," noting that "Iraq wants to also get of the types of other from planes UAV the march, which must command the with the consent of sales department of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of of Foreign Affairs the American ".
The head of the Office of Security Cooperation with Iraq, that "Iraq wants to equip its ground forces by 175 tanks of other model M1A1-SA, as well as 250 wheel Bradley infantry aircraft M2/M3 that have not announced by the foreign sales of U.S. Department of Defense and is worth about 800 million dollars. "
The Iraqi defense minister agency, Saadoun al-Dulaimi, said in an interview to the (Presse term), in (third from June 2013), that Iraq will receive the first meal of the F-16 aircraft the U.S. end of the current year 2013.
Iraq had signed an agreement with Washington to buy 36 fighter aircraft F-16, has announced that the Iraqi government (September 2011), the payment of the first installment of the value of the deal price to buy 18 fighter of this kind, as confirmed by the Ministry of Defense, in (third from July 2012 the past), the Iraqi government’s desire to increase the number of aircraft in the "near future" to protect the country’s airspace.
Is noteworthy that the the United States is the President source for arming the Iraqi the armed forces, despite the the pursuit to get on the other Russian and weapons from Eastern of Uriah the States between the every now and the other. http://www.almadapress.com/ar/NewsDetails.aspx?NewsID=15289