Iraq will the U.S. purchase of 140 M1A1 tanks, 400 light tanks
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hearing on December 11, 10, U.S. Department of Defense announced the sale to Iraq worth about $ 6 billion in weapons systems. Including 140 M1A1 main battle tanks, 400 “Stryker” light infantry fighting vehicles, Hummer military jeep, the Air Force trainer aircraft, coastal patrol boats and military stations and other equipment. The United States will within 30 days of the transaction for review.
It is reported that in the weapons systems, tanks and various types of ancillary maintenance equipment worth close to $ 2.16 billion. Iraq to buy the “Stryker” infantry fighting vehicles have to spend more than 10 billion dollars. Currently, the U.S. military has not been determined to provide 23 patrol boats for the Iraqi enterprises. The parties concerned, this shipbuilding contract amount will exceed 10 billion U.S. dollars.
Iraq also wants to buy 26 “Bell” type of light helicopter gunships. In addition, this will be Iraq’s weapons from the United States to buy about $ 148 million firearms and ammunition. In the past, Iraq’s military equipment production in the former Soviet Union and Russia-based. About to join the Iraqi army tanks and other vehicles are currently the main U.S. military equipment.
the U.S. President-elect Obama will withdraw troops from Iraq after taking office to carry out the work, so before the withdrawal of U.S. forces need to strengthen the training of Iraq. Iraqi government to buy American military equipment will greatly reduce the difficulty of training Iraqi soldiers. Although the lack of these weapons and equipment and all kinds of offensive missile systems, but still meet the needs of Iraq at the present stage. (H Yi Jun)