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MENAFN - Qatar News Agency - 15/05/2014
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(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Shington may 15 (qna) - the us plans to sell nearly us1 billion worth of warplanes armoured vehicles and surveillance aerostats to iraq.

the deal includes 24 at-6c texan ii light-attack aircraft a turboprop plane manufactured by beechcraft that has 50 calibre machine guns and advanced avionics and can carry precision-guided bombs the pentagon said.



the aircraft and related equipment and services are valued at us790 million (a854.75 million). the pentagon's defense security cooperation agency informed congress on tuesday of the planned sale which will go ahead unless legislators block the deal according to (sky news).



"the propoed sale of these aircraft equipment and support will enhance the ability of the iraqi forces to sustain themselves in their efforts to bring stability to iraq and to prevent overflow of unrest into neighbouring countries" the agency said in a notice.



the sale is the latest in a series of us weapons deals with iraq as baghdad seeks to bolster its armed forces amid rising violence.



iraq has previously agreed to purchase 36 us f-16 fighter jets. this week's deal also included 200 'up-armoured' humvee vehicles with machine gun mounts worth us101 million. the vehicles will help "iraq's ability to defend its oil infrastructure against terrorist attacks" the agency said. (qna)


 


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