Iraq to buy security vehicles and weapons in $206m deal

30 July 2008
Iraq is to buy 160 armoured security vehicles and associated weapons from the US, in a deal worth up to $206m.

Congress has been notified of Iraq’s request to buy 160 armoured security vehicles, 160 machine guns for the vehicles, as well as 144 grenade machine guns and 160 radios. Baghdad also wishes to buy four heavy duty trucks.

The contract will also include spare parts and repairs, support equipment, supply of technical data, personnel training, contractor engineering and technical support services, and other related logistics support. If all options are exercised, the total value for the contract will be $206m.

If approved by Congress, the vehicles and weapons would be used by the Iraqi police force.

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