The first test plane F16 carrying the Iraqi flag in the state of Texas in preparation for delivery to Baghdad
The first test plane F16 carrying the Iraqi flag in the state of Texas in preparation for delivery to Baghdad in September next
Thursday, 08 May / May 2014 09:50
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Revealed the company [Lockheed Martin] Military Industries for entering into the first test flight of the fighter jet F-16 bearing note Iraqis as part of a contract with Iraq to buy  plane of the kind mentioned.
The company statement said the U.S. is the largest company in the world’s military industries, said that “the company has conducted the first test flight of the F – 16 type of Block 52 multi-role fighter facility in Fort Worth, Texas.”
The commander of the Iraqi air force Lt. Corner Anwar Hama Amin had confirmed in 22 of the last April during a ceremony commemorating the establishment of the Iraqi Air Force was held rule of Imam Ali [p] in the province of Dhi Qar, “The month of next September will see the arrival of the first meal of the aircraft f16 and what will enhance and defensive combat capabilities of the Iraqi air force. ”
For its part, Washington has confirmed its commitment to deliver the aircraft F-16 under the deal signed with Baghdad, according to the timelines specified in the deal and the 36 aircraft, “unannounced” delivery Iraq, in September next, the first batch of these planes, consisting of two planes. According to Maj. Gen. Pilot Associate director of the office of security to Iraq, William Bender on 14 February last.
According to the security and defense of the U.S. “will be equipped with these aircraft with the latest radar systems and reconnaissance-laden air and early warning devices and fuel tanks the perfect addition to the system Sniper X – Wi-targeting and tracking laser will also be provided with Iraqi aircraft system sophisticated weapons consist of a defender Vulcan and missiles, Sidewinder or Joe – Joe and Sparrow missiles and medium-range missiles, Maverick air – land. ”
The fighter jets will provide laser-guided bombs of the first generation and the second and third type of GBU bombs, as well as for public use, according to what she told Security Agency and the U.S. Defense. Ended