Washington delivered the first F16 aircraft in Iraq on Thursday

Washington delivered the first F16 aircraft in Iraq on Thursday

04-06-2014 09:59 AM

Washington delivered the first F16 aircraft in Iraq on ThursdayBaghdad (news) .. announced the Iraqi ambassador in Washington, Luqman Alfeli, said the company ‘Lockheed Martin’ Industries military will hand over Iraq on Thursday, the first plane out of the 36 fighter jets F-16s. Iraq had submitted an order to buy the first batch of 18 fighter jet F-16 compared to three billion dollars, and then order a second to buy 18 other aircraft in October 2012. described Ambassador Luqman Alfeli in a press statement: the move as ‘a new chapter in Iraq’s ability to defend its borders vast with the neighboring countries’. said Alfeli that ‘Iraq is a big country and along its borders more than 3600 km and we need to protect it, and we did not have those capabilities by’, noting that ‘Iraq is about to complete the work at the air base in Balad, north of Baghdad, which will be the new aircraft. ” The Iraqi ambassador that ‘some Iraqi pilots have already received training on the leadership of the new aircraft and that more of them are being trained now’. / End

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