Iraq shows his desire to increase the number of F16 aircraft for the protection of Iraqi airspace

Iraq shows his desire to increase the number of F16 aircraft for the protection of Iraqi airspace

Tuesday July 3, 2012

BAGHDAD – and babysit – The Ministry of Defense, Tuesday, the Iraqi government’s desire to increase the number of F16 aircraft in the “near future” to protect Iraqi airspace, while the delegation of the manufacturer of this aircraft model of which the last that had been contracted in the second meal.
The ministry said in a statement issued today, I got news agency public opinion (and babysit), a copy of “The Secretary of Defense acting Saadoun al-Dulaimi, was received in his office, yesterday, the delegation of the manufacturer of the aircraft, the F16 and representatives from the U.S. Department of Defense,” indicating that “al-Dulaimi expressed delegation of the Iraqi government’s desire to increase the number of severe aircraft the F16 in the near future and other U.S. aircraft for the protection of Iraqi airspace. ”

The ministry said that “the delegation presented to the Dulaimi latter model of aircraft F16 contracted by Iraq, initially consisting of 18 aircraft represents the second meal of the contract, consisting of 36 aircraft,” noting that “the delegation assured the minister that this meal will arrive to Iraq, according to times agreed upon between the the parties. ”

The Iraqi government announced, in September of 2011 the past, to pay the first installment of the value of aircraft deal F16 to the United States, while reported that the amount is paid for the purchase of 18 fighter of this type, confirmed that Iraq is seeking to buy 36 aircraft from them.

Management agreed the White House (April 13, 2011) to double the number of aircraft of type F16 to be sold to Iraq in conjunction with a visit by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to the United States, believing that their decision was evidence of Iraq’s progress in ensuring its security, “and independence” . Q, Q
Source: alrayy