Iraq receives first batch of F-16 aircraft in September 2014

Iraq receives first batch of F-16 aircraft in September 2014

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 16:35

Translation / Baghdadiya News / .. reported Agence France-Presse, quoting senior U.S. officials that the first batch of fighter jets F-16 bought by Iraq is scheduled to be received in two years, according to U.S. military officials said they refused to reveal their identity.
Washington had agreed last year to sell 36 aircraft of the F-16 fighter to Baghdad as part of a deal worth billions of dollars to increase the capacity of the new Iraqi air force and cover the weak point in the air defenses.
He added that U.S. officials “Iraq will receive the first batch of aircraft in September of 2014 and said one of the officials as well,” that the United States and agreed to a deal worth $ 12 billion with Iraq to cover arms sales and training, “noting that” Iraq wanted to buy Rdarat and air defense systems. ”
These efforts come at a time when the Iraqi forces are able to protect and preserve the internal security but the Iraqi and American officials acknowledge that the country is able to protect the borders and airspace Iraqi territorial waters so far. / End / 21
Source: albaghdadianews