Iraqi expert: aircraft, “F-16″ just “junk” have been updated

Iraqi expert: aircraft, “F-16″ just “junk” have been updated

Monday 27 August 2012

Follow-up – and babysit –
Said a source familiar with the deal that American fighters “F-16 aircraft will be equipped by the United States Iraqi army just an old aircraft have been updated,” pointing out that it “does not match the 11% those of aircraft specifications of the same style.”

The Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said Sunday that Iraq will take over next March the first batch of aircraft deal “F-16″ that Iraq contracted to buy from the United States about two years ago.

The source added that “plane deal involving addresses financial corruption great,” adding that “the experts who examined the aircraft said it does not deserve to spend on this huge amount,” noting that it “made to be disabled remotely in the air by the manufacturer American.” And pushed Iraq last December the first installment of the value of the first group of military aircraft, amounting to about three billion dollars. The source explained that “Iraq condones French aircraft and Chinese,” saying it “exceeds its strength and timeliness American aircraft and a source of concern for America,” noting that ” can be equipped with three squadrons of French and Chinese aircraft modified at American planes. ”

Noteworthy that the U.S. Defense News quoted officials preferred anonymity said the United States and so far agreed to sell Iraq $ 12 billion, weapons and training contracts, including 36 fighter jets F-16.
Source: alrayy