Iraq received the last batch of U.S. Abrams tanks in a deal / 140 / tank

Iraq received the last batch of U.S. Abrams tanks in a deal / 140 / tank

Wednesday, August 29 / August 2012 22:26

[Baghdad – where]

The U.S. embassy announced that the Iraqi army received on Monday from the United States of America 9 Abrams tanks / M1A1 / Combat Training Center in بسماية area south of Baghdad.

The embassy said in a statement received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it: “The process of handing over tanks of this kind comes complement for the final stage which receives Iraq under 140 tanks valued at more than $ 815 million, was purchased in accordance with the Foreign Military Sales program / FMS /, where were reviewed and tanks after receiving experience in the camp. ”

The statement quoted the team Robert Kaslen official security cooperation office of the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, saying: “During the delivery process, test the capabilities of factions of the Iraqi army to work together successfully,” adding that this exercise clearly shows the growing capabilities of the Iraqi army. ”

He added that “this military equipment modern example of the success of Foreign Military Sales program / FMS / under what accomplish the United States in the field of arming and training the Iraqi army and the development of Iraqi security forces professionally., Adding a capacity of task forces to the Iraqi defense, and will be handing over more of this equipment in the near future. ”

He pointed out that, according to the strategic framework agreement, the Office of Security Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq works closely with the Iraqi government in order to provide support and security cooperation to strengthen the role of Iraq’s growing partner strategic actor is able to protect its borders and securing its citizens and to contribute to bringing security and peace in the region ” . / End
Source: alliraqnews