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Iraq Further Developing Its Capabilities in the Fight Against Terrorism, with NATO Support

Today (9 May 2017) marks another important step in the consolidation of NATO’s support to Iraqi security institutions in strengthening their capabilities in the fight against terrorism. NATO trainers and advisors and Iraqi high ranking officers have concluded a three day-workshop designed to enhance Iraqi leadership and training skills in the domains of countering improvised […]

Counter-ISIS Campaign to Intensify, Mattis Says

The U.S.-led coalition will accelerate its campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today in a joint press conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, with Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen. “We will further accelerate this fight to free people from ISIS’ crushing occupation and [the] enemy’s terror threat to […]

Lockheed Martin Awarded $13 Million to Provide F-16 Pilot Training to Iraq

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $12,600,000 modification (P00003) to previously awarded contract FA3002-15-D-0002. Contractor will provide advanced F-16 pilot training in support of the Iraqi Air Force. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by June 27, 2019. This contract is 100 percent […]

AM General Awarded $42 Million to Provide Armored HMMWVs to Iraq

AM General LLC, South Bend, Indiana, was awarded a $41,571,288 modification (P00027) to foreign military sales (Iraq) contract W56HZV-15-C-0155 to procure 134 M1151A1B1 and 72 M1152 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles for the government of Iraq. Work will be performed in South Bend, Indiana, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2017.  Fiscal 2017 […]

Pentagon: Turkish Airstrikes Put US Forces at Risk

Airstrikes launched by Turkish warplanes on Tuesday that killed U.S. Kurdish allies in Iraq and Syria were described as “unsafe,” according to Air Force Col. John Dorrian, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve. Officials in Baghdad claim Turkey provided less than an hour notification to coalition forces before launching strikes against Kurdish positions in Sinjar, Iraq, and […]

Islamic State Developing New Weapons Despite Losses: Arms Monitor

Islamic State militants have developed an improvised explosive device (IED) that can be launched from rifles or dropped from an aerial drone, an arms monitoring group said on Wednesday. Conflict Armament Research (CAR) said the Sunni militant group was “promoting the development of ‘own-brand’ weapons” to provide its insurgents with otherwise unavailable armaments. “The (IED) […]

Swiftships LLC Awarded $27 Million to Provide Support to the Iraqi Navy

Swiftships LLC,* Morgan City, Louisiana, is being awarded a $27,402,593 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-4217) for the accomplishment of continuous lifecycle support for the Iraqi Navy.  The contractor will provide technical expertise in preventative and planned maintenance, emergent repairs and platform overhaul support services for Iraqi patrol boats, offshore vessels, and defender […]