BAE Systems Awarded $8.4 Million for Interrogator Arms for Iraqi ILAVs

BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP, York, Pennsylvania was awarded an $8,400,870 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract (Iraq) for ninety interrogator arm assemblies for the International LAV.  One bid was solicited with one received.  Work will be performed in Ladson, South Carolina with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2016.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement […]

U.S. Security Cooperation With Iraq

The United States is committed to building a strategic partnership with Iraq and the Iraqi people. Under the Strategic Framework Agreement between Iraq and the United States, we remain dedicated to helping Iraq improve security, maintain sovereignty, and push back against terrorism, most recently ISIL. U.S. security cooperation activities are increasing the Iraqi Security Forces’ […]

Iraq Apathetic to U.S. Equipment Offer

The Iraqi government has accepted only a fraction of fighting vehicles the U.S. has offered to provide it, indicating leaders in Baghdad desperately holding their country together amid the Islamic State group onslaught may be trying to appease multiple masters. Amid the rise of the Islamic State group late last year, U.S. News reported the […]

Video Shows Hezbollah Brigades Convoy Transporting American M1 Tank

A video uploaded to YouTube appears to show a large Hezbollah Brigades convoy transporting weapons, troops, and armored vehicles to the front to fight the Islamic State. Several American-made military vehicles, including an M1 Abrams tank, M113 armored personnel carriers, Humvees, and Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAP), as well as Iranian-made Safir 4x4s and technicals […]

Pentagon to Send 250 MRAPs Back To Iraq to Fight ISIS

The Defense Department plans to bolster the Iraqi National Security Forces for the fight against ISIS with MRAPs, the heavily-armored vehicles that Defense Secretary-designate Ashton Carter steered through a rapid acquisition process to counter roadside bombs. The Pentagon is expected to send about 250 of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles to Iraq early […]