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State Department Approves $295.6 Million Package for Iraq to Equip Peshmerga Brigades

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Iraq for equipment for two Peshmerga infantry brigades and two support artillery battalions. The estimated cost is $295.6 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 18, 2017.

Navistar Defense Awarded $440 Million to Provide Refurbished MaxxPro MRAPs to the UAE

Navistar Defense LLC, Lisle, Illinois, was awarded a $440,000,000 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract (United Arab Emirates) for the reset and upgrade of 1,085 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected MaxxPro Excess Defense Article vehicles, and the delivery of specified sets, kits, packages, and technical publications, for the government of United Arab Emirates under Foreign Military Sales […]

First US-Supplied MRAPs Arrive in Egypt

The first shipment of mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles (MRAP) from the US has been delivered to the Egyptian military, according to the US Embassy in Egypt. While the number of vehicles delivered was not stated, it is the first round of MRAPs out of 762 the US plan to send to Egypt. According to the embassy, “this new […]

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 […]

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 […]

US Military Sales to Allies Tops $34B in 2014

The US government helped facilitate the sale of $34.2 billion worth of defense equipment to allies during fiscal 2014, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on Monday, a slight uptick from the roughly $30 billion in sales in 2013. Sales were led by a few blockbuster deals that helped some of the largest US […]

MRAP Sale to Emirates May Enable Regional Military Force

The tiny, oil-rich nation United Arab Emirates could be laying the foundation for an Arab peacekeeping force by seeking to buy more than 4,500 roadside-bomb protected trucks from the Pentagon, according to a U.S. government official. The proposed sale was announced late last month by the State Department without indication of their use by peacekeepers. […]