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US to sell C-130 planes to Iraq

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posted on Aug, 6 2008 @ 05:46 PM

The Pentagon has proposed to sell Iraq six C-130J airplanes made by Lockheed Martin Corp. and valued at about 1.5 billion dollars.

The Iraqi Government has also requested 24 engines produced by Rolls-Royce company, announced the Defense Security Cooperation Agency in a statement published Monday.

The Iraqi Air Force intends to use the airplanes to support its troops and also for humanitarian missions, said the statement.

The statement added that the contract would increase the ability of the Iraqi air force to coordinate with US and coalition forces in joint operations.

was reading a topic on the US giving Iraq tanks
and did a search for planes and came to this,

is this all the Iraqi air force will get?
what happend to offencive fighters and so on?

posted on Aug, 7 2008 @ 05:30 AM
reply to post by bodrul

Hey bodrul,

Your right it seems that the USA is taking there time
with re-arming process with Iraq.
It seems that dont want to leave for a while.
Would be interesting what Iraq wants for fighters and bombers etc...

posted on Aug, 7 2008 @ 06:16 PM
Who is going to fly these things? Old Saddam AF guys? "Mercenary" pilots?

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