Iraq received a new batch of F-16 aircraft and other awaits the "near future" 2-2
Iraq received a new batch of F-16 aircraft and other awaits the "near future"
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Long-Presse / Baghdad
The Ministry of Defense, Tuesday, for the arrival of a new batch of US F16 aircraft to one Iraqi air bases, indicating that it is one of the payments will arrive in "the near future" a complement to the contract between the two series.
The ministry said in a statement, I followed the (long-Presse), "The Air Force commander Lt. Gen. Anwar Hama Amin, received at noon today, a new batch of F16 aircraft that arrived to one of the air bases."
It said the ministry, that this "installment constitutes a sequel to a series of payments that will arrive in Iraq in the near future an update of the contract concluded between the Republic of Iraq and the United States later this year."
The Committee on Security and Defence parliamentary, confirmed in (the ninth of November 2015 the past), that Iraq will take over "soon" another five aircraft F-16, indicating that the receipt of other warplanes that have been contracted with the United States and the Czech Republic and South Korea will enable Iraq dispensing with the international coalition aircraft.
The Ministry of Defense, announced that, in (the 13th of July 2015 the past), the arrival of four F-16, is the first meal that had been contracted with the United States, also announced in (the sixth of November the past), all received two out of 12 aircraft Ceccheh within the contract between the two countries.
It is noteworthy that Iraq has signed an agreement with the United States to buy 36 fighter model F-16 aircraft, and the Iraqi government announced in the (September 2011), for the payment of the first installment of the purchase price paid for the purchase of 18 fighter of this type, while confirming the Ministry of Defense, in the (third from July 2012), the desire of the Iraqi government to increase the number of these aircraft in the "near future" to protect Iraqi airspace.