Iraq to purchase 200 M1151A HMMWV Up-Armored High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles 1705147

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Defence & Security News - Iraq

 
 
Saturday, May 17, 2014 01:06 PM
 
Iraq to purchase 200 M1151A HMMWV Up-Armored High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles.
The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for M1151A1 Up-Armored High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $101 million.
     
The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for M1151A1 Up-Armored High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $101 million.
M1151A1 Up-Armored High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV)
     

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 13, 2014. The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of 200 M1151A1 Up-Armored High Mobility Multi- Purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) with M2 .50 cal. machine gun mounts, commercial radios, communication equipment, repair and spare parts, publications and technical documentation, tools and test equipment, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor logistics and technical support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $101 million.

This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a strategic partner. This proposed sale directly supports the Government of Iraq and serves the interests of the people of Iraq and the United States.

The proposed sale of the M1151 HMMWV’s would facilitate progress towards increasing the Iraq’s ability to defend its oil infrastructure against terrorist attacks. Iraq will use the HMMWVs to increase the safety, effectiveness, and self-reliance of the Iraqi Army’s Oil Pipeline Security Division. Iraq will have no difficulty absorbing these additional HMMWVs into its armed forces.

The M1151A1 Armament Carrier provides mounting and firing capability for crew served weapons. Weapons that can be mounted include the MK19 grenade launcher, M2HB .50 Caliber machine gun, M240G 7.62mm machine gun, and M249 5.56mm Squad Automatic Weapon. The rooftop ring mount offers a 360 degree arc of fire with armor protection for crew, weapon components, and ammunition. The A1 model designation represents the fact it has Integrated Armor Package (IAP) installed.

 

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