Iraq orders M1A1 Abrams main battle tank ammunition and logistical support

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Defence & Security News - Iraq

 
 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 09:00 AM
 
Iraq orders M1A1 Abrams main battle tank ammunition and logistical support
The U.S. State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for M1A1 Abrams tank ammunition and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $600 million. The prime contractor will be General Dynamics-Ordnance Tactical Systems in St Petersburg, Florida.
     
Iraqi M1A1 Abrams main battle tank
     
The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of 10,000 M831 120mm High-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) munitions, 10,000 M865 120mm Kinetic Energy Warheads (KEW), 10,000 M865 120mm KEW-A1, and 16,000 M830 120mm HEAT-MP-T tank ammunition. Also included are U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support. The estimated cost is $600 million.

The proposed sale of the ammunition and support will advance Iraq’s efforts to develop an integrated ground defense capability to support a strong national defense. This will enable the Iraqi Government to sustain its efforts to establish and maintain stability.

 

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