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Air traffic control equipment for Iraq

Aug. 20, 2012 at 12:52 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Iraq has asked the United States for Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Control and Landing System/Navigational Aids.

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, in its notification to Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sales, that in addition to the commercially available system Iraq is also seeking associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support.

The value of the entire package is estimated at $60 million.

"The proposed sale will contribute to Iraq's continued efforts toward rebuilding their airfield systems at Tikrit Air Base for near-term basing of multiple aircraft," The agency said. "The renovations and upgrades to the airfield and its systems will allow for greater ease in launch and recovery of aircraft and will benefit the overall sustainment of aircraft and affiliated systems over time."

Iraq's shopping list includes an ASR-11 Radar, Autotrac II simulator, instrument landing system, airfield lighting system, and spare and repair parts.

Support equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical documentation, site survey and installation are also part of the package.

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