Iraq buying ammunition, C4ISR systems

Dec. 2, 2010 at 11:16 AM
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WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Iraq is seeking to buy C4ISR systems and associated parts and equipment from the United States in an FMS deal worth about $68 million.

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, in its notification to Congress of the possible sale, said the prime contractor would be Raytheon Co. in Waltham, Mass.

The total Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems package would include High-Frequency, Ultra High-Frequency and Very High-Frequency radios, Automatic Identification System, Surface Scan Radar System, Forward Looking Infrared System, Situational Display System, Mobile and Fixed Towers and Electro-Optical Cameras.

Other components include Voice over Internet Protocol, K Under Band Very Small Aperture Terminal upgrades, generators, spare and repair parts, support equipment, publications and technical data, personnel training and training equipment, engineering and technical support services, and other related logistical support.

In a separate deal, Iraq is requesting a possible sale of 14,010 TP-T M831A1 120mm Cartridges, 16,110 TPCSDS-T M865 120mm Cartridges, and 3,510 HEAT-MP-T M830A1 120mm Cartridges for M1A1 Abrams tanks. The estimated cost would be $36 million, the agency said.

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