Iraq seeks air traffic control systems

Feb. 6, 2014 at 3:57 PM
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Iraq is seeking air traffic control systems for military use under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program.

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, in a required notification to Congress, said training, logistics and associated equipment are part of the possible deal, which carries a value of $700 million.

"The proposed sale will contribute to Iraq's continued efforts toward rebuilding its airfield systems at Tikrit, Al Basra, Al Kut, and Taji Air Bases for near-term basing of multiple aircraft," the agency said. "The renovations and upgrades to the airfields and systems will allow for greater ease in launch and recovery of aircraft and will enhance the overall sustainment to aircraft and affiliated systems."

Specifically on Baghdad's shopping list are commercially available FAA Air Traffic Control equipment suites and airfield navigational aids suites; ASR-11 airport surveillance radars; ATC automation system with controller consoles; autotrac airfield support and navigation suites; primary search radars and mono-pulse secondary surveillance radars.

Site surveys, system integration, installation, testing, repair and return, facilities, warranties, spare and repair parts, support equipment, personnel training and training equipment would all be part of the deal.

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