Iraq aims to buy 18 F-16 fighters

13.04.2009 Iraq

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Iraq wants to buy an initial squadron of Lockheed Martin Corp F-16 fighter aircraft this year to help guard against perceived threats from Iran and Syria after US forces leave.

Lt Gen Anwar Ahmed, the head of the Iraqi Air Force, said he hoped to sign a contract for 18 advanced F-16s as the centerpiece of billions of dollars Iraq is expected to spend on arms in coming years.

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