Iraq Requests Contractor Logistics Support for its C-172 & AC/RC-208 Aircraft Fleet

16.04.2024 Asia
Iraq Requests Contractor Logistics Support for its C-172 & AC/RC-208 Aircraft Fleet

Iraq Requests Contractor Logistics Support for its C-172 & AC/RC-208 Aircraft Fleet

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The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Iraq of C-172 and AC/RC-208 Aircraft Contractor Logistics Support and Training and related equipment for an estimated cost of $140 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on 15 April 2024.

The Government of Iraq has requested to buy Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) and training in support of its C-172 and AC/RC-208 aircraft fleet. Included is advising, technical, and proficiency training for Iraqi maintainers and aircrews; CLS; spare and repair parts, components, accessories, and repair and return support; minor modifications and upgrades; subscription services; overhaul and depot level maintenance and maintenance support; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total cost is $140 million.

This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a strategic partner.

The proposed sale will improve Iraq’s capability to meet current and future threats by helping to sustain its C-172 and AC/RC-208 aircraft and contribute to Iraq’s self-sufficiency in maintaining its fleet. Iraq will have no difficulty absorbing these articles and services into its Armed Forces.

The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

The principal contractor will be Northrop Grumman Corporation, located in Falls Church, Virginia. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Iraq.

There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.

The description and dollar value are for the highest estimated quantity and dollar value based on initial requirements. Actual dollar value will be lower depending on final requirements, budget authority, and signed sales agreement(s), if and when concluded.

Source: Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA); Photo: A Cessna 208 Caravan flies over Northern Iraq during a recent training mission © Kirkuk Regional Air Base Public Affairs



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