US targeting Iraq for ATC sales

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Iraq for commercially available Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control and landing systems/navigational aids and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support at an estimated cost of $60 million

The system will include an ASR-11 Radar, Autotrac II simulator, Instrument Landing System, and Airfield Lighting System, spare and repair parts, support equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical documentation, site survey, installation, US Government and contractor engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $60 million.

The agency said the proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country.

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 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. This equipment aids Iraq’s continuing reconstruction effort that directly improves Iraq’s ability to control its own airspace.

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