Advanced negotiations for new deals for the purchase of fighter jets
Monday 31 December 2012
Revealed the leadership of the Air Force for advanced negotiations with a number of internationally known their progress in the field of combat aircraft industry in order to strike deals to equip the Iraqi air force to add to the F16 aircraft deal the U.S..
The commander of the Air Force first team corner pilot Anwar Hama Amin "There are negotiations, committees were sent to several countries known in this area to diversify import sources fighter aircraft also has a delegation representing the state advanced in Iraq to negotiate a deal new aircraft," pointing out that "will be revealed it if the announcement of the final agreement with them. "
The secretary pointed out that "these negotiations seeking to diversify its sources of arming the Air Force of the states a sophisticated and well-known global technical capabilities and technological, as well as other technical matters," he said.
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And between the commander of the Air Force that deal processing aircraft F16 U.S. continues on schedule agreed between both Iraq and the U.S. and remains no change and efforts are underway by measures decade in terms of training of pilots and technicians and complete the infrastructure at the base chosen where will enter into force with receipt of the first batch of aircraft in 2014. "
The Secretary said that "trainees both pilots four or technicians the 350 currently in the process of language and reached an advanced stage and high levels reached scores very high and will soon begin phase technical training after the completion of stage language will also be doubling the number of pilots to double next year for training on these aircraft will increase number successively until the start of the processing stage. "
The Iraqi government signed the 2008 deal with the U.S. side to processers six C130 aircraft for military transport and the use of natural disasters.
Being four Iraqi pilots training Mkthagh in the United States to lead the F16 aircraft, which is considered one of the advanced aircraft at the level of the Arabian Gulf region, while being 350 technical professional training for the same purpose.
The leadership of the Air Force has revealed earlier for choosing a military base will be the headquarters for the F16 aircraft is expected to arrive in September 2014 but did not specify where that rule for security reasons.