The State Department has approved Iraq’s request to acquire sustainmentÂ andÂ logistics servicesÂ andÂ spare parts for its fleet ofÂ AC-208 aircraftÂ under a $181 million foreign military sales agreement with the U.S.
The U.S. aims to help Iraq’s air force continue support ofÂ the international military campaign againstÂ the Islamic state group, theÂ Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Tuesday.
IraqÂ sought aÂ five-year sustainment package that includesÂ operational, intermediate and depot-level maintenance, spare parts, component repair, publication updates, maintenance training and logisticsÂ support for the aircraft.
Orbital ATKÂ (NYSE:OA) andÂ Flight Safety International will serve as principal contractors for the saleÂ that also covers contract logistics services, training services and contract engineering services.
Iraq aims to operate itsÂ U.S.-provided AC-208 light attack and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft after an existing contractor logistics support agreementÂ expires in June, DCSA said.