US poised to sell Iraq $2.5b in military equipment
WASHINGTON, District of Columbia (AFP) - The Pentagon has informed the United States (US) Congress of a possible sale of US$2 billion (S$2.5 billion) worth of military equipment to Iraq, officials said on Friday.
Lawmakers, notified on Thursday, have 30 days to raise any objections to the plan, which consists of three contracts.
The first includes 12 Bell 412 EP helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support totalling an estimated US$300 million.
"This equipment will provide the Iraqi Air Force with a search and rescue capability critical to developing a mature Air Force," the Defence Security Cooperation Agency, or DSCA, said in a statement.