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The United States suspended technical support for Abrams tanks in Iraq

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Since the end of 2017, General Dynamics Corporation has stopped the implementation of the technical and service support program for the park. tanks M1A1M Abrams of the Iraqi army at its base at Al Matana Airport in Baghdad, reports bmpd with reference to the Iraqi newspaper Al Ghad Press.


The United States suspended technical support for Abrams tanks in Iraq


It is reported that this happened “in response to Iraq’s breach of a contract to get these tanks, expressed primarily in the transfer of at least two Abrams from the Iraqi army to the pro-Iranian Shiite militia Hashd al-Shaabi” (“Popular Mobilization Forces”) ”.

All US General’s technical base staff departed in the US at the end of 2017.

“At the request of the American company, the government of Iraq seized one Abrams tank from the Hashd al-Shaabi militia in Anbar province and promised to return it to the company's base in early February. Before that, the American side refuses to conduct any work at the base, ”the article says.

General Dynamics also threatened “final withdrawal from Iraq” if it turned out that “one state in the region supporting the Hashd al-Shaabi militia (ie Iran) had access to Abrams tanks or reproduced some of their components.”

The newspaper reminds that all of Iraq received from the United States 152 tank M1A1 Abrams.
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  1. Andrey K
    Andrey K 30 January 2018 13: 21
    +6
    ... USA suspended technical support of Abrams tanks in Iraq ...

    Who benefits from shame laughing
    ... this happened "in response to Iraq’s breach of the contract to receive these tanks, expressed primarily in the transfer of at least two Abrams tanks from the Iraqi army to the pro-Iranian Shiite militia" Hashd al-Shaabi ("Popular Mobilization Force"). " ..

    Found a reason lol
    They would say directly - gentlemen, the recipients of our wood-waffle, it is not suitable for you. It burns well, heavy, gluttonous and something very unreliable ...
    So no, "we will not provide technical support" ... repeat
    And without tech support Abrams not Abrams laughing
    1. Alex_Rarog
      Alex_Rarog 30 January 2018 13: 26
      +2
      As I understand it, Iran is now intensively collecting the 2nd abrams back)))
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 30 January 2018 14: 42
        +2
        They kind of teach, they teach the world of the Anglo-Saxons DO NOT CONTACT THEMbut all the same there are those who are free for free. And what then this freebie triple losses, if not blood, turns around, do not remember.
        They gave tanks to the Iraqis "free then." Those have learned. Now, when it is necessary to support a new round of violence in the region (Turks genocide Kurds) - they cut off the service. Look for Iraqis, spare parts and ammunition yourself, wherever you want.
      2. Felix99
        Felix99 31 January 2018 06: 53
        0
        The Donetsk enterprise Tyazhmash is ready to offer its services in servicing captured tanks of any modifications.
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 30 January 2018 13: 34
      +5
      Once the Iraqi army mastered Abrams surprisingly well. Priperlo
      them, had to learn. smile Much better than the Saudis.
      In the destruction of ISIS forces, Iraqis actively used Abrams and very little
      lost. Learned to use its silent jerks - an advantage of the turbine.
      A jerk of a hundred meters - a couple of shots and a quick retreat.
      1. Andrey K
        Andrey K 30 January 2018 13: 57
        +9
        Quote: voyaka uh
        ... Once the Iraqi army mastered Abrams surprisingly well ...
        ... A jerk for a hundred meters - a couple of shots and a quick retreat ...

        Apparently, the army units of Iraq use the Abrams exactly like self-propelled guns.
        Otherwise they will burn it.
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 30 January 2018 14: 02
          +7
          This is the only way. He is frankly weak
          sides of the hull. They were punched even from RPG-7.
          Abrams was created as a tank destroyer
          with a strong forehead. In cities and against militants / partisans he is very vulnerable
          1. Andrey K
            Andrey K 30 January 2018 14: 08
            +8
            Quote: voyaka uh
            ... Abrams was created as a tank destroyer
            with a strong forehead. In cities and against militants / partisans, he is very vulnerable ...

            I agree with you that this iron flies a lot to the operators. In the dashing "cavalry attacks" you can not trample on it.
          2. sabakina
            sabakina 30 January 2018 14: 35
            +5
            Quote: voyaka uh
            This is the only way. He has frankly weak sides of the hull. They were pierced even from RPG-7. Abrams was created as a tank destroyer with a strong forehead.
            It seems to me that no one has surpassed our ISU-152 "St. John's Wort".
      2. seti
        seti 31 January 2018 23: 58
        +1
        Quote: voyaka uh

        In the destruction of ISIS forces, Iraqis actively used Abrams and very little
        lost.

        What are you carrying ? The Iraqi army lost one third of the Abrams in the fighting during the 2016 year alone. Total 47 units. See the statistics. They have them from 140 left less than 100 pieces.
        If this tank is so good, why should the Iraqis sign a contract for the T-90?
  2. mihey
    mihey 30 January 2018 13: 21
    +4
    All the more interesting and interesting the news ... It is felt that the merikatosikos completely demolishes the tower - Pakistan, Turkey, Iraq ... They’ll stay in the anus in this region just like that and they will be hunted by everyone like a safari good
  3. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 30 January 2018 13: 22
    +5
    General Dynamics also threatened “final withdrawal from Iraq” if it turned out that “one state in the region supporting the Hashd al-Shaabi militia (ie Iran) had access to Abrams tanks or reproduced some of their components.”
    Why is there a top-secret junk transferred to Iraq. Buy the 72nd, but not Amersky sucks - it will drive-fight and not stand in the repair lol
  4. ul_vitalii
    ul_vitalii 30 January 2018 13: 22
    +6
    They handed over to a warring country and want something else.
  5. Egorovich
    Egorovich 30 January 2018 13: 29
    +2
    If the mattresses will not be served by Abrams tanks of the Iranian Armed Forces, then Iran has an excellent opportunity to purchase even more T-90s from Russia. Iraq has money, but the RF has excellent goods !!! yes
    1. I'm a colonel
      I'm a colonel 30 January 2018 19: 50
      +1
      Uncle patriot, recently got out of the cave? The mattress the day before already made sure that they wouldn’t buy weapons from the Russian Federation, and this especially applies to such countries dependent on Matrasia as Iraq)))
  6. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 30 January 2018 13: 32
    0
    They would have done the same with the F35 around the world and then there would be happiness for mattresses.
  7. win
    win 30 January 2018 13: 35
    +3
    General Dynamics also threatened a "final exit from Iraq,"

    Here is a way to force the United States to leave Iraq ... fellow
    Give all Ambrams to the Hashd al-Shaabi militia !!!
    And that’s it !!! Peace in Iraq! drinks
  8. K-50
    K-50 30 January 2018 13: 38
    0
    The greater the conditions the Yankens arrange for the supply of their weapons, the more buyers will be inclined to buy Russian. yes
    1. I'm a colonel
      I'm a colonel 30 January 2018 19: 47
      +1
      Only recently the Yankens modestly reminded the world that the Russian military-industrial complex is sanctioned and trading with it is fraught with any country. Do you think there are many fools?)))
      1. Paranoid50
        Paranoid50 31 January 2018 00: 09
        +3
        Quote: I'm Colonel
        The Yankens only recently modestly reminded the world

        Every day they remind everyone of something. And they certainly will not die of modesty.
        Quote: I'm Colonel
        Do you think there are many fools?)))

        As for the fools - HZ, and without buyers, one way or another, our defense industry will definitely not remain. yes
  9. koksalek
    koksalek 30 January 2018 13: 54
    0
    Quote: Alexander 3
    They would have done the same with the F35 around the world and then there would be happiness for mattresses.

    It is only necessary to mix up special gloves ...
  10. Berkut24
    Berkut24 30 January 2018 15: 02
    0
    And I know a country that is not against the transfer of its tanks to Shiite troops. I hope that the raped "partners" of the United States will draw the right conclusions. Moreover, it will be cheaper.
  11. prior
    prior 30 January 2018 15: 38
    0
    "The care of allies among the Americans is above all ..." (Armenian radio)