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Sale of Iraqi helicopters AN-64E

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According to US media, the US administration was able to reach an agreement with senators who had previously blocked the sale of Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters to Iraq, which opened the way for a final agreement to supply the helicopters to the Iraqi government. Earlier, a group of senators led by Democrat Bob Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, opposed the sale of AH-64E helicopters to the Iraqi government of Shiite majority Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, accusing the latter of dictatorship, violating the rights of Sunni people and in close ties with Iran.


Accordingly, in connection with the resolution of the issue of counteraction in the Senate, the Defense Cooperation Agency (DSCA) of the US Department of Defense 27 on January 2014 was able to send two official notifications to the US Congress about upcoming package agreements on the forthcoming delivery through intergovernmental military Foreign Military Sales (FMS) sales of AH-64E helicopters to Iraq.

One notice announces the upcoming delivery of an 24 Iraqi Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters to Iraq, of which only 12 will be equipped with AN / APG-78 Longbow radar. The supply will also include 480 AGM-114R Hellfire guided missiles. The total estimated cost of supply is 4,8 billion.

Another notice reports on planned deliveries and training in support of the "urgent" lease of six Apache helicopters to Iraq (without specifying the modification) before the above-mentioned 24 AN-64E arrives in the country. As you can see, leased helicopters will not have radar AN / APG-78 Longbow. For leased helicopters, it is also planned to deliver XMUM-152K-A Hellfire 114 guided missiles. Estimated cost of supplies and services will be 1,37 billion.

Earlier it was reported that the government of Nuri al-Maliki expected to receive six Apache helicopters from the United States in January 2014, but this was not possible due to the opposition in the US Senate.

Iraq became the fifth foreign customer of Apache helicopters modifications AN-64 (former AH-64D Block III) after Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, India and Indonesia. In the case of receiving AN-64E helicopters, Iraq will become the owner of the original fleet of four types of combat helicopters (Mi-35M, Mi-28HE, AN-64E and EC635T2 +).

Sale of Iraqi helicopters AN-64E

Helicopter Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian Army aviation Taiwan. The Republic of China became the first foreign recipient of AN-64E helicopters. November 2013 (c) www.ettoday.net
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  1. tilovaykrisa
    tilovaykrisa 28 January 2014 12: 00
    +1
    We are intensively preparing for the departure of the United States from the region.
    1. ShturmKGB
      ShturmKGB 28 January 2014 12: 33
      0
      They kind of got Mi-28NE? It turns out both yours and ours? It doesn’t lead to anything good! A striking example is Ukraine!
      http://vpk.name/news/103155_irak_poluchil_13_nochnyih_ohotnikov.html
      1. Apollo
        Apollo 28 January 2014 12: 47
        +6
        quote-As the American media report, the US administration was able to reach an agreement with senators who had previously blocked the sale of Boeing combat helicopters to Iraq AH-64E Apache Guardianthat paved the way for the conclusion of a final agreement on the supply of helicopters to the Iraqi government.

        These are the very helicopters.


        1. avt
          avt 28 January 2014 13: 20
          +4
          Quote: Apollon
          The US administration was able to secure an agreement with senators who had previously blocked the sale of Iraq's Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters, which paved the way for a final agreement on the supply of helicopters to the Iraqi government.

          We recovered after the first delivery of Mi28 laughing Now catch up.
      2. AVV
        AVV 28 January 2014 13: 57
        0
        ShturmKGB
        They kind of got Mi-28NE? It turns out both yours and ours? It doesn’t lead to anything good! A striking example is Ukraine!
        http://vpk.name/news/103155_irak_poluchil_13_nochnyih_ohotnikov.html

        It’s for sure when Yanuk wants to sit on two chairs, but they won’t give him that, and the last one will be knocked out of his ass !!!
    2. just exp
      just exp 28 January 2014 23: 51
      0
      Yes, it’s stupidly a rollback, look at the amount of more than 200 million for a helicopter, even taking into account the supply of 480 ATGMs and training, there will be an overpayment of 3 times.
  2. patsantre
    patsantre 28 January 2014 12: 55
    +3
    Yeah, spinner ... takes envy.
  3. kimanas
    kimanas 28 January 2014 12: 57
    +5
    For how long, such a pinwheel for Iraq?
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 28 January 2014 13: 35
      +7
      They are now gaining momentum. While everything is bad, the raid on the Ramadi government forces turned into heavy losses and the withdrawal of troops back to the perimeter of the blockade. The number of Humvees burned exceeded 50 pieces, already burn with the bright flame of M113, the first T-55 and T-72 were hit. After withdrawing all the Sunnis to the reserve, it turned out that only the 1 battalion at the M1A1M in the 9 tank division can be formed from Shiites.

      Air support is very weak in view of the fact that:
      Mi-35 - piece.
      Mi-17 - they are used to the full as for transferring / supplying / special operations / pulling SOF out of fire bags, there is simply not enough fire support operation.
      Small turntables - they fix the handicraft (I screw the same PCs to the case / ski), because there are not enough sets with guns / NARs.
      Sesny - 2 Maverick of everything, at the same time they cannot support normally.

      Therefore, the Iraqi authorities urgently need attack helicopters, send requests to the ROE in batches, to maximize the transfer of helicopters.



      1. 31231
        31231 28 January 2014 21: 46
        0
        And then what did they buy only 152 Helfaer? Or is it simply not mentioned in the article about nurses and ammunition for a gun?
        And on the Abrams from ammunition, they still do not have a normal OFS?
      2. alone
        alone 28 January 2014 23: 42
        0
        By the way, the assault on Fallujah again failed. The Shiite parts of Al-Maliki were not combat-ready. The only way out is to recall Iraqi volunteers from Syria who are fighting for Assad. These just know the tactics of urban fighting.

        By the way, they storm the city again with columns. Damaging examples did not teach Shiite Iraqi generals.
    2. APASUS
      APASUS 28 January 2014 18: 57
      +2
      Quote: kimanas
      For how long, such a pinwheel for Iraq?

      It’s probably not the purchase itself that the Americans bought for Iraq’s money, and whether Iraq has enough pilots and is adequately trained. How will the maintenance work be carried out, whose staff will perform the service, again not a word about the purchase of ammunition ....
  4. fzr1000
    fzr1000 28 January 2014 13: 49
    +5
    We need to stole a couple of copies from an old friendship or just for money.
    1. polkovnik manuch
      polkovnik manuch 28 January 2014 14: 03
      +2
      Great thought, they will think, think and agree. There is probably why to dig into.
  5. Wiruz
    Wiruz 28 January 2014 15: 01
    +1
    Something is strange. Not so long ago, there was news here that Iraq was arming itself with the Mi-28NE. Or do Iraqis like Indians want to fly both Russian and American vehicles?
  6. vomag
    vomag 28 January 2014 15: 19
    +4
    Well (nihu hua chihuahua) for $ 4,8 billion, 24 Boeing combat helicopters and 480 guided missiles honors their prices, which are not DEMOCRATIC at all ....
    1. alone
      alone 28 January 2014 23: 44
      0
      The question is not only helicopters, there is also repair of spare parts and a bunch of other services. Do you think the Iraqis are all Apache specialists from birth?))
      1. just exp
        just exp 28 January 2014 23: 56
        0
        3 times ????
        the longbau price is 60 million bach (and there are only 12 there), the helfire costs less than a hundred tons, that is, horseradish with it we round up to 50 million for everything, that is, about 1.5 lard for helicopters and missiles, you want to say that they are spare parts for They bought 3 lardas (let 300 lyamas be for training, although in fact there will be a couple of lyamas).
    2. just exp
      just exp 28 January 2014 23: 52
      0
      and you look. Americans do not find corruption in this.
      strange as that, or they forgot the math, or the corruption meter broke.
  7. Arh
    Arh 28 January 2014 15: 40
    +1
    This is how we Syria S-300 are good, but there is even better! ! !
  8. clidon
    clidon 28 January 2014 15: 41
    +2
    They would rather buy more Mi-35s, they will come out cheaper, and they have shown themselves well in counterguerrilla work.
  9. Arh
    Arh 28 January 2014 16: 17
    0
    And you know people minus, but you are not justified! ! ! )))
    1. patsantre
      patsantre 28 January 2014 19: 06
      +1
      You know, but you can’t even properly express thoughts.
      AH-64E is the latest version of Apache, what is better?
      1. krokodil25
        krokodil25 28 January 2014 19: 38
        -2
        Quote: patsantre
        AH-64E is the latest version of Apache, what is better?

        KA-52 ELITE AMONG ELITE !!!
        1. de bouillon
          de bouillon 28 January 2014 21: 57
          +1
          never in battle, so far the Ka-52 is only a hero of parades, exercises and television reports of Channel 1
        2. patsantre
          patsantre 29 January 2014 00: 26
          0
          You declare this without even studying the information available on the Internet about helicopters?
  10. stranik72
    stranik72 28 January 2014 19: 44
    +2
    Quote: krokodil25
    KA-52 ELITE AMONG ELITE !!!

    It’s the same as comparing the VAZ 2105 with the BMW 320.
    It seems that both the car and somewhere (in the forest on farm roads) are even more efficient than BMWs, but they are very far from the elite.
    1. 31231
      31231 28 January 2014 21: 57
      +1
      What's so modest ?! Write right away "... compare ZAZ with BMW 7 Series".
      As the saying goes, "If you screwed up, then everything at once!"
      By the way, there will finally be a chance to compare. Another would be the Abrams began to enter into battles, otherwise the Russophobes shout "T-72 is not a tank, but a mass grave."
  11. 31231
    31231 28 January 2014 21: 53
    0
    The Americans first armed ISIS in Syria, now they are arming the Iraqi army against it. BGG. No, well, "logical". They bought their Stingers in Afghanistan.
    The American government is becoming smaller.
    1. alone
      alone 28 January 2014 23: 45
      0
      Divide and conquer, Sergey! very old trick))