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Iraq requests US Air Traffic Control system

17th August 2012 - 10:31 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The government of Iraq has requested the possible foreign military sale (FMS) of the Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Control and Landing System/Navigational Aids and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support from the US government.

The Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified US congress of the request on 15 August.

At an estimated cost of $60 million, the purchase of the system will contribute to Iraq’s continued efforts to rebuild their airfield systems at Tikrit Air Base for near-term basing of multiple aircraft. The DSCA said that renovations and upgrades to the airfield and its systems 'will allow for greater ease in launch and recovery of aircraft and will benefit the overall sustainment of aircraft and affiliated systems over time', and help Iraq improve its ability to control its own airspace.

The proposed sale includes include an ASR-11 Radar, Autotrac II simulator, Instrument Landing System, and Airfield Lighting System, spare and repair parts, support equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical documentation, site survey, installation, US Government and contractor engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and programme support.

The DSCA said that the prime contractor for the sale will be selected through competitive process if it goes ahead.

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