IRAQ REQUESTS AGM-114K/R HELLFIRE MISSILES SALE FROM US
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of AGM-114K/R Hellfire missiles and associated equipment to Iraq. Under the estimated $82 million sale, Iraq has requested supply of a total of 500 AGM-114K/R Hellfire missiles, Hellfire missile conversion, along with blast fragmentation sleeves, installation kits, containers, transportation, spare and repair parts, support equipment, personnel training and training equipment. The package also covers publications and technical documentation, engineering and logistics support services, as well as other related elements of logistics and programme sup- port. Apart from enhancing the Iraq Security Forces’ capability to support current ongoing ground missions, the Hellfire missiles are also expected to be used in future contingency operations.The potential sale also contributes to the foreign policy and national security of the US by helping to improve the security of a strategic partner, while directly supporting the Iraq Government and serving the interests of the people of Iraq and the US.