Iraq negotiates with U.S. purchase 200 Bradley M2A2 ODS armoured infantry fighting vehicles 2908135
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Defence & Security News - Iraq
|Thursday, August 29, 2013 01:00 PM|
|Iraq negotiates with U.S. the purchase of 200 Bradley M2A2 ODS armoured infantry fighting vehicles.|
The Iraqi government is negotiating with the US government and BAE Systems to purchase 200 Bradley M2A2 ODS (Operation Desert Storm) Fighting Vehicles sometime during the next 15 months, according to BAE officials. (Source DefenseNews)
The potential deal is expected sometime in 2014 and could come just before another expected agreement is reached with Saudi Arabia to buy Bradleys in 2015. The Iraq contract would provide recently upgraded M2A2 ODS (Operation Desert Storm) variants to the Baghdad government, the same vehicles that the US Army National Guard uses.
There is also a pending $750 million deal to do maintenance work on Iraqi M113s, Humvees, M88s and other ground vehicles, which Signorelli said BAE will likely bid on as part of a team with industry partners.