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Iraq - AH-64E APACHE LONGBOW Attack Helicopters (US Sale to Iraq)
Defense Security Cooperation Agency ^ | 1/27/2014 | Lorna Jons

Posted on 01/28/2014 9:01:17 AM PST by mojito

WASHINGTON, Jan 27, 2014-The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for AH-64E APACHE LONGBOW Attack Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $4.8 billion.

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This proposed sale supports the strategic interests of the United States by providing Iraq with a critical capability to protect itself from terrorist and conventional threats, to enhance the protection of key oil infrastructure and platforms, and to reinforce Iraqi sovereignty. This proposed sale of AH-64E APACHE helicopters will support Iraq’s efforts to establish a fleet of multi-mission attack helicopters capable of meeting its requirements for close air support, armed reconnaissance and anti-tank warfare missions.

(Excerpt) Read more at dsca.mil ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: apachelongbow; dod; iran; iraq
I'm sure Iran will want to take a look at these too.
1 posted on 01/28/2014 9:01:17 AM PST by mojito
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To: mojito

If I was in charge of S&H ....


2 posted on 01/28/2014 9:03:10 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: knarf

DOH! Sounds like a real great idear.


3 posted on 01/28/2014 9:06:46 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: mojito

We’re going to sell these AH-64 Apachee Helo’s to an unstable country like Iraq.Is our Government crazy?Don’t Answer that.Of course they are.

Before they make that sale they had better seriously think about the damage that would occurr if that technology was suddenly turned against us.


4 posted on 01/28/2014 9:08:31 AM PST by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: puppypusher

Who gets the US government contract to train al Queada to operate and maintain them?


5 posted on 01/28/2014 9:10:21 AM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: mojito

How many dead servicemen and women are rolling in their recent graves over this??

Sad sad sad.

What kind of a “news media” do we have, not to report this to everyone? I don’t care how liberal the family, not one family who lost a soldier in Iraq would be blasé about this,


6 posted on 01/28/2014 9:12:03 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: All

This Country will never learn that selling our state of the art weapons platforms to Muslim countries is a self defeating idea. Another gift to “0s” Muslim buddies????


7 posted on 01/28/2014 9:12:57 AM PST by thegrump (It is who we are. It is what we do. Live for nothing or die for something !)
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To: mojito

Before we sell weapons to any other nation we should build in a remote kill switch that would render it incapable if they try and use it against us or our allies, or if the weapons get captured by enemies.


8 posted on 01/28/2014 9:13:19 AM PST by Ironfocus
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To: puppypusher

I’m thinking about the damage that will occur when this technology is turned against Israel.

Of course, that may be part of the larger plan.


9 posted on 01/28/2014 9:13:33 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: Dalberg-Acton
"Who gets the US government contract to train al Queada to operate and maintain them?"

With apologies to Country Joe, there is money to be made selling tools of the trade.

10 posted on 01/28/2014 9:23:49 AM PST by buckalfa (Tilting at Windmills)
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To: thegrump; tx_eggman
This Country will never learn...

Oh, it will. It will.
11 posted on 01/28/2014 9:25:17 AM PST by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: Dalberg-Acton
Middle-easterners cannot do basic maintenance on (relatively) easy-to-maintain aircraft like Black Hawks - how are they ever going to keep a maintenance-intensive machine like an Apache in the air?
These aircraft won't be doing much flying - not for long, anyways.
12 posted on 01/28/2014 9:34:05 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Ironfocus; mojito; Arm_Bears; puppypusher
RE :”Before we sell weapons to any other nation we should build in a remote kill switch that would render it incapable if they try and use it against us or our allies, or if the weapons get captured by enemies.”

That's sort of a built in protection.

Iraq cant keep them running for long without US support and the US military knows all their weaknesses, so they really cant use them against us or our allies.

And you can bet they dumbed these down from the ones the US military uses, put special software in its different systems.

Iran didn't find those F-16s very useful after they turned on the US.

13 posted on 01/28/2014 9:35:47 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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14 posted on 01/28/2014 9:49:34 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: mojito; Jeff Head; RedMDer; All

Freeper Jeff Head posted this video YEARS ago showing one of our Apache helicopters “at work” in Iraq in Dec 03.

I have always made sure I have a link to it although the “original” link Jeff posted no longer works.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x87lr5_irak-apache-ah64-attacks-terrorists_sport

Enlarge the screen and watch an Apache crew work their “magic”.


15 posted on 01/28/2014 9:52:24 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Anyone remember the Army’s “Zero Defects” campaign of the early seventies?


16 posted on 01/28/2014 9:57:10 AM PST by onedoug
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To: mojito

Awesome. ‘Cause they’re our pals.


17 posted on 01/28/2014 10:03:05 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: musicman
Holy molee.
18 posted on 01/28/2014 10:26:18 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito

Yep. I agree!! After watching that video link (in post #15) of an Apache “at work”, it makes sense to me why the Iraqi’s would want to try to “borrow” a few.


19 posted on 01/28/2014 11:06:58 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Ironfocus

How bout a Taliban skin sensor which will trigger a self destruct package leaving a large bacon scented crater when the trigger is touched.
:-)


20 posted on 01/28/2014 11:28:14 AM PST by mcshot ("What's right is right"...)
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To: Arm_Bears

IMO that IS the larger plan. Our godless leaders are satan’s pawns in this and every other decision they make.


21 posted on 01/28/2014 4:29:15 PM PST by mikec256
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