Skip to comments.Iraq - AH-64E APACHE LONGBOW Attack Helicopters (US Sale to Iraq)
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.
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 Iraqs 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.
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If I was in charge of S&H ....
DOH! Sounds like a real great idear.
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.
Who gets the US government contract to train al Queada to operate and maintain them?
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,
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????
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.
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.
With apologies to Country Joe, there is money to be made selling tools of the trade.
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.
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.
Enlarge the screen and watch an Apache crew work their “magic”.
Anyone remember the Army’s “Zero Defects” campaign of the early seventies?
Awesome. ‘Cause they’re our pals.
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.
How bout a Taliban skin sensor which will trigger a self destruct package leaving a large bacon scented crater when the trigger is touched.