Sale of 5 armed Bell 407GX helicopters to Iraq has been approved

Sale of 5 armed Bell 407GX helicopters to Iraq has been approved

The U.S. State Department approved the sale of five armed Bell 407GX light attack helicopters configured with M240 7.62mm Machine Guns for an estimated cost of $82.5 million to the Iraqi Security Forces.

Bell 407GX light attack helicopters will help compensate for the combat loss of seven IA407 helicopters in recent years and increase the Iraqi Security Forces’ combat effectiveness against ISIS and other terrorist elements in Iraq.

The 407GX variant – an upgrade from the current IA407 configuration – includes Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) launchers.

Source: www.defenceandtechnology.com
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