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Iraqi military plans major arms purchase

Iraqi Army buying more M1 Tanks; Iraqi National Police buying Strykers for its mechanized divisions; Iraqi Navy doubling; Iraqi Air Force buying first real light attack aircraft.

Iraq announces plan to expand the Air Force

f-16-thumb.jpgIraq will purchase 516 military aircraft from the United States and France for its new Air Force. The planes and helicopters will provide Iraq with its first significant air combat and strike capability.