Reuters reports that the Bush administration has proposed the sale of $2.4 billion worth of military helicopters, rockets, missiles, other supplies and services to the government of Iraq.
The sale would include either 24 armed version of the Bell 407 civil helicopter, similar to the Army's OH-58D Kiowa Warriors and the planned ARH-70 armed reconnaissance helicopter, or an armed version of Boeing's AH-6 Little Bird, a version of an MD Helicopters civil aircraft.
The deal would also include large supplies of weapons and ammunition as well as support equipment, technical advice and training for the Iraqi Air Force. The details are included in this release from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.
-- Bob Cox