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    Bell 407GX helos for Iraq

    Presumably Iraq uses these in a direct attack role in addition to scouting?

    "The Government of Iraq has requested to buy five (5) Armed Bell 407GX helicopters configured with five (5) M240 7.62mm Machine Guns. Also included are five (5) RF-7850A Secure Communications Radios, five (5) AN/AAR-60 MILDS Automatic Plume Detectors, five (5) AN/ALE-47 Airborne Countermeasure Dispensing Systems, five (5) M3P .50 Caliber Machine Guns, five (5) M260 Rocket Launchers (APKWS Configuration), five (5) MX-15Di EO/IR Sensors, five (5) GAU-19 .50 Caliber Machine Guns, five (5) Pathfinder Mission Management Systems, five (5) ARES Weapon Management Systems, five (5) Mission Configurable Armament Systems (MCAS), night vision compatible lighting systems, aircraft intercommunications systems (ICS), cockpit and seat armor kits, and bifurcated exhaust infrared suppressor systems, operating manuals, spare parts, maintenance and operator training for radio systems, technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support. The total estimated program cost is $82.5 million."


    http://www.dsca.mil/sites/default/fi...rain_18-41.pdf

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    So how does this work, we let them use money that we give them to buy equipment we make? Legit question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYH1 View Post
    So how does this work, we let them use money that we give them to buy equipment we make? Legit question.

    NYH1.
    That’s pretty much it.
    AQ planned for years and sent their A team to carry out the attacks, and on Flight 93 they were thwarted by a pick-up team made up of United Frequent Fliers. Many people look at 9/11 and wonder how we can stop an enemy like that. I look at FL93 and wonder, "How can we lose?". -- FromMyColdDeadHand

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYH1 View Post
    So how does this work, we let them use money that we give them to buy equipment we make? Legit question.

    NYH1.
    This kind of deal has been going on for decades. Our politicians know how stupid the majority of taxpayers are. We could say the politicians are getting lobby money for their decisions. You all voted for them many times.

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    I'm sure that Bell Helicopter is fine with it

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