Iraq looking to buy $148 million worth of M16, M4 and M203.

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

From the ASD Network:

The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of (80,000) M16A4 5.56MM Rifles, (25,000) M4 5.56MM Carbines, (2,550) M203 40MM Grenade Launchers, spare and repair parts, support equipment, publications and technical data, personnel training and training equipment, contractor engineering and technical support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $148 million.

The M203 will start being replaced next year. It looks like they will end up in Iraqi service.

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  • Vote For David Vote For David on Aug 25, 2009

    Haha, now we're both bashing on the AK! Oops, oh well, it's better than the alternative. ;)

  • Charles222 Charles222 on Oct 22, 2010

    Given that not even the country of origin uses either the AK-47 or 7.62x39mm anymore, it's not a surprise that Iraq isn't, either. The M16 is a superior weapon in virtually every way; as a former Military Training Team soldier, I can tell you that the AK is extremely prone to accidental discharge with new soldiers. We had at least three or four a week with our Iraqi Army guys.