The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has approved a request from Iraq for equipment for two Peshmerga infantry brigades and two support artillery battalions in $295.6m sale.

The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of the equipment necessary to fully outfit two full Peshmerga Regional Brigades of light infantry, as well as the equipment necessary to outfit two artillery battalions that will ultimately provide support to those regional brigades.

These artillery battalions and infantry brigades will operate under the Kurdistan Regional Governments Ministry of Peshmerga (KRG MOP) with the concurrence of the central government. Requested equipment includes the following:

(4,400) M16A4 rifles;
(46) M2 50 caliber machine guns;
(186) M240B machine guns;
(36) M1151 HMMWVs;
(77) M1151 up-armored HMMWVs;
(12) 3 Kilowatt Tactical Quiet Generator sets; body armor, helmets

Also included were other Organization Clothing and Individual Equipment (OCIE); small arms and associated accessories including tripods, cleaning kits, magazines, and mounts; mortar systems and associated equipment; Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) detection and protective equipment; dismounted and mounted radio systems; commercial navigation equipment including compasses, binoculars, and Geospatial Position System limited to the Standard Positioning System; M1142 HMMWVs; medical equipment; Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAP); cargo and transportation equipment, including light tactical vehicles, medium tactical vehicles, water trucks, fuel trucks, and ambulances; (36) refurbished M119A2 105mm howitzers; spare parts, training and associated equipment related to the mentioned vehicles and artillery systems.

The total estimated program cost is $295.6 million.

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