Excess Defense Articles benefit U.S., foreign partners
Photo Credit: U.S. Army
Foreign military sales to Iraq of 1,026 M113 armored tracked vehicles that were excess defense articles has provided the country's army with an armored capability, while the divesture of the vehicles resulted in U.S. cost avoidance for storage and demilitarization. The vehicles were refurbished through a public-private partnership by Anniston Army Depot and BAE Systems, keeping the organic industrial skill base exercised in repairing M113s and providing hundreds of thousands of core work hours.
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