Iraqi Navy Aims to Buy Up to 21 Surface Vessels

October 2006
Sea Power;Oct2006, Vol. 49 Issue 10, p64
The article reports on the aim of Iraqi Navy to procure a two-year acquisition program of 21 surface vessels. The acquisition of 19 patrol boats and two Assad-class fast-attack craft will fulfill the Iraqi Navy's primary mission which is to provide Persian Gulf's maritime security. Italy's Fincantieri and Bollinger Shipyard of Lockport, Louisiana became the two leading contenders for the 21 surface vessels' acquisition program.


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