U.S. Approves $700 Million Sale Of Hellfire Missiles To Iraq

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July 31, 2014 AT 9:43 AM
The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of 5,000 Hellfire missiles to Iraq as Baghdad tries to fend off militant Islamist forces. The deal is valued at $700 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Tuesday. Iraq had requested 5,000 of the air-to-ground missiles, which are manufactured by Lockheed Martin Corp and enable helicopters to battle tanks and other armored vehicles. Much smaller Hellfire shipments have already been sent to Iraq.