Iraq Seeks $2bn in US Military Equipment

By John Lee.

The government of Iraq wants to purchase nearly $2-billion worth military equipment from the United States.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified the US Congress of the following intended deals:

  • 50 M1135 Stryker Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles (pictured) and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $900 million;
  • 12 Bell 412 EP helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $300 million;
  • Multi-Platform Maintenance and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $750 million.

According to the DSCA, the proposed sales will “contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a strategic partner. [They] directly support the Iraqi government and serve the interests of the Iraqi people and the United States.

Congress has 30 days to raise any objections to the plan.

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Iraq Seeks $2bn in US Military Equipment

By John Lee.

The government of Iraq wants to purchase nearly $2-billion worth military equipment from the United States.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified the US Congress of the following intended deals:

  • 50 M1135 Stryker Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles (pictured) and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $900 million;
  • 12 Bell 412 EP helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $300 million;
  • Multi-Platform Maintenance and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $750 million.

According to the DSCA, the proposed sales will “contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a strategic partner. [They] directly support the Iraqi government and serve the interests of the Iraqi people and the United States.

Congress has 30 days to raise any objections to the plan.

(Source: )

Iraq Seeks $2bn in US Military Equipment

By John Lee.

The government of Iraq wants to purchase nearly $2-billion worth military equipment from the United States.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified the US Congress of the following intended deals:

  • 50 M1135 Stryker Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles (pictured) and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $900 million;
  • 12 Bell 412 EP helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $300 million;
  • Multi-Platform Maintenance and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $750 million.

According to the DSCA, the proposed sales will “contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a strategic partner. [They] directly support the Iraqi government and serve the interests of the Iraqi people and the United States.

Congress has 30 days to raise any objections to the plan.

(Source: )

Sony has Big Plans for Iraq

By John Lee.

Sony has recently unveiled its extensive plan for expansion in Iraq.

Along with its official business partner, Modern Electronics Iraq (MEI) Sony will look to transform the Iraqi consumers’ experience through launching its entire line-up of latest technology products, introducing experiential Sony-branded stores and setting up authorised service centres in Iraq.

The announcements, which came at an exclusive dealers’ conference in Erbil, highlight the significance Sony places on Iraq as an emerging market in the Middle East with a huge potential for growth.

Iraq is undoubtedly one of the most important markets for Sony. By 2015, we hope to achieve a $350 million share in the consumer electronics space, including the fast-growing mobile phone business,” Sony Middle East and Africa managing director Hiroyasu Sugiyama said at the event.

The numbers certainly look exciting, but our immediate focus is to identify tactics that help us move towards our target. The Sony roadmap for Iraq constitutes a three-pillared strategy based on product, customer and operation.

Recognising the demand for its entire line-up of products in Iraq, Sony aims to synchronise its international launches to include Iraq. From the award-winning Sony Xperia Z smartphone, the Xperia tablet, Vaio notebooks and Bravia 4K TVs to the PlayStation 3 game console and the world’s most powerful audio system, the Shake 7 stereo, Sony will look to reduce wait-time and increase the availability of its products for Iraqi consumers.

Looking to transform the experiential prospects for Iraqi customers, Sony is also set to roll-out its unique world-class branded stores, where all products are displayed in an open and easy-to-touch-and-try layout, with Sony-trained salespersons ready to explain and demonstrate these products.

Sony has Big Plans for Iraq

By John Lee.

Sony has recently unveiled its extensive plan for expansion in Iraq.

Along with its official business partner, Modern Electronics Iraq (MEI) Sony will look to transform the Iraqi consumers’ experience through launching its entire line-up of latest technology products, introducing experiential Sony-branded stores and setting up authorised service centres in Iraq.

The announcements, which came at an exclusive dealers’ conference in Erbil, highlight the significance Sony places on Iraq as an emerging market in the Middle East with a huge potential for growth.

Iraq is undoubtedly one of the most important markets for Sony. By 2015, we hope to achieve a $350 million share in the consumer electronics space, including the fast-growing mobile phone business,” Sony Middle East and Africa managing director Hiroyasu Sugiyama said at the event.

The numbers certainly look exciting, but our immediate focus is to identify tactics that help us move towards our target. The Sony roadmap for Iraq constitutes a three-pillared strategy based on product, customer and operation.

Recognising the demand for its entire line-up of products in Iraq, Sony aims to synchronise its international launches to include Iraq. From the award-winning Sony Xperia Z smartphone, the Xperia tablet, Vaio notebooks and Bravia 4K TVs to the PlayStation 3 game console and the world’s most powerful audio system, the Shake 7 stereo, Sony will look to reduce wait-time and increase the availability of its products for Iraqi consumers.

Looking to transform the experiential prospects for Iraqi customers, Sony is also set to roll-out its unique world-class branded stores, where all products are displayed in an open and easy-to-touch-and-try layout, with Sony-trained salespersons ready to explain and demonstrate these products.

Sony has Big Plans for Iraq

By John Lee.

Sony has recently unveiled its extensive plan for expansion in Iraq.

Along with its official business partner, Modern Electronics Iraq (MEI) Sony will look to transform the Iraqi consumers’ experience through launching its entire line-up of latest technology products, introducing experiential Sony-branded stores and setting up authorised service centres in Iraq.

The announcements, which came at an exclusive dealers’ conference in Erbil, highlight the significance Sony places on Iraq as an emerging market in the Middle East with a huge potential for growth.

Iraq is undoubtedly one of the most important markets for Sony. By 2015, we hope to achieve a $350 million share in the consumer electronics space, including the fast-growing mobile phone business,” Sony Middle East and Africa managing director Hiroyasu Sugiyama said at the event.

The numbers certainly look exciting, but our immediate focus is to identify tactics that help us move towards our target. The Sony roadmap for Iraq constitutes a three-pillared strategy based on product, customer and operation.

Recognising the demand for its entire line-up of products in Iraq, Sony aims to synchronise its international launches to include Iraq. From the award-winning Sony Xperia Z smartphone, the Xperia tablet, Vaio notebooks and Bravia 4K TVs to the PlayStation 3 game console and the world’s most powerful audio system, the Shake 7 stereo, Sony will look to reduce wait-time and increase the availability of its products for Iraqi consumers.

Looking to transform the experiential prospects for Iraqi customers, Sony is also set to roll-out its unique world-class branded stores, where all products are displayed in an open and easy-to-touch-and-try layout, with Sony-trained salespersons ready to explain and demonstrate these products.

Sony has Big Plans for Iraq

By John Lee.

Sony has recently unveiled its extensive plan for expansion in Iraq.

Along with its official business partner, Modern Electronics Iraq (MEI) Sony will look to transform the Iraqi consumers’ experience through launching its entire line-up of latest technology products, introducing experiential Sony-branded stores and setting up authorised service centres in Iraq.

The announcements, which came at an exclusive dealers’ conference in Erbil, highlight the significance Sony places on Iraq as an emerging market in the Middle East with a huge potential for growth.

Iraq is undoubtedly one of the most important markets for Sony. By 2015, we hope to achieve a $350 million share in the consumer electronics space, including the fast-growing mobile phone business,” Sony Middle East and Africa managing director Hiroyasu Sugiyama said at the event.

The numbers certainly look exciting, but our immediate focus is to identify tactics that help us move towards our target. The Sony roadmap for Iraq constitutes a three-pillared strategy based on product, customer and operation.

Recognising the demand for its entire line-up of products in Iraq, Sony aims to synchronise its international launches to include Iraq. From the award-winning Sony Xperia Z smartphone, the Xperia tablet, Vaio notebooks and Bravia 4K TVs to the PlayStation 3 game console and the world’s most powerful audio system, the Shake 7 stereo, Sony will look to reduce wait-time and increase the availability of its products for Iraqi consumers.

Looking to transform the experiential prospects for Iraqi customers, Sony is also set to roll-out its unique world-class branded stores, where all products are displayed in an open and easy-to-touch-and-try layout, with Sony-trained salespersons ready to explain and demonstrate these products.

Sony has Big Plans for Iraq

By John Lee.

Sony has recently unveiled its extensive plan for expansion in Iraq.

Along with its official business partner, Modern Electronics Iraq (MEI) Sony will look to transform the Iraqi consumers’ experience through launching its entire line-up of latest technology products, introducing experiential Sony-branded stores and setting up authorised service centres in Iraq.

The announcements, which came at an exclusive dealers’ conference in Erbil, highlight the significance Sony places on Iraq as an emerging market in the Middle East with a huge potential for growth.

Iraq is undoubtedly one of the most important markets for Sony. By 2015, we hope to achieve a $350 million share in the consumer electronics space, including the fast-growing mobile phone business,” Sony Middle East and Africa managing director Hiroyasu Sugiyama said at the event.

The numbers certainly look exciting, but our immediate focus is to identify tactics that help us move towards our target. The Sony roadmap for Iraq constitutes a three-pillared strategy based on product, customer and operation.

Recognising the demand for its entire line-up of products in Iraq, Sony aims to synchronise its international launches to include Iraq. From the award-winning Sony Xperia Z smartphone, the Xperia tablet, Vaio notebooks and Bravia 4K TVs to the PlayStation 3 game console and the world’s most powerful audio system, the Shake 7 stereo, Sony will look to reduce wait-time and increase the availability of its products for Iraqi consumers.

Looking to transform the experiential prospects for Iraqi customers, Sony is also set to roll-out its unique world-class branded stores, where all products are displayed in an open and easy-to-touch-and-try layout, with Sony-trained salespersons ready to explain and demonstrate these products.

Sony has Big Plans for Iraq

By John Lee.

Sony has recently unveiled its extensive plan for expansion in Iraq.

Along with its official business partner, Modern Electronics Iraq (MEI) Sony will look to transform the Iraqi consumers’ experience through launching its entire line-up of latest technology products, introducing experiential Sony-branded stores and setting up authorised service centres in Iraq.

The announcements, which came at an exclusive dealers’ conference in Erbil, highlight the significance Sony places on Iraq as an emerging market in the Middle East with a huge potential for growth.

Iraq is undoubtedly one of the most important markets for Sony. By 2015, we hope to achieve a $350 million share in the consumer electronics space, including the fast-growing mobile phone business,” Sony Middle East and Africa managing director Hiroyasu Sugiyama said at the event.

The numbers certainly look exciting, but our immediate focus is to identify tactics that help us move towards our target. The Sony roadmap for Iraq constitutes a three-pillared strategy based on product, customer and operation.

Recognising the demand for its entire line-up of products in Iraq, Sony aims to synchronise its international launches to include Iraq. From the award-winning Sony Xperia Z smartphone, the Xperia tablet, Vaio notebooks and Bravia 4K TVs to the PlayStation 3 game console and the world’s most powerful audio system, the Shake 7 stereo, Sony will look to reduce wait-time and increase the availability of its products for Iraqi consumers.

Looking to transform the experiential prospects for Iraqi customers, Sony is also set to roll-out its unique world-class branded stores, where all products are displayed in an open and easy-to-touch-and-try layout, with Sony-trained salespersons ready to explain and demonstrate these products.

Sony has Big Plans for Iraq

By John Lee.

Sony has recently unveiled its extensive plan for expansion in Iraq.

Along with its official business partner, Modern Electronics Iraq (MEI) Sony will look to transform the Iraqi consumers’ experience through launching its entire line-up of latest technology products, introducing experiential Sony-branded stores and setting up authorised service centres in Iraq.

The announcements, which came at an exclusive dealers’ conference in Erbil, highlight the significance Sony places on Iraq as an emerging market in the Middle East with a huge potential for growth.

Iraq is undoubtedly one of the most important markets for Sony. By 2015, we hope to achieve a $350 million share in the consumer electronics space, including the fast-growing mobile phone business,” Sony Middle East and Africa managing director Hiroyasu Sugiyama said at the event.

The numbers certainly look exciting, but our immediate focus is to identify tactics that help us move towards our target. The Sony roadmap for Iraq constitutes a three-pillared strategy based on product, customer and operation.

Recognising the demand for its entire line-up of products in Iraq, Sony aims to synchronise its international launches to include Iraq. From the award-winning Sony Xperia Z smartphone, the Xperia tablet, Vaio notebooks and Bravia 4K TVs to the PlayStation 3 game console and the world’s most powerful audio system, the Shake 7 stereo, Sony will look to reduce wait-time and increase the availability of its products for Iraqi consumers.

Looking to transform the experiential prospects for Iraqi customers, Sony is also set to roll-out its unique world-class branded stores, where all products are displayed in an open and easy-to-touch-and-try layout, with Sony-trained salespersons ready to explain and demonstrate these products.