NATO Training Mission in Iraq Coordinated Equipment Donation Program
|Baghdad—Romanian donated equipment at Baghdad International Airport
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Government of Iraq recently received the last of the three shipments from Romania consisting of military uniform accessories to outfit the Iraqi Security Forces; the donation is the latest effort in NATO Equipment Donation Program.
As part of NATO's assistance to Iraq, NTM-I is responsible for providing technical assistance Iraqi Security Forces. This includes coordinating equipment donations from NATO countries to the Iraqi Security Forces in order to meet the country's security needs as efficiently as possible.
Since the NATO Training Mission in Iraq began in 2004, member nations have generously donated equipment to the Iraqi Security Forces. In particular, 13 Nations (Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Ukraine as Partnership for Peace Country) have participated in the program with 134 donations. The total value of donated and delivered equipment is more than €130 million, covering a wide spectrum of equipment ranging from helmets, body amour and ammunition as well as tanks, armoured personnel carriers and personnel transport and general purpose cargo trucks. This has resulted in an increased Iraqi Security Forces capability.
Today NTM-I is continuing this important task of mission: the implementation of NATO Equipment Donation Program. Through these donations NATO is showing its determination to support the continuing development of a stable and enduring democracy in Iraq.