Earlier this month, the U.S. delivered a new batch of military equipment, including 150 Humvees and transport vehicles, to the Kurdistan region in Iraq as part of a military aid package. U.S. officials handed over the delivery at a ceremony in Erbil that was attended by Minister of Peshmerga Shorish Ismail and Brigadier General E. John Teichert, the senior defense official and defense attaché to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
“The vehicles will be added to the fleet we maintain for the Peshmerga military at our work site in Kurdistan,” said Daniel Breedlove, MPV program lead. “We look forward to working with the Peshmerga maintenance personnel to train them on this new equipment.”
On the Peshmerga Multi-Platform Vehicle Program (MPVP), DynCorp International provides maintenance, logistics and on-the-job training for the Peshmerga military on multiple types of vehicles in Erbil, Iraq (Kurdistan). The MPVP is a knowledge transfer program designed to increase the Peshmerga maintenance personnel’s ability to perform vehicle maintenance and repairs.
After the ceremony, DI’s Bryan Roberts, VP of Business Development, briefed Brig. Gen. Teichert and the Peshmerga deputy chief of staff during a visit to the MPV maintenance shops.
“Brig. Gen. Teichert addressed the importance of the Peshmerga’s collaboration with coalition forces to improve their effectiveness,” said Roberts. “DI’s work is a significant contributor to the sustainment and readiness of the Peshmerga military.”
The military aid package was part of a multipoint reform project within the Ministry of Peshmerga in collaboration with Germany, the UK, the U.S. and all major members of the global coalition to defeat the Islamic State militant group.
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