The U.S. Army is going to transfer some 8,000
armored Humvees to the Iraqi army and security forces. Over 4,000 will be delivered this year, and
the rest by the end of 2009. It will
cost the army about $30,000 per vehicle.
Some 40 percent of the cost is the value of the used vehicle. The rest is for
refurbishment. This will be done in Iraq or Kuwait. Several hundred Iraqi Army
mechanics will be involved with the refurb, which will provide them with
experience in working on hummers.