The Iraq Army has acquired light armoured vehicles from the US.
40 $39,000 troop carriers (Badger light armoured vehicles) were delivered to the Taji Army Base on 31 March. These 40 are the first shipment of an order of 398 Badgers.
Each Badger can transport 11 soldiers and two crew members, and contains a V-shaped structure designed to deflect blasts. "This vehicle can take us into the red zone [in Baghdad]," Iraq Army Sgt. Mohammed, a Badger driver, said.