The biggest tyre supplier to the U.S. military
The United States is poised to sign a deal to supply up to 300,000 spare tires to the military in Iraq, according to a Reuters report citing sources.
A U.N. peacekeeping mission in Iraq is also preparing to receive a batch of spare tires from the U-N-Wheels, which are made by a British firm and have a range of applications from military tanks to military trucks.
The military also plans to receive spare tires for its Apache attack helicopters, which also are made in Britain.
A Reuters story reported on Tuesday that a deal was in the works between the U,N.
and the U.-N-wheels for the supply of spare tyres.
The Reuters article quoted a U.K.-based source familiar with the matter as saying the deal was being discussed with the U.,N.
Mission in Iraq.
It was unclear when the deal would be finalized.
The U.B.I. also has the option of selling spare tires, according a U-Branch spokeswoman.
A senior U.P. military official said the U.’s main concern is ensuring the tire supply is reliable.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said there is concern about the amount of spare tire that is being used.