The Iraqi Air Force (IQAF) has undergone a three-week training course on a new torque-wrench calibration system at New Al-Muthana Air Base, Iraq.

The US Air Force (USAF) conducted the training under recruitment by Iraq Training and Advisory Mission-Air.

The purpose of the training was to equip the IQAF to calibrate the tools used for aircraft maintenance.

Iraq purchased the calibration system for the IQAF maintainers to become self-sufficient and cut long-term costs.

USAF member of the 4th Maintenance Group Master Sgt Joel Desjardin said it costs more money for Iraq to send the tool to the US to get calibrated than to just buy new ones.

“With this capability, instead of spending $160 for a brand new torque wrench, they can calibrate the tools themselves,” he added