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Block II Harpoon missile

Block II Harpoon missile

October 16, 2013 defense-aerospace.com

(Source: The Defense Security Cooperation Agency; issued October 15, 2013)

Saudi Arabia - Various Munitions and Support



WASHINGTON --- The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on Oct. 11 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia of various munitions and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $6.8 billion.

The Government of Saudi Arabia has requested a possible sale of 650 AGM-84H Standoff Land Attack Missiles-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER), 973 AGM-154C Joint Stand Off Weapons (JSOW), 400 AGM-84L Harpoon Block II missiles, 1000 GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bombs (SDB), 40 CATM-84H Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM), 20 ATM-84H SLAM-ER Telemetry Missiles, 4 Dummy Air Training Missiles, 60 AWW-13 Data Link pods, 10 JSOW CATMs, 40 Harpoon CATMs, 20 ATM-84L Harpoon Exercise Missiles, 36 SDB Captive Flight and Load Build trainers, containers, mission planning, integration support and testing, munitions storage security and training, weapon operational flight program software development, transportation, tools and test equipment, support equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated total cost is $ 6.8 billion.

This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country that has been and continues to be an important force for political stability in the Middle East.

This proposed sale will improve Saudi Arabia's capability to meet current and future regional threats. These munitions will strengthen the effectiveness and interoperability of the air force of a potential coalition partner, enhancing the coalition operation.

In December 2011, Saudi Arabia signed a letter of offer and acceptance (LOA) to purchase 84 new and 70 refurbished F-15SA multi-role fighter aircraft and associated weapons. The armaments in this request are separate and distinct from those in the F-15SA LOA, but are intended for that platform. (Emphasis added—Ed.)

Saudi Arabia will have no difficulty absorbing these weapons into its armed forces.

The proposed sale of these weapon systems will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

The principal contractors will be The Boeing Company in St. Louis, Missouri; Raytheon in Indianapolis, Indiana; and Raytheon in Tucson, Arizona. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this sale will require the assignment of approximately 2-4 additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Saudi Arabia. The actual number and duration will be determined in joint negotiations as the program proceeds through the development, production, and equipment installation phases.

There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.

This notice of a potential sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been concluded.

An F-16C releases an AGM-154 JSOW

An F-16C releases an AGM-154 JSOW

October 16, 2013 defense-aerospace.com

(Source: The Defense Security Cooperation Agency; issued October 15, 2013)

 

United Arab Emirates (UAE) - Various Munitions and Support

 

WASHINGTON --- The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Oct. 11 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates of various munitions and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $4.0 billion.

 

The Government of the United Arab Emirates has requested a possible sale of 5000 GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bombs (SDB) with BRU-61 carriage systems, 8 SDB Guided Test Vehicles for aircraft integration, 16 SDB Captive Flight and Load Build trainers, 1200 AGM-154C Joint Stand Off Weapon (JSOW), 10 JSOW CATMs, 300 AGM-84H Standoff Land Attack Missiles-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER), 40 CATM-84H Captive Air Training Missiles, 20 ATM-84H SLAM-ER Telemetry Missiles, 4 Dummy Air Training Missiles, 30 AWW-13 Data Link pods, containers, munitions storage security and training, mission planning, transportation, tools and test equipment, integration support and testing, weapon operational flight program software development, support equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $4.0 billion.

 

This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country that has been and continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East. The UAE continues host-nation support of vital U.S. forces stationed at Al Dhafra Air Base and plays a vital role in supporting U.S. regional interests.

 

The sale of these munitions is in support of the UAE’s fleet of F-16s. (Emphasis added-Ed.)

 

This proposed sale will improve the UAE’s military readiness and capabilities to meet current and future regional threats, reduce the dependence on U.S. forces in the region, and enhance any coalition operations the U.S. may undertake. The UAE will have no difficulty absorbing these munitions into its armed forces.

 

The proposed sale of these weapon systems will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

 

The principal contractors will be The Boeing Company in St. Louis, Missouri; Raytheon in Indianapolis, Indiana; and Raytheon in Tucson, Arizona. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

 

Implementation of this proposed sale may require the assignment of approximately 2-4 U.S. Government or contractor representatives to the UAE. The actual number and duration to support the program will be determined in joint negotiations as the program proceeds through the development, production and equipment installation phases. Additionally, the proposed sale will require multiple trips to UAE during the life of the program for program and technical reviews.

 

There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.

 

This notice of a potential sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been concluded.

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