Defense Security Cooperation Agency US possible sale approval

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TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN THE UNITED STATES – SWITCHBLADE 300 ANTI-PERSONNEL AND ANTI-ARMOR LOITERING MISSILE SYSTEM

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2024 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States of Switchblade 300 Anti-Personnel and Anti-Armor Loitering Missile System and related equipment for an estimated cost of $60.2 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) has requested to buy seven hundred twenty (720) Switchblade 300 (SB300) All Up Rounds (AURs) (includes 35 fly-to-buy AURs) and one hundred one (101) SB300 fire control systems (FCS). The following non-Major Defense Equipment will also be included: first line spares packs; operator manuals; operator and maintenance training; logistics and fielding support; Lot Acceptance Testing (LAT); U.S. Government technical assistance, including engineering services, program management, site surveys, facilities, logistics, and maintenance evaluations; quality assurance and de-processing team; field service representative(s); transportation; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total cost is $60.2 million.

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https://www.dsca.mil/press-media/major-arms-sales/taipei-economic-and-cultural-representative-office-united-states-33

TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN THE UNITED STATES – ALTIUS 600M-V UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2024 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States of ALTIUS 600M-V Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $300 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) has requested to buy the following non-MDE: up to 291 ALTIUS 600M-V systems, comprised of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) loitering munition with extensible warhead and electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) camera; ALTIUS 600 inert training UAVs; Pneumatic Integrated Launch Systems (PILS); PILS transport trailers; ground control systems; associated support, including spares; battery chargers; operator and maintenance training; operator, maintenance, and training manuals; technical manuals; logistics and fielding support; testing; technical assistance CONUS and OCONUS, including for engineering services; program management; site surveys; facility, logistics and maintenance evaluations; quality assurance and de-processing team support; field service representative support; transportation; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total cost is $300 million.

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https://www.dsca.mil/press-media/major-arms-sales/taipei-economic-and-cultural-representative-office-united-states-34
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-- Brigadier General Robin Olds, USAF.

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THE NETHERLANDS – ADVANCED MEDIUM-RANGE AIR-TO-AIR MISSILES-EXTENDED RANGE (t.b.v. MRAD)

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2024 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the Netherlands of Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles-Extended Range and related equipment for an estimated cost of $678 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Government of the Netherlands has requested to buy one-hundred seventy-four (174) Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles-Extended Range (AMRAAM-ER) and four AMRAAM-C8 guidance sections. Also included is the following non-MDE: AMRAAM containers, load trainers, control section spares and support equipment; KGV-135A cryptographic devices; Common Munition Built-in-Test (BIT)/Reprogramming Equipment (CMBRE); ADU-891 Adaptor Group Test Sets; integration and test support and equipment; munitions support and support equipment; spare parts, consumables, and accessories, and repair and return
support; classified software delivery and support; classified and unclassified publications, and technical documentation; personnel training and training equipment; studies and surveys; Contractor Logistics Support (CLS); U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total cost is $678 million.

This proposed sale will support the foreign policy goals and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Ally that is a force for political stability and economic progress in Europe.

The proposed sale will improve the Netherlands' capability to meet current and future threats by providing advanced air defense missiles as part of an upgraded Medium Range Air Defense (MRAD) system and thereby enhancing its air defense capability. This enhanced capability will protect the Netherlands and local
allied forces, and will significantly improve the Netherlands' contribution to NATO Integrated Air and Missile Defense. The Netherlands will have no difficulty absorbing these articles and services into its armed forces.

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https://www.dsca.mil/press-media/major-arms-sales/netherlands-advanced-medium-range-air-air-missiles-extended-range
A fighter without a gun . . . is like an airplane without a wing.

-- Brigadier General Robin Olds, USAF.

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NORWAY – AIM-120C-8 ADVANCED MEDIUM-RANGE AIR-TO-AIR MISSILES (t.b.v. NASAMS)

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2024 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Norway of AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $1.94 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Government of Norway has requested to buy three hundred (300) AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and twenty (20) AIM-120C-8 AMRAAM guidance sections. Also included is the following non-MDE: AMRAAM containers and support equipment; spare parts, consumables, accessories, and repair and return support; weapons software, support equipment, and classified software delivery and support; transportation support; classified publications and technical documentation; training; studies and surveys; U.S. Government and contractor engineering; technical and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total cost is $1.94 billion.

This proposed sale will support the foreign policy goals and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Ally that is a force for political stability and economic progress in Europe.

The proposed sale will improve Norway's capability to meet current and future threats by supplementing and replacing its AIM-120B AMRAAMs with the latest version of the AIM-120C. Norway already has AMRAAMs and F-35As in its inventory and will have no difficulty absorbing these articles into its armed
forces. The newly acquired missiles will be used for ground-based air defense in the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) but may be subject to dual use with the F-35A.

https://www.dsca.mil/press-media/major-arms-sales/norway-aim-120c-8-advanced-medium-range-air-air-missiles
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-- Brigadier General Robin Olds, USAF.

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DENMARK – AIM-120C-8 ADVANCED MEDIUM-RANGE AIR-TO-AIR MISSILES

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2024 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Denmark of AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles and related elements of logistics and program support for an estimated cost of $215.5 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Government of Denmark has requested to buy eighty-four (84) AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and three (3) AIM-120 AMRAAM guidance sections. Also included is the following non-MDE: spare AMRAAM control sections; containers and support equipment; munitions support and support equipment; spare parts, consumables, accessories, and repair and return support; weapons software and support equipment; classified software delivery and support; transportation support; classified publications and technical documentation; studies and surveys; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total cost is $215.5 million.

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https://www.dsca.mil/press-media/major-arms-sales/denmark-aim-120c-8-advanced-medium-range-air-air-missiles
A fighter without a gun . . . is like an airplane without a wing.

-- Brigadier General Robin Olds, USAF.

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TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN THE UNITED STATES – F-16 NON-STANDARD SPARE AND REPAIR PARTS

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2024 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States of a F-16 Non-Standard Spare and Repair Parts and related equipment for an estimated cost of $80 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) has requested to buy non-standard spare and repair parts, components, consumables, and accessories for F-16 aircraft; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services; and other related
elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total cost is $80 million.

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https://www.dsca.mil/press-media/major-arms-sales/taipei-economic-and-cultural-representative-office-united-states-f-0

TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN THE UNITED STATES – F-16 STANDARD SPARE AND REPAIR PARTS

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2024 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States of a F-16 Standard Spare and Repair Parts and related equipment for an estimated cost of $220 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) has requested to buy standard spare and repair parts, components, consumables, and accessories for F-16 aircraft; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total cost is $220 million.

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https://www.dsca.mil/press-media/major-arms-sales/taipei-economic-and-cultural-representative-office-united-states-f-1
A fighter without a gun . . . is like an airplane without a wing.

-- Brigadier General Robin Olds, USAF.

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SWEDEN – UH-60M BLACK HAWK HELICOPTERS

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2024 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Sweden of UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $900 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Government of Sweden has requested to buy twelve (12) UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters; thirty (30) T700-GE-701D engines (24 installed, 6 spares); and seventeen (17) AN/AAR-57 common missile warning systems (CMWS). The following is also included: AN/APR-39C(V)1/4 radar warning receivers; AN/AVR-2B laser detecting sets; AN/ARN-149(V) low frequency automatic direction finder radio receivers; AN/ARN-153 tactical air navigation systems (TACAN) receiver transmitters; AN/APN-209 radar altimeters; EBC-406HM emergency locator transmitters (ELT); Enhanced Ballistic Armor Protection Systems (EBAPS); Internal Auxiliary Fuel Tank Systems (IAFTS); Fast Rope Insertion Extraction Systems (FRIES); external rescue hoists (ERH); rescue hoist equipment sets; Martin Baker palletized crew chief and gunner seats with crashworthy floor structural modifications; aircraft fire extinguisher cartridge; impulse cartridge; thruster TCU-3/A; helmets; transportation; organizational equipment; spare and repair parts; support equipment; tools and test equipment; technical data and publications; personnel training and training equipment; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total cost is $900 million.

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https://www.dsca.mil/press-media/major-arms-sales/sweden-uh-60m-black-hawk-helicopters

AUSTRIA – UH-60M BLACKHAWK HELICOPTERS

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2024 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Austria of UH-60M Blackhawk Helicopters and related elements of logistics and program support for an estimated cost of $1.05 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Government of Austria has requested to buy twelve (12) UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters with twenty-six (26) T700-GE-701D engines; fifteen (15) AN/AAR-57 Counter Missile Warning Systems (CMWS); and thirty (30) H-764U Embedded Global Positioning Systems with Inertial Navigation (EGI) with country-unique selective availability anti-spoofing modules (or Future M-Code replacement). The following non-MDE is also included: APR-39C(V)1/4 radar warning receivers; AVR-2B laser detecting sets; AN/ARN-147(V) very high frequency omni-directional range instrument landing system receiver radio; AN/ARN-149(V) low frequency automatic direction finder (ADF) radio receiver; AN/ARN-153 Tactical Air Navigation System (TACAN) receiver transmitter; AN/APN-209 radar altimeter radios; EBC-406HM emergency locator transmitter (ELT); Improved Heads Up Display (IHUD); signal data converters for IHUD; color weather radars; MX-10D electro optical and infrared with laser designator; Engine Inlet Barrier Filters (EIBF); Ballistic Armor Protection Systems (BAPS); Internal Auxiliary Fuel Tank Systems (IAFTS); Fast Rope Insertion Extraction System (FRIES); External Rescue Hoist (ERH); rescue hoist equipment sets; dual patient litter system (DPLS) sets; Martin Baker palletized crew chief and gunner seats with crashworthy floor structural modifications; External Stores Support System (ESSS); instrument panel; cockpit multi-function display (MFD); degraded visual environment (DVE) system; Traffic Alert Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II); cargo hook scale; sling load observation capability; Direction Finder DF-935; environmental control system; snow skis provisions; Bambi bucket provisions; Helicopter Terrain Awareness System (HTAWS); CONRAD troop radio capability; TETRA BOS radio capability; very important person kit; 28 volts of direct current 10 ampere utility power socket (cabin); Universal Serial Bus (USB) charging outlet; Crashworthy Extended Range Fuel Systems (CEFS) tanks; Black Hawk Aircrew Trainer (BAT); training devices; helmets; transportation; organizational equipment; spare and repair parts; support equipment; tools and test equipment; technical data and publications; personnel training and training equipment; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $1.05 billion.

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https://www.dsca.mil/press-media/major-arms-sales/austria-uh-60m-blackhawk-helicopters
A fighter without a gun . . . is like an airplane without a wing.

-- Brigadier General Robin Olds, USAF.

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BRAZIL – UH-60M BLACK HAWK HELICOPTERS

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2024 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Brazil of UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters and related elements of logistics and program support for an estimated cost up to $950 million, which includes initial acquisition of $450 million in Major Defense Equipment, and up to $500 million in other equipment and services. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Government of Brazil has requested to buy twelve (12) UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters; thirty-four (34) T700-GE-701D engines (24 installed, 10 spares); twenty-eight (28) EAGLE-M Embedded Global Position Systems with Inertial Navigation (EGI) or functional equivalent (24 installed, 4 spares); and twenty-four (24) AN/ARC-231A radio systems. The following non-MDE is also included: AN/PYQ-10 Simple Key Loader (SKL), KIV-77 Common Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) crypto appliques, APX-123A Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) transponders; AN/ARC-231 radio systems; ARC-201D Single Channel Ground and Airborne
Radio System (SINCGARS) or functional equivalents; ARC-220 high frequency airborne communication systems or functional equivalents with KY-100M; VRC-100 advanced high frequency ground/vehicular communications systems; ARN-147 navigation receivers; ARN-149 low frequency automatic direction finders;
ARN-153 advanced digital Tactical Airborne Navigation (TACAN) receiver-transmitters; APN-209 radar altimeter systems; AN/ARC-210 Gen 6 very high frequency/frequency modulation radios; AN/AVR-2B(V) laser warning systems (provisions only); Airspace Concept Evaluation System (ACES); M-134D-H minigun, mount, power supply, and ammunition handling systems gun and mount accessories package; contractor-provided gun and mount accessories, including spare parts, in support of the M-134D-H minigun systems; Aviation Mission Planning System (AMPS); Aviation Ground Support Equipment (AGSE); HGU-56/P Rotary Wing Helmets (RWH); Advanced Sight Display Computers (ASDC); Common Display Interface Units (CDIU); Wide Color Day Display Module (WCDDM); Wide Color Night Display Module (WCNDM); ADS-B Out ability; Integrated Area Navigation (I-RNAV); RDR-7000 weather radar systems; external rescue hoists; Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS); Fast Rope Insertion Extraction System (FRIES); EBC-406HM Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELT); Aircrew Combat Equipment (ACE); Internal Auxiliary Fuel Tank System (IAFTS); technical assistance and logistics support services; publications; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total cost is up to $950 million.

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https://www.dsca.mil/press-media/major-arms-sales/brazil-uh-60m-black-hawk-helicopters-0
A fighter without a gun . . . is like an airplane without a wing.

-- Brigadier General Robin Olds, USAF.

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CANADA – JOINT DIRECT ATTACK MUNITION TAIL KITS

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2024 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Canada of Joint Direct Attack Munition Tail Kits and related elements of logistics and program support for an estimated cost of $96.4 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Government of Canada has requested to buy an additional six hundred ninety (690) KMU-572 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits; seventy-five (75) KMU-556 JDAM tail kits; and twenty-five (25) KMU-557 JDAM tail kits that will be added to a previously implemented case whose value was under the congressional notification threshold. The original Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case, valued at $16.1 million ($11.8 million in MDE), included a total of two hundred ten (210) KMU-572 JDAM tail kits; fifty (50) KMU-556 JDAM tail kits; and twenty-five (25) KMU-557 JDAM tail kits. This notification is for a combined total of nine hundred (900) KMU-572 JDAM tail kits; one hundred twenty-five (125) KMU-556 JDAM tail kits; and fifty (50) KMU-557 JDAM tail kits. Also included are Laser Illuminated Target Detectors; FMU-139 fuzes; weapons support equipment; spare and repair parts, consumables and accessories, and repair and return support; publications and technical documentation; studies and surveys; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total cost is $96.4 million.

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https://www.dsca.mil/press-media/major-arms-sales/canada-joint-direct-attack-munition-tail-kits
A fighter without a gun . . . is like an airplane without a wing.

-- Brigadier General Robin Olds, USAF.

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NATO SUPPORT AND PROCUREMENT AGENCY – ALLIANCE GROUND SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM EQUIPMENT AND SUPPORT

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2024 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the NATO Support and Procurement Agency of Alliance Ground Surveillance Program Equipment and Support and related equipment for an estimated cost of $250.2 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has requested to buy radar equipment spares and additional items and services that will be added to a previously implemented case whose value was under the congressional notification threshold. The original Foreign Military Sales case, valued at $40.26 million, included Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) system equipment and support, including: AN/APG-68 radar processors; Global Hawk engine controllers; classified and unclassified spare components and parts; consumables and accessories; repair and return support; facilities support including storage; classified and unclassified publications and technical documentation; classified and unclassified software delivery and support; transportation support; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services; studies and surveys; and other related elements of logistics and program support. This notification is for the combined non-MDE AGS system equipment and services, including: AN/APG-68 radar processors; Global Hawk engine controllers; communications equipment spares; classified and unclassified spare components and parts; consumables, accessories, and repair and return support; facilities support including storage; classified and unclassified publications and technical documentation; classified and unclassified software delivery and support; transportation support; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services; studies and surveys; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total cost is $250.2 million.

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https://www.dsca.mil/press-media/major-arms-sales/nato-support-and-procurement-agency-alliance-ground-surveillance

UKRAINE – BLANKET ORDER SUSTAINMENT OF U.S. ARMY SUPPLIED SYSTEMS

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2024 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Ukraine of Blanket Order Sustainment of U.S. Army Supplied Systems and related equipment for an estimated cost of $100 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress.

The Government of Ukraine has requested to buy equipment and services for sustainment support of U.S. Army supplied vehicles and weapon systems, utilizing Blanket Orders, Cooperative Logistics Supply Support Arrangement (CLSSA), and/or Simplified Non-Standard Acquisition Program (SNAP), as well as other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total cost is $100 million.

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https://www.dsca.mil/press-media/major-arms-sales/ukraine-blanket-order-sustainment-us-army-supplied-systems
A fighter without a gun . . . is like an airplane without a wing.

-- Brigadier General Robin Olds, USAF.

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ROMANIA – AIM-9X SIDEWINDER BLOCK II MISSILES

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2024 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Romania of AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II Missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $340.8 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Government of Romania has requested to buy up to three hundred (300) AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II Tactical Missiles; forty (40) AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II Tactical Missile Guidance Units; forty (40) AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM); and twenty (20) AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II CATM Guidance Units. Also included are missile containers; personnel training and training equipment; classified and unclassified publications and technical documents; warranties; U.S. Government engineering, technical, and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total program cost is $340.8 million.

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https://www.dsca.mil/press-media/major-arms-sales/romania-aim-9x-sidewinder-block-ii-missiles
A fighter without a gun . . . is like an airplane without a wing.

-- Brigadier General Robin Olds, USAF.

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A fighter without a gun . . . is like an airplane without a wing.

-- Brigadier General Robin Olds, USAF.

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UKRAINE – HIGH MOBILITY ARTILLERY ROCKET SYSTEMS

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2024 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible emergency Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Ukraine of High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and related elements of logistics and program support for an estimated cost of $30 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Government of Ukraine has requested to buy three (3) High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS). The estimated total cost is $30 million, which will be funded by the Government of Germany on behalf of Ukraine.

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https://www.dsca.mil/press-media/major-arms-sales/ukraine-high-mobility-artillery-rocket-systems
A fighter without a gun . . . is like an airplane without a wing.

-- Brigadier General Robin Olds, USAF.