Kuwait to Get HELLFIRE Missiles & Helmet Systems

Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)29.06.2012 Kuwait
Kuwait to Get HELLFIRE Missiles & Helmet Systems

Kuwait to Get HELLFIRE Missiles & Helmet Systems

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The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress June 26 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government Kuwait of 300 AGM-114R3 HELLFIRE II missiles and associated equipment and support. The estimated cost is $49 million.
The Government of Kuwait has requested a possible sale 300 AGM-114R3 HELLFIRE II missiles, containers, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, repair and return support, training equipment and personnel training, U.S. Government and contractor logistics, Quality Assurance Team support services, engineering and technical support, and other related elements of program support.

Kuwait intends to use these defense articles and services to modernize its armed forces and expand its existing Air Force architecture to counter threats posed by potential attack. This proposed sale will also contribute to Kuwait’s military goal of updating its capability while further enhancing its interoperability with the U.S. and other allies. This capability will serve to deter potential attacks against strategic targets across Kuwait, to include infrastructure and resources vital to the security of the U.S.

DSCA also notified Congress June 26 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government Kuwait of 43 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System Cockpit Units and associated equipment and support. The estimated cost is $51 million.

The Government of Kuwait has requested a possible sale of 43 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System Cockpit Units, Single Seat Electronic Units, Helmet Display Units, spare and repair parts, support equipment, tool and test equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical data, U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics personnel services and other related elements of program and logistics support.

The Government of Kuwait is modernizing its fighter aircraft fleet to better support its own air defense needs. This proposed sale will contribute to Kuwait’s military goal of updating its capability while further enhancing its interoperability with the U.S. and other allies. The proposed sale of this equipment will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

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 which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.

 

Source: DSCA

 
 



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