The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Kuwait of Patriot program sustainment and technical assistance as follow-on support for an estimated cost of $425 million.
The State Department made a second determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Kuwait of a Patriot missile Repair and Return program for an estimated cost of $200 million.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of these two possible sales on 28 May 2020.
The Government of Kuwait has requested to buy Patriot program sustainment and technical assistance as follow-on support. Included are PAC-3 Field Surveillance Program (FSP) services, storage and aging, surveillance firing, stockpile reliability, shared and country unique Patriot PAC-3 Missile Support Center (P3MSC) support, parts library, technical support for the Kuwait Missile Assembly/Disassembly Facility (MADF), transportation, organizational equipment, spare and repair parts, support equipment, tools and test equipment, technical data and publications, personnel training and training equipment, maintenance services, U.S. government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support. The total estimated program cost is $425 million.
Kuwait also requested to buy a Patriot missile Repair and Return program. Included are Patriot GEM-T missile and missile components repair services, transportation, organizational equipment, repair parts, support equipment, tools and test equipment, technical data and publications, personnel training and training equipment, maintenance services, U.S. government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The total estimated program cost is $200 million.
The proposed sales will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a Major Non-NATO Ally that is an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.
The proposed sales of these articles and services will improve Kuwait's capability to meet current and future threats and provide greater security for its critical oil and natural gas infrastructure. Kuwait will use the enhanced capability to strengthen its homeland defense. Kuwait will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment and support into its armed forces.
The proposed sales of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.
The principal contractors involved with these potential sales are Raytheon Company, Huntsville, Alabama; Lockheed Martin, Huntsville, Alabama; LEIDOS, Inc., Huntsville, Alabama; and KBR, Huntsville, Alabama. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
Implementation of these proposed sales will require the temporary assignment of five (5) U.S. Government and twenty seven (27) contractors to provide support for one (1) to two (2) years.
There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of these proposed sales.
These notices of potential sales are required by law and do not mean the sales have been concluded.