FMS: Canada Wants TOW Anti-Tank and Bunker Buster Missiles

Released on Thursday, September 30, 2004
United States of America
DSCA - Defense Security Cooperation Agency
FMS - Foreign Military Sale
TOW - Tube launched, Optically tracked, Wire guided
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified US Congress of a possible foreign military sale (FMS) to Canada of TOW 2A, TOW 2B and Bunker Buster warhead TOW missiles as well as associated equipment and services.

The government of Canada has requested a potential foreign military sale of 2,000 radio frequency-guided TOW 2A anti-armor missiles, 600 radio frequency-guided TOW 2B anti-armor missiles and 400 TOW missiles equipped with a bunker buster warhead. The total value of the sale to Canada of 3,000 TOW missiles, if finally exercised, could be as high as $136 million.

The sale also includes spare and repair parts, technical support, support equipment, personnel training and training equipment, technical data and publications, US government and contractors engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support.

This sale will help standardize equipment between Canadian forces and US military forces as well as improving interoperability between the two nations armed forces. The prime contractor for this potential sale would be Raytheon Company in Tucson, Arizona. There are no known offset agreements related to this FMS.

The US Congress green light to this potential sale is required in order to conclude the deal between parties.


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