The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified US Congress of a
potential Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of Block IIIA Standard Missiles as well as
associated equipment and services to the Netherlands.
The government of Netherlands requested a possible sale of 55 SM-2 Block IIIA
Standard Missiles, 55 MK 13 Mod 0 canisters, containers, spare and repair parts,
supply support, personnel training and training equipment, publications and
technical data, US government and contractor technical assistance and other
related elements of logistics support. The total value of this FMS, if all
options are exercised, could be as high as $70 million.
The proposed Standard Missiles will contribute to improve the Dutch Navy
anti-air warfare capability. The SM-2 Block IIIA missiles will be integrated on
'De Zeven Provincien' class destroyers countering aircraft and cruise missile
Raytheon will act as the prime contractor for this sale if it gets the Congress
green light. There are no known offset agreements in connection with this
potential sale. Currently, the Royal Netherlands Navy operates SM-1 and SM-2
missiles, therefore Netherlands will have no difficulty absorbing these new
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