The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of a possible
Foreign Military Sale to Greece of 40 F-16C/D Block 52+ aircraft as well as
associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are
exercised, could be as high as $3.1 billion.
The Government of Greece has requested a possible sale of Major Defense
Equipment (MDE) 40 F-16C/D Block 52+ aircraft with F100-PW-229 engines and
APG-68(V)9 radars; 42 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems; 40 AN/AVS-9
Generation III Aviation Night Vision Goggles; 190 LAU-129/A Launchers; 48
Link-16 Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT);
3 Link-16 Ground Stations; 10 LANTIRN Targeting pods; 11 Reconnaissance pods; 2
Reconnaissance Ground Stations; 40 APX-113 Advanced Identification Friend or Foe
(IFF) systems; 43 AN/ALQ-187 Advanced Self-Protection Integrated Suites; 6 spare
F100-PW-229 engines; 3 APG-68(V)9 spare radar sets; 4 AGM-154C Joint Standoff
Weapons; 6 Joint Direct Attack Munitions (3 BLU-110 and 3 MK-84 bomb bodies); 4
Wind Compensated Munitions Dispenser; Associated support equipment, software
development/integration, modification kits, capability to employ a wide variety
of munitions, spares and repair parts, flight test instrumentation, publications
and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S.
Government and contractor technical and logistics personnel services, and other
related requirements to ensure full program supportability will also be
provided. The estimated cost is $3.1 billion.
This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security
objectives of the United States (U.S.) by improving the military capabilities of
Greece and enhancing weapon system standardization and interoperability with
The Government of Greece needs these capabilities for mutual defense, regional
security, modernization, U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
interoperability. The modernization of Greece's F-16 fleet will increase the
effectiveness of its contribution and capabilities to future NATO, coalition,
and anti-terrorism operations. This will also enhance Greece's ability to patrol
the nation's extensive coastline and borders against future threats, contribute
to the Global War on Terrorism, and to NATO operations. This modernization will
be provided in accordance with, and subject to the limitation on use and
transfer provided under the Arms Export Control Act, as amended, and as embodied
in the Letter of Offer and Acceptance.
This proposed sale will not adversely affect either the military balance in the
region or U.S. efforts to encourage a negotiated settlement of the Cyprus
The principal contractors will be: BAE Advanced Systems, Greenlawn, New York;
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth Texas; Lockheed Martin Missiles
and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida; L3 Communications, Arlington, Texas; Boeing
Corporation (McDonald Douglas Corporation), St. Louis, Missouri Raytheon
Electronic Warfare Systems Company, Goleta, California Raytheon Missile Systems,
Tucson, Arizona; Northrop-Grumman Electro-Optical Systems, Garland, Texas;
Northrop-Grumman Electronic Systems, Baltimore, Maryland; Pratt & Whitney United
Technology Company, East Hartford, Connecticut.
Offset agreements associated with this proposed sale are expected. They are
undetermined at this time but will be defined in negotiations between the
purchaser and contractors.
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