The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of a possible
Foreign Military Sale to Greece of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles as well as
associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are
exercised, could be as high as $66 million.
The Government of Greece has requested a possible sale of 633 AGM-114K1 HEAT
Hellfire II missiles, 24 AGM-114M1 Blast Fragmentation Warhead Missiles, 3 M36E
Hellfire II Training missiles, 3 M34 Hellfire drill missiles, publications,
technical support, and related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost
is $66 million.
This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security
objectives of the United States by improving the military capabilities of Greece
and further weapon system standardization and interoperability with U.S. forces.
Greece needs these missiles in order to defend its own borders and to remain
militarily viable in the region. The proposed sale of Hellfire missiles will
greatly improve Greece's defense posture. The missiles will be provided in
accordance with, and subject to the limitation on use and transfer provided
under the Arms Export Control Act, as amended, as embodied in the Letter of
Offer and Acceptance.
Greece, which already has Hellfire missiles in its inventory, will have no
difficulty absorbing the additional missiles.
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 prime contractor will be Hellfire Systems Limited Liability Company of
Orlando, Florida. The purchaser has requested offsets but agreements are
undetermined and will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and
Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any
additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Greece.
There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this
proposed sale. This notice of a potential sale is required by law; it does not
mean that the sale has been concluded.
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