The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of a possible
Foreign Military Sale to Greece of M26A2 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems Extended
Range Rocket Pods as well as associated equipment and services. The total value,
if all options are exercised, could be as high as $63 million.
The Government of Greece has requested a possible sale of 299 M26A2 Multiple
Launch Rocket System (MLRS) extended range rocket pods (six rockets per pod)
with M101 grenades, 1 MLRS Extended Range Rocket, U.S. Government and contractor
engineering and logistics services, spare and repair parts, personnel training
and training equipment, publications and technical data, support equipment,
maintenance support of repairable material and other related elements of program
support. The estimated cost is $63 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 MLRS pods in order to defend their borders. This proposed
sale will enable the Greek Army to continue developing a defensive area fire
capability to counter hostile long range artillery and rocket systems as well as
enhance its interoperability with U.S. forces. The systems 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.
Greece, which already has MLRS extended range pods in its inventory, will have
no difficulty absorbing the additional pods.
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 Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control at
Dallas, Texas. The purchaser has requested offsets; however, 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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