WASHINGTON, December 24, 2012 - The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Dec. 21 of
a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea for four RQ-4 Block 30 (I) Global Hawk Remotely
Piloted Aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.2
The Republic of Korea (ROK) has requested a possible sale of four (4) RQ-4 Block 30 (I) Global Hawk
Remotely Piloted Aircraft with the Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite (EISS). The EISS includes
infrared/electro-optical, synthetic aperture radar imagery and ground moving target indicator, mission control
element, launch and recovery element, signals intelligence package, an imagery intelligence exploitation
system, test equipment, ground support, operational flight test support, communications equipment, spare and
repair parts, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical data, U.S. Government and
contractor technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The
estimated cost is $1.2 billion.
The Republic of Korea is one of the major political and economic powers in East Asia and the Western
Pacific and a key partner of the United States in ensuring peace and stability in that region.
The Republic of Korea needs this intelligence and surveillance capability to assume primary responsibility
for intelligence gathering from the U.S. led Combined Forces Command in 2015. The proposed sale of the
RQ-4 will maintain adequate intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities and will ensure the
alliance is able to monitor and deter regional threats in 2015 and beyond. Korea will have no difficulty
absorbing these systems into its armed forces.
The principal contractor will be Northrop Grumman Corporation in Palmdale, California. There are no known
offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
The proposed sale of this system will not alter the basic military balance in the region.
Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or
contractor representatives to Korea.
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 and does not mean the sale has been concluded.
Source: Republic of Korea - RQ-4 Block 30 (I) Global Hawk Remotely Piloted Aircraft
Copyright © 2003-2017 deagel.com website. All rights reserved.