The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of a possible
Foreign Military Sale to Turkey of AGM-154A/C Joint Standoff Weapons as well as
associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are
exercised, could be as high as $35 million.
The Government of Turkey has requested a possible sale of Major Defense
Equipment (MDE) 50 AGM-154A-1 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) with BLU-111 and 54
AGM-154C JSOW Non-MDE 4 AGM-154A-1 JSOW Dummy Air Training; 3 AGM-154 JSOW
Captive Flight Vehicles; 3 AGM-154 JSOW Missile Simulation Units; and Also
included are containers, software development/integration, test sets and support
equipment, system integration and testing, simulation units, spare and repair
parts, training devices, publications and technical data, maintenance, personnel
training and training equipment, U.S. Government (USG) and contractor
representatives, contractor engineering and technical support services, and
other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $35 million.
This proposed sale would strengthen military/political ties and extend USG
influence in the procurement and usage of military equipment. Sale of equipment,
plus future dependence upon USG technical assistance, publications, training,
and repair capability will help to ensure continued support for USG initiatives,
both militarily and politically, within the region.
DSCA previously notified transmittal number 05-12 to Congress on 7 October 2004
for the possible sale for modernization of 218 F-16 aircraft. This proposed sale
included modifying 104 F-16 Block 40, 76 F-16 Block 50 and 38 F-16 Block 30
aircraft; integration and testing for several major defense items; and logistics
support for an estimated value of $3.888 billion.
This proposed sale is in conjunction with the planned modernization of Turkey's
F-16 fighter aircraft. Turkey will use the JSOW as a standoff weapon, which will
enhance the capabilities for mutual defense, regional security, and
modernization. The proposed quantity is adequate to meet the needs of the
Turkish Air Force for NATO and coalition operations. The munitions 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.
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
questions. The prime contractor will be Raytheon Systems Corporation of Tucson,
Arizona. Although generally the purchaser requires offsets, at this time, there
are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
Implementation of this proposed sale will require temporary visits of U.S.
Government and contractor representatives to Turkey for program
technical/management oversight and support. 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
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