The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of a possible
Foreign Military Sale to Turkey of 50 AGM-84K Joint Standoff Land Attack
Missiles-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) as well as associated equipment and
services. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as
The Government of Turkey has requested a possible sale of 50 AGM-84K Joint
Standoff Land Attack Missiles-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER), 4 Captive Air
Training Missiles/Dummy/Recoverable Air Test, 5 AWW-13 Advanced Weapon Data Link
Pods, containers, 5 Joint Mission Planning Systems, software
development/integration, test sets and support equipment, spare and repair
parts, 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 $162 million.
The Government of Turkey is a political and economic power in Europe and the
Middle East, and a partner of the United States in ensuring peace and stability
in those regions. It is vital to the U.S. national interest to assist our
Turkish ally in developing and maintaining a strong and ready self-defense
capability that will contribute to an acceptable military balance in the area.
This proposed sale is consistent with those objectives.
Turkey will use the SLAM-ER as a standoff weapon on its F-16 aircraft. The
Turkish Air Force (TAF) is highly advanced in aerospace technology and has the
capability and skill to fully integrate, operate, and maintain this weapon
system. The proposed quantity is adequate to meet the needs of the TAF for NATO
and coalition operations. 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, 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 prime contractor will be Boeing Company of St. Louis, Missouri. 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 assignment of U.S. Government
and contractor representatives to Turkey on a temporary basis 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 concluded.
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