The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of a possible
Foreign Military Sale to Turkey of munitions and aircraft components for F-16
aircraft as well as associated equipment and services. The total value, if all
options are exercised, could be as high as $175 million.
The Government of Turkey has requested a possible sale of: Major Defense
Equipment (MDE) 215 AN/APX-113 Advanced Identification Friend or Foe (AIFF); 203
Link 16 Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT);
2 AGM-84H Joint Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response Exercise
Missiles; 2 AGM-88B High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile Captive Air Training
Missiles; 50 CBU-103 and 50 CBU-105 Bombs; Joint Direct Attack Munition Kits:
200 GBU-31 Guided Bomb Unit (GBU) kits, 200 GBU-38 kits, and 100 BLU-109; Joint
Direct Attack Munition Integration Test Assets: 6 GBU-31 and 4 GBU-38 kits. Non-MDE
1 AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) Missile Simulation Unit; 2 AGM-154C JSOW
Captive Flight Vehicles; 2 AGM-84H SLAM-ER Missile Guidance Sections; 1 AGM-84H
SLAM-ER Recoverable Air-Test Vehicles; 2 AGM-84L HARPOON Captive Air Training
Missiles; 2 AGM-84L HARPOON Missile Guidance Sections; 1 AGM-88B HARM MOD III
Telemetry Section; and 2 AIM-9X SIDEWINDER Captive Air Training Missiles Also
included are system integration and testing, missile modifications, software
development/integration, test sets and support equipment, simulation units, link
pods, spare and repair parts, publications and technical data, maintenance,
personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor
representatives, contractor engineering and technical support services, and
other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $175 million.
This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security
objectives of the United States by improving the military capabilities of Turkey
and further weapon system standardization and interoperability with U.S. forces.
Turkey needs these capabilities for mutual defense, regional security,
modernization, and U.S. and NATO interoperability.
The proven reliability and compatibility of like systems integrated with
numerous platforms will foster increased interoperability with NATO and U.S.
forces, and expand regional defenses to counter common threats to air, border,
and shipping assets in the region. The modernization of the F-16 aircraft 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. Link-16 MIDS LVT improves interoperability
with U.S. and NATO by providing Turkish aircraft with enhanced command, control
communications system with high volume voice and data link.
Weapons integration will enable Turkey to keep pace with advances in
technologies among other regional powers and solidify Turkey's ability to fight
alongside the United States. 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 principal contractors will be: ViaSat
Carlsbad, California BAE Advanced Systems Greenlawn, New York Boeing Integrated
Defense Systems St Louis, Missouri (three locations) Long Beach, California San
Diego, California Raytheon Missile Systems Tucson, Arizona Although generally
the purchaser requires offsets, at this time, there are no known offset
agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
The number of U.S. Government and contractor representatives to support this
program will depend on results of negotiations with Turkish defense contractors
on the content of local work and subsequent decisions by the Government of
Turkey on contractor responsibilities for modification effort. 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.
Copyright © 2003-2017 deagel.com website. All rights reserved.