WASHINGTON, Nov 18, 2015 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Morocco for TOW 2A, Radio Frequency (RF) Missiles (BGM-71E-4B-RF), M220A2 TOW Launchers and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $157 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 17, 2015.
The Kingdom ofMorocco has requested a possible sale of:
Major Defense Equipment (MDE):
Six hundred (600) TOW 2A, Radio Frequency (RF) Missiles (BGM-71E-4B-RF)
Seven (7) TOW 2A, Radio Frequency (RF) Missile (BGM-71E-4B-RF) Fly-to-Buy Lot Acceptance
Three hundred (300) M220A2 TOW Launchers
Also included with this request are Missile Support Equipment; Government-Furnished Equipment; Technical Manuals/Publications; Spare Parts; Tool and Test Equipment; Training; U.S. Government Technical Support/Logistical Support; Contractor Technical Support; and other associated equipment and services. The estimated value of MDE is $96 million. The total estimated value is $157 million.
This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a major Non-NATO ally that continues to be an important force for the political stability and economic progress in North Africa.
The proposed sale of the TOW 2A Missiles, M220A2 Launchers and technical support will advance Morocco's efforts to modernize its ground defense capability.
The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.
The principal contractor involved in this program is Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
Implementation of this proposed sale will require the U.S. Government or contractor representatives to travel to Morocco for multiple periods for equipment deprocessing/fielding, system checkout and new equipment training. There will be no more than six contractor personnel in Morocco at any one time and all efforts will take less than 14weeks in total.
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.