U.A.E. to Obtain Common Spares and Parts to Support Their HAWK, PATRIOT and THAAD Weapon Systems

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U.A.E. to Obtain Common Spares and Parts to Support Their HAWK, PATRIOT and THAAD Weapon Systems
Improved Homing All the Way Killer (I-HAWK) missile system

The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) of Foreign Military Sales Order (FMSO) II Case and related equipment for an estimated cost of $65 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

As per a DSCA release issued today, Abau Dhabi had requested to buy a Foreign Military Sales Order (FMSO) II to provide funds for blanket order requisitions under a Cooperative Logistics Supply Support Agreement (CLSSA) for common spares/repair parts to support the United Arab Emirates' Homing All the Way Killer (HAWK), Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target (PATRIOT), and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon systems, additional support; and other related elements of logistics and program support.

An earlier FMS case, valued at $30 million, provided this requirement. The amended FMS case would extend the funding to cover an additional three years. The estimated total case value is $65 million.

“This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of an important regional partner. The U.A.E. is a vital U.S. partner for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East,” the agency added.

The U.A.E intends to utilize this follow-on support to maintain its air defense weapon systems in accordance with U.S. maintenance requirements and standards. This sale supports the U.A.E’s existing ability to deter and defend against hostile threats by maintaining the operational readiness of critical air defense systems. The proposed sale will contribute to the U.A.E’s ability to effectively integrate with U.S.-led coalitions and operate independently in support of U.S. interests and the security of U.S. forces in theater, and is consistent with U.S. bilateral and multilateral defense plans in the CENTCOM region. The U.A.E will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment and services into its armed forces.

There are no principal contractors involved with this potential sale.

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