Morocco Cleared to Buy HIMARS Systems, Joint Stand Off Weapons for over $750M

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  • 07:29 AM, April 12, 2023
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Morocco Cleared to Buy HIMARS Systems, Joint Stand Off Weapons for over $750M
High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS)

Morocco has received U.S.’ nod to buy High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and 40 Joint Stand Off Weapons (JSOW) for an estimated cost of over $750 million.

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

The North African country wants to procure 40 Raytheon-produced JSOWs aside of related equipment and support for $250 million. It has also requested to buy 18 M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers; 40 M57 Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS); 36 M31A2 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) Unitary; 36 M30A2 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) Alternative Warhead; 9 M1152A1 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV); and 18 International Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems (IFATDS). Also included are 40 M28A2 Low Cost Reduced Range Practice Rocket Pods (LCRRPR); radios with similar “SINCGARS” capability; 35 Vehicular Dual Long-Range Radio Systems w/GPS; 24 Single Radio, Long Range Vehicular System w/GPS; 18 M1084A2 cargo truck, Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) Resupply Vehicles (RSV); 3 M1089A2 wrecker truck, FMTV, RSV; 18 M1095 5-ton trailer, FMTV; 23 Simple Key Loader (SKL), AN/PYQ-10; 50 Defense Advanced Global Positioning System Receivers (DAGR); and other related equipment and support. The estimated total cost for the HIMARS deal is $524.2 million.

The principal contractors will be Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Camden, AK; L3 Harris Communications, Inc., Rochester, NY; Raytheon, Waltham, MA; COBHAM Aerospace Connectivity, Buckinghamshire, UK; Oshkosh Defense, LLC, Oshkosh, WI; AAR Corporation AAR Manufacturing, Inc., Cadillac, MI; and AM General LLC, South Bend, IN. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

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