The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved sale of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary Rocket Pods and related support to France.
The estimated cost is $90 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
France had requested sale of 21 GMLRS Unitary Rocket Pods. The contract also includes GMLRS Quality Assurance Team (QAT), GMLRS publications, live fire data, software updates, and technical assistance. The total estimated value of MDE is $60 million. The overall total estimated value is $90 million.
This proposed sale will enhance the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the security of a NATO ally which has been, and continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress. It is vital to the U.S. national interest to assist France to develop and maintain a strong and ready self-defense capability.
France intends to use these missiles to expand its existing army architecture and improve its self-defense capabilities. France is a co-developer of the GMLRS and has operational requirements for additional missiles. France will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces.
The US Army procured the GMLRS Unitary from Lockheed Martin. The sale of GMLRS Unitary will be from U.S. stock; therefore, Lockheed Martin will not be involved. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
France has ordered 14 Patroller Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to replace French Armys Sperwer UAVs worth $340 million from Sagem. The contract covers delivery of two operational Patroller systems each including five UAVs and a ground control station
France and India are set to re-start negotiations on the pricing of 36 Rafale fighter jets later this month. “French negotiators would reach New Delhi on March 29 to present a new price quote for the deal after both the sides disagreed on the pricing in January this year
Since France has offered a fresh proposal to break the impasse over Rafale deal, a delegation of Indian and French officials met on Wednesday afternoon. “During the meeting, it was believed that French authorities gave a fresh proposal with amendments to make the Rafale deal more attractive
Lockheed Martin has won $828.7 million contract to supply guided multiple-launch rocket systems to Finland, Republic of Korea, and Romania
Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control was yesterday awarded a $471,731,858 foreign military sales (Finland, France, Germany, and Singapore) contract for guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) full-rate production 12 for alternative warhead (2,868 rockets); unitary warhead (648 rockets); low-cost reduced-range practice rocket (370 pods); and integrated logistics support. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received
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