US Approves $108 Million TOW Missile Sale To Morocco

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US Approves $108 Million TOW Missile Sale To Morocco
TOW 2A Missile

US State Department has approved a $108 million worth Sale of missiles, including 1,200 TOW 2A, Radio Frequency (RF), and 14 TOW 2A, Radio Frequency Missiles to Morocco.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Thursday that it has notified Congress of this possible sale on December 7, 2016.

The Government of Morocco has also requested US Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated MDE sale is $101 million.

This proposed sale helps 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. This proposed sale directly supports Morocco and serves the interests of the Moroccan people and the United States.

The proposed sale of TOW 2A Missiles and technical support will advance Morocco's efforts to develop an integrated ground defense capability. Morocco will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces. The principal contractors involved in this program are Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona.

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