The US State Department has approved sale of support equipment and services for Kuwaiti AH-64D Apache helicopters at an estimated cost of $400 million.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale Monday.
The Government of Kuwait has requested the sale of support equipment and services for its AH-64D Apache helicopters, to include: Apache Maintainer unit support, Depot Level support, training devices, helmets, simulators, generators, transportation, wheeled vehicles and organization equipment, spare and repair parts, support equipment, tools and test equipment, technical data and publications, personnel training and training equipment, United States Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support.
Kuwait requires continued support for equipment already procured to ensure national security interests and objectives are met. The defense articles maintained are used solely by the Ministry of Defense to protect the sovereign border and to conduct operations and training to include joint exercises with the US military.
The US companies potentially involved in the sale are Boeing, Joint Venture between Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and DynCorp.