The US State Department has approved more than $101-million sale of radio communications and missile countermeasures systems to Australia for F/A-18E/F Super Hornet combat jets.
Australia requested the possible sale of thirty-two Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS JTRS) with four channel Concurrent Multi-Network (CMN-4), and thirty-nine AN/ALQ-214A(V)4 Countermeasure Systems.
"The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia for upgrades for F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft. The estimated cost is $101.4 million." Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Tuesday.
The purchase will include all system integration and testing, component improvement, technical document updates, personnel training and training equipment upgrades and technical assistance, the release added.