US Approves $1.2 Billion HIMARS, Army Missile Systems Sale to Romania

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US Approves $1.2 Billion HIMARS, Army Missile Systems Sale to Romania
Romania To Buy Lockheed Martin HIMARS Rocket System

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Romania for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), army missile systems, armored vehicles and related equipment estimated to cost $1.25 billion.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 17, 2017.

The Government of Romania has requested the possible sale of fifty-four (54) Lockheed Martin-made High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) Launchers, eighty-one (81) Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) M31A1 Unitary, eighty-one (81) Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) M30A1 Alternative Warhead, fifty-four (54) Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) M57 Unitary, twenty-four (24) Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems (AFATDS), fifteen (15) M1151A1 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV)s, Utility, Armored, and fifteen (15) M1151A1 HMMWVs, Armor Ready 2-Man.

Also included with this request are:  fifty-four (54) M1084A1P2 HIMARS Resupply Vehicles (RSVs) (5 ton, Medium Tactical Cargo Vehicle with Material Handling Equipment), fifty-four (54) M1095 MTV Cargo Trailer with RSV kit, and ten (10) M1089A1P2 FMTV Wreckers (5 Ton Medium Tactical Vehicle Wrecker with Winch), thirty (30) Low Cost Reduced Range (LCRR) practice rockets, support equipment, communications equipment, sensors, spare and repair parts, test sets, batteries, laptop computers, publications and technical data, facility design, training and training equipment, systems integration support, Quality Assurance Teams and a Technical Assistance Fielding Team, U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support.  The total estimated program cost is $1.25 billion.

The prime contractors will be Lockheed-Martin in Grand Prairie, Texas and Camden, Arkansas.

This proposed sale will support Romania’s needs for its own self-defense and support NATO defense goals, a Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) release said.

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