The US State Department has approved sale of defense articles and services in support of continuation of a Continental United States (CONUS) based Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 Formal Training Unit for an estimated cost of $110 million.
The Government of the Netherlands has requested to buy defense articles and services in support of continuation of a Continental United States (CONUS) based Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 Formal Training Unit, to include up to 27 GBU-12 Inert Paveway IIs. Also included are PGU-27 Inert training rounds, Impulse Cartridges, MJU-7/B Flares, RR-188 Chaff, BDU-33/B and BDU-50/B training munitions, fuel and air refueling support, airlift services, base operating support, facilities, publications and technical documentation, pilot training, personnel training and training equipment, weapon system and software support, US Government and contractor technical, engineering, and logistics personnel services, and other related elements of logistics and program support, Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement Wednesday.
This potential sale will continue to improve the Royal Netherlands Air Force's (RNLAF) ability to develop mission-ready and experienced pilots to support its F-16 aircraft inventory. The well-established pilot proficiency training program at Tucson Air National Guard Base will train pilots in F-16 operations, tactics, techniques, and procedures. This training will enhance the RNLAF's ability to continue contributions to Overseas Contingency Operations and to NATO air policing operations, as well as, to possible future coalitions operations.
Swedish firm Saab has received an order from the Defence Material Organisation, DMO, for support and update of simulators to the Netherlands Armys Mobile Combat Training Centre. The order value amount to SEK 115 million is a two-year extension and includes an option for one additional year of support
The US State Department yesterday approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands of items and services to support the upgrade/remanufacture of AH-64D Block II Apache Attack Helicopters to the AH-64E configuration for an estimated cost of $1.191 billion
The Dutch Ministry of Defense may cancel the purchase of last three F-35 fighter jets due to high dollar rate. The MoD may not have enough money to buy the last three of the 37 fighter jets as the government plans to purchase, State Secretary Barbara Visser of Defense wrote in a letter to the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, ANP news wire reported Thursday
The State Department has approved $53 million worth sale of AIM-120 C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) to Netherlands. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today, the DSCA said in a statement Wednesday
Lockheed Martin is being awarded a $53 million modification contract for the production of Mk 48 Mod 7 guidance and control sections and Mk 48 Mod 7 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) functional item replacement kits for Australia, Netherlands, Canada, Turkey and US Navys. The contract also includes factory test equipment, spares, production support material and related engineering services and hardware support for guidance and control sections and CBASS kits, the US department of Defense said in a statement Friday
The Netherlands and the US signed a defense cooperation agreement that includes sharing of information about new technological systems for large equipment projects. The agreement signed by the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and US President Donal Trump deals with partnership on military equipment and operations, the Netherlands Ministry of Defense said in a statement Monday
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