The US State Department has approved the sale of five AEGIS Weapons Systems (AWS) estimated at $860.4 million to be installed on Spanish Navy frigates.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale Tuesday.
The Government of Spain has requested to buy five (5) AEGIS Weapons Systems (AWS) MK7, six (6) shipsets Digital Signal Processing, five (5) shipsets AWS Computing Infrastructure MARK 1 MOD 0, five (5) shipsets Operational Readiness Test Systems (ORTS), five (5) shipsets MK 99 MOD 14 Fire Control System, five (5) shipsets MK 41 Baseline VII Vertical Launching Systems (VLS), two (2) All-Up-Round MK 54 Mod 0 lightweight torpedoes, twenty (20) SM-2 Block IIIB missiles and MK 13 canisters with AN/DKT-71 warhead compatible telemeter.
The addition of five (5) new AEGIS equipped frigates will add to Spain’s current inventory of 5 AEGIS frigates.
The prime contractors will be Lockheed Martin, Raytheon Company and General Dynamics.