US DSCA Approves Sale of Three Shallow Water Combat Submersibles to UK for $90M

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US DSCA Approves Sale of Three Shallow Water Combat Submersibles to UK for $90M
SEAL Delivery Vehicles (SDV) MK 11 Shallow Water Combat Submersibles (SWCS)

The United States state department has approved a Foreign Military Sale of three SEAL Delivery Vehicles (SDV) MK 11 Shallow Water Combat Submersibles (SWCS) for an estimated cost of $90 million to the United Kingdom. 

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on September 19, 2018.

The Government of the United Kingdom (UK) has requested to buy three SEAL Delivery Vehicles (SDV) MK 11 Shallow Water Combat Submersibles (SWCS).  Also included are spares; handling equipment; test equipment; operator manuals and technical documentation; US Government and contractor engineering, training, technical, and logistical support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support. 

The proposed sale of the SDV MK 11 SWCS will continue UK's maritime partnership, interoperability, and regional security capability.

The prime contractor will be Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. (TBE).  There are no known offset agreements expected to be proposed in connection with this potential sale.

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