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US Approves Sale of 240 Namer APC Power Packs to Israel for $238M
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The United States state department has approved sale of 240 Namer Armored Personnel Carrier (APC-MT883) Power Packs, Less Transmission (NPPLT) and related equipment to Israel for an estimated cost of $238 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on Tuesday.

The Government of Israel has requested to buy 240 Namer Armored Personnel Carrier (APC-MT883) Power Packs, Less Transmission (NPPLT) in Full Configuration; 30 Namer Armored Personnel Carrier (APC-MT883) Power Packs, Less Transmission (NPPLT) in Light Configuration; and 179 Control and Diagnostic Systems (CDS), DSCA said in a statement.

Also included is an Integrated Logistics Support package that includes: special tools for C-Level maintenance; oil spray nozzle test bench; preservation and packaging; containers; configuration management; technical manuals, spare parts catalogs, other documentation and publications, and other related elements of logistics and program support.

These upgraded power packs will be used on their Armored Personnel Carriers (APC-MT883) that were fielded in 2008.

The prime contractor will be MTU America, Novi, MI. MTU America is the North American subsidiary of Rolls Royce Power Systems. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

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