The United States (US) has green signalled South Korea’s request to provide Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) for its fleet of Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Block 30 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPS) for $950 million.
“The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the Republic of Korea of Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) for RQ-4 Block 30 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPS) for an estimated cost of $950 million,” Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement Tuesday.
The Republic of Korea had requested to purchase Contractor Logistics Support (CLS); program management; training for pilots maintenance, logistics and communications personnel; depot and organizational level maintenance; minor modifications and upgrades; spares and repair/return parts; operational flight support; program analysis; publications and technical documentation; US Government and contractor technical and logistics services; and other related elements of logistics and program support.
This proposed sale will enable the Republic of Korea to sustain and operate its fleet of RQ-4 Block 30 remotely piloted aircraft. The potential sale will further strengthen the interoperability between the United States and the Republic of Korea and ensures the Alliance has a robust intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capability on the Korean peninsula, the statement read.
The Indian Air force (IAF) is reconsidering the purchase of 30 American drones for an estimated $6 billion, after Iran shot down US Navys RQ-4 Global Hawk drone with its S-300 missile system in the Persian Gulf region last month. “The IAF are now especially concerned about the US drones effectiveness and survivability in volatile airspace along Indias border with Pakistan and China, which New Delhi claims can be equipped with advanced surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems,”
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