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08:36 AM, September 13, 2019
US State Dept Approves Morocco’s $776M TOW Missiles Buy
TOW (Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided) missile

The US State Department on Thursday approved Morocco’s request to acquire over 2,000 TOW-2A bunker buster missiles for an estimated $776 million.

“The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Morocco of various TOW-2A missiles for an estimated cost of $776 million,” Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement on September 12.

The Government of Morocco had requested the sale of two thousand four hundred and one (2,401) TOW 2A, Radio Frequency (RF) Missiles (BGM-71-4B-RF); and twenty eight (28) TOW 2A, Radio Frequency (RF) Missiles (BGM-71-4B-RF), Fly-to-Buy missiles for lot acceptance testing; and Four hundred (400) M220A2 TOW Launchers and/or four hundred (400) M41 Improved Target Acquisition System (ITAS) Launchers.  Also included are missile support equipment; Government furnished equipment; technical manuals/publications; spare parts; tool and test equipment; training; U.S. Government technical and logistical support, contractor technical support, and other associated equipment and services.

The principal contractors involved in this program are Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona and McKinney, Texas.   There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.