Chile likely to buy $665 million missiles, radio systems from USA

  • 12:00 AM, November 13, 2009
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Chile likely to buy $665 million missiles, radio systems from USA
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Nov. 10 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Chile of 36 AVENGER Fire Units, 378 STINGER-Reprogrammable Micro-Processor (RMP) Block 1 Anti-Aircraft missiles, 12 STINGER Block 1 Buy-to-Fly missiles and associated parts, equipment and logistical support worth approximately $455 million. The Government of Chile has requested a possible sale of 36 AVENGER Fire Units, 378 STINGER-Reprogrammable Micro-Processor (RMP) Block 1 Anti-Aircraft missiles, 12 STINGER Block 1 Buy-to-Fly missiles, 42 Captive Flight Trainers, 36 AN/VRC-92E Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems (SINCGARS), 42 Captive Flight Trainers (CFTs), S250 Shelters on High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV), support equipment, tools and test equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor technical support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $455 million. This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country which has been and continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in South America. In addition to these, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Nov. 10 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Chile of 100 AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles and associated parts, equipment and logistical support worth approximately $145 million. The Government of Chile has requested a possible sale of 100 AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM), containers, warranty, spare and repair parts, support equipment, publications and technical data, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor technical assistance, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $145 million.
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