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South Korea – SM-2 Block IIIA/B Standard Missiles

South Korea – SM-2 Block IIIA/B Standard Missiles

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Korea of SM-2 Block IIIA/B Tactical STANDARD missiles as well as associated equipment and services.

The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $372 million.

The Government of Korea has requested a possible sale of 150 SM-2 Block IIIB Tactical STANDARD missiles, 60 SM-2 Block IIIA Tactical STANDARD missiles with MK 13 Mod 0 canisters, spares, 1 inert Block IIIB Tactical STANDARD missile, Intermediate-Level Maintenance activity section-level shipping containers, test equipment hardware/software upgrades, test and support equipment, supply support, training and training equipment, publications and technical data, U.S. Government and contractor technical assistance and other related logistics support. The estimated cost is $372 million.

The proposed sale will enhance South Korea’s defensive capabilities and increase interoperability with U.S. and multi-national forces supporting coalition operations. The country already has these missiles in its inventory, and will have no difficulty absorbing these items.

The prime contractor will be Raytheon Systems Company of Tucson, Arizona. Offset agreements associated with this proposed sale are expected, but at this time the specific offset agreements are undetermined and will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and contractors.

Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of U.S. Government or contractor representatives for six months to assist in the installation, testing, training, and support requirements.

There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.

This notice of a potential sale is required by law; it does not mean that the sale has been concluded.

South Korea – AIM-9X Sidewinder Missiles

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Korea of AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles as well as associated equipment and services.

The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $55 million.

The Government of Korea has requested a possible sale of 102 AIM-9X Sidewinder Missiles; Organizational and Intermediate-Level Maintenance AIM-9X spares; 26 Section-Level Shipping containers; Organizational and Intermediate-Level training; and AIM-9X missile and support equipment; and publications. The estimated cost is $55 million.

The proposed sale will enhance South Korea’s defensive capabilities and increase interoperability with United States and multi-national forces supporting coalition operations. The country already has these weapon systems in its inventory, and will have no difficulty absorbing these items.

The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not affect the basic military balance in the region. The sale of the Sidewinder AIM-9X missile system is being addressed in conjunction with the planned sale of additional F-15K fighter aircraft. AIM-9X procurement will significantly enhance the Korean Air Force's current air-to-air intercept capability to equal capabilities within their region of operations. Sales of the AIM-9X have recently been approved for other customers within the region.

The prime contractor will be Raytheon Systems Corporation, Tucson, Arizona. Although the purchaser generally requires offsets, at this time, there are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government personnel in-country.

There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.

This notice of a potential sale is required by law; it does not mean that the sale has been concluded.



Source : WASHINGTON ---
Defense Security Cooperation Agency; issued April 20, 2007

(http://www.defense-aerospace.com)

Defense Aerospace News
Posted : 20/04/2006

Photo : SM-2 Block 4A missile.& AIM-9X Sidewinder Missiles
[Picture: http://www.spacewar.com & http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com]


(24.4.2007)


 
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