RAF to Buy 20 New C-17 – F117-PW-100 Engines for $300M
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom of 20 F-117-PW-100 engines and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $300 million.
The Government of the United Kingdom (UK) has requested the possible sale of 20 F-117-PW-100 engines, engine exchange kits, support equipment, Global Positioning Systems, communications equipment, spare and repair parts, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and all other related elements of program support.
The proposed sale supports the continued UK access to the United States Air Force/Boeing Globemaster III Sustainment Partnership program supporting the UK’s fleet of eight Boeing C-17A Globemaster III aircraft. The estimated cost is $300 million.
This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to maintain and improve the security of a key NATO ally that has been, and continues to be, an important force for major political stability and economic progress throughout Europe.
The UK was the first foreign customer for the C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft. Continued sustainment of this system by the UK helps alleviate the burden placed on U.S. forces supporting NATO operations. The C-17 provides the UK with an increased force protection capability that enhances regional and global stability. The UK will have no problem absorbing these additional engines and support into its armed forces.
The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.
The prime contractor will be The Boeing Company in Long Beach, California. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
Implementation of this sale will not require the assignment of additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to the UK.
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 and does not mean the sale has been concluded.
Source: 08 March 2012 - Defense Security Cooperation Agency News
Photo: UK RAF requests new C-17A Globemaster engines (Photo by Shephard Group)
Photo Story: The UK has requested 20 F-117-PW-100 engines from the US government as part of the United States Air Force (USAF)/Boeing Globemaster III Sustainment Partnership programme supporting the UK’s fleet of eight Boeing C-17A Globemaster III aircraft.
If it goes ahead the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) will have an estimated cost of $300 million. It will include 20 F-117-PW-100 engines and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support.
US Congress was notified of the request by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 7 March 2012.