UAE seeks $4 billion munitions for F-16 fleet
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has requested munitions and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support from the US government under a possible foreign military sale (FMS) worth a total of $4 billion.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified US congress on 11 October of the request, which seeks the necessary munitions to support the UAE’s fleet of F-16 aircraft.
Specifically the UAE is seeking 5000 GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bombs (SDB) with BRU-61 carriage systems; 8 SDB Guided Test Vehicles for aircraft integration; 16 SDB Captive Flight and Load Build trainers; 1200 AGM-154C Joint Stand Off Weapon (JSOW); 10 JSOW CATMs; 300 AGM-84H Standoff Land Attack Missiles-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER); 40 CATM-84H Captive Air Training Missiles; 20 ATM-84H SLAM-ER Telemetry Missiles; 4 Dummy Air Training Missiles; and 30 AWW-13 Data Link pods.
Additional storage, training, mission planning, transportation, tools and test equipment has also been requested.
If the FMS goes ahead Boeing and Raytheon will be the principal contractors.
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