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Spain requests Aegis weapon systems

29th June 2018 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential foreign military sale of five Aegis weapon systems to Spain, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 26 June.

In a package worth $860.4 million, Spain has requested five MK7 weapon systems, six shipsets of digital signal processing, five shipsets of computing infrastructure, five shipsets of operational readiness test systems, five shipsets of the Mk 99 Mod 14 fire control system, five shipsets of MK 41 Baseline VII Vertical Launching Systems, two all-up-round Mk 54 Mod 0 lightweight torpedoes, 20 SM-2 Block IIIB missiles and MK 13 canisters with AN/DKT-71 warhead compatible telemetre.

The requested package also includes supporting communications, countermeasures, launch and test systems and maintenance equipment. 

The Aegis will equip new Spanish frigates, enabling them to better counter regional threats and continue to enhance stability in the region.

If the sale goes ahead, the prime contractors will be Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and General Dynamics.

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