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Kuwait requests M88A2 HERCULES vehicles

14th October 2019 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Kuwait of M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lifting Extraction System (HERCULES) recovery vehicles.

Announced on 10 October, the package includes 19 M88A2 HERCULES vehicles and related equipment and support for an estimated cost of $281 million.

Supporting equipment includes .50 caliber machine guns, M239 smoke grenade launchers; AN/PVS-7D night vision goggles; Driver Vision Enhancer DVE-CV (platform-mounted night vision device) for vehicles; vehicle intercom set (VIC-3); commander's Cupola gun shield assembly for vehicle crew chief; remote thermal sights/kits (vehicle-mounted sights); SINCGARS AN-VRC92E export radio system and support; and logistics and training support.

The M88A2 HERCULES is a full tracked armoured vehicle used to perform battlefield rescue and recovery missions.

If the sale goes ahead the prime contractor will be BAE Systems.

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