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Morocco requests 25 M88A2 HERCULES from US

4th March 2020 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Morocco has requested the delivery of 25 M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Life and Evacuation System (HERCULES) vehicles for an estimated cost of $239.35 million from BAE Systems, via the FMS process.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified the US Congress on 3 March.

The Government of Morocco also requested 25 M2 .50 calibre machine guns, 25 AN/PSN-13A GPS Receivers, 30 AN/VAS-5B Driver Vision Enhancer kits, 25 M239 or M250 smoke grenade launchers, 1,800 M76 or L8A1/L8A3 smoke grenade rounds.

The sale would support ‘the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a major non-NATO ally that continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in North Africa’, according to a DSCA statement.

Although no offset has been made public, Morocco commonly includes them in defence contracts.

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