United Arab Emirates – Joint Direct Attack Munitions

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2011 – The Defense Secu­ri­ty Coop­er­a­tion Agency noti­fied Con­gress today of a pos­si­ble For­eign Mil­i­tary Sale to the Gov­ern­ment of the Unit­ed Arab Emi­rates (UAE) for 4,900 JDAM kits and asso­ci­at­ed equip­ment, parts, train­ing and logis­ti­cal sup­port for an esti­mat­ed cost of $304 mil­lion.

The Gov­ern­ment of the UAE has request­ed a pos­si­ble sale of 4,900 JDAM kits which includes 304 GBU-54 Laser JDAM kits with 304 DSU-40 Laser Sen­sors, 3,000 GBU-38(V)1 JDAM kits, 1,000 GBU-31(V)1 JDAM kits, 600 GBU-31(V)3 JDAM kits, 3,300 BLU-111 500lb Gen­er­al Pur­pose Bombs, 1,000 BLU-117 2,000lb Gen­er­al Pur­pose Bombs, 600 BLU-109 2,000lb Hard Tar­get Pen­e­tra­tor Bombs, and four BDU-50C inert bombs, fuzes, weapons inte­gra­tion, muni­tions train­ers, per­son­nel train­ing and train­ing equip­ment, spare and repair parts, sup­port equip­ment, U.S. gov­ern­ment and con­trac­tor engi­neer­ing, logis­tics, and tech­ni­cal sup­port,
and oth­er relat­ed ele­ments of pro­gram sup­port. The esti­mat­ed cost is $304 mil­lion.
This pro­posed sale will con­tribute to the for­eign pol­i­cy and nation­al secu­ri­ty of the Unit­ed States by help­ing to improve the secu­ri­ty of a key part­ner that has been, and con­tin­ues to be, an impor­tant force for polit­i­cal sta­bil­i­ty and eco­nom­ic progress in the Mid­dle East. The UAE Gov­ern­ment con­tin­ues vital host-nation sup­port of U.S. forces sta­tioned at Al Dhafra Air Base, plays an impor­tant role in sup­port­ing U.S. region­al inter­ests, and has proven to be a val­ued part­ner in over­seas oper­a­tions.
The pro­posed sale will improve the UAE’s capa­bil­i­ty to meet cur­rent and future region­al threats. The UAE Air Force and Air Defense (AF&AD) con­tin­ue to oper­ate the F‑16 Block 60 air­craft. These addi­tion­al muni­tions will ensure oper­a­tional capa­bil­i­ty and will help the UAE AF&AD become one of the most capa­ble air forces in the region, there­by serv­ing U.S. inter­ests by deter­ring region­al aggres­sion. These muni­tions will be used to com­ple­ment the nor­mal war-readi­ness reserve stock­pile of muni­tions and pro­vide muni­tions for rou­tine train­ing require­ments. The UAE will have no dif­fi­cul­ty absorb­ing these muni­tions into its air force.
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 Chica­go, Illi­nois, and McAlester Army Ammu­ni­tion Plant in McAlester, Okla­homa. There are no known off­set agree­ments pro­posed in con­nec­tion with this poten­tial sale.
Imple­men­ta­tion of this pro­posed sale will require the assign­ment of addi­tion­al U.S. Gov­ern­ment or con­trac­tor rep­re­sen­ta­tives to the UAE. The num­ber of U.S. Gov­ern­ment and con­trac­tor rep­re­sen­ta­tives required to sup­port the pro­gram will be deter­mined in joint nego­ti­a­tions as the pro­gram pro­ceeds through the devel­op­ment, pro­duc­tion and equip­ment instal­la­tion phas­es.
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.

 

Defense Secu­ri­ty Coop­er­a­tion Agency
NEWS RELEASE
On the web: http://www.dsca.mil Media/Public Con­tact:
Charles Tay­lor (703) 601‑3859
Paul Ebn­er (703) 601‑3670
Trans­mit­tal No. 10–56

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