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UAE - Logistics Support for C-17 Globemaster Aircraft

(Washington, May 26, 2010) -- The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of logistics support and training for two C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and associated equipment, parts, and logistical support for an estimated cost of $250 million.

The Government of the UAE has requested a possible sale of logistics support and training for two additional C-17 Globemaster III aircraft being procured through a Direct Commercial Sale, 2 AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning Systems, 4 AN/ARC-210 (RT-1794C) HAVE QUICK II Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems, 2 AN/ALE-47 Countermeasure Dispensing Sets, ferry support, communication and navigation equipment, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, maintenance, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics support services, preparation of aircraft for shipment, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $250 million.

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This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a critical and key partner/ally which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.

The proposed sale will provide the UAE the capability to transport equipment and troops in the region, as well as to support U.S. and NATO airlift requirements in Afghanistan.

The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

Source : US Defense Security Cooperation Agency

Published on ASDNews: May 28, 2010


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