The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress April 16 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom for follow-on support for the Tomahawk Weapon System (TWS) and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $170 million.
The United Kingdom (UK) has requested a possible sale of follow-on support for the Tomahawk Weapon System (TWS) to include missile modifications, maintenance, spare and repair parts, system and test equipment, engineering support, communications equipment, technical assistance, personnel training/equipment, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $170 million.
The United Kingdom is a major political and economic power and a key democratic partner of the U.S. in ensuring peace and stability around the world.
The proposed sale of follow-on support will allow the United Kingdom to continue life cycle support of its TWS and maintain operational effectiveness. The United Kingdom requests support for this capability to provide for the safety of its deployed troops, regional security, and interoperability with the United States. The United Kingdom will have no difficulty absorbing this follow-on support into its armed forces.
The proposed sale of this follow-on support and equipment will not alter the basic military balance in the region.
The principal contractors will be Raytheon Missile Systems Company in Tucson, Arizona; Lockheed Martin in Manassas, Virginia, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, and Marlton, New Jersey; The Boeing Company in St. Louis, Missouri; BAE North America in San Diego, California; COMGLOBAL in San Jose, California; and SAIC in Springfield, Virginia and Patuxent River, Maryland. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of one (1) U.S. Government and two (2) contractor representatives to the United Kingdom for the duration of this case.
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.
Source: Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)
Date: Apr 18, 2013