United Arab Emirates - High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HA
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May 7, 2024

United Arab Emirates - High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) Control Section Modification (HCSM) Upgrade

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the United Arab Emirates of High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile Control Section Modification Upgrade and related equipment for an estimated cost of $144 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has requested to buy up to one hundred forty-nine (149) WCU-33/B High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) Control Section Modification (HCSM) upgrade kits. Also included are high bandwidth HSCM telemetry kits loaned for integration support to be used in CONUS use only. This includes HARM Control Section containers; encryption devices; software and mission data support; test flight and live-fire range support; HARM support and test equipment; spare parts and repair and return support; publications and technical documentation; personnel training and training support; design and construction; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistical and program support. The estimated total cost is $144 million.

The proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the security of an important regional partner. The UAE continues to be a vital U.S. partner for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.

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The proposed sale will improve the UAE’s capability to meet current and future threats by enhancing its capability to defend its national borders, bolster air-to-surface defensive capabilities, deter regional threats, and protect vital international commercial trading routes and critical infrastructure. The UAE already has the HARM in its inventory and will have no difficulty absorbing these HCSM upgrade kits into its armed forces.

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

The principal contractor will be RTX Corporation located in Tucson, AZ. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will require periodic assignment of U.S. Government or contractor representatives to the UAE.

There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.

The description and dollar value are for the highest estimated quantity and dollar value based on initial requirements. Actual dollar value will be lower depending on final requirements, budget authority, and signed sales agreement(s), if and when concluded.

Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)
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