WASHINGTON, November 16, 2009 – The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the government of Kuwait of four-year PATRIOT Air Defense System sustainment and repair/return programs and associated spare parts, equipment and logistical support worth approximately $410 million.
The Government of Kuwait has requested a possible sale of four-year PATRIOT Air Defense System sustainment and repair/return programs to include spare and repair parts, support equipment, repair/return, transportation support, modification kits, Contractor Engineering Technical Services/Contractor Maintenance Support Services, Liaison Office Support Services, U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics personnel services and other related elements of program support. The estimated cost is $410 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 friendly country which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.
The Government of Kuwait needs the PATRIOT sustainment and repair/return program to enhance its capability to meet current and future enemy air-to-ground weapon threats. Kuwait will use the sustained capability to deter regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defense.
The proposed sale of this support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.
The principal contractor will be Raytheon Corporation in Tewksbury, MA. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Kuwait.
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.