WASHINGTON, Dec 5, 2013 – The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on Dec 4 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Kuwait for F/A-18 C/D follow-on contractor engineering technical services and associated equipment, parts, and logistical support for an estimated cost of $150 million.
The Government of Kuwait requests the continuation of contractor engineering technical services, contractor maintenance services, Hush House support services, and Liaison Office Support for the Kuwait’s Air Force’s F/A-18 C/D program, which will include spare and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor technical support services and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $150 million.
The 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 proposed sale of support services will enable the Kuwait Air Force to ensure the reliability and performance of its F/A-18 C/D aircraft.
The proposed sale of support and services will not alter the basic military balance in the region.
The principal contractors will be Kay and Associates Incorporated in Buffalo Grove, Illinois; The Boeing Company in St. Louis, Missouri; Industrial Acoustics Corporation in Winchester, England; and General Electric in Lynn, Massachusetts. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
Implementation of this proposed sale will require 275 U.S. Government and contractor representatives to travel to Kuwait for a period of three years to provide support.
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.