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WASHINGTON, September 9, 2009 – Today the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The sale could include 12 M142 High-Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) Launchers; 72 M31 Unitary Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) Rocket Pods; 36 Multiple Launcher Rocket Systems (MLRS) Practice Rocket Pods; 12 M1084A1P2 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle Trucks (FMTV); one Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS); three M108A1P2 Wreckers; three M1151A1 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs); 27 AN/VRC-92E Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems (SINCGARS); and 18 AN/VRC-90E SINCGARS and related services and support. The estimated cost is $220 million.

Also included are support equipment, communications equipment, spare and repair parts, test sets, batteries, laptop computers, publications and technical data, facility design, personnel training and equipment, systems integration support, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics personnel services, and other related elements of logistics support.

This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the U.S. by helping to improve the security of a friendly country that has been and continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.

Jordan will use the above noted systems for its national security and protecting its borders. The upgrade will provide Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) a long-range precision artillery support capability that will significantly improve U.S.-JAF interoperability and provide for the defense of vital installations. Jordan will have no difficulty absorbing and integrating this system into its armed forces.

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

The principal contractors will be: Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control in Dallas, TX., BAE Systems in Sealy, TX., ITT in Fort Wayne, Ind., and Raytheon in Fort Wayne, Ind. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this sale will require the assignment of up to five contractor representatives to Jordan for a period of 14 days to assist in the delivery and deployment of the HIMARS.

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.