WASHINGTON, May 28, 2020 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Kuwait of Patriot program sustainment and technical assistance as follow-on support for an estimated cost of $425 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
The Government of Kuwait has requested to buy Patriot program sustainment and technical assistance as follow-on support. Included are PAC-3 Field Surveillance Program (FSP) services, storage and aging, surveillance firing, stockpile reliability, shared and country unique Patriot PAC-3 Missile Support Center (P3MSC) support, parts library, technical support for the Kuwait Missile Assembly/Disassembly Facility (MADF), transportation, organizational equipment, spare and repair parts, support equipment, tools and test equipment, technical data and publications, personnel training and training equipment, maintenance services, U.S. government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support. The total estimated program cost is $425 million.
The proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a Major Non-NATO Ally that is an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.
The proposed sale of these articles and services will improve Kuwait's capability to meet current and future threats and provide greater security for its critical oil and natural gas infrastructure. Kuwait will use the enhanced capability to strengthen its homeland defense. Kuwait will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment and support 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 involved with this potential sale are Raytheon Company, Huntsville, AL; Lockheed Martin, Huntsville, AL; LEIDOS, Inc., Huntsville, AL; and KBR, Huntsville, AL. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
Implementation of this proposed sale will require the temporary assignment of five (5) U.S. Government and twenty seven (27) contractors to provide support for one (1) to two (2) years.
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.
All questions regarding this proposed Foreign Military Sale should be directed to the State Department's Bureau of Political Military Affairs, Office of Congressional and Public Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org.