WASHINGTON, June 27, 2013 – The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar of 2 F117-PW-100 C-17 Globemaster III spare engines, and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $35 million.
The Government of Qatar has requested a possible sale of 2 F117-PW-100 C-17 Globemaster III spare engines, support equipment, publications and technical data, personnel training and training equipment, site surveys, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, design and construction, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $35 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 that has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.
The proposed sale will enhance Qatar’s ability to operate and maintain its C-17s, supporting its capability to provide humanitarian aid in the Middle East and Africa region and support its troops in coalition operations.
The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.
The prime contractor will be Pratt and Whitney of East Hartford, Connecticut. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
Implementation of this proposed sale will require multiple U.S. Government and contractor representatives to travel to the region to support the program.
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.