The United States has approved the sale of Advanced Weapons to Kuwait in Support of Eurofighter Typhoon Aircraft Program and related equipment for an estimated cost of $397 million.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale Thursday.
These weapons include Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles, MK-84 General Purpose 2000LB bombs, KMU-556 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits for GBU-31V1 2000LB bombs among others.
Kuwait intends to use these missiles and munitions with the Eurofighter Typhoon fleet it is acquiring.
The Government of Kuwait has requested to buy 60 AIM-120 C-7/8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs); 250 MK-84 General Purpose 2000LB bombs; 501 MK-83 General Purpose 1000LB bombs; 350 KMU-556 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits for GBU-31V1 2000LB bombs; 702 MXU-667 Air Foil Groups (AFG) for GBU-48 Enhanced Paveway II (EPW-II) 1000LB bombs; and 702 MAU-210 Enhanced Computer Control Groups (ECCG) for GBU-48 Enhanced Paveway II (EPW-II) 1000LB bombs, a DSCA release said.
Also included are FMU-139 Joint Programmable Fuze Systems; AMRAAM containers; weapons support and software; inert munitions, trainers, and training equipment; bomb components; spare, repair parts; personnel training and training equipment; publications and technical documentation; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistical and program support. The estimated total cost is $397 million.
The principal contractors will be Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Tucson, AZ; and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Archbald, PA. Multiple end items will be procured from U.S. Government stock.