Air Defense System Missiles – UAE and Qatar FMS acquisitions
Early November the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible important potential Foreign Military Sales to the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar of Air Defence Systems in line with the US intention to help 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.
This proposed sale will help strengthen the UAE’s and Qatar capability to counter current and future threats in the region and reduce dependence on U.S. forces and, according to DSCA will not alter the basic military balance in the region..
- UAE will receive 48 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missiles, 9 THAAD launchers; test components, repair and return, support equipment, spare and repair parts, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical data, U.S. Government and contractor technical assistance, and other related logistics support.
- Qatar will receive 2 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Fire Units, 12 THAAD Launchers, 150 THAAD Interceptors, 2 THAAD Fire Control and Communications, 2 AN/TPY-2 THAAD Radars, and 1 Early Warning Radar (EWR). Also included are fire unit maintenance equipment, prime movers (trucks), generators, electrical power units, trailers, communications equipment, tools, test and maintenance equipment, repair and return, system integration and checkout, spare/repair parts, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics personnel support services, and other related support elements.
- Qatar will also receive 11 PATRIOT Configuration-3 Modernized Fire Units, 11 AN/MPQ-65 Radar Sets, 11 AN/MSQ-132 Engagement Control Systems, 30 Antenna Mast Groups, 44 M902 Launching Stations, 246 PATRIOT MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced Missile-TBM (GEM-T) with canisters, 2 PATRIOT MIM-104E GEM-T Test Missiles, 768 PATRIOT Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) Missiles with canisters, 10 PAC-3 Test Missiles with canisters, 11 Electrical Power Plants (EPPII), 8 Multifunctional Information Distribution Systems/Low Volume Terminals (MIDS/LVTs), communications equipment, tools and test equipment, support equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, spare and repair parts, facility design, U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support.
The estimated cost is respectively $1.135 billion , $6.5 billion and $9.9 billion.
The principal contractors will be Lockheed Martin Space Systems Corporation in Sunnyvale, CA, and in Dallas, Texas and Raytheon Corporation in Andover, MA. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
Source : Defense Security Cooperation Agency