The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, in its notification to Congress, said the potential sale is worth an estimated $325 million.
"The Republic of Korea intends to use these CBU-105D/B Sensor Fused Weapons to modernize its armed forces and enhance its capability to defeat a wide range of enemy defenses including fortifications, armored vehicles, and maritime threats," the agency said. "Additionally, the munition's precision and low failure rate will reduce incidents of fratricide and increase overall effectiveness."
The proposed sale to South Korea would include 367 CBU-105D/B Wind Corrected Munition Dispenser Sensor Fused Weapons; 28 Captive Air Training Missiles; seven Dummy Air Training Missiles; and 18 spare tails kits.
Also included would be communication equipment, electronic warfare systems, support equipment, spare engine containers, spare and repair parts, tools and test equipment, technical data and publications, personnel training and training equipment.
The agency noted that employment of the CBU-105D/B Sensor Fused Weapon won't result in more than 1 percent unexploded ordnance across the range of intended operational environments.
"The agreement applicable to the transfer of the CBU-105D/B and the CBU-105D/B integration test assets will contain a statement by the government of the Republic of Korea that the cluster munitions and cluster munitions technology will be used only against clearly defined military targets and will not be used where civilians are known to be present or in areas normally inhabited by civilians," the agency said.
The prime contractor would be Textron Systems Corp.
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