Kuwait asks F/A-18 support

June 11, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. military has notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale of technical and logistics support to Kuwait.

The deal would support the country's fleet of F/A-18 C/D aircraft and carries an estimated value of $200 million.

According to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the package would include avionics software upgrades, engine component improvements, ground support equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, and engineering change proposals.

The principal contractor would be General Dynamics, Boeing and Wyle Laboratories.

The assignment of 90 U.S. government and contractor representatives to Kuwait for three years to establish and maintain operational capability would be required, the agency said.

"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 which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East," DSCA said in its notification. "The proposed sale of this support will not alter the basic military balance in the region."

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