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America agrees to sell “HIMARS” missile systems to Morocco

The State Department has made a decision approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Morocco of High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and related equipment at an estimated cost of $524.2 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency issued the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Government of Morocco has requested to purchase eighteen (18) M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers; forty (40) M57 Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS); thirty-six (36) M31A2 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) Unitary; thirty-six (36) M30A2 Guided Also included are forty (40) M28A2 Low Cost Reduced Range Practice Rocket Pods (LCRRPR); radios with similar “SINCGARS” capability; thirty-five (35) Vehicular Dual Long-Range Radio Systems w/GPS; twenty-four (24) Single Radio, Long Range Vehicular System w/GPS; eighteen (18) M1084A2 publications; systems integration support; technical data ; inventory reliability, quality assurance and technical support teams; United States Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistical support services; and other related logistical and program support elements. The estimated total cost is $224.2 million.

This proposed sale will support U.S. foreign policy and national security by helping to improve the security of a major non-NATO ally that continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in South Africa. North.

The proposed sale will improve Morocco’s ability to deal with current and future threats and contribute to Morocco’s ability to detect threats and control its borders, thereby helping to maintain regional stability and security. It will also improve the interoperability of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), which regularly exercise with US forces, focusing on the fight against terrorism and violent extremist organizations (VEO) in the Maghreb and Sahel region. Morocco will have no difficulty absorbing these items into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not change the military balance in the region.

The main contractors will be Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Camden, AK; L3 Harris Communications, Inc., Rochester, NY; Raytheon, Waltham, MA; COBHAM Aerospace Connectivity, Buckinghamshire, UK; Oshkosh Defense, LLC, Oshkosh, WI; AAR Corporation AAR Manufacturing, Inc., Cadillac, MI; and There are no known netting agreements offered in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will require the surrender of the United States. U.S. Government and Contractor Representatives In-Country: One (1) Contractor’s Foreign Service Representative (HIMARS) for a two-year term; two (2) United States Government personnel; and seven (7) US contractor representatives (13M HIMARS Crewmember Training) for a period of five (5) months; one (1) Contractor Field Service Representative (IFATDS) for a period of one year; one (1) Contractor Field Service Representative (FMTV) for a period of one year; and one (1)

There will be no negative impact on US defense preparedness as a result of this proposed sale.
This notice of potential sale is required by law. Description and dollar value are for highest estimated quantity and dollar value based on initial need. Actual dollar value will be lower based on final requirements, budget authority, and signed sales agreement(s), if applicable.



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